I had one of the German ones - sleeping bag with arms in it and a horizontal zip at knee height. You used it just like an everyday maggot, then when you need a p1ss at o'dark-thirty, you poke your arms down the sleeves, undo the knee-zip and poke your leggies out. Wander off into the gloom still toasty, do the business and reverse the procedure when you return.
Drive in it, cook in it, stag-on in it (surrepticiously) - absolutely fcuking brilliant.
However, it proved to be somewhat sh1t when I nodded-off whilst smoking in it. Only the lightning reactions of my comrades stamping all over me whilst fighting back tears of laughter saved me from looking like a sofa in one of those old fire-brigade adverts.
Unlikely that they're not fire-proofed these days, but watch out if you buy a surplus one.
A wearable, yes wearable, sleeping bag.
Put this snugly suit on like you would an all in one ski suit and zip yourself up.
An integral hood to keep your bonce toasty warm.
Have full movement of all your limbs so you can wander around in your Selk.
As tested by the European EN 13537 standard the sleeping bag can withstand a temperature as low as -8.4 degrees Celcius - chilly!
The suit lining is made from soft touch nylon.
The suit is padded with Polyester Hollow Fibre Bonded filling. Choose from Army Green, Yellow, Brown or Red in colour.
Suitable for ages 16 years+.
Weight: 1.68kg (S/M) or 1.97kg (L/XL).
Available in Small-Medium (ideal for heights of around 1.80m) or Large-Extra Large (ideal for heights of 2m).
Jarrod's corect, they're utter shite in cold weather, even without using the sleeves they're gipping.
We were gibbering in the North German winter when we used these things with the outers. (Which were always available.)
They've not been on Box issue for years, the reason they're on the civvy market is because they're crap and were unloaded by the Wehrmacht.
That comment made me howl...dunno why, but very funny...anyhoo, had a go on one of these about two years back, temp dropped to no lower than -1, and it wasn't nice! (bearing in mind the good old issue bouncing bomb has been toasty warm when I have scraped frost off it at -6...save ya money, I'd say. Only IMHO.