While working on a prototype of a quilt I'll be making, I started wondering about unconventional sleep systems. For example, instead of using a sleeping bag or quilt, how about:
- a high-loft jacket and pants
- or an insulated suit: something like this (4lbs!)
- or a half-bag and a high-loft jacket
I sleep on my side, turn over multiple times throughout the night, and spread out, so a wearable sleep system like these sounds appealing. But I'm wondering why they are not as popular as a sleeping bag or quilt. Maybe some reasons are:
- Inside of a sleeping bag or quilt, body heat is emitted by the arms, legs, etc and accumulates. Whereas if I were wearing a high-loft jacket and pants, the arms, legs, etc are isolated from the other body parts and so less body heat accumulates.
- Weight. A high-loft jacket and pants might contain more fabric, and weight, then a simple quilt.
I'm interested in hearing about your experiences with unconventional sleep systems. Pictures are a plus :)