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The British Army Arctic Sleeping Bag is one of the standard issue cold weather sleeping bag for all soldiers active in deployments where the temperature drops below freezing. This includes soldiers based in the UK as well as Royal Marines operating in Norway, all have used this cold weather arctic sleeping bag to rest overnight. Soldiers who have used these sleeping bags are the first to try and buy them when they rejoin the civilian ranks, as there are no sleeping bags at this price point with the performance of these army arctic sleeping bags.
There are a lot of features about this British Army Arctic Sleeping Bag that make it desirable. The first feature would be the size, these sleeping bags are large when compared to virtually every other military surplus sleeping bag. Those who are six-foot or taller will be able to fit into these sleeping bags, with room tp spare length wise. If you are overweight like a lot of folks, the width of these sleeping bags is ideal for those who may wear an XL or 2XL jacket. Other features include two mesh pockets for storing essentials while you sleep, such as your mobile phone or other electronic device.
|Manufacturer||British Army Surplus|
Nice bag for money very good condition would buy again if i though it would be as nice as the one i have. does not come with sack but easy to find on ebay.
Great condition. Such a good deal I ordered another one.
mine was repaired (stitched up tear), well used, moderately soiled,and did not have a stuff sack, also it did not have the amount of loft i would expect from an arctic bag. all said and done with shipping i feel like over paid by 30 to bucks. not worth the shipping and hassle to send it back. first purchase from (keepshooting.com) im not happy with.
Purchased 2 of these bags. One was larger than the other. The smaller was marked Medium. The larger had a tag that was too far gone to read. The medium was in good shape except for a broken zipper at the bottom which I should be able to fix. The larger is OK. The bags are different colors. Having been in the arctic, it is a good bag for 3 seasons, the dead of winter might be a problem. For most people it should be a good bag. The bags are about 23 years old.
But first things first: it's inside out. This must occur when the bags are turned in at end of service and surplused out. The pockets go on the inside, as well as the zipper pull.
Okay, that said, it's a really nice sleeping bag. Mine had a broken draw string in the hood which I easily replaced with paracord and a pair of cord locks. Even if it wasn't broken I would have replaced it because it's kinda like a cheap shoe string.
But that's the only thing cheap about the bag. The rest of it is of robust construction, nice heavy zipper, quality stitching, excellent insulation.
And it's roomy. It's a nice bag at a great price. Too bad it doesn't come with the issued compression sack, but I think the US 9 strap sack is superior, and you can get a decent one of those off of ebay to use with this bag.
I received this today, and it is really warm! Its light weight design would allow for easy backpacking. I own a duck feather sleeping bag, and I swear this is warmer. I would buy again. Thank you!