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Swedish Army M40 Vintage Sleeping Bag

Original price $53.00 - Original price $53.00
Original price
$53.00 - $53.00
Current price $53.00

Swedish Army M40 Sleeping Bag
This well made bag was first issued in the 40s and 50s to Swedish troops and some also supplied to Norwegian troops. 

Well constructed out of thick canvas with a felted padded inner and leather straps to secure once rolled for carrying. There is a compartment on the underside of the sleeping bag which originally would allow the user to place any naturally sourced materials inside for insulation, to cut down the amount of heat loss by conduction on cold ground. Fabric wax will improve water repellency and being canvas is less prone to spark damage from open fires. 

Most armies didn't issue sleeping bags when this was produced as troops tended to rely on woollen uniforms for warmth and a woollen blanket if space allowed in their pack. It wasn't until 1958 that the UK started to issue sleeping bags.
As this bag is approximately 70 years old, it can't be compared to the performance of today's modern materials, but it's cool as hell and still works as a good spring / summer bag.

Features Include:

  • Issued in the 40's and 50's 
  • Leather or canvas straps to secure when rolled up
  • Separate compartment on underside which originally would allow the user to place any naturally sourced materials inside for insulation. 
  • Grade 1 used condition

Dimensions and Weight:

  • Weight: 4.5kg
  • Dimensions: 200 x 73cm

United Kingdom 

Under 2kg:
Standard Delivery (2-4 days) - £3.50
Express Delivery (1-2 days) - £4.50
Next Day - £4.99

Over 2kg:
Next Day - £4.99

Saturday Delivery:
Saturday Delivery - £6.99
Saturday Before 1pm - £9.99

Rest of the world
UPS or Fed-Ex - Calculated on checkout 

Next Day Delivery
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With our new items there may be plastic packing which comes from the supplier themselves. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review

Surprisingly good quality for a 70+ year old sleeping bag. Not exactly as shown in the picture but still fit for purpose. Despite the surprise of the slight differences, I 10/10 would buy again