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2,121,788 G. C. DAIBER, NO\N BY JUDICIAL CHANGE OF NAME 0. C. DAIBER June 28, 1938.
GARMENT LIKE SLEEPING BAG 2 Sheets-Sheet 1' Fild Sept. 25, 1935 ,Daibzf INVENTOR ATTORNEYS June 28, 1938.
7 2,121,788 G. c. DAIBER; NOW BY JUDICIAL CHANGE OF NAME o c. DAIBER GARMENT LIKE SLEEPING BAG Filed Sept. 25, 19:55 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 INVEN'pR I v Gaoggzfi Danika? AJ'TQRNEYS Patented June 28, 1938 v z,121,1aa'- GARMENT-LIKE swarms. BAG,
Ga... 0. Dailier, seams, Wash; now by judicial change of name Ome Craig Daiber Application septe mber 25, 1935, Serial No. 42,102
My present invention relates to the art of outdoor sleeping equipment and more particularly to a'garment-like sleeping bag.
Persons accustomed to camping and sleeping 5 in the open have for many yearsused the socalled sleeping bag, instead of the more conventional bed' made of blankets, quilts and the like. The reason for this is that a minimumweight of sleeping equipment provides the :maximum warmth as there is no chance ofthe covers being disarranged and not providing uniform coverage throughout a person's body. One of the principal objections, however, to the sleeping bag has been that once'a person has retired it is very difllcult to get out of-the'bag again, and
top, the average. bag does not permit one to move around after awakening so that fullcirculation can be restored before getting entirely, out of the bag to dress. This is not particularly discomforting to the summer camper but is a matter of some concern to the person using a sleeping bag in high weather.
With my present sleeping bag I have provided sleeve-like and trouser-like portions so that a person may walk around in the garment-like bag and have the use of his handswhich can be extended outside of the sleeping-bag so that for limited use the bag is in all intents a sleeping garment.
possible, where the weather is cold, for the user to don the bag in the early evening and sit within the circle of the camp fire and have the full protection from the weather that even the heavb est of clothing would not aiford him. Further, it is possible to arise during the night, replenish wood on a fire, or investigate possible vermin about camp and, when morning comes, a new flre can be built without having to get out of the sleeping bag thus *exposing the user to the elements.
Further, my garment-like sleepingbag provides an excellent means for protecting still hunters, such as duck, geese and game hunter's 46 who may stand on watch during the night or early morning hours.
A still further use is to provide a comfortable traveling garment for dog and stage users in the cold climates, particularly for persons who are 50 ill or injured.
A further object is to provide a sleeping bag in which the sleeper may turn to rest on his side and still have it optional whether or not the bag turns with him or he turns over inside 56 the has.
altitudes and in cold With the bag so constructed it is Other and more specific objects will be apparent from thefollowing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a plan view of my sleeping bag...
, certain parts being broken away and shownuin' 5 section to better illustrate the construction thereof. Y J I Figure 2 is a cross-sectional view, in perspec tive, taken substantially along the lines 2.--2 of Figure 1. I 10 Figure 3 illustrates my sleeping bag as it would be used if the wearer decided to use it as a garment, while walking about.
Figure 4 is aplan view showing mysleeping bag as it is used for protection of the user while 15 sleeping. I I 1 .1
Referring to the drawings, throughout which" .like reference characters indicate like parts, 6
designatesjthe outer covering of my bag. This,
may be of any material that has proved suits, 20
able for bag covering. It may range from the porous duck .or twill materials to the various types. of water-proof material, in aiccordar' cev r with the use to which the bag is to be put and 1 the personal inclination of the user. .Disposed. at inside of covering 6 is a, preferably, down fille bag 8. This is usually composed of van outer. covering 9 and an inner covering I 0 between which down, wool or other filling I2 is provided. Thetwo coverings 9 and ID are quilted together 30 in some one of the provedmanners used in.
sleeping bag construction. For someuses it may 'be desirable to use merely an inner bag made of blanketing wool or fleece materials, or as quite often occurs in extreme temperatures, it may be 30 most desirable to have a down bag and then to have inside of the same a fleece or woolbag.
The outstanding feature of my present bag residesin its garment like construction, in that it is provided with a hood portion l4, having 40 puckering strings l6 so that the face opening ll may be enlarged or reduced. In some cases it may be found desirable to have the same lined or edged with fur. Abody portion i8 is next provided of such a size as to fit the user very loosely. This is in turn provided with sleevelike extensions as 20 and 2| which in turn terminate in an adjustably fastened wrist, or cuii, member 22 formed on the outer covering 6. The a inner garment terminates in a, preferably, knitted wrister 24. Both cuff 22 and wrister 24 are so arranged that when the sleeper withdraws his hand a complete closure is formed for the sleeve so that no air will be admitted. The sleeves 54 should be longer than the arms with the hands extended.
The sleeves, themselves, are really more extensions of the bag then sleeves, in that their depth at the shoulder is very great so that the user can withdraw the hand after heh'as lain down and,
up to the knee. Their main purpose'is to pro-- vide for the foot reinforcement members as 20 and ill. This reinforcement may be made of the same material that the outer covering is made from or they may, preferably, be made from more wear resistant material as light leather or rubber for instance. The leg portions should be fully cut and have amplebreadth so that there will be suflicient room for placing the feet in, and withdrawing them from the same; the foot portions should be of suflicient length to allow the placing of both feet in a single leg after the showing of Figure 4 so that the user may have the increased warmth acquired when the two feet are together in sleeping.
When the bag is to be used as a garment so that the wearer can move about, it is normally desirable to tie the leg portions abovethe ankle after the showing of Figure 3 and to this end I have provided tapes, or cords 32 and reinforcement pieces as 34 secured one to each legportion in a position corresponding to the counter of a shoe, except that the same are ofmuch greater extent. V
Tofurther facilitate the use of the bag as a garment it should, preferably, be provided with a belt, or tape, as 35 so that the bag can be made to fit, to a degree at least, about the users waist. It has been found convenient to provide the sleeping bag with pockets on the outside as indicated at 31 and 38 and on the inside of the garment so that it may be used at night. These latter are not shown in the drawings, but would normally lie substantially under pocket 31 or 38, possibly a little lower down so as to be more readily available.
To make it convenient to. get in and out of the bag and also to render it more useable as a night garment, I have provided closure members of the locking lug type, so arranged that they may be opened or closed from the inside as well as from the outside; it being necessary to use two of these, an inner one ll for the inner bag 8 and an outer one I for the outer bag. In addition to the lug fasteners I have found it desirable to provide the usual snap fasteners as indicated at 42 and 43 so that added protection will be given ensures 7 to the seams and also that a method of closure for the garment will be provided in case of any mal-functioning of the lug fasteners. After the front of the garment has been closed I then provide an additional snap'fastener as 48 for holding in place the flap l6 ofhood H.
The foregoing description and the accompanying drawings are believed to clearly disclose a preferred embodiment of my invention but it will be understood that this disclosure is merely illustrative and that such changes in the inven- -tlon may. be made as are and spirit of the following claims.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. An interchangeable sleeping bag ment comprising inner and outer layers out the garment and having hood, said body formed with short leg portions of substantial width adapted to loosely enclose a foot, said sleeve portions formed on said body and having bases extending from the hood to the waistline, closed shoe portions on said legportions for garment use; means for securing the shoe portions, alined openings through the layers of the body portion, means for closing the inner opening from the inside of the inner layer, and means for closing the outer opening from the outside of the garment.
2. An interchangeable sleeping bag and garment comprising inner and outer layers throughand 8 81- hout the garment and having a body, sleeves and hood. said body formed with shortleg portions of substantial width adapted to loosely enclosea foot, said sleeve portions formed on said body and having bases extending from the hood to the waistline, closed shoe portions on said leg portions for garment use, means for'securing the shoe portions, openings through the layers, oi the body portion, means for closing the inner opening from the inside of the inner layer, and means for closing the outer opening from the outside of the garment.
3. An interchangeable sleeping bag and garment having a body, sleeves, and hood, said body and hood comprisinginner and outer layers, said body formed with short leg portions of substantial width adapted to loosely enclose a foot, said sleeve portions formed on said body and having bases extending from the hood to the waistline, closed shoe portions on said leg portions for garment use, means for securing the shoe portions, openings through the layers of. the body portion, means for closing theinner opening from the inside of the inner layer, and means for closing the outer opening .from the outside of the garment.
' GEORGE C. DAIBER.
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