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Ocean Sleepwear Sleeping Bags

Ocean Sleepwear® bags were originally developed for use in the BT Global Challenge 2000 onboard the yacht "Teamspirit". They were then used by the crew onboard the yacht "2041" with Mission Antarctica during expeditions to the Southern Ocean Islands & Antarctica in 2000/02 including bivying out on the Antarctic Peninsular, they were then used in the Vendee Globe 2004/05 and by the crew of seven yachts in the Global Challenge 2004/05 since then our bags have gone on to be used by sailors worldwide.
Designed for offshore sailing, our sleeping bags are always waterproof and warm, and have removable layers for warm places. We make sleeping bags in two designs; the Original Ocean Sleepwear sleeping bag, and the larger Volvo Ocean Race sleeping bag.

Original Ocean Sleepwear Sleeping Bag

Designed for deep ocean sailing and yacht racing be that the Southern Ocean, North Atlantic or the Western Approaches to the English Channel the Original Ocean Sleepwear sleeping bag has a waterproof breathable outer shell that protects 2 warm fibre-pile insulating layers. Fibre-pile is the best performing insulation to have wet at sea, it is virtually as warm wet as it is dry and dries quickly. The bag has strong central "burstable" zips for quick entry and exit.
Right size and shape for sailing: This waterproof marine sleeping bag has an extra generously cut “mummy“ shape with plenty of space at the feet, knees and shoulders to make it possible to find a comfortable sleeping position even in a big sea! While the Volvo Ocean Race bag is the biggest, this is the more practical design when space is limited and transport to and from boats is a factor.
Durable outer shell: Made from 4oz Exeat Fabric providing a tough waterproof and breathable barrier, treated with a breathable fluorocarbon coating and fully tape-sealed to prevent wicking through stitch holes and provided with a full length flap to prevent water ingress through the zip. The outer shell zips directly onto the insulation layers so the bags work as one unit, without movement or cold spots.
Full-length “burstable“ zips: YKK No10 coil zips for their strength and reliability, with non-lock zippers and layers designed to work together means rapid entry and exit, no tangled layers. The zips, protected by a storm flap on the outer shell, can be opened both top and bottom to let your feet breathe.
2 Thick Fibre Pile Insulation Layers: 10mm Dense Weave fibre pile luxuriously warm to the touch. Fibre pile stays warm when wet and is hydrophilic, it does not absorb water. It resists mildew and is washable at 40°C. Fibre-pile makes the perfect ocean going insulation material.
Removable Pillow Pocket: Comfortable poly-cotton pillowcase, can easily be removed, washed and dried, stopping the build up of salt from your wet hair. Spare clothes can be stuffed inside form the pillow itself.
Rolling strap: Making it easy to keep the bag rolled up when it“s not being slept in.
Hanging strap: At the foot is for securing the bag when it is aired on deck.
2 Storage sacs: One large red for the whole system, and one small to store the inner bag when not in use, of course both stuff sacks make useful storage when not in use!
Available in 3 lengths Short: Crew height less than 1.70m (5'4") Regular: Crew height 1.70m - 1.90m (up to 6'3") Long: Crew height 1.9m plus (over 6'3")
Available in 5 colours: Different colours for different crew makes bags easy to identify. The colours are Black, Steel Grey, Royal Blue, Red and Yellow. Each bag also has a name label.
Made to last: Designed to withstand everything the Southern Ocean can throw at them, our bags are designed to last. Written 4 years after it was made, Andy Dare had this to say:

“I am still using my original Ocean Sleepwear sleeping bag after 30,000 miles in the BT Global Challenge 2000, with another 20,000 miles and over two seasons in the Antarctic since then, the bag still looks as new” - Andrew Dare

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Volvo Ocean Race Sleeping Bag

Designed to meet the requirements of the Volvo Ocean Race team this 4-layer, 2 metre long, 1 metre wide waterproof breathable marine sleeping bag works in all seasons all weather and all conditions. It is large, rectangular and all layers are independently removable for maximum flexibility.
Shape, Size and Construction: Large Rectangular shape with side zip allowing the bag to open out flat to become a bunk blanket in hot weather. Extra long size to cope with all crew sizes and when hot bunking Full Length 2 Way Separating zippers so the bag can open flat or just open at the foot to allow air to the feet. “Burstable“ zippers. Non-locking so the bags open without the need to grab the zipper tab itself - for a quick exit!
Waterproof breathable outer shell: Waterproof breathable 4oz Exceat fabric outer layer providing a tough and durable barrier to moisture. Treated with a breathable fluorocarbon coating and fully tape-sealed to prevent wicking through stitch holes. The VOR bag has a full length storm flap to prevent water ingress through the zip, velcro prevents water getting close. This bag is designed to get right down into and has a fully close-able overlapping head, an elasticated drawstring keeps the flap in place.
Full-length “burstable“ zips: YKK No10 coil zips for their strength and reliability, with non-lock zippers and layers designed to work together means rapid entry and exit, no tangled layers. The zips, protected by a storm flap on the outer shell, can be opened both top and bottom to let your feet breathe.
Outer Fibre pile Insulation Layers: 2x layers of 10mm Dense Weave Pile providing a luxurious feel while keeping an insulation layer of air next to the skin. Generous 10cm shoulder baffle to reduce heat loss.
Inner Microfleece Insulation: This is light and cosy for warmer climates. The layers are added to and stripped from the inside of the bags. Given the hot-cold-hot VOR route, the microfleece layer lies next to be the outer shell. Click to Buy Now



Ocean Rug

Available in 2 temperature models, a 2m x 2m Ocean Rug is backed with a waterproof breathable Exeat outer layer. The Fibre-pile model is ideal as a warm wrap for solo sailors with little opportunity for time in a full sleeping bag while the Micro-fleece backed model is for those out in warmer latitudes such as the Ocean rowers crossing the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
Currently made to order these Ocean Rugs are available in all Ocean Sleepwear colours (although we usually have stock in black). This product was designed and manufactured within just a few days, while more complex designs may take a litle longer we can turn around ideas very quickly. If you have an idea or need a bespoke item do give us a call, we will always do our best to help. Click to Buy Now


Ocean Sleepwear a Cape Wild brand