As noted, the German sniper sleeping bags offered by Keepshooting.com are German military surplus items. Originally designed for and used by members of the land forces in the German Bundeswehr, the unified armed forces of Germany, each sleeping bag is believed to have been previously issued. However, upon receipt of your sleeping bag, you will notice that many of these bags appear to be completely free from use. The integral storage compartment on each bag does show some wear, which is likely resultant from years of storage. Both the inner and outer shells on many of the sleeping bags are free from any rips, tears, stains or scents. While I do not expect you will be using this sleeping bag for sniping, it carries with it a number of applications that will not hamper your movement and keep you from feeling like a human burrito.
The German sniper sleeping bag is, for descriptive purposes, constructed of two layers: an outer shell and an inner shell. The outer shell of the sleeping bag is constructed from both vinyl and nylon materials. The inner side of the outer shell is nylon while the outer side of the outer shell is constructed using waterproof vinyl, which serves to keep both the wearer and the inner shell completely dry. By way of snap fasteners and both vertical and horizontal zippers, the outer shell is capable of completely encasing the inner shell. It is also fully removable and features an integral storage compartment that allows the entire sleeping bag – both inner and outer shell – to be packed into itself. This storage compartment features simple metallic buckles that keep the bag rolled up as well as a canvas carrying handle for easy transport. When rolled into the storage compartment, the bag measures approximately 17 inches by 10 inches by 8 inches and weighs 7.35 pounds. The inner shell of the sleeping bag is more like a traditional sleeping bag, constructed of warm polyester that has been packed with insulation. Unlike a traditional sleeping bag, however, the German sniper sleeping bag features a hood with drawstring, arms and a horizontal zippered opening at the knee that allows the wearer to step out of the bag and walk around without fully exiting the bag. The inner shell also features a zippered front alongside snap fasteners that ensure a secure closure and the warmth that closure brings. The sleeping bag itself measures approximately 72 inches long and approximately 31 inches across at its widest point.
An interesting aspect regarding the German sniper sleeping bag is the fact that the NATO Stock Number (NSN) is printed on both the inner and outer shells. An NSN is a 13-digit numerical code that identifies all standardized materials of supply that are recognized by NATO countries. The NSN for the German sniper sleeping bag is 8465-12-144-2436, which identifies it as a schlafsack, which translates to "sleeping bag." The "8465" identifies it as a piece of individual equipment while the "12" signifies that the piece is from Germany. The remaining digits signify its item number.
Next time you think about ordering a Snuggie®, remember that the German sniper sleeping bag is available at Keepshooting.com for a comparable price. Not only can it be used like any other traditional sleeping bag, it is a great choice for keeping warm and dry while out on the hunt. And if the game runs away, you will be just one step behind it. Consider the German sniper sleeping bag for:
- Emergency kits
- Much more…
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