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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Urban Survival Gear - Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Continuing to address items for the Urban Survivor's Bug Out Bag, a lightweight sleeping bag is an essential item. The bottom line on sleeping bags are that the colder weather you plan on moving in, the heavier the bag is going to be. However, we're talking survival here, not camping comfort. Unless you want your Survival Bug Out Bag to be a 90 lb rucksack, you are going to have to give up elements of comfort, and some capabilities in order to be more mobile.

One company that makes lightweight survivor type sleeping bags that we are familiar with and can recommend are Snug Pack.

Softie 3 Merlin

  • Technical information
  • Weight: 900 g (inc compression stuff sack):
  • Weight Category: 0 to 1.0 kg
  • Colors Available: Red, Olive, Desert Tan, Black
  • Zip Style: Full Length Two Way Zip (Left Hand and Right Hand version available)
  • Shape: Mummy
  • Temp Rating: Comfort: 5°c
  • Temp Rating: Extreme: 0°c
  • Pack size:(fully compressed) 16x16cm
  • Length: 220cm
  • Width: 150cm
  • Outer Fabric/Material: Paratex Steelplate
  • Inner Fabric/Material: Paratex Light
  • Filling: Softie®, Reflectaherm
  • Origin: UK Made
  • Activity: Travel, Trekking
  • Season: Warm Weather/indoor & 2 season - late spring

TravelPak Traveller

The Travelpak Traveller boasts the same features as the Lite with an added roll away Mosquito net (which saves the weight of a full length net. Square design converts to quilt.

  • Weight: 850g grams
  • Colors: Red, Olive & Black (Jungle Bag)
  • Sizes: Adult
  • Shape/Style: Square Foot
  • Zip: Left or Right Handed
  • Filling: Travelsoft
  • Outer Fabric: Micro & Antibacterial
  • Inner Fabric: Paratex Antibacterial
  • Pack size: 12 x 14 cm
  • Temp: Comfort 7°c Low 2°c
  • Other: Integrated Mosquito Net, Integrated Pocket
  • Activity: Travel, Trekking
  • Season: Warm Weather/indoor use 2 Season - late spring
  • Weight Category: 0 to 1.0 kg
  • Shape: Square
  • Origin: Imported
  • Features: Mosquito net, Antibacterial