Push further and move faster with the Parsec™ 20F/-6C mummy sleeping bag, bred for alpine starts and ultralight bivys.
Engineered for your fast and light adventures, the Parsec delivers lightweight and packable warmth.
Just like an alpinist precisely selects his rack or a skier carefully chooses her line, Thermarest took the time to dial in the small details that create comfort and security in the mountains.
After you break camp, the mummy-style bag uses a compression sack to easily fit into your pack without weighing you down.
Designed with high-quality materials and Therm-a-Rest performance features, the Parsec easily handles three-season bivys and long pushes into the backcountry.
Bottom line, those that need their sleeping bag to go further choose the Parsec. Storage sack and compression stuff sack included.
Weight: 910g / 2.0lbs
Fill: 800 Fill Power Nikwax Hydrophobic RDS Goose Down
800-fill Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™: Dries three times faster than untreated down without using dangerous PFCs.
SynergyLink Connectors ™: Integrate the bag with a mattress for optimal comfort and efficiency; removable for versatility.
Zoned Insulation: Maximizes warmth and saves weight by intentionally placing fill where you need it most. The Parsec places 60% of the fill on top and 40% on the bottom to give the bag an elite warmth-to-weight ratio.
Toe-asis™ Foot Warmer Pocket: Ergonomic toe box that rapidly warms cold feet in a pocket of warm down.
Quilt and Blanket Loops: Customize your sleep system by layering our quilts or tech blankets for increased warmth.
Responsible Down Standard Certified: Certification that ensures that the waterfowl in the down supply chain are treated humanely.
Additional features: Heat-trapping draft collars, full-length zipper draft tubes, differential cut, snag-free zipper, cinchable hood and external zip pocket.
|Color||White Heat||White Heat||White Heat|
|Weight (Standard)||1 lbs 13 oz||2 lbs||2 lbs 3 oz|
|Weight (Metric)||0.82 kg||0.91 kg||1.00 kg|
|Width (Standard)||28.5 in||31 in||32.5 in|
|Length (Standard)||73 in||80 in||85 in|
|Height (Standard)||4.5 in||4.5 in||4.5 in|
|Fits (Standard)||66 in||72 in||78 in|
|Fits (Metric)||168 cm||183 cm||198 cm|
|Girth, Shoulder (Standard)||57 in||62 in||65 in|
|Girth, Shoulder (Metric)||145 cm||157 cm||165 cm|
|Girth, Hip (Standard)||56 in||57 in||58 in|
|Girth, Hip (Metric)||142 cm||145 cm||147 cm|
|Girth, Foot box (Standard)||44 in||46 in||51 in|
|Girth, Foot box (Metric)||112 cm||117 cm||130 cm|
|Packed dimension (Standard)||10 in x 15 in||10 in x 15 in||10 in x 15 in|
|Packed dimension (Metric)||25 cm x 38 cm||25 cm x 38 cm||25 cm x 38 cm|
|EN Comfort (C)||0 C||0 C||0 C|
|EN Comfort (F)||31 F||31 F||31 F|
|EN Limit (C)||-6 C||-6 C||-6 C|
|EN Limit (F)||20 F||20 F||20 F|
|EN Extreme (F)||-11 F||-11 F||-11 F|
|EN Extreme (C)||-24 C||-24 C||-24 C|
|Fill material||800 Fill Goose Nikwax Hydrophobic Down RDS||800 Fill Goose Nikwax Hydrophobic Down RDS||800 Fill Goose Nikwax Hydrophobic Down RDS|
|Fill weight (Standard)||1 lb||1 lbs 2 oz||1 lbs 3 oz|
|Fill weight (Metric)||0.46 kg||0.50 kg||0.55 kg|
|Shell fabric||20D Polyester Ripstop w/DWR||20D Polyester Ripstop w/DWR||20D Polyester Ripstop w/DWR|
|Lining fabric||20D Polyester Taffeta||20D Polyester Taffeta||20D Polyester Taffeta|
|Country of Origin||China||China||China|
The less time your sleeping bag is compressed, the longer it will serve you by maintaining the loft necessary to keep you warm. Store your sleeping bag loose, in a cool, dry place. If you must store it in a bag, use the extended storage sack it came in, or something even larger. Never use a waterproof bag for long-term storage.
Hand wash or machine wash in a large capacity, front loading washing machine, using 3 oz. of Nikwax Down Wash Direct. Select cold water and a gentle/delicate cycle with two rinses. We recommend an additional spin cycle as well to extract as much water as possible before drying.
DO NOT dry clean. DO NOT bleach. DO NOT iron.
Hang dry your bag whenever possible. This can be a long process (24-48 hours or more), but this is by far the best way to get the longest life from your down. Use a well-ventilated, low-humidity environment. Hand-tease or shake out your bag gently to break-up down clumps, and flip it often to help speed the process.
If you need to dry your bag faster, tumble dry in a large dryer on low heat. As your bag gets drier, it will begin to loft and can actually fill the dryer chamber, preventing it from tumbling. This can cause hot spots and even melt the bag’s shell, so check it often for overheating and visually inspect frequently to make sure it’s tumbling. When you check it, feel for clumps of wet down and either shake the bag gently or hand-tease the clumps apart to redistribute down. Throwing in 3-5 tennis balls can help agitate the bag, breaking up those wet down clusters to speed dry times.
Nikwax® Hydrophobic Down Treatment and Re-Treatment
Use Nikwax® Down Proof™ to restore your down’s hydrophobic properties. Specially formulated to renew the Nikwax Hydrophobic Down treatment, it can also be used to provide improved water-resistance to any down bag. Follow directions on the bottle.
Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20F/-6C Sleeping Bag
Push further and move faster with the Parsec, an ultralight sleeping bag bred for alpine starts and mountainside bivys. This bag is optimized for fast and light adventures with best-in-class weight savings that easily fits in your pack. Built with high-performance features that Therm-a-Rest bags are known for, from SynergyLink™ Connectors to ThermaCapture™ Seams keep you rested and ready for tomorrows adventure. Shop the Parsec: https://bit.ly/3sgNgae #backpackingsleepingbag #threeseasonbag