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RonW
03-06-2011, 09:00
Hi guys,
can anyone tell me something about these U.S. Army wollen sleeping bags?
Are they any good in keeping you warm or should I go for a woolen blanket? I already have the outerbag for this sleeping bag and was wandering if I should complete it or not. It will be used, but weight isn't much of an issue.

treadlightly
03-06-2011, 09:36
I have one. The answer is they are a good all-rounder. Mine weighs around 1.7kg and is about as warm as a snugpak micro which is 600g or so lighter. I like wool so I enjoy using mine, but as regards warmth to weight they can't compete with modern down or synthetic bags. Bombproof though and you don't have to worry about getting it wet. If you're not worried about weight, they are ideal for late spring through to autumn in the UK.

treadlightly
03-06-2011, 09:37
....................or Holland!

Man of Tanith
03-06-2011, 10:03
have either of you gents got a link please?

RonW
03-06-2011, 10:27
Then I'll have to find me one.

But one with a pricetag that will not cause WW3 in my house....

@ Sam; google at US sleeping bag wool and you'll see some popping up..

treadlightly
03-06-2011, 11:46
I got mine off ebay, can't remember how much exactly but it wasn't too expensive.

treadlightly
03-06-2011, 11:50
There are some for sale in the US now at variable prices and conditions. I got mine from the UK. Its worth keeping an eye on ebay as they do crop up every now and then over here.

treadlightly
03-06-2011, 11:55
Just looked it up, I paid 14.99 18 months ago.

RonW
03-06-2011, 12:04
I am checking ebay, but the shippingcosts are quite steep sometimes.... :(

treadlightly
03-06-2011, 12:14
That's why it could be better to wait until one comes up in Europe.

launditch1
03-06-2011, 12:42
The wool sleeping bag was issued to replace the two blankets that the doughboys used to carry.It was deemed to be as warm.
They also come with a water repellent sateen cover.

http://www.csmilitaria.co.uk/shop/viewphoto.php?shoph=3041&phqu=3
Bit pricey though..as its been said, keep an eye on epay they do come up from time to time.
Might be worth contacting these guys, http://www.clementsmilitaria.com/home.php Based in Arnhem so not so far to travel.

launditch1
03-06-2011, 12:48
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_gear_sleeping_bag. php

Some more info..