Gear NOZIPP Sleeping Bags Recoil Staff March 20, 2016 Join the Conversation We all know what it’s like to get our zipper stuck. If you want to avoid potential catastrophic zipper malfunctions such as those suffered by Ted Stroehmann, then the NOZIPP bag might be for you. Touted as “camping quilt meet mummy bag” this sleeping bag utilizes magnets rather than zippers. The idea for NOZIPP Sleeping Bags came from a civil engineer named Taylor Henderson, apparently out of frustration. He decided on one particular camping trip he had struggled with zippers for the last time and that determination led to NOZIPP. Apparently it was a good idea — the concept quickly reached full funding on Kickstarter. Want to know more about NOZIPP Sleeping Bags? Read more below. Los Angeles, CA (March 10, 2016) — On Tuesday, March 8th, its 8th day on Kickstarter, NOZIPP, the sleeping bag that forgoes zippers in favor of magnetic closures, reached full funding. Targeted towards campers who covet versatility and comfort from their gear, NOZIPP solves several issues consumers face with sleeping bags: easier entry and exit, comfort in a wider range of temperatures, and a modular design that allows for roomier sleeping. If you've ever slept under a camping quilt, you know how homey they feel, but sometimes they aren't warm enough. Mummy bags, while toasty, can be too constricting. NOZIPP's redesign of the sleeping bag replaces easy-to-snag zippers with four rows of magnetic closures, creating a customizable sleeping bag that's easy to get in and out of and sleeps comfortably in a wide array of temperatures. EN-tested down to fifteen degrees Fahrenheit, the bag's two overlapping front flaps lay across the user's upper body creating an oversize baffle and aligning all twenty magnets for a bundled, cozy night of sleep in cold weather. In warmer temps, the inner-most fabric of the flaps can be aligned to create less insulation over the chest and a roomier area for upper body movement. Or, simply leave the two flaps completely open on nights upwards of 65 degrees. Summary? This thing is a quiver-killer. Bonus: Because the magnets are easier to break out of than zippers, middle-of-the-night bathroom trips are a cinch. And, no zipper means you'll be far less annoying to tent mates. NOZIPP Features ¥ Magnetic closures for easy entry and exit ¥ Modular design that offers three modes of closure for varying temperature conditions: Mummy Mode, Roomy Mode, Open Mode ¥ Lofty collar for keeping the draft out and the warmth in ¥ Cinchable hood for snuggling in on the coldest nights NOZIPP Specifications ¥ EN tested comfort rating: 15°F / -10°C ¥ fill power: 850+ water resistant duck down ¥ fill weight: 20 oz / 567 g ¥ total weight: 2lbs 6 oz / 1.085 kg ¥ length: 6'0″ / 1.83 m ¥ packed size: 7” x 14” / 11L ¥ shoulder inner diameter – mummy mode: 60” / 152 cm ¥ shoulder inner diameter – roomy mode: 78″ /198 cm ¥ waist inner diameter: 54” / 137 cm ¥ foot inner diameter: 40” / 102 cm ¥ outer shell: 40 Denier 1.6oz Ripstop Nylon ¥ inner shell: 20 Denier 1.0oz Ripstop Nylon ¥ MSRP: $549 NOZIPP, which makes all of its bags in Los Angeles, California, is available on Kickstarter through March 30, 2016. This project became fully funded on March 8th. There are still some special spots available if you want to pledge, you can do so right here. Otherwise, you might have to wait awhile to get yours. Estimated delivery is currently November 2016. Explore RECOILweb:Preview - Hudson 9Synopsis of This Week's Firearms Politics by Duane LiptakNew Headset System from RevisionRECOILtv Gun Room Video: Mid America Armament Rapid Take Down Kit NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!