Selk'bag Sleepwear System 

Coziness everywhere

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In an episode of 30 Rock, uptight suit Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) learns his fiance Elisa (Salma Hayek) murdered her first husband for cheating on her. Jack, worried Elisa may kill him if he strays, asks Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) for advice.

"Lemon, what if I marry Elisa and I accidentally cheat?" Jack asks. "What if I find myself stranded in a snow cave with a stern but comely lady geologist, both of us knowing our only chance for survival is the heat from our naked bodies?"

That strategy sounds sexy... until you try curling up in a sleeping bag with someone else. The problem isn't the other person. It's the bag. Sleeping bags are great until you want to get or do something outside of the bag. Unzipping even a little lets cold air in and if you need to use the bathroom, your bag is freezing when you crawl back in. With the Selk'bag, you wear your bedroll like a suit, so you don't have to leave it behind. High-tech fabrics and design, temperature ratings as low as 9 degrees and a bevy of zippers, straps, magnets, draft tubes and vents make the Selk'bag warm, convenient and comfortable. The Selk'bag is not cheap and it's not without pretension: it was "inspired" by the nomadic Selk'nam natives of Chile; comes in colors like Lemon Chrome, Black Anthracite and Directorie Blue; there's a Marvel series, which includes Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man and The Hulk models; and its creators suggest Selk'bag offers "immaculate comfort" outdoors and in, with newer options making it easy for the wearer to cook, make a fire or play guitar. Ugh. Yet however much the Selk'bag makes the wearer look like a d-bag, it's a cool concept and an innovative take on the traditional sleeping bag. Just don't expect to have enough room in your Selk'bag for yourself and a comely geologist.

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