words/images Judith Ecochard
Co-brands Lafuma and Millet----showed a variety of goods available now and for Spring 2013 deliveries.
We don't review sleeping bags ---but admired Lafuma offerings of sarcophagus and blanket style trekking and hiking specific ones---including gender specific selections, shoulder collars-to tighten around the shoulders to keep the heat in, draft time that prevents cold air from sneaking in via the zipper, left or right zipper versions, an interior pocket, Zipper Guards® for no snagging, double cursor-pulls that are phosphorescent, and anatomic volume for the feet...warmth where needed.
|different fills of down, several different types of synthetic fiber, and duck down options|
|Futura lipper-w/ removable padded headrest, suspended by exclusive clip system, ergonomic dal textured grained armrests or composite armrests available, adjustable positions, high stability footrest|
|easy trasnport-strap secures folded position|
|Micro Pop-Up 2lbs 14 oz|
|for climbers-Cliff Org. ergonomic carry w/ Millet Expert Back™ system comfy back w/ foam pads covered w/ breathable 3D mesh, ergo shoulder straps, load transfer and sternum strap, carry handle, side compression straps|
|ample zipped main compartment, shoe compartment and water-pouch pocket, interior equipment holders rope holder, daisy chain|
New are the mountaineering backpacks have higher pivot points...the Load Directed Construction™ that ensures stability by shifting more of the weight to the hips-up to 70% (!).
The packs are more streamlined for hikers/climbers---with more of the weight on the shoulders.
|MBS™ Back/hip vertical pads -respects the natural movement of the back|
|Lucky Wool Print Tee-men's-of Carline® Merino Wool-naturally light wicking/cooling and easy care|