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I went camping, in Cornwall, after a 25 year gap! This was not because I hated it (the camping, not Cornwall), in fact quite the opposite, so, when invited on a camping weekend with a fun, but very urban, group of friends, I found myself digging out the tent that was once my home in France when working as a campsite courier in my gap year (many moons ago). A massive canvas frame tent emerged from the attic...... in remarkably good condition for its age! The 2 men in my house (partner and 8 year old) were on the opposite ends of the enthusiasm scale for this adventure. The older one reluctantly went along with the tidal wave of excitement generated by the younger practicing setting up camp in the sitting room. I realised that to get the older one on side I would have to make it as 'house' like as possible and play down the possibility of leaks......
It was the one of the funniest weekends I've ever had... but the sleeping conditions…

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I went camping, in Cornwall, after a 25 year gap! This was not because I hated it (the camping, not Cornwall), in fact quite the opposite, so, when invited on a camping weekend with a fun, but very urban, group of friends, I found myself digging out the tent that was once my home in France when working as a campsite courier in my gap year (many moons ago). A massive canvas frame tent emerged from the attic...... in remarkably good condition for its age! The 2 men in my house (partner and 8 year old) were on the opposite ends of the enthusiasm scale for this adventure. The older one reluctantly went along with the tidal wave of excitement generated by the younger practicing setting up camp in the sitting room. I realised that to get the older one on side I would have to make it as 'house' like as possible and play down the possibility of leaks......
It was the one of the funniest weekends I've ever had... but the sleeping conditions left a lot to be desired. Conventional sleeping bags were too tight and sweaty, while the duvet was drafty. Believing strongly that necessity is indeed the mother of invention, these bags are part of the journey to improved home comforts while sleeping under those summer stars or anywhere you need to snuggle (apart from expeditions to Everest, obviously). These are One Season bags, which means they are suitable for summer use (when warm) outside and inside all other times...if you have a camper/caravan/trailer/boat/tree house/eco pod(!) then their use could be extended to warm spring/ fall nights.

Use indoors unzipped all year round...no sewn on straps, or chunky zips to detract from using as a beautiful bed quilt (zip together bags have slightly larger gauge zippers) with a discreet label. These bags are also great for over night guests....no need to make up a bed! Be a good guest and take your own bedding to a friend's house - less work for them and saves all that washing (and waste water!). Or, keep in the office (like a news editor customer) for emergency power naps!

Easy to carry and store, they are presented in pillowslip style bags (which can double as a pillow/cushion) or a drawstring bag to hang up or throw over your shoulder. Adult bags weigh just over 2 kilos. Machine washable up to 40C and tumble dry on lowest heat setting (remove while still damp and pull to shape).

Since introducing these bags to the market I have sold to customers all over the world. My client list includes celebrities, interior designers, a luxury eco-positioned hotel group in the U.S and interest from major fashion brands. Featured on many well known design blogs and magazines worldwide.

There are 5 sizes to suit everyone in the family...small (2-7 yrs), inbetweenie (6+), medium (older child/small adult), adult and large (extra wide) adult..

I can personalize your storage bag for an extra $15, just contact me and I will create a listing for you.

All the outer cotton covers are always available but some of the linings will change. If you would like a particular combination please ask and I will endeavor to help.

I ship on Fridays, Saturdays and occasionally on Mondays. If you would like any special delivery options please let me know.

International shipments of large bags are usually with UPS and take 2 /3 working days. The small child bags are shipped by Airmail and take 1 to 2 weeks. These too can be shipped by UPS for an additional charge, see listing.I am an interior decorator and stylist and unstoppable (read pathological) creative...

I let my creative energy run wild here to, in paintings, wooly creatures and more :

www.etsy.com/shop/tintabernacle

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