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US Military 4-PC Weather Resistant Modular Sleep System with Waterproof Gore-Tex Cover
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22 Oct ’15 - 10:23 am
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lol at this pic

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I also have one of these "sleep systems" and found it disappointing also.  I figured it would be better.  My big issue is that its not tall enough.  The sleeping bags dont have any comfort (to thin).  I camped out last night (prob low 30's but not freezing), and I camp a lot outside in unheated space.  I am also big on being very comfortable while camping. 

The setup i used last night was a nice cot to get off ground and then a zero rated sleeping bag similar to whats below.  Thats comfy as all heck..its heavy and bulky..but every techie type bag thats super light i find just doesn't do it. I'm puzzled b/c if your not sleeping good whats the point. Now ifs its below freezing then what i start doing is layering sleeping bags.  I have other smaller lighter duty bags that are also fairly poofy :D.  I've used 3 before.  I learned this from some guy in maine that lived in the woods for years (outlaw) so didn't want any fires.  He used up to 7 to get through winter.  Just like layering clothes ...keep adjusting till comfort is reached.  Keeping my head inside when its really cold also makes a ton of difference!  Good luck finding something that works...i got a military sleep system available if you want one 😉

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26 Oct ’15 - 9:34 am
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that wouldn't be the north pond hermit is it?

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So here's my second weekend with the MSS.

Friday night, it was supposed to go down to low 40's.  I used only the light patrol bag (30 degree rated) and the gortex bivy cover.  I was wearing a base layer and wool blend socks.  I didn't last too long before I bailed on the patrol bag and went to the intermediate bag (0 rated) and was relatively comfortable.

Saturday was mid 50's and I went  back to the patrol bag.  I was quite comfortable.

Overall the system is quite a disappointment, and I'm considering returning it. 

And referring to Speedfunk's suggestion, I know I can layer them.  I just prefer to try to be a little more compact.  I have enough crap to haul as it it, without bringing a ton of sleeping bags to lug.

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that's what the boy scout troop is for, pack animals

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I do believe that was the guy!  It was in some online newspaper.  Was stealing stuff/gear from camps.  We can learn something from everyone.  ( not the stealing..although if your going to freeze to death i could have some understanding, as long as i'm not going to freeze to death also lol)

It seems we all were dissapointed by this sleep system.  A great idea...just figured the military would have the good stuff!  I thought i woulld like the ability to sleep outside in the rain if need be with the bivy...it does condense heavily though in really cold weather.  I've had better luck with a tent (not setup) with screen on top and rain fly over that as a kind of tent blanket.  THis way the moisture condenses and runs down over the tent instead of being trapped in there.  So if im in a hurry just the tent with a nice POOFY sleeping bag/s works well.  ahh poofy sleeping bags

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Speedfunk said

It seems we all were dissapointed by this sleep system.  A great idea...just figured the military would have the good stuff!  

Not only did I assume that the military gear would be of decent quality, it got STELLAR reviews on Amazon.  I believe it was the reviews that actually sold it on me. 

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you going to return it?

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