Finding a one season sleeping bag with stretchy bits – so you could move your legs around inside it without losing warmth – such as the Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher one I own was a great start. But I’ve long wished for a sleeping bag with arms. Now it seems an American company has gone and done just that – even gone one better by including legs too! I’m not quite sure how well it’ll work in reality, but as a concept it’ll take some beating. I suspect they’ll need a smaller size than currently available in their down option (selk bag 3) to fit women and many men – at 1.95m length, the smallest is still clearly for someone over six foot tall. It’s also not the lightest around – according to the US distributor’s site, it’s nearly 2kg for a -5C comfort rating.
And ok, mebbe I was exaggerating about it getting up and making the tea for you – but it’d certainly keep you warm while you get that brew on!
It’s available in the UK online from LippiSelkBagStore and at prices between £79 (synthetic fill) and £169 (duck down) it compares well against the cost of a standard 3-4 season sleeping bag.