11-12-2012, 03:00 AM
Joined: Jul 2007
Softie 6 Kestrel
A tried and tested favourite, this British made sleeping bag combines micro pack size with serious performance.
The Softie 6 Kestrel, the backbone of the British Royal Marines offensive in the gulf, no other private purchased sleeping bag was as widely used in this conflict. Because of the excessive heat during the day and the heavy conflicts occuring they required a sleeping bag that was extremely lightweight and a compact pack size but with the ability to handle the sub zero temperatures of the desert nights.
The quilted top of the bag is tailored, pleated, and fitted with a drawcord so it pulls into shape, rather like a jacket hood.
To prevent the 2-way zip from snagging either the zip baffle or the bag edges, an "anti-snag strip" of webbing is sewn in behind the zip. (All zipped bags.)
Liner Fastening and Hanging Tabs
Inner tabs are provided to keep a loose liner in position, corresponding in position with the tabs we provide on our liners. External tabs allow you to easily hang the bag for airing and drying.
Tapering the bag to a circle foot creates the "mummy" shape which is easy to warm and minimises the weight of material used.
Hard to see in the picture, but a zip baffle runs the full length of the bag, behind the zip,to prevent heat escaping through the zip area.
Sleep with your boots on!
Buy a left and a right hand to make a double (please check when ordering)
Made in the UK
This product is uk made start to finish at our factory in West Yorkshire, England.
Compression Stuff Sack
Comes complete with a compression stuff sack, to make the bag smaller when not in use.
Wider bag (extra)
Can be used with the Snugpak Exanda Panel to make a wider sleeping bag for more comfrot.
This sleeping bag can be make extra long, please ask for more details.
Single profiled sleeping bag with one layer of softie insulation.
Sleeping Bag Type
Full length side zip, in either left or right hand.