Having sailed around the planet twice with these sleeping bags, I believe that they are an absolute must to have aboard any offshore boat..... especially a slightly leaky one. This could be a good way to get in the good books with the owner of your boat!
Designed to meet the requirements of the Volvo Ocean Race team this 4-layer, 2 metre long, 1 metre wide waterproof breathable marine sleeping bag works in all seasons all weather and all conditions. It is large, rectangular and all layers are independently removable for maximum flexibility.Shape, Size and Construction: Large Rectangular shape with side zip allowing the bag to open out flat to become a bunk blanket in hot weather. Extra long size to cope with all crew sizes and when hot bunking Full Length 2 Way Separating zippers so the bag can open flat or just open at the foot to allow air to the feet. “Burstable“ zippers. Non-locking so the bags open without the need to grab the zipper tab itself - for a quick exit!Waterproof breathable outer shell: Waterproof breathable 4oz Exceat fabric outer layer providing a tough and durable barrier to moisture. Treated with a breathable fluorocarbon coating and fully tape-sealed to prevent wicking through stitch holes. The VOR bag has a full length storm flap to prevent water ingress through the zip, velcro prevents water getting close. This bag is designed to get right down into and has a fully close-able overlapping head, an elasticated drawstring keeps the flap in place.Full-length “burstable“ zips: YKK No10 coil zips for their strength and reliability, with non-lock zippers and layers designed to work together means rapid entry and exit, no tangled layers. The zips, protected by a storm flap on the outer shell, can be opened both top and bottom to let your feet breathe.Outer Fibre pile Insulation Layers: 2x layers of 10mm Dense Weave Pile providing a luxurious feel while keeping an insulation layer of air next to the skin. Generous 10cm shoulder baffle to reduce heat loss.Inner Microfleece Insulation: This is light and cosy for warmer climates. The layers are added to and stripped from the inside of the bags. Given the hot-cold-hot VOR route, the microfleece layer lies next to be the outer shell.