Warmbag - Keeping You Warm By Tracey Breen
Dec 15, 2009 - 5:02:25 AM
Disabled Outdoorsmen know how hard it can be to stay warm while enjoying the outdoors. Many disabled hunters suffer from poor circulation in their legs, feet and hands. As a result, they are constantly trying to stay warm while hunting. Many disabled hunters choose to hunt from box blinds or pop-up blinds where they can use a heater to help them stay warm.
The Warmbag from Staywoods is a garment that can help disabled hunters keep the cold at bay whether they are hunting, fishing or sitting outside enjoying the great outdoors. The Warmbag works like a large mitten for the body. The science behind the Warmbag is Thermodynamics. Having the body inside the bag makes it act like a furnace giving off heat. The heat is trapped in the open space between the garment and the body, so the body is surrounded by a layer of warm air which keeps the body warm, even in subzero conditions.
The outer shell of the Warmbag is made up of a 2-way stretch brushed face poly laminate that is windproof, waterproof, quiet and lightweight: all necessary qualities for outdoorsmen. Whether a hunter is sitting in a treestand on a cold fall day or ice fishing in the winter, the outer shell of the Warmbag will stand up to the elements and keep the hunter warm, dry and comfortable so they can enjoy the outdoors.
The Warmbag is lined with a layer of super warm fleece that helps retain heat. It is also comfortable against the body and quiet so if the hunter moves around in the Warmbag on a cold morning, a nearby buck won't hear them in the stand.
The Warmbag comes with several hunter-friendly features including large zippered arm holes that can be unzipped simultaneously from the inside of the bag via a large pull cord that is easy to grab for hunters with poor eye-hand coordination. This allows hunters to stay inside the bag until they are ready to grab their bow or gun. When they are ready to shoot, they simply pull on the internal cord and push their arms out of the arm holes. The Warmbag has a reversible zipper so hunters can easily unzip their feet out of the bottom of the bag. It has a waist belt so when their feet are out of the bag, hunters can pull the bottom half of the Warmbag up around their waist and clip the buckle.
These unique features allow hunters to be completely mobile with the Warmbag on. Other key features include a removable hood, large internal pockets for storing snacks or a GPS, and a small external rangefinder pocket that keeps a rangefinder accessible at all times. The Warmbag weighs 4.5 pounds and comes with a convenient stuff sack.
"I have Cerebral Palsy and know firsthand how the extreme cold can affect the body. Many disabled hunters I've hunted with have sore joints and cold legs and feet after hunting for a short time. With the Warmbag, it is much easier to stay warm on cold days in the field which makes hunting much more enjoyable," said outdoor writer Tracy Breen.
The Warmbag is available in Realtree, and ASAT Camouflage. The Warmbag is the perfect Christmas gift for able-bodied outdoorsmen and disabled outdoorsmen alike.