Snugpak Softie 6 Kestrel Sleeping Bag
A military favourite, the Snugpak Softie 6 Kestrel Sleeping Bag has been the sleeping solution of choice for the British Royal Marines in the Middle East, being used more widely in the region than any other privately purchased sleeping bag.
With an armed forces user in mind the Softie 6 Kestrel has been designed and manufactured (in the UK) according to strict specifications. With strength and durability being a priority in a military setting the exterior fabric of choice is Paratex Steelplate, capable of taking on the roughest of treatment. A reinforced foot means that you can climb in and out with boots on and not worry about putting them through the bottom of the sleeping bag.
Softie Premier gives the Softie 6 Kestrel the ability to withstand the freezing desert night time temperatures giving this two season sleeping bag a lower limit of -5°C. Also employing the use of a snugfit hood like that found on a jacket, giving you the ability to draw the hood close over your head.
Other features include liner fastenings to avoid tangles, anti-snag zip, compression sack, and tailored ‘mummy’ shape.
Weight: 1200 g
Length: 220 cm
Chest: 165 cm
Zip: Left or right versions
Fill: Softie Premier
Materials: Paratex Xtreme, Paratex Light
Pack Size: 18 x 19 cm
Temperature: Comfort: 0°C; Low -5°C
A left-handed sleeping bag has the zip on the left when the user is in the bag and lying on their back. Most right-handed people therefore find a left-handed bag easier to unzip when inside the bag.
All Snugpak sleeping bags are supplied together with a compression stuff sack. The pack size dimensions where shown for each sleeping bag are for the fully compressed size, which involves compacting the bag itself as it is fed into the stuff sack and then using the compression straps and some physical exertion to reach the minimum size.
Snugpak do not recommend using a top loader washing machine with agitator because the agitator may damage the fabric or insulation. A front loading washing machine or hand washing is considered appropriate for washing Snugpak products.
Snugpak recommend that you wash any of their products on a LOW temperature setting with non-bio liquid detergent and no fabric conditioner.
Drying Snugpak products on a washing line is recommended. They can be tumble dried but only on a LOW setting otherwise the fabric may melt.