U.S. Issue "3 Layer" Sleep system

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by bibo_boy, Nov 9, 2010.

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  1. Worth having or not?
  2. Only if it involves two Thai girls.
  3. Weren't we supposed to be getting something similar under PECOC?
  4. I have one gained on H11, brilliant bits of kit. With all 3 packed its big but if your not tabbbing and carrying then well worth having.
  5. I thought it was a great system, but as a former US Soldier I'm biased. Used them at Fort drum during winter Ex with no issues.
  6. If it's better than a bouncing bomb.
  7. We got something similar in the Dutch Army under the SMP (Soldier Modernisation Package - we're becoming more and more Anglophone over here...).

    It's nice to sleep in, really comfy; but when you have a crash move it is a serious problem to get out of it quickly. And working three zippers with cold, wet fingers can be difficult to say the least. Also, when not properly assembled I've seen (and heard :) ) people getting tied up in their bivvy bag-inner bag - outer bag combo.

    a mixed blessing if you ask me.
  8. Cheers guys... took the plunge :)
  9. I've used one; its a very clever design as all three layers - inner thin, outer warm and goretex - snap together along mthe right hand side and so you can "burst out" if needed. the hood also velcros into place so no worrying about which way is up, or having dreams about being suffocated.

    Downside: its not for the tall; I'm 1.80m and found it snug, almost too short. Bit big, too, but the inner plus gortex outer can be useful.