You are about to discover a new outdoor sleeping experience. This bag is a game changer and will extend your adventure limits in several ways.
1—Don’t be afraid of the dew.
You can sleep under the open sky when it’s not raining because dew does not soak the bag. Instead, your body heat keeps the bag dry on the inside so you wake up high and dry, even if the outside of the bag is wet. This also works in fog mist and frost. You don’t need to hide inside a tent anymore. This is perfect for sleeping under a tarp with open sides where a bit of moisture blow in will cause no harm. This puts you right up against nature so you can be at one with the moon and stars!
2—Extend the temperature by 10 degrees with the ‘breathe inside the bag’ technique.
Pull the wool over your eyes! Go ahead. In fact pull it over your whole head. This will keep your face warm as well as raise the temperature by 10 degrees. You have been told your whole life not to do this. That is true in a down or synthetic bags where the moisture will make you clammy and cold. However wool is a game changer. In a wool sleeping bag the moisture will be wicked away. There is also a sleep enhancing effect of breathing inside the bag like this. You are increasing your CO2 which lowers serotonin and reduces inflammation leading to deeper sleep. To do this while lying on your back, just pull your knees up so there will be more room. Or you can lay on your side in fetal curl position. Experiment to see what works.
When covered completely by the bag, you are away from the bity things like mosquitoes and no-see-ums. You can sleep peacefully protected using this technique as a defense.
4—Comfort in humid weather.
You often feel cooler and dryer with the bag than even in the open air. The reason is: wool wicks the humidity away leaving a layer of dry air next to your skin. You create a micro-climate bubble which takes damp and clammy conditions and makes you feel warm and dry.
In circumstances where you might overheat in a down or synthetic fill bag, you won’t in a wool bag. You will sleep right through extreme changes in temperature because wool is both heating and cooling and this helps regulate an even body temperature. To further the temperature adjusting abilities, you can drop the bag loosely in warmer weather. Unzipping the footbox is appropriate in warmer weather. In colder weather wrap the bag tightly around you. Easily re-adjust at any time by tugging it more tightly or loosening it up.
6—Get in and out quickly.
Mummy bags strap you in like a straight jacket making entry and exit more difficult. With the open quilt design of the Lucky Sheep bag you can exit in a split second in case there is an emergency. You are not locked in. Getting back in is also easy with no zipper to fidget with in the middle of the night.
7—Change positions easily.
Sleep on your back or your side and shift to any position you like. One big advantage of this is to either conserve heat or to cool down. The most heat-conserving position is the fetal curl. Also when your feet get cold you can pull them in and place them against your legs and warm them with your hands.
8—Modular layering system.
Add or subtract layers using our simple but effective strapping system. You can tie two sleeping bags together, two felts together, or bags and felts combined.
Wear your wool hat or bandana and place an extra piece of clothing over your head during colder weather. This feature allows more ease of movement and adjustability for varying conditions.
10—Stuff sack pillow.
Place extra clothing inside your stuff sack to create a pillow on the go. Our 100% cotton stuff sack is soft and breathable to add luxury to camping without extra weight. (We also carry a tiny wool-stuffed camp pillow).
When lounging around camp wrap the bag around you by unzipping the footbox so the bag is flat. Use the flap side to pull up tight around your neck. Save weight by leaving that extra camp sweater at home.
12—Feel free to compress the bag when needed with compression straps while it is in the stuff sack. The bag compresses to about 11” x 12” from it’s normal 11” x 21”. You can store the bag in it’s stuff sack when at home because the bag is extra roomy. You can even use the sleeping bag in the stuff sack as a pillow or yoga bolster.
Also see our other complimentary products such as the Sleeping Felt used as a Sleeping Bag OR Sleeping Pad, (usually placed on top of a closed cell foam pad in damp conditions), our wool filled Camp Pillow, Merino Bandana and Scarf, Naked Felt and Removable Merino Liner.
The Lucky Sheep Sleeping Bag and Sleep Felt are easily freshened by placing in the sun and air. Wool has a natural ability to sanitize itself in the elements. For further washing, here are instructions:
Hand Wash only!
Wash by hand in a wash tub or bath tub using warm water and biodegradable soap and/or baking soda. DO NOT AGITATE your wool product in the washing machine as it will become matted.
1) Place product in warm soapy water and gently work up and down by hand through the water.
2) Drain the water and then squeeze out water by hand by rolling from foot to head while pushing down to release the water.
3) Repeat as above for the rinse.
4) Hang up or lay flat to dry. NO AUTOMATIC DRYER! AND NO FRONT LOADING WASHING MACHINES!
Tumbling in the washer or dryer will shrink your wool, as will hot water.
See you on the trail! Sweet Dreams!