Monday, 21 January 2013

Musuc bag, wearable sleeping bag system review.

Hi guys!,

This is the product I have been the most excited to review.
I have just took delivery of a 'Musuc bag Classic', and the 'kids' version too.

The 'Musucbag' gets its inspiration from the Selk'Nam Nomadic tribes people in Chile, where they would conceal there human form by painting their bodies and wearing masks to emulate the spirits they worshipped. They adapted themselves to hostile and extreme environments, subjecting their bodies to freezing temperatures and endure hunger and thirst. It is inspired by the exploration and freedom displayed by the tribes.

Now, the musuc bag, delivers a representation of these people by being able to adapt to most environments, by giving you freedom, and by giving you warmth in all the right places when it's cold outside.
 
The way the 'classic' is made is very clever. It uses  2 x 100 g/m² polyester taffeta double layer filling, the outer material is Ripstop Nylon 300T/40D, and the lining is Polyester Diamond 290T/50D, but it is all stitched around the shape of the human body, which in essence, delivers the best heat retaining strengths. For example, the heat given off from one your legs whilst inside the musuc bag, will mainly flow around that leg as the sleeping bag is stitched and zipped around that part of your body, which results in less escaping heat at the opening of your bag, whereas as a conventional bag has a higher potential of heat loss as your whole body is encased in just the one area. But if you do actually get too hot in the musuc bag, there are zipped mesh vents on the legs to allow your body heat to escape when you need it to.

The 'kids' version is made slightly differently, using a Polyester Taffeta 210T/70D outer which feels stronger to the touch, which aids durability because, as we all know, kids do like to rummage, and explore tiny places, so with that in mind the outer is very 'kids' focused. The inner material is made from Polyester Diamond 290T/50D, which is the same soft feel lining as in the 'classic'. The filling is also the same 2 × 100 g/m² 2 layer hollow fibre as in the 'classic'. If its warm enough for the adults, it needs to be warm enough for the kids too, and the 'kids' bag does just that.

My daughter ,although still alittle too small for the bag she had, wriggles about in the night a lot, so she is happy to have a larger sized bag to accommodate her need for space and movement.

We all know how annoying it can be when you feel restricted in your sleeping bag at night, when you can't fully move your arms or legs, but with this sleep system, you can! I can't stress enough how great it is to be able to move freely, and still be warm! To be honest I'd love to wear this most nights sitting in front of the television, but I'd probably never go to bed!
Openings on the musuc bag allow for your hands to be out when you need them, and straps around the leg area so you can walk without stumbling over.

The soles of the bag are reinforced nylon to prevent wear and lateral grips give traction on multiple surfaces. They really are very tough and will withstand a walk across dry soft terrain such as grasslands, beaches, or grassy forest floors, although I wouldn't try it in the wet unless you don't mind damp feet?!

They come in various guises - The classic, the 2010 model, the lite, and the kids version.
This musuc bag on review is the updated and revised version of the 2010 model, and the lite version is more a summer sleep system. I would definitely recommend one for the kids, as they wriggle around in the night more than anyone, so this would really aid a good nights sleep!


Make sure to choose the correct size following the instructions on the
Manufacturers website according to model and your body height.
It is important that the bag leaves enough room to feel comfortable
inside whilst sleeping. It shouldn't be too tight a fit.

  







Pricing varies from £39 for the kids bags to £99 for the classic. Very good value for money considering its unique design and performance.

Overall this sleep/wear system is definitely a 10/10 for me, as it has all the features I would need when camping out in the forest, not to mention a very cool quirky look to it. It made my wife laugh when she seen it, but when she tried it on she absolutely loved it!

I would also like to add that the customer service from these guys was great. They were very helpful and knowledgeable, and the speedy delivery made it all the more an excellent experience with the musucbag.

Technical Specifications

Classic bag....
Outside: Ripstop Nylon 300T/40D
Inside: Polyester Diamond 290T/50D
Filling: Hollow Fiber Polyester
Fill quantity: 2 × 100 g/m²
Layers: 2
EN 13537 Temperature Ratings
Comfort: 9°C
Limit: 4°C
Extreme: -9°C (FAQ)
Warmth collar advanced 3D
Functional contoured hood with drawstring cord systems
Weight
Size M: 1700 g
Size L: 1900 g
Size XL: 2100 g
Stuff sack: 38 cm × 25 cm
Pack volume: about 13 liters


Kids bag....
Outside: Polyester Taffeta 210T/70D
Inside: Polyester Diamond 290T/50D
Filling: Hollow Fiber Polyester
Fill quantity: 2 × 100 g/m²
Layers: 2
EN 13537 Temperature Ratings
Comfort: 10°C
Limit: 5°C
Extreme: -1°C (FAQ)
Warmth collar
Hood
Weight
Size K1: 1400 g
Size K2: 1600 g
Stuff sack: 30 cm × 21 cm
Pack volume: about 10 liters


For more info please go to www.musucbag.com