Czech Army Three Piece Sleeping Bag
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The Czech Army Three Piece Sleeping Bag is an excellent choice for camping outdoors in any part of North America. The Czech Republic army used this sleeping bag as their standard sleeping system for their armed forces and it proved to be popular with soldiers who appreciated the performance and comfort it provided.
Now you are able to purchase this sleeping system to experience the same level of protection that soldiers in the Czech army enjoyed. The three piece design provides you with a water resistant outer shell and two removable inner liners that can both be used for cold climates, or could be removed if the temperature is warmer. This design allows the interior components of the sleeping bag to be cleaned in a manner that is similar to how you would wash a blanket. Traditional sleeping bags can be very difficult to clean properly and you risk damaging them if improper cleaning methods are used.
- Authentic Czech Army Sleeping Bag
- Three Piece Design - Customize Your Bag
- Excellent Condition - Shows Little Signs of Use
- Rated for 35 Degrees
- Compresses Down Using Integrated Compression Straps
- Dimensions: 84" L x 29" W
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Upon opening the box I was not overcome with the normal "surplus smell", but it was there. I went ahead and aired out all three of the layers outside for a while before I machine washed the two inner layers. After air-drying those, I snapped it all back in the shell. All three layers are like new and the only thing I can see at all are some handling marks on the outer shell.
As a 5'10" man, I fit perfectly inside this thing. The linen inner sheet makes the experience fairly comfortable and not at all itchy (as the wool would be). This bag is a great value and a very interesting and comfortable concept from the Czech Military. Another great product from KS!
First, there are two interior liners. The external 'bag'is some sort of plastic or nylon. The two interior liners button into this one. You could choose to only use one of these for light summer evenings. It takes a good ten minutes or so to button them in, and the buttons and button holes are sturdy. It takes only a few minutes to unbutton them. The interior liner (the one which will be adjacent to the body of the user) appears to be linen or a linen cotton mix. It is very comfortable though not satin smooth (a good thing from my perspective, but then I like rough towels and use a nylon pot scrubber for exfoliation in the shower). The thick blanket liner appears to be synthetic. I burned some fibers to see and it was definitely not vegetable or animal fibers.
I ordered two of these. One was just a bit mildewy smelling so I washed both liners - in warm water. I dried the synthetic in the drier on warm, like any blanket of this nature. I let the inner liner air dry (spread out) for a few hours and then gave it 5 minutes in the drier on low to drive out any residual moisture. (I was paranoid about it shrinking.) Then repacked it.
The other one didn't have any smell at all, so I didn't do anything with it except repack it.
I think this is an excellent system and really prefer it to regular stuffed sleeping bags. I concur with the reviewer that said you could probably add a blanket if you needed to, for colder climates. I'll add though that if one had basic sewing skills it would be very feasible to use the inner liner as a template to make a duplicate out of a thicker blanket, or to add an additional blanket to the other one, by quilting it on... All in all a really nice system and well worth the money.