Development of an Arctic Sleeping Bag

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Authors
  1. Farnworth, B.
  2. Dolhan, P.A.
  3. Osczevski, R.J.
Corporate Authors
Commonwealth Defence Conference (Operational Clothing and Combat Equipment) 14th, Australia, 1985;Defence Research Establishment Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The development of a new arctic sleeping bag for the Canadian Forces has been motivated by both excessive cost and the less than optimal performance of the current sleeping system. It was desired to design a sleeping system that would be superior in warmth, weight, packed volume, reliability and cost to the current combination of double down-filled sleeping bag and air mattress. The latest prototype consists of a polyester filled bag with a built-in sleeping pad made from a combination of closed-cell polyethylene foam and polyester batting. This prototype outperforms the existing system in terms of warmth and weight but is somewhat bulkier. Cost and reliability have yet to be determined.
Date of publication
01 Jan 1985
Number of Pages
11
DSTKIM No
85-03312
CANDIS No
48080
Format(s):
Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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