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Welcome to this month’s Travel Gear Guide.

Just in time for Christmas shopping, here’s a strange sleeping bag called The Napsack.

I’m excited about this one, my friend, as this is no ordinary retro-looking ‘70s-style sleep cocoon. See, the Napsack has shoulder zippers. So you can unzip them, stick your hands up in the air, and shout, “I adore being homeless!”

Bonus: the bag opens at the bottom. So you can hike it up and walk around town wearing the sack you slept in. The chest pocket fits an iPhone and there’s a ‘pass through hole’ for your headphones to run internally. So basically it’s a hipster sleeping bag that you wear like a Snuggie.

Perfect when you’re moping around crappy, drafty, basement suites. Or wear it to any protest where you’ll need to wake up quickly and run from the cops. Thanks to the Napsack on your back, your bed runs with you!

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The Napsack’s made by the Portland-based Poler company. On their website, Poler suggests you wear their bag “like a puffy coat around the campfire, and then crawl right back into your tent without ever having to leave the warmth of your bag…perfect for summer trips, couch surfing, music festivals, jumping into after snowboarding, surfing or any other activity that bring your core temp down. It’s not too hot for inside and is awesome for wearing around the house in the winter.”

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Judging by these promo photos, their Napsack is so cozy and convenient, you’ll never need to buy clothes again for the rest of your sad and solitary life.

I mean, look how happy these Napsackers are. And by happy, I mean ‘stunned and annoyed’. But let’s give them a break; they just woke up so they’re probably woozy from standing up so fast in their sleeping bags.

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The Napsack has a soft microfiber shell, comes in orange or black, costs $130 US, and comes in medium, large, or a kids’ version for $100 US.

Wouldn’t you like to find one under your tree this Christmas? Then why wait! Buy one for yourself now so you’re prepared for the coming holiday madness. For example, if you drink too much rum & egg nog and your spouse kicks you out of the house, no problem.

Simply slip into your Napsack, then stagger outside to curl up under your favourite neighbourhood tree. Night night!

— Ken Hegan

 

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Photos by Poler

Thanks to Pete Taylor

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