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British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus

British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus

Price 38.99 USD excluding VAT

Unlike everyone else, the British army just could not make a sleeping bag deal with the Teutonic devil, which is Carinthia. So they did the next best thing and copied the Tropical bag and Defence 4 bag, and called it the Modular Sleeping Bag System. So here's some proud English vision for sale!

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Unlike everyone else, the British army just could not make a sleeping bag deal with the Teutonic devil, which is Carinthia. So they did the next best thing and copied the Tropical bag and Defence 4 bag, and called it the Modular Sleeping Bag System. So here's some proud English vision for sale!

  • A summer sleeping bag
  • Durable and dependable
  • Weight a bit over one kilogram, depending on the size
  • Part of a modular system

A great choice for summer use, this lightweight bag also works together with the heavier bag. What separates this military bag from many civilian ones is more bulk, stronger materials and a way cheaper price, being army surplus.

The bag is almost a direct copy of the Carinthia Tropen sleeping bag, with slight alterations.

The key features of the light weight bag are the large hood section with an insect net, mesh pockets for valuables or just socks, and a zipper closure with a non-locking zipper. The zipper reaches all the way to the edge of the foot end, so this bag can be folded open as a blanket too. The mesh pockets and blanket feature are missing from Carinthia's bag.

Materials and temperature rating

Made of strong nylon material, with hollowfiber padding sandwiched on the inside. The comfort rating of this bag when new would be about 10 degrees Celsius. No accurate info, though.

This bag is a part of a modular system: if one were to put the medium weight bag over this, the result would be a four-season bag.

Care

Machine wash in 40 degrees Celsius if you absolutely have to. Hang dry. Washing sleeping bags should be avoided unless necessary.

The British army tells us these bags can be washed 20 times until their temperature ratings drop too excessively. These haven't been washed many times, hardly even once.

Size info

Available in two sizes according to user's recommeded height. Even if you'd be a few cm taller, you should still fit inside. For those using the obsolete imperial system: if you're up to 6 ft tall, pick Medium. If taller, pick Large.

Although a shorter person can sleep inside a too large bag, there will be some extra room in the feet to be heated up, along with unnecessary bulk.

The following measurements are taken from the bag itself:

  • Medium: length 195 cm, shoulder width 70 cm, weight about 1200 g
  • Large: length 210 cm, shoulder width 75 cm, weight about 1400 g

Condition

Used, sometimes a bit seedy around the head but intact. We recommend washing the bag before use if you feel like it. Apparently these are made by FECSA, a Spanish company that also made sleeping bags for the Dutch army at least.

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I would recommend for a friend

10.02.2020
Great value for the money. It was cold enough for me to use it with the defence 4. I slept like a baby and very confy. I did recommended it for a friend that got cold that night in the same tent.
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I would recommend for a friend

09.06.2020
Olin vähän skeptinen tän suhteen kun lähdin tilaamaan, paketti tuli ja sain uudenveroisen makuupussin, piti kai sinne heti mennä köllimään, mulla ei ollut mitään mielikuvaa tilatessa kuinka tilava säkki tämä on, olen 179 pitkä 110kg jässikkä ja mulle jäi jopa tilaa kääntyillä, itseasiassa Brittiversio Defence 4 säkistä tuntuu ahtaalta tän rinnalla.
Materiaalit kankaissa ja vetskarissa todella hyviä ja hyttysverkosta iso plussa.
Ainoa miinus riippumattoilua ajatellen on sivussa oleva vetoketju....
Vaikka on kesämakuupussi tätä ei voi verrata lainkaan markettien kesämakuupusseihin joista paistaa päivä läpi ja eristeet menevät paakuiksi osastojensa sivuille....
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I would recommend for a friend

12.08.2020
Viidakkomakuupussin jo omistavana, hain tämän, tilavuus yllätti, 180cm 85kg levoton kyljellään nukkuja mahtuu hyvin pyörimään, tämä pussi on MINULLE riittävän lämmin tunnelitelttaan +3 asteessa tarkenin ainakin yöpyä.
Kokeilin kerrospussi vaihtoehtoja, viidakkopussi ja tämä, oli jo huomattavasti lämpöisempää, brittien "defence 4" kanssa suorastaan kuuma, sen kanssa yllätti myös tilavuus, vielä riitti tilaa kääntyillä.
Hyttysverkko on hyvä, mukava nukkua riippumatossakin, hyttysten ininä vain häiritsi. miinusta sivulla oleva vetoketju, riippumatossa ja kaksoispussia käyttäessä, mutta ei tähän hintaan voi kaikkea saada.
Kokonaan aukeavana mukava viltti, vaikka puskassa käyntiä ajatellen.
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I would recommend for a friend

09.09.2020
I did not feel the need to wash and it smelled like detergent when I got it. Looked like new with minor signs of use on the hook and loop pads. It was plenty warm in combo with a bivy and brit liner in 50°F weather, open air, and mild breeze. The mesh pockets are great; I used for my glasses. My brother and I both got them without regrets.
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