There’s nothing quite like camping in the great outdoors, sleeping under the stars, being one with nature. Except, sometimes, when slumber is awoken by said nature, which has found a way to crawl into your sleeping bag and cause panic throughout the campsite. Enter the Selk’bag, the innovative camping solution that melds the functionality of a sleeping bag into a wearable silhouette. John Hook, photographer extraordinaire and camping expert, tested out the Selk’bag, on a camping trip out to Bellows.
– Comfort, wrapped up in pillows, like a hot dog wrapped in bacon.
– Fashion, the look on the kids faces tells you you’re doing things right.
– Function, ain’t no centipedes getting in that thing.
– Loneliness, we tried to get a pair in there, but there’s only room for one in your Selk’bag.
– Sharp objects, 100% chance of losing a fight with a pokey stick, and anything sharp on the ground.
– Long legs, be prepared for the crotch hammock if you’re extra tall like me.
The Selk’bag retails for $169 and is available HERE. Key Features:
• Zip-off booties so you can wear your own shoes when active, or the booties when sleeping
• Better two-dimensional, anatomical fit for increased comfort and lighter weight
• A kangaroo-style pocket in the front so you can rest your arms or your stuff easily accessible
• Leg vents help to regulate temperature for times when you get too warm
• Baffled construction helps to eliminate cold spots
• A soft nylon shell with ripstop with a water resistant finish (DWR)
• Double front entry-zippers make for quick entry
• An insulated hood for added warmth
• Thermal collar around the head and neck to prevent drafts
• Exaggerated draft tubes to stop heat loss around zippers
• Redesigned zipper tape prevents snags
• A convenient carry sack for compact portability
All in all, it’s pretty awesome to be able to lay down anywhere, anytime, dressed as is, and be fully prepared to sleep comfortably.