Outdoor Adventures in Selk’ Bag 4G Lite – Travel Gear Review
The Selk’bag would have been great to have on as I watched the aurora borealis light show taking place in Fairbanks, Alaska or the sled dog ride in Chena Hotsprings. When the Selk’ Bag Sleepwear System arrived in the mail, my husband and son were all over it. They are both hunters and with hunting comes overnight camping trips. I requested the extra large size knowing full well that the sleeping bag, or “Selk bag” as it is called, might be an ideal match for my outdoor boys.
The Selk’bag arrived on a hot July summer day in Northern California. Being a professional travel writer and reviewer of travel apparel and travel equipment, I dutifully tried on the “Selk’ Bag 4G Lite Sleepwear System. Deemed “Lite,” the 4G has a comfort rating of 45 degrees Fahrenheit, designed for fall and summer season wear. Technically, this is not the Sleepwear System designed for winters in Alaska, but I think it would be ideal for overnight camping trips and outdoor adventures in Northern California.
Originally created by Rodrigo Alonso of Müsuc Design Studios of Santiago, Chile, the Selk’bag wearable sleeping bag features no-zip quick release hand systems and comes in three colors; dark grey, royal blue and violet.
- Baffled construction to eliminate cold spots
- Soft, yet durable ripstop nylon shell with DWR (durable water resistant) finish
- Reinforced nylon soles prevent wear and lateral grips give traction on multiple surfaces
- A hood with drawstring for added warmth
- Compacting carry sack
- Thermal collar around the head and neck to prevent drafts
- Exaggerated draft tubes to stop heat loss around zippers
- Wide zipper tape, preventing snags
The Selk’bag 4G Lite is available for purchase from Selk’bag’s online store at $79 for the kids’ version and $99 for adults. You may follow Selk’bag on Twitter and follow Nancy D. Brown on Twitter for all things travel.
If You Go:
Pack your Selk’bag. It packs in a stuff sack and doesn’t take up much room. I challenge Rolf Potts to wear this on the airplane the next time he does a no baggage challenge.
Selk Bag supplied me with this travel gear for review.