Sleep Like A Bear

Bear sleeping bag gets campers in the mood for hibernatin'

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Down, synthetic, draft collars—sometimes we get a little to technical when it comes to choosing a sleeping bag. Isn’t it all about getting a good night’s sleep? And if that’s true, then we all should envy the bear: Our ursine friend always get a winter’s worth of winks without worrying about temperature ratings, thanks to the fact that his fat n’ furry body is the perfect slumber wrap.

Enter artist Eiko Ishizawa’s the Great Sleeping Bear sleeping bag: While slim on technical stats, this bag promises a bruin’s rest while in the woods. From the artist:

 That’s pretty much what I would’ve said—take that, Big Agnes. There is a catch, though: Ishizawa, a Japanese-born, Amsterdam-based sculptor, built The Great Sleeping Bear bag as an art piece, not a commercial product. But if any sleeping-bag manufacturers out there know what’s good for them, they’re clamoring to contact Ishizawa right about now.

Despite the obvious risks of getting shot in a national park or experiencing traumatic accidental human-bear love, I think there’s a real market for this. Take it from someone with personal experience: Being a bear rules.

—Ted Alvarez

Via The Goat