Czech Sleeping Bag Blanket
A thick acrylic fleece blanket from the Czech Military. These excellent blankets are replacement liners for the Czech sleeping bags and feature buttons around the edge.
The soft texture and thick insulating pile makes them ideal extra bedding, as a sleeping bag liner or for wrapping around on a cold night at camp.
Size: 1.9-2.3 m x 1.4-1.6 m
Weight: 1.8 kg
Super-grade items have not been issued and are clean, fresh and undamaged and show no signs of use.
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Dutch Bivi Bag
A high-spec lightweight bivi bag from the Dutch Armed Forces. Manufactured from three layer laminate fabric (similar to Gore Tex) which is both breathable and waterproof.
Featuring a robust centre zip with oversized velcro-fastening storm-flap, a draw-cord hood and sleeves on the underside to accommodate a sleep mat and keep it in position.
These superb quality bivi bags are generously sized and will easily accommodate a full winter sleeping bag without compressing the insulation.
2.25 m long, 80 cm at shoulder, 65 cm at foot. 1.25 kg
Grade 'A' bags are in excellent, clean, very-lightly-used condition. In some cases it may be necessary to re-stick very small sections of seam tape which have lifted over time (easily done with a warm iron and baking parchment).
Pictures show a grade 'A' bag.
Dutch Compression Sack
Large compression sack from the Dutch Military. Intended for storing the three-piece Dutch modular sleep system.
The 40 litre capacity (60 cm x 30 cm) makes it suitable for most sleeping bags.
The sack features seven separate straps with ladder-lock buckles allowing the contents to be compressed both tightly and evenly.
In excellent condition with the occasional minor sign of storage.
Weight approximately 230 g.
A useful bit of kit with quality webbing which is as suitable for storing clothes and similar items as it is for sleeping bags.
Canadian Arctic Sleeping Bag
A modular sleep system from the Canadian Armed Forces – in superb, lightly used condition; perfect for cold weather adventures. Consisting of five separate components, this kit offers significant protection from extreme cold:
1. Outer bag (NSN 8465-21-842-6078). Nylon with down insulation. Weight: 2.2 kg. Width: 80 cm (shoulder), 50 cm (foot).
2. Inner bag (NSN 8465-21-842-6079). Nylon with down insulation. Weight: 2.2 kg. Width: 75 cm (shoulder), 50 cm (foot).
3. Liner (NSN 8465-21-842-6080). Cotton. Weight: 0.8 kg
4. Hood (NSN 8465-21-842-6081). Nylon outer, cotton inner and synthetic insulation together with Velcro fastenings and elasticated arm loops. Weight: 0.3 kg.
5. Storage sack (NSN 8465-21-107-4616). Water resistant nylon with a draw-code closure. Can be used as an emergency water carrier. Weight: 0.3 kg.
Approximate total weight: 5.8 kg. Packed size: 66 x 37 cm.
Both bags feature high quality brass YKK zips and baffles along the length of each to eliminate cold spots. Ties enable the bags and liner to be fastened together.
The hood is designed to be worn like a balaclava; the sleeping bags then fastens around the collar of the hood which extends down the back, shoulders and chest. Velcro at two positions on the hood allow the opening to be adjusted based on the temperature and user's preference. In milder conditions a single bag could be used.
We understand these bags were originally rated to -40 °C.
For comparison we have included a picture of one of our used Canadian bags next to an Alpkit Alpine Dream 900 (-20 °C comfort rated).
This kit shows almost no signs of use with the exception of some minor grubby marks on the outside of the storage sack.
If you're looking for a flexible sleeping bag for use in extreme conditions you won't be disappointed with this superb example.
Shipping to Europe from £20 and the USA from £30.
Dutch Hooped Bivi Bag
Hooped camouflage bivi bag from the Dutch Armed Forces. Constructed from waterproof and breathable 'Air Permeable Laminate' fabric (similar to Gore Tex).
'L' shaped opening which fastens with two separate zips and a number of press-studs.
Grade one items are in good used condition with only light to moderate signs of use. May have a very minor repair, soldier's name and number written on and be a little grubby in places.
Two sizes available:
Extra Large: 2.7 m long, 85 cm at widest point, 65 cm at foot. 1.7 kg
Large: 2.4 m long, 85 cm at widest point, 65 cm at foot. 1.5 kg
Complete with black alloy pre-bent pole and olive storage sack (no pegs). Shown with a Norwegian M94 sleeping bag.
A fantastic bit of lightweight camping kit which features a fine mesh screen which can be zipped into place for protection from insects or clipped back when not required.