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Gelert Sleeping Pod

Gelert have just launched a brand new range, the Gelert Sleeping Pods, which they describe as the next generation in sleeping bags. Designed with comfort in mind the sleeping pods offer unrestricted body movement. The unique shape means you can curl up & turn inside the bag & sleep in any position you find comfortable.

Now I'm a fairly big bloke, so when Funky Leisure offered us one to test, I jumped at the chance to see what they are like. The one we tested was the standard Sleeping Pod in Bluejay colour.

Specification

  • Compression sac
  • Extra wide for maximum comfort & movement
  • Material: 170T Polyester
  • Lining: 170T Polyester
  • Filling: 300g/m Mono fibre / Polyester mix
  • 2 season
  • Weight: 1.58kg
  • Dimensions: 100 x 200cm
  • Pack Size: 43 x 22cm
  • Colours: Raspberry Sorbet, Bluejay, Albarino Print, Kookie Print, Cocoa

What we thought

My first impression was the packsize was quite large. This is obviously because it's a lot larger than a standard sleeping bag, but is worth bearing in mind if space is an issue. The Pod comes with a compression sac for repacking, which is sewn to the bottom, by your feet. Handy, if like me, you loose this sort of thing! When unrolled it's immediately obvious that this is not a normal sleeping bag. It's very wide, and a large oval shape.

I had a great night's sleep, the extra space really is brilliant, and lets you move around unrestricted, and curl up, something you can rarely do in a standard sleeping bag. I tested the standard Sleeping Pod, but they also do an XL version, which is 10 cm wider still, but perhaps more importantly 20 cm longer. I'd recommend the XL version if you are around 6 foot tall or over, you won't need the extra width, but the length will ensure you are able to completely enclose yourself in it!

Gelert Sleeping Pod
Gelert Sleeping Pod
Gelert Sleeping Pod
All in all, an excellent idea, and a purchase well worth considering if you don't like the feeling of being zipped up tight inside, or have to end up undoing the zip in a normal sleeping bag!

Where can I find out more?

The Gelert website contains full details of the whole range. Click here to visit their website.

Index : Equipment Reviews and Features : Gelert Sleeping Pod - by UKCampsite.co.uk



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