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The TROPEN is a light-weight sleeping bag with an extreme small packing size and minimum weight.Its remarkable feature is its vapour permeability which is very important for hot and humid tropical nights. The Shelltrans shell fits loosely over the inner structure and provides an extra layer of insulation with no cold seams. This construction ensures reserve warmth for cool,foggy nights.
In warmer weather the bottom part of the two-way zipper can be opened for ventilation. The hood is equipped with a mosquito net which can be folded out of the flap if required (it is in the front part of the bag and stored behind the flap with press studs.)The net can easily be attached around the hood by means of the small zipper.The zipper is non-snagging so that you can always get out quickly and easily.
Can be used in conjunction with the Defence 4 sleeping bag to create the MCSS Tropen Sleeping System
|Insulation||GLT Hollow Fibre|
|Material||Shell fabric: Shelltrans 100 % Polyamide micro fibre
Inner fabric: Shelltrans 100 % Polyamide micro fibre
|Temperature||Comfort +5 degrees C, Extreme -12 degrees C|
|MCSS Tropen Sleeping Bag 185|
|Availability:||Expected in 2 - 6 Weeks.|
|Price: £103.95||Code: CARI-94511|
|MCSS Tropen Sleeping Bag 200|
|Availability:||Available for Delivery.|
|Price: £107.95||Code: CARI-94520|
This bag is essentially a warm climate bag and therefore a zip baffle is not really required.
Furthermore it forms part of a dual bag sleeping system and can be used inside the defence 4 in coldest weather.
I think it's a great bag and I've never had any problems with it at all. As for the mossie net may I suggest wearing a peaked cap to keep the net off your face as I do. Works a treat.
Since my review below HH have changed the photo to show the correct model.
The first thing to state is that the photo shown is the Defence 4, and NOT the ‘Tropen’ which has a side zip and not a centre zip. The zip is described as ‘non snagging’ and it certainly is, but at a cost; there is no conventional zip panel. An attempt has been made to cover the zip with two stiffened tapes, but they too easily part company and leave the zip exposed and this compromises the bag. The cold enters and the heat leaves through the zip. There is a hidden ‘mosquito net’, but as it can sit directly on your face, it must be of suspect value. Malaria is too serious to depart from the WHO advice of a net (hung away from the skin) and pre-treated with Deet® or similar. The net might be useful to prevent the entry of insects and snakes if leaving your bag in suspect ground. There is no doubting the manufactured quality of the bag, but the leaky zip makes it only one star out of five for me.
I have both the defence 4 and the Tropen 200 and they combine to make a great all season sleeping system.
This bag is light but just as well made as it's bigger brother and the details such as the built in mosquito net really show that this is a well thought out military bag.
I really rate this bag and I have a collection of down and synthetic bags for all conditions but these are now my go to sleeping bags.