NOZIPP Further Unzips The Sleeping Bag Market With New Zipperless Ultralight

New Kickstarter Campaign Created To Allow Campers To Buy In Early At 26 Percent
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LOS ANGELES - Sept. 19, 2018 - PRLog -- Two years after its NOZIPP Magnetic sleeping bag changed the way people slept outdoors, NOZIPP is again bringing accessible new innovation to the outdoor industry, this time by taking a decidedly low-tech approach. The original award-winning NOZIPP Magnetic Sleeping Bag transformed how people think about sleeping bags by introducing magnetic closures, instead of zippers, to provide a more convenient experience. NOZIPP's latest product, the NOZIPP UL (ultralight), picks up where the original left off. Using a simple, but effective, button toggle system, the NOZIPP UL provides campers with a uniquely versatile design that weighs significantly less than both the original NOZIPP Magnetic and many of the industry leaders' similarly priced sleeping bags. It will be available for presale via Kickstarter on September 19 at the early bird price of $259, 26 percent off the retail price of $349.

The Secret To Its Warmth And Versatility Is The Patent-Pending Overlap Design
The NOZIPP UL's overlap design not only makes it easier to bundle down, but also allows for enhanced versatility. Sleeping bags are notoriously fussy to close up and their narrow openings can be difficult to climb into. On almost any piece of technical equipment, zippers not only add weight, but are frequently prone to jamming, or otherwise failing during the most inconvenient times. Not ideal for situations where weight and easy access to warmth are important to the user.

NOZIPP's airtight patent-pending torso overlap design enables the user to stretch out during evenings when it is not quite so cold, and momentarily discard heat when the need arises. NOZIPP is the only sleeping bag manufacturer to have this design.

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The NOZIPP UL is 20 percent lighter than the original magnetic version, and in many instances, both lighter and more affordable than comparably rated sleeping bags from some of the leading manufacturers.

NOZIPP's weight shedding did come at the expense of warmth. The new bags are rated at a Lower Limit of 20°F / -7°C. Though the original magnetic version has been

EN 13537 tested (the leading certification for sleeping bags). The new UL version will be EN Tested once mass production has begun.

The NOZIPP UL sleeping bag will be available in just one temperature rating, but with two colors and two length options.

"Our feedback from the original NOZIPP launch was fantastic, but the one thing some early users asked us was to see if we could decrease the weight, without sacrificing warmth. We listened and by swapping out the magnets for a durable button toggle design, we were able to maintain the same superior warmth, comfort and convenience the NOZIPP name became known for, but also at a significant drop in weight," commented Taylor Henderson, founder of NOZIPP.

NOZIPP's Modular Design Is The Best Of Both Worlds
Mummy bags are the standard in modern camping, but their tapered design can be constricting, especially in warmer temperatures. NOZIPP's overlap baffle design allows the user to create a customizable sleeping bag experience that adapts to a wide array of temperatures.

The bag's two overlapping front flaps lay across the user's upper body creating an oversize baffle, and when all size buttons are engaged (three on the inside, three on the outside) the user will be bundled into a traditionally shaped mummy bag for a cozy night of sleep in cold weather. In warmer temps, the innermost fabric of the flaps can be aligned to create less insulation over the chest and a roomier area for upper body movement or left completely open on nights upwards of 65 degrees.

The NOZIPP sleeping bag was designed by Southern California-based Taylor Henderson, a registered Civil Engineer with an almost unhealthy love of outdoor adventure. Taylor, who has camped in more than a dozen countries, came up with the idea for NOZIPP during a hiking trip in Mongolia in 2014 where he became increasingly frustrated with how hard it was to close his premium brand zippered sleeping bag. Taking inspiration from double-breasted coats, Taylor learned how to sew from YouTube videos and then leveraged his proximity to the Los Angeles garment industry to create the NOZIPP brand. NOZIPP was born from a desire to make a trip to the outdoors easier and more comfortable.

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