The Special Forces 2 is the British Military standard for use in the Norwegian snow. The bag comes with its own stuff sack, reinforced foot and quick release center zip, for when you need to get out of your sleeping bag in a hurry.
Using a new and unique center “zip-in” baffle, System 1 and System 2 can be zipped together resulting in an extreme temperature bag.
|Special Forces 1||Special Forces 2||Special Forces|
|Weight: 28 oz.||Weight: 56 oz.||Weight: 90 oz.|
|Packs to: 11″x6″||Packs to: 17″x13″||Packs to: 19″x15″|
|Comfort at –> 41 F||Comfort at –> 18 F||Comfort at –> 5 F|
|Low –> 32 F||Low –> 10 F||Low –> -4 F|
Fabric and Fill Information
Pertex Shield is the latest innovation from Perseverance Mills, the UK based weaver responsible for the lightweight range of Pertex nylons. This water repellent treatment is 5 times more durable than standard DWRs (Durable Water Repellents) and actually softens the fabrics making them more pleasant to the touch and pack smaller. The nature of the application of this treatment means that the high breathability of the fabric is not impaired.
Softie insulation or ‘superfine high-thermal’ is a combination of fibers with different crimp systems and surface finishes. Some are crimped, some are curled and some just left as they are. The random nature of the process results in a product that closely resembles the structure of natural down and the way it performs. The yarns used are staple yarns as in natural insulation (as opposed to continuously extruded as in most synthetic fills). The fibers have now been updated with special binders and treatments for an excellent combination of softness and durability. Softie is extremely lightweight and has excellent re-loft abilities, when unpacked.
Softie’s Special Features
Profiling – Softie sleeping bags are ‘profiled’ (unquilted) bags which use the ‘no stitch through’ method of construction. Most traditionally constructed sleeping bags have quilted stitches to hold the bag and fibers in place. Whilst developing new resins to enhance the softness of our bags we came across a blend which gives a remarkable degree of strength and structure, with self supporting fibers, allowing us to remove all the stitch lines and cold spots that can occur with quilted bags. It also helps with reloft as the ‘Softie’ filling is not held back by stitches. We estimate that by ‘profiling’ we have increased the loft of our bags by up to 30%, without adding anything to the weight or packsize.