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Therm-a-Rest Parsec 32 Down Sleeping Bag (0C)

Therm-a-Rest Parsec 32 Down Sleeping Bag (0C)
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The award-winning Parsec sleeping bag, refined and dialed in for warmer nights.

When the forecast calls for warmer temps, grab the Parsec 32F/0C. It’s the perfect choice for maximum comfort at minimal weight on summer alpine nights and even through spring and fall at lower elevations.

Filled with highly compressible 800-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ that absorbs 90% less water and dries 3x faster than untreated down, the Parsec keeps you warm and dry in wet conditions.

The ultralight 20D GRS-certified recycled nylon shell is a smart choice for saving weight and the planet, while the new anti-snag YKK® zipper prevents wear and tear with easy entries and exits.

Improved SynergyLink™ Connectors strap to your sleeping pad to keep your sleeping bag in place, allowing freedom of movement and boosting thermal efficiency.

A refined shape and heat-mapped Zoned Insulation pushes that efficiency even more by strategically allocating down to priority areas, while our down-lined Toe-asis™ foot pocket gives you a place to warm cold feet.

Weight: 690g / 1.50lbs
Fill: 800 Fill Goose Nikwax Hydrophobic Down RDS
Fil Weight: 340 g / 11.9 oz
Bag Shape: Performance

Recycled Shell & Liner: GRS-certified 100% recycled fabrics are eco-friendly while being lightweight, soft and durable.

800-Fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™: PFC-free and absorbs 90% less water and dries 3x faster than untreated down.

Responsible Down Standard Certified: Certification that ensures the waterfowl in the down supply chain are treated humanely.

SynergyLink™ Connectors: Removeable ultralight straps create a secure bag-to-sleeping pad connection that optimizes the comfort and thermal efficiency of your entire sleep system. SynergyLink Connectors function best with regular sized sleeping pads that are 3 inches thick or less when inflated.

Heat-Mapped Zoned Insulation: Delivers an elite warmth-to-weight ratio by allocating insulation to where you need it and reducing it where you don’t.

YKK® Anti-Snag Zipper: Prevents accidental tears and eases entries and exits.

Quilt and Blanket Loops: Customize your sleep system by layering our quilts or tech blankets for increased warmth.

Additional Features: Toe-asis™ Foot Warmer Pocket, heat-trapping draft collars, full-length zipper draft tubes, differential cut, snag-free zipper, cinchable hood and external zip pocket.

Compression and storage sack included.

How to Wash Your Sleeping Bag

Thoroughly washing your bag or quilt should not be done on a whim or haphazardly. In fact, we only recommend a full cleaning if your bag has seen extended use, or you’ve noticed that extensive amounts of oil and dirt are hindering your bag’s loft. The fact is, washing your sleeping bag will remove some of its water-resistant qualities. In our research, we’ve found that re-treating your bag or quilt at home will never give you the quality of water resistance you get from the treatment the factory applies.

However, after extended use, body oils can begin to build up on your bag and these will, over time, break down its insulation. So with a thorough wash, you can remove grime that would, if left on, reduce your bag’s warmth.

 

So, how should you wash your bag?

Beware: a top-loading washing machine with an agitator can destroy your bag. Seek out a front-loader (found at most laundry mats) and use a non-detergent soap. We also recommend running extra rinse and spin cycles for best results. No front-loader? No problem. Go old-school and hand wash your bag in the tub.

 

But what if your bag is filled with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) down?

If your sleeping bag or quilt sports treated down that’s water resistant (such as the Nikwax® Hydrophobic Down™ used in all Therm-a-Rest down sleeping bags and quilts), we recommend using a down-specific wash designed to maintain the insulation’s water-repellent qualities. Using a standard detergent will leave water-attracting residues on your down. A DWR-specific soap (such as Nikwax’s DownWash™) will maintain the insulation’s water-repellent qualities while removing harmful oil and dirt. After a few washes, it’s essential to restore the bag’s DWR coating by using Nikwax Down Proof™.

 

A Dry Sleeping Bag is a Warm Bag

This may seem obvious, but keeping your bag or quilt dry, as often as possible, whether you’re in the field or at home, helps preserve its insulating qualities.

 

If you’ve washed your bag, we recommend running it through a large industrial dryer at low heat. Keep in mind that a dryer running too hot can melt fabrics on your bag. Low heat is crucial. Also, take care that the bag doesn’t expand and get stuck next to the dryer’s heater. You can keep your bag moving inside the dryer by tossing in a few tennis balls. This will also help break up the down clusters—restoring the bag’s loft.

You can always hang-dry your bag too.

Pro Tip: After cleaning and drying your bag, turn it inside out and give it some sun … literally. Allowing your bag to soak up some rays will kill bacteria, improving your sleep ecosystem.

 

How to Store Sleeping Bags

A critical mistake many people make when storing their sleeping bag or camp quilt is packing it into a stuff sack. This is slowly but surely ruining your insulation by over-compressing it. Many bags come with an additional storage sack as well as a stuff sack.

 

The storage sack, usually mesh and much larger, is specifically designed to let your bag breathe without compressing the insulation. If you don’t have a storage sack, you can hang your bag up or lightly fold it and leave it unpacked.

Weight Regular: 0.69 kg / 1.50lbs
Long: 0.77 kg /1.69 lbs
Width Regular: 79 cm / 31"
Long: 83 cm / 32.5"
Length Regular: 203 cm / 80"
Long: 216 cm / 85"
Thickness 10cm / 4 in
Fits Regular: 183 cm / 72"
Long: 198 cm / 78"
Girth
Shoulder  Regular: 157 cm / 62"
Long: 165 cm / 65"
Hip Regular: 145 cm / 57"
Long: 147 cm / 58"
Foot Regular: 117cm / 46"
Long: 130 cm / 51"
Fill material 800 Fill Goose Nikwax Hydrophobic Down RDS
Fill weight Regular: 340 g / 11.9 oz
Long: 370 g / 13.0 oz
Shell fabric 100% Recycled Nylon RipStop w/ DWR
Lining fabric 100% Recycled Nylon RipStop

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Therm-a-Rest Parsec™ Sleeping Bag Series

The Parsec™ sleeping bag series is designed for fast and light pursuits where you need high-performing gear that won’t weigh you down. Shop the Parsec series: https://bit.ly/35uB1jJ Available in 20F/-6C, 32F/0C and 0F/-18C temperature ratings, the Parsec bags are filled with highly compressible 800-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ that absorbs 90% less water and dries 3x faster than untreated down, the Parsec delivers superior performance in wet weather. The ultralight 20-denier GRS-certified recycled nylon shell saves weight, maintains durability and is eco-friendly, while the new no-snag YKK® zipper eases entries and exits and prevents accidental tears. A down-lined Toe-asis™ foot pocket keeps your feet toasty warm. We can’t wait to see where you take the Parsec out in the wild, resting peacefully under the stars knowing your gear was designed with the planet, and you, in mind. #thermaresting #downsleepingbag #thermarest