Just received this email from cybr-c, drawing my attention to an intriguing product:
I don't know about anyone else...but I'm always looking for something that is light and don't take up much room in my ruck. This is an item that I think I will order and add to my deployment gear. Let me know what you think?
Now the first thing that strikes me as a boy who was born in Michigan and raised in Ohio is that a system that is "equal to a medium weight regular sleeping bag" is not going to save you from a blizzard. But that marketing hyperbole aside, it still could be of use. I also note that it is available in OD Green.
Are there any Three Percenters out there who have experience with this system? Please post your evaluation(s) if you do.
Blizzard Survival Sleeping Bag
Tested and recommended by renowned mountaineer and Wilderness EMT Jon Bentley!
The Blizzard Survival Bag is a full-sized sleeping bag in a pack the size of a video cassette, providing total warmth and shelter – anywhere, at any time. It’s made from our unique Reflexcell™ material, which blocks heat loss more effectively than any other thermal emergency product. The bag also contains elastic, causing it to hug the body, giving a great feeling of warmth and security.
How does it work?
Reflexcell™, the base material for Blizzard’s unique products, has major advantages over existing materials and is revolutionizing emergency thermal protection.
Reflexcell™ utilizes cellular construction to trap warm air. Its elasticity draws the material to the body and reduces cold spaces and heat loss by convection. Its silvered surfaces block heat loss by radiation. It is also completely waterproof and windproof.
Reflexcell’s™ greatest strength is that it can be compressed into the tiniest of packages and stored indefinitely without damaging its performance.
Compact vacuum packaging
Durable and reusable
Warmth: 8 Togs – equal to a medium weight regular sleeping bag
Weather Protection: Fully waterproof and windproof
Storage: Bags may be stored indefinitely, and are not affected by temperature or moisture, wither during storage or in use.
Portability: The bags’ small size and light weight make them easy to carry, whether as personal safety equipment, or for rapid deployment in emergencies involving large groups of people
Reusability: Bags can be reused many times without loss of performance
Vacuum Pack Dimensions: 8.4 x 4.3 x 1.2 in
Volume: 0.2 gal
Weight: 12.3 oz
Size unpacked: 6.9 ft (fully stretched)
- Top may be closed to form hood
- Draw cord with spring toggle
- Fits fully clothed large adult