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Selk'bag wearable sleeping bag gets removable booties

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August 19, 2013

The new Selk'bag gets more mobile than ever

The new Selk'bag gets more mobile than ever

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The Selk'bag wearable sleeping bag just got a little cooler. The newly introduced Patagon version includes a set of removable booties. You can zip them off and then wear your usual hiking boots or camp sandals while enjoying the warmth and freedom of the Selk'bag suit.

Developed in 2006 in Santiago, Chile, the Selk'bag was designed as a more comfortable, versatile sleeping bag. Rather than constricting your body like typical sleeping bags, the arms and legs of the Selk'bag move with you at night. They also allow the bag to double as a sort of insulated one-piece for wearing around camp on chilly mornings and evenings.

Original Selk'bag models have had reinforced feet so that they can endure the dirt, twigs and rocks of the campground. Of course, walking around with puffy, oversized slippers attached to your puffy, oversized pant-suit doesn't give you the dexterity or versatility of regular shoes, and despite the reinforcements, it also makes the bag likelier to wear out over time.

Remove the feet and use more rugged, versatile footwear

The new Patagon solves this problem with zippered feet. You can zip the feet off when walking around camp and wear your normal footwear, making you a little more surefooted while saving the bag some wear and tear. Now you can walk around the campground, gather firewood and even hike while still enjoying the warm, cozy confines of your sleeping bag suit. The removable booties also zip together and serve as a pillow, though we suppose that'll require making other arrangements for covering your feet at night.

Selk'bag says the new model offers better thermal performance because of upgraded Krakran insulation and a new two-dimensional fit. The four-season sleeping bag is rated for temperatures between 9ºF (extreme low) and 44ºF (comfortable) (-13 to 6ºC). New Velcro straps let wearers roll up the sleeves so that they can better use their hands for cooking, building a fire and other campsite activities.

The Selk'bag Patagon will be available in the coming weeks for US$259.

Source: Selk'bag

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C.C. Weiss Upon graduating college with a poli sci degree, Chris toiled in the political world for several years. Realizing he was better off making cynical comments from afar than actually getting involved in all that mess, he turned away from matters of government and news to cover the things that really matter: outdoor recreation, cool cars, technology, wild gadgets and all forms of other toys. He's happily following the wisdom of his father who told him that if you find something you love to do, it won't really be work.   All articles by C.C. Weiss
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3 Comments

Or one can just sleep in their clothes as little difference than this.

jerryd
20th August, 2013 @ 10:35 am PDT

Yes, bags may be more restrictive, but they expose less surface to the cold.

Arf
20th August, 2013 @ 03:51 pm PDT

This looks like a kid's one piece snowsuit, just supersized. Not so sure it is that innovative. As someone else said, you can also just wear ski pants and a winter jacket.

kidsandliz
20th August, 2013 @ 06:03 pm PDT
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