BOULDER, Colo. (August 9, 2007) - Going to be out in the field in a variety of overnight conditions and temperatures? If so, the new Optimus Multi-Temperature Sleep System from Slumberjack is designed to keep outdoor adventurers comfortable in fluctuating weather conditions. The all-in-one, transformable sleep system is uniquely designed to deliver high-end performance without adding unwanted bulk and weight to your backpack.
Optimus system, which borrows from Slumberjack's military product line,
is equipped with two mummy-shaped sleeping bags (one 5-degree bag and
one 25-degree bag), a bivy shelter and a compression stuff sack that
stores all components. The mummy bags can be used alone or in
combination to address a full gamut of temperatures and weather
"Weather can change in a heart beat," said Geoff
O'Keeffe, president of Slumberjack. "It doesn't matter if you're
traveling the backcountry or sitting around a campsite with family,
it's smart to be prepared for everything. The Optimus system gives you
all the tools you need to rest comfortably in a wide variety of
conditions - it's a great insurance policy when sleeping in the
Both Optimus mummy bags are packed with design and
material innovations. The bags are filled with Thermolite® Extreme
insulation, a tri-blend of fibers that provide superior loft, warmth
and compactability. The exterior of each bag is constructed of a
polyester diamond-ripstop material, which is extremely durable and
resists water, wind and other elements. The interior of each bag
features a plush, polyester-taffeta liner for added comfort.
common features include a flip-over hood, which doubles as a pillow;
easy access drawcords for fast, convenient adjustments; anti-snag
zipper protection; and hook and loop closures. To enhance warmth and
comfort, the sleeping bags feature an insulated draft tube with an
adjustable storm collar to keep cold air out and warm air in.
5-degree sleeping bag, which measures 33" x 82", is manufactured with a
double-offset, differential-cut construction, which enhances
durability. The construction also helps to eliminate cold spots,
ensuring an even distribution of insulation throughout the bag. The bag
also incorporates a trapezoid foot box so feet can rest in a natural
The 25-degree sleeping bag, which measures at 34" x
84", features a single layer, loose-liner construction. It also
incorporates a ventilated foot box.
In addition to the sleeping
bags, the Optimus system includes a 34" x 84" welded bivy offering
advanced protection against the elements. Since the bivy has little to
no stitching, it is extremely watertight, yet maintains a high level of
breathability. Its waterproof nylon keeps occupants dry, while an
integrated vent on the hood provides airflow to the user.
bivy includes a stuffable, patent-pending Delrin® hoop, which keeps
mesh away from the face, enhancing ventilation and comfort in wet
conditions. The one-piece hoop pops into shape and easily coils for
fast, convenient stuffing and transport.
components easily store in the compression stuff sack for a total carry
size of 9" x 18". The Optimus weighs in at just over 7 lbs. and retails
For more information about the Optimus Multi-Temperature Sleep System, call 1-800-233-6283 or visit Slumberjack.com.
more than fifty years, Slumberjack has been one of the world's leading
manufacturers of outdoor sleep systems. The company's product portfolio
includes: sleeping bags, self-inflating mats, furniture and other
outdoor accessories. Slumberjack products are available at specialty
stores and sporting goods retailers throughout the country. Products
can also be purchased online through various Internet retailers.
is a division of American Recreation Products, Inc., St. Louis.
American Recreation Products is a subsidiary of Kellwood Company
(NYSE), St. Louis, a leading marketer of apparel and consumer soft
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Please see accompanying 2008 Slumberjack catalog for product images and additional specifications.
Multi-Temp Sleep System Ideal for Rapidly Changing Weather ConditionsTuesday, 14 August 2007
Going to be out in the field in a variety of overnight conditions and temperatures? If so, the new Optimus Multi-Temperature Sleep System from Slumberjack is designed to keep outdoor adventurers comfortable in fluctuating weather conditions. The all-in-one, transformable sleep system is uniquely designed to deliver high-end performance without adding unwanted bulk and weight to your backpack.
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