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R&D highlights versatility, portability in sleeping bags


New models function as clothing, air beds or picnic mats, and use lighter fabrics.




  • Versatile styles: Multipurpose sleeping bags are on the rise. Several recent releases follow the lines of the human body and can be worn as outerwear during winter. New models also include pieces that can function as an air bed or picnic mat.
  • Lightweight & compact designs: Many suppliers are opting for shells made of 20 or 40d nylon fabrics instead of 70 or 80 variants. Designs using the first two weigh 40 to 50 percent less than versions adopting 70 or 80d textiles. A number can be folded to the size of a vacuum flask.
  • Modified down filling: For insulation, some companies are employing down treated to repel water. Sleeping bags in this input are priced at least $2 higher than traditional down-filled models.
  • Sales projections: Suppliers targeting the upscale segment expect overseas revenue to increase 10 percent this year despite the economic crunch in the US and the EU. Sales of low-end designs are projected to remain stable, buoyed by international events such as the Munich Oktoberfest and London Olympics.

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Leison Global
Model: JXSD-01
Description: 210 tex polyester shell; 170 tex nylon lining; 260gsm polyester filling

 Sleeping bag

Ningbo Xiangpeng Tour & Leisure Product Co. Ltd
Model: XP-2004
Description: 210 tex polyester ripstop shell; 210 tex polyester lining

 Sleeping bag

Odesun Co. Ltd Dept 4
Model: Sleepbag
Description: Water-resistant 190 tex polyester shell; 250gsm hollow polyester fiber filling; 190x75cm

 Sleeping bag

Riversuny Waterproof Garments & Bag Mfg Ltd Outdoor Bags Dept
Model: SL-1201
Description: Water- and UV-resistant, 20d 400 tex nylon shell

 Sleeping bag

Shanghai Lufu Outdoor Products Co. Ltd
Model: LFSB007
Description: 170 or 190 tex polyester shell; T/C lining; 200gsm filling

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Umex (Ningbo) Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd
Model: IMG3325
Description: 210 tex polyester ripstop shell; 300gsm hollow polyester fiber filling; adjustable length

Note: This article "R&D highlights versatility, portability in sleeping bags" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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