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British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus.

British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus

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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!

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British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus.
British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus. Opens up completely, forming a blanket!
British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus. An insect net on the head end.
British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus. The mesh keeps out of the way when not needed.
British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus. Colour coded attachment strings for the Medium weight bag.
British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus. The zipper is a high quality one.
British modular "Tropen" sleeping bag, surplus.

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
  • Opens up as a blanket
  • Durable and dependable
  • Weight a bit over one kilogram, depending on the size
  • Part of a modular system
  • Compression bag NOT included

A great choice for summer use, this lightweight bag also works together with the heavier Brit bag or virtually any other you could think of. What separates this military bag from many civilian ones is more bulk, stronger materials, and 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 lightweight bag are the large hood section with an insect net, mesh pockets for valuables or just socks, and 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.

Tips for use

Blanket/thermal cloak

As the bag can be zippered wide open, it will also work as a simple thermal cloak for those times when you have to be stationary. Just throw it over your shoulders. A great feature during the winter season, as the thickness is comparable to Softie jackets. Also a good way to get most out of your kit - multipurpose gear is the best.

Used together with another sleeping bag

This bag is a part of a modular system: if one were to put the British medium weight bag over this, the result would be a four-season bag. Along with the official companion, you can use just about any other sleeping bag with this, just that the tie-strings are naturally missing so the bags aren't fixed together - not a huge problem.

Materials and temperature rating

Made of strong nylon material, with hollow-fiber padding sandwiched on the inside. The comfort rating of this bag when new would be about 10° C / 50° F. No accurate info, though.

Care

Machine wash at 40° C / 104° F 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 the user's recommended height. Even if you're a little taller, you should still fit inside.

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 / 6' 5"
  • Shoulder width: 70 cm / 27.5"
  • Weight: ~1200 g / 2.65 lb
Large
  • Length: 210 cm / 6' 10.5"
  • Shoulder width: 75 cm / 29.5"
  • Weight: ~1400 g / 3 lb

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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Five stars
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10.02.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
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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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

09.06.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
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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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

12.08.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
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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Five stars
I would recommend for a friend

09.09.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
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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Five stars
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17.11.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
商品狀況似乎是新的,我很期待在下次旅行使用
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Four and a half stars
I would recommend for a friend

23.11.2020 (Edited 06.06.2021)
Menin kesän ja syksyn mottooripyörä-, ja kala-, ja mettäreissut pitkin Suomen maata ihan Kilpisjärveä myöten tässä pussissa nukkuen. Syksyn tullen käytin myös sisäpussia, (brittiarmeijan, muistaakseni, saatavilla myös Carinthia uutena) kun yöt alkoivat viilenemään. Sisätaskuihin voi sujauttaa vaikkapa lompakon ja kännykän, jos nukkuu jossain taivasalla. Huonommille keleille kaveriksi bivy-pussi.

Täysistä pisteistä jää puolikas tähti vajaaksi sen vuoksi, että hyttysverkko valitettavasti lepää vasten kasvoja jos ei nuku todella taktisesti kädet puuskassa verkkoa korottaen; Hyttyset pääsevät pistämään ikävästi juuri poskipäihin, otsaan ja nenään. Mutta ottaen huomioon, että tämä verkko on vain extraa, enkä tiedä parempaakaan pussiin integroitavaa kevyttä ratkaisua, ja hyttysverkon saa myös pois tieltä, sekä se on ehdottomasti tyhjää parempi, kokonaisuutena tämä oli loistava ostos!
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Four stars
I would recommend for a friend

27.04.2021 (Edited 27.07.2021)
I ordered the first online, hoping for a less used, cleaner feeling version than those I had come across in the physical store. I returned it immediately as it was no better, but then I was lucky to find one in really great condition. I had to air it out for almost a week, because it had such a strong storage smell (it also took a turn in the washer), but other than that it was great. I am really happy with it, but I wish it had had loops inside to attach the British surplus sleeping liner securely inside and a second zipper pull at the bottom.
I had originally considered the Carinthia Tropen, but since I wanted one that could open up fully and I also want a Defence 4 at a later time, I decided to save money on the Tropen with this surplus item. Unfortunately it cannot be compressed down as much as Carinthia's, so it is kind of bulky, but I can live with that considering the price.
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