“In 1992, I was approached by the U.S. Marine Corps to produce a sleeping system for them that would function in a temperature range of summer time to -20 F. Several months later, I received a call from the U.S. Navy Seals requesting a system that would function from summer conditions to -40F. The second system has been assigned a national stock number, as requested by the U.S. Navy, NSN 8465-01-395-4094. Since its inception, the FTRSS, as it has come to be known has become a significant part of our line. We have also adapted the over bag to all of our sleeping bags. Its versatility has made the system extremely desirable. The FTRSS is now the most widely purchased sleeping system by all of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition, it has become extremely popular with campers, giving three sleeping bags for the price of one. First the overbag can be used independently in temperatures of +35F and up. Second, when incorporated with an Ultra Lite (0F) or Super Lite (-20F) or Ultima Thule (-40F) or the Antarctic (-60) bag it will take you to the coldest place on earth. And third the system can be used as a mated set in an emergency situation. Simply turn one of the two bags inside out and now they can be mated. This capability has proved to be a significant asset for our search and rescue customers.” -Jerry Wiggy, Owner. If you happen to own a Wiggy bag and want to increase its temperature capability all you have to do is order an overbag. The weight of the overbag is 2.5 to 3 pounds depending upon size.
- All Wiggy’s bags come with complementary pillow and compression stuff sack!