With a 500g fill weight, the Torpedo 500 is a classic Alpine mountaineering bag. Suitable for most summer mountaineering in ranges up to 16,000’ (5000 m), the 500 can not only be pushed into the shoulder periods of spring and autumn at lower altitudes, but actually is a very useful bag for non-mountaineering activities such as back-country hiking, trekking or travelling. With its weather-resistant shell and premium down fill, the Torpedo 500 is the most versatile bag in the crux range. Look at our sleeping bag selection chart for guidelines.
The Torpedo 500 can be upgraded with the addition of one of new Radioactive range of sleeping bag liners (which can also be used as stand-alone ultralight bags) which will be available from Spring 2015.
|Weight:||2 lb 10 oz (1190 g) (Medium)|
|Color:||Black/Anthracite (size S is black/red)|
|Fill:||17.6 oz (500 g) of 925 cu.in. Polish goose down (Medium)|
|Shell:||2-layer eVent®, 2.4 oz/yd2 (80g/m²), 40d nylon face|
|Lining:||1 oz/yd2 (33 g/m2), 15d Pertex®, soft-touch nylon|
|Baffles:||Vertical V-tube over chest
Slant box wall on underside and lower top
Single zip baffle
Simple side wall
Adjustable neck baffle
46 individual baffles in total (medium)
|Zip:||158 cm highly water-resistant Riri Aquazip|
Short (left zip only)
|Packed size:||12” x 8”Ø (25 cm x 30 cm Ø)|
Down is a very resilient insulating material and with basic care, any down sleeping bag should last you a very long time (if not your entire active climbing life).
There are two simple rules to ensure longevity:
1. Always store your sleeping bag uncompressed in a dry, airy place
2. Try to keep it as clean as possible to minimize washing (this ultimately damages the down).
NEVER machine wash an eVent-shelled down sleeping bag. We highly recommend you hand wash your down sleeping bag or, alternatively, use a professional service. You can download washing instructions here.
All our products are shipped with FedEx for quick, reliable and secure delivery. As most of our products are quite large and/or of high value, they will require a signature. We cannot deliver to P.O. boxes. All orders are dispatched the next working day after receipt (Monday to Friday). Typical delivery times are 2-3 days.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can return it for an exchange or refund provided it is within 90 days of receipt of your order and the item is in the original packaging.