User Review: Wiggy's Antarctic (multi bag system)
Design: Semi Mummy with hood
Fill: Lamilite (proprietary)
Temperature Rating: estmated to - 30 C
Price Paid: contact Wiggy
This is an excellant bag system. I have tried a variety of systems in extreme conditions for sustained periods and this is the best bag to date. The bag packs well, dries quickely and is durable. The test conducted was for a three week period during a military exercise on the coast of Hudson's Bay in January/February 1997. The average daily tempreture was -35C with winds on occassion to match. The area is on the boundry between the Canadian Arctic Tundra and the Boreal forest. The tents used was a 10 x 12 canvass wall tent. The best under pad was the Wiggy pad augmented by Caribou hides (fur facing up, you smell like a wet dog but you are warm).
This is a two bag system that allows for mixing for a variety of temperature ranges and conditions the outer Patrol bag is very effective and the system has been thought out. After two weeks any bag system must be dried and "de iced" due to condensation build up. The Wiggy System performed very well and I look forward to continued good service. By way of note the night tempreture on occcassion dipped to a modest -47C in still wind conditions. We lived in a single wall tent with boughs on the floor, caribou hide rugs and a wood stove that went out 30 minutes after retiring for the night. This bag works
A detailed report is being prepared on this bag and other equipment used on this exercise. A copy is being forwarded to Wiggy's.