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    Senior Member webhanger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    Wiggy's also makes bags for some of our military....


    "I was working with a Marine Corps major in 1989 till 1992 when he was reassigned. He personally used my bags as he was a mountaineer. When the gulf war was immanent he asked if I could make a bag that would fit a particular pocket of the ALICE backpack."

    I've seen other text like that mostly in the news section but not sure how to find them....
    I'm pretty sure this Major is the guy who put me onto Wiggy's. I bought mine in '91, it is still in service with me. As I understand it the FTRSS system is what started the military on their current system that is being replaced. When the new system came out, I tried it and was not as happy with it, so I went back to my gear closet and pulled the Wiggy's out again. One of the things Wiggy's does different is they laminate their insulation to the shell, rather than quilt it, this minimizes compression which causes cold spots. These bags have been a literal life saver on several occasions.


    Quote Originally Posted by fallkniven View Post
    I couldn't reccomend them enough, just great bags. Moisture is afraid of these bags! Made in the USA too.
    +1 tried, tested, hooked. The weight for me has proven worth it.

    Here is one example https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...21#post1097221
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    if you don't mind, it don't matter

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    I've used the sleep system in my hammock down to 15* with a PLUQ. I ended up cool but could sleep. I probably would have been fine if I had polypros on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amilykovic View Post
    The -30 like they claim will keep you alive. It would be a horrible night with no sleep but you would live.
    Couldn't have said this better myself!!! That and they're HUGE and HEAVY!!!

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    What is the weight on the green and black bags?

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    Senior Member barchetta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougalcorn View Post
    What is the weight on the green and black bags?
    Too heavy to consider. I used to own the system, but returned everything except the bivy, which is close to 2 pounds. In guessing between 6-8 pounds.

    I can't stress how huge it is too once inside it's stuff sack.

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    Noticed them in Sportsman's Guide's catalogue yesterday. Click HERE for more info. Watch the video to see these bags in action. They certainly look big enough and wide enough to modify into a peapod for hammock use.
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    Of folding up a noisy day
    In quiet covers, cool and gray.

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    Surely, God could have made a better way to sleep.

    Surely, God never did.

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    Look up the elite survival systems halo recon 5. What makes it so unique and perfect for using with a hammock (if you like sleeping bags) is it's center zip construction... Easy to get in and out of...

    http://www.elitesurvival.com/sleepin...-sleeping-bag/
    16S/3873805/0669292

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    I just love my system. It is huge, it is warm, I am not going to get wet in it unless I end up falling into water. I wish mine were a bit shorter. I sleep really cold so I use the works, down to about 45 F. colder than than that I add more clothing.

    When I travel home, I always take my system with me, because there is alway the chance of getting stuck in a blizzard. I feel that with proper clothing and they system I can go through about anything.

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