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Snugpak Sleeping Bags

Snugpak Sleeping Bags form the core range and are amongst the most well known products from Snugpak, a renowned British manufacturer of cold weather goods including clothing and other bits aside from their sleeping bags – shelters, tents, bivi bags, the company goes back a long way – it was established back in 1977, despite some of their core sellers being now made abroad their sleeping bags are still made here in the UK onsite and are known popularly worldwide and a great favorite amongst those in the UK and NATO forces.

The Snugpak Sleeping Bag range start from 1 season and go in increments to 2, 3, and 4 season, you might have heard of 5 season sleeping bags, officially, there isn’t one, but it’s a term used for when it goes beyond the standard of even a 4 season, which is something for when you are at high altitude and trekking in the mountains, we might get a solution for that another time, for now however we’ll cover the core range of Snugpak Sleeping Bags and help you in picking the right one for your use.

The consequences of having a wrong season sleeping are well… either you’ll be cold in the environment or too warm, so it’s usually best to pick one that’s best suited to your chosen operational environment.

Snugpak Sleeping Bags are known not only for their compact pack size but their trademarked insulation which has been proven to be superior to just about every other mainstream brand – it’s because of these factors as well as their simplicity and effectiveness in operational environments that they are the favored brand when it comes to getting a better sleeping bag than the issued ones – space is a premium when packing and because they pack down and can be compressed they save a hell of a lot of the space inside a soldiers bergen, rucksack or backpack.

Snugpak Sleeping Bags Core Range

Softie 3 Sleeping Bag
Softie 3 “Merlin”
Softie 6 Sleeping Bag
Softie 6 “Kestrel”
Softie 9 Sleeping Bag
Softie 9 “Hawk”
Softie 10 – Harrier”
Softie 12 osprey Sleeping Bag
Softie 12 – “Osprey”
SOFTIE 15 Discovery Olive Green Sleeping Bag
Softie 15 “Discovery”

From left to right, the Snugpak sleeping bags go from the lightest most compact and to the end get more serious in terms of operational environment requirements, however when picking the right system for you, simply check the product and it’s specifications, and if you need something more serious in terms of temperature and comfort go to the next option or if something lighter than choose a prior option.

Snugpak’s performance figures are drawn from over forty years of experience and customer feedback.  The comfort figure assumes you will be sleeping lightly clothed (thermal base layer or PJ’s) within a tent on a good quality sleep mat, at this external temperature the majority of users should feel comfortable and get a good night’s sleep.The low-temperature ratings are temperatures the sleeping bags have been used at by fit individuals with the minimum of discomfort.

There are many variables involved in a good night’s sleep with your chosen sleeping bag, including climate, altitude, fitness and metabolism, if in doubt stick to the comfort figure.

Softie 3 Merlin Sleeping Bag
Temperature Rating Comfort: 5°C / 41°F
Temperature Rating Low: 0°C / 32°F

Softie 6 Kestrel Sleeping Bag
Temperature Rating Comfort: 0°C / 32°F
Temperature Rating Low: -5°C / 23°F

Softie 9 Hawk Sleeping Bag
Temperature Rating Comfort: -5°C / 23°F
Temperature Rating Low: -10°C / 14°F

Softie 10 Harrier Sleeping Bag
Temperature Rating Comfort: -7°C / 19°F
Temperature Rating Low: -12°C / 10°F

Softie 12 Osprey Sleeping Bag
Temperature Rating Comfort: -10°C / 14°F /
Temperature Rating Low: -15°C / 5°F

Softie 15 Discovery Sleeping Bag
Temperature Rating Comfort: -15°C / 5°F
Temperature Rating Low: -20°C / -4°F

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