British jungle sleeping bag, surplus
A small and lightweight sleeping bag for summer use. The specialty of the Jungle bag is the blanket feature. Also works like the American Woobie!
- One season bag
- Packs smaller than a football
- Weight one kilo
- Opens up to form a blanket
- Can be used as a poncho liner with US and UK ponchos!
Just until recently, the British army generally used two sleeping bags: the hefty PLCE sleeping bag and this lightweight Jungle sleeping bag. These Jungle bags were designed to be used in warm climates, so it's perfect for summer use. One could also put on some warm clothing and cover the bag with a bivy bag to extend the comfort range.
The bag opens all the way with a sturdy zipper, thus doubling as a blanket. The hood can be drawn tighter with the provided cords.
There's tie cords laid out along the edges, so this will also work as a poncho liner. Kinda like the US "Woobie", but slightly thicker!
Moreover the sleeping bag can be worn as a poor man's thermal cloak - see the pictures!
Materials and temperature rating
The outer material is 100% polyester, and same stuff in is used on the filling too while the lowest layer is polyester mesh for that little extra comfort on hot weather. Wash in 40 degrees Celsius if you have to. Thanks to being all-synthetic the bag doesn't absorb sweat too much and if wet, it dries really quickly.
The comfort rating of this bag when new would be about +10 degrees Celsius. No accurate info, though.
Measurements approx. 186 x 70 cm. Weight 1000 g.
Used military surplus
Bags are used and perfectly usable. Some have colour blemishes due to long exposure to the sun.
Pro Tip: The US poncho liner "Woobie" can be attached to this bag so well it almost fits 1:1. This combination greatly increases the warmth of the bag!
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Jason S. 25.12.2016 (Edited 27.12.2016)
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Alex R. 30.09.2017 (Edited 09.10.2017)
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Antti R. 29.04.2018
Kirk B. 13.12.2018
Chris M. 06.03.2019 (Edited 12.03.2019)
Mika R. 19.03.2019
Itse makuupussissa ei ole (ainakaan vielä) löytynyt mitään merkintälappua missä olisi mm. pesuohjeet ja valmistusvuosi.
Hyvä kuntoinen pussi, ei reikiä tai muuta iljettävää. Haisee tunkkaiselle, mutta niinhän nämä aina.
William L. 11.06.2019
Eric A. 27.06.2019
well in wet and warm. It works as wonderfully as a hooded blanket. And as a thermal liner under a plash palatka. My only regret is not buying it earlier.
Glyn W. 24.09.2019
Unzipped this bag covers a bigger area than any quilt I own! So there is a lot of room when zipped up (possibly too much for some; if you roll over, once inside, it does't roll with you). It can be squeezed down tight into the free compression sack (which may not come with every one or I'd guess they mention it in the description) because it is s so thin and lightweight.So lightweight that 10C seems like a sensibly lower temperature for most.
The strong tie strips on the inside of the heavy duty zip would allow you to attach more insulation, perhaps another one of the bags (has anyone tried this?), but without experience I couldn't say if this was sensible or very practical compared to just getting a thicker bag.
The hood is another feature you won't get on a zip up quilt, but there doest seem much point to it. If you move about as much as I do you will probably find it annoying in exchange for little protection.
You can wear it as an Anglo-Saxon style cloak, as shown in the picture, but as you walk around the zipper pull will jingle like the bell on a cat's flea collar, so not much use in an ambush!
So a very good bag for warm weather that you can use on your bed; with features that may allow you to increase insulation, if you are willing to go to the effort.
Eeli V. 13.11.2019