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The Ugly Bag™

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Regular price $285.00

The new Ugly Bag™ is the first-ever sleeping bag to use high-performance 100% alpaca fleece for insulation. By now, we hope you’re well aware of the numerous characteristics that make alpaca fiber ideal for outdoor performance. Just in case, here’s a reminder: alpaca is naturally moisture managing, highly breathable, temperature regulating, odor resistant, lightweight, and offers an incredible warmth to weight ratio. By developing a sleeping bag using our patent pending All-Paca™ fleece as insulation, we are able to offer a sustainable alternative to the down and synthetic bags flooding the market without sacrificing any of those performance qualities

The Ugly Bag™ features a zipperless, hoodless construction with elastic at the opening and chest for a comfortable, expandable fit. A unique “turtleneck” feature at the opening provides an extra length of All-Paca fabric that can be tucked inside for additional core warmth, bunched around the neck like a baffle, or pulled completely over the head like a hood. The Ugly Bag can be used on its own or as an overbag with a standard mummy and is suitable to a 30°F range (when used in a tent with the proper base layers). When paired as a system with the award-winning All-Paca Sleeping Bag Liner, it is suitable to a 10-15°F range.

This innovative sleep system provides a high-functioning and eco-friendly alternative to down insulation. All-Paca Fleece is naturally insulating without having to rely on loft and insulates even when wet. The Ugly Bag’s shell is constructed from soft-structure Tyvek, a spun-bonded high-density polyethylene fabric that is highly water resistant and extremely abrasion-resistant without sacrificing breathability.

Check out the Ugly Bag™ Blog for more info!

We make all of the fabric that goes into our products in limited quantities right in our facility in Kings Mountain, N.C., and we've also implemented special safety procedures to minimize transmission of COVID19 to our employees and customers -- this means orders will typically ship between 1 - 2 weeks from purchase date.

Sizing
  • Total Length (including Turtleneck Extension): 87”

  • Length of Body from Toe to Opening: 69”

  • Length of Turtleneck Extension: 18”

  • Circumference of Shoulder with elastic stretched:  66”

  • Circumference of Waist: 57”

  • Circumference of Toe Box : 52"

    Care
    • Alpaca wool is susceptible to moth damage, so you will want to store it in such a way to prevent contact with moths.

    • Use any normal detergent. Do not use “washing Soda”, Chlorine OR Peroxide bleaches, or “Oxygen Cleaners”

    • Turn Ugly Bag fleece-side out and hang to dry.

    • The Fleece products will not exhibit much shrinkage.

    • If you are backpacking or traveling, and need to wash your Ugly Bag for any reason, and do not have access to regular detergents:

      1. Backpacking: Just rinse with stream water, let air dry, do not use detergent, follow Leave No Trace Principals.

      2. Traveling: You can use shampoo, mild liquid dish/hand detergent (just a drop or two) , rinse in a sink, hang dry.

    Specifications

    Construction

    • The Trail Seam™ - The unique 100% Alpaca fiber fabric that lines the Ugly Bag deserved a seam that would be worthy of Adventure. We designed our Trail Seam™ for tremendous toughness and durability, so you can be confident the gear will perform under extreme stress and prolonged usage.

    • Weft Knit - 100% Alpaca fiber is knitted into a unique fabric that provides exceptional performance.  Our special knit structure resists “running” - so if you poke a hole in it while you are in the backcountry, the hole may get slightly larger over time, but you don’t have to worry about the hole turning in to a long “run” as experienced in many lightweight knits.

    • Tyvek Outer Layer The Ugly Bag’s shell is constructed from soft-structure Tyvek, a spun-bonded high-density polyethylene fabric that is highly water resistant, lightweight, and extremely abrasion-resistant without sacrificing breathability.

    • Lightweight - The Ugly Bag is lightweight and packable enough to throw in your bag for any adventure that might require some serious insulation.

    Details

      • Sleeping Bag weight:  2 lbs 8 oz.

      • We knit our fabrics in our own North Carolina, USA facility utilizing our Patent Pending process.

      • Our Garments are constructed in various Sewing facilities located in the Southeast USA, supporting other small businesses just like us.

      • We design our own products with the help of various Southeastern USA design consultants who use state-of-the-art equipment for digitizing patterns and prototyping new products.

      • Our fabrics are tested at various Southeastern USA testing labs that utilize standard ASTM Test Methods.

      • We import our custom-spun yarn from our trusted partners in Peru - made to our exacting specifications, supporting fair trade in North and South America.  Since we have extensive Textile Manufacturing expertise, we deal directly with manufacturers - never brokers.

      Made in the USA

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      While the fiber is responsibly sourced from a yarn producer in Peru, the actual All-Paca fabric and garment is entirely created in the United States. By producing the fabric in our own facility in Kings Mountain, we are able to:

      • Have better oversight of the manufacturing process
      • Ensure the production of a higher quality garment
      • Respond to technical challenges more efficiently
      • Develop innovative materials and new garments more quickly
      • Create American jobs in the future
      • Ensure employees have a safe working environment
      • Ensure employees are paid fair wages

       

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