New soldier sleep system introduced

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 13 (UPI) -- Puerto Rico's Bluewater Defense Inc. has joined with ADS Inc. to unveil the Guardian Sleep System for the U.S. Department of Defense.

The system will provide soldiers a new level of comfort and warmth in environments of minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit.


The Guardian Sleep System will replace the single-person tent, enabling unprecedented protection from the elements with fully sealed seams for ultimate wind and wet weather protection.

It consists of a 0 degrees F Guardian heavyweight bag, a 30 degrees F lightweight Bag, a bivy cover, a compression stuff sack and a mesh storage bag.

"We are honored to have worked with ADS Inc. to set a new standard in sleep system technologies for our men and women in uniform," said Sharon Birk, vice president, Business Development, Bluewater Defense.

"This sleep system incorporates a range of innovative cold weather materials and manufacturing techniques, resulting in an unprecedented system that offers unique capabilities to our warfighters and enhances their mission readiness."

Bluewater Defense, Inc. is working in conjunction with its materials suppliers Brookwood Co. and Climashield, Inc. to produce the system, which utilizes two sleeping bag technologies that can be used interchangeably.


The lightweight bag can be used alone in warmer climates or in conjunction with more insulative bag and bivy for extreme cold weather protection. The Heavyweight Sleeping Bag consists of double-layered insulation.

Arm-hole zippers allow the user to access all layers of the sleep system and any equipment needed while inside the sleeping bag.

The Guardian Sleep System is available through ADS Inc.

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