Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

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Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by FenceCat » Fri May 15, 2015 9:17 am

I'm thinking of getting a usgi green patrol bag to add to my "sleep system". I have a nice poncho liner and I was thinking of using them together. Has anybody done this and what kind of temperatures can I expect to get out of it. The patrol bag is rated 50 degrees right?

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by Woods Walker » Fri May 15, 2015 11:35 am

FenceCat wrote:I'm thinking of getting a usgi green patrol bag to add to my "sleep system". I have a nice poncho liner and I was thinking of using them together. Has anybody done this and what kind of temperatures can I expect to get out of it. The patrol bag is rated 50 degrees right?
I don't know the official rating but have been comfortable down to 40. It's a great kit item.
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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by Robbie in ME » Fri May 15, 2015 4:02 pm

I "think" the patrol bag is military rated to 32 for 4hrs wearing some clothing. WW 40 degree is about right. I use mine as an overbag in the winter to get my 0 degree bag down to -17 at least. Good value for about 40 bucks.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by Boondock » Fri May 15, 2015 7:18 pm

The USGI patrol bag and poncho liner is a great combination, it's what I used on missions in eastern Afghanistan during the cold months. Good through the 40s. Add a bivvy and sleep with a base layer and you're fine in the upper 30s.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by FenceCat » Sat May 16, 2015 7:27 am

Sounds like this combination may work for me.

My local surplus store had the black intermediate bags in for $40. They were really nice, but I think it would be too hot in my climate zone.

With the green patrol bag and poncho liner I could adapt to the temps if it dropped lower than average. And I could always throw in a wool blanket if temps looked really uncomfortable.

I'll go for it. I think they're running about $25-30 for used Very Good condition bags.

How waterproof is the bivvy? With the rains we get around here in the summer I'll be using a tarp tent set up for shelter.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by offcamber » Sat May 16, 2015 9:06 am

FenceCat wrote: How waterproof is the bivvy? With the rains we get around here in the summer I'll be using a tarp tent set up for shelter.
The USGI Bivvy is Gore-Tex (at least the Woodland ones, not sure if they changed it for the ACU patterned ones) so they are plenty water proof and breathable.

The older patrol bags (again not sure if it changed for the newer stuff hopefully someone else will confirm) were designed to snap into the USGI bivvy, and once combined the zippers pulled together as well. It makes a one piece water[proof sleeping bag.

Both are great pieces kit and would definitely recommend them.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by FenceCat » Sat May 16, 2015 3:21 pm

Is the poncho liner and patrol bag about the same thickness?

Also, I just added snaps around my poncho liner and it makes a pretty awesome little sleeping bag now. :)

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by Boondock » Sat May 16, 2015 3:58 pm

The patrol bag is thicker. Nice mod on the wooby!

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by moab » Fri May 22, 2015 4:23 pm

The bivy patrol bag combo is great. And the newer ACU bivy is Goretex.
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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by Gunwriter » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:08 am

Prepandmore.com has the green patrol bags for
$7.99
http://www.prepandmore.com/patrol-warm- ... d_search=0

and the intermediate bag for
$18.99

http://www.prepandmore.com/sleeping-bags/

they had the Gore-Tex bivy bags for $15.99 but pretty sure they
sold out fairly quickly at that price............
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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by moab » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:10 am

Gunwriter wrote:Prepandmore.com has the green patrol bags for
$7.99
http://www.prepandmore.com/patrol-warm- ... d_search=0

and the intermediate bag for
$18.99

http://www.prepandmore.com/sleeping-bags/
Shipping is $15. But still that is cheap.
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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by Gunwriter » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:12 am

there's a thread on Arfcom about them with folks who purchased saying they were
in near new condition.

Seems like a good deal while it lasts.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by FenceCat » Thu Jun 11, 2015 2:24 pm

Thank you so much for that. I just ordered one.
I've been sleeping with a bed sheet and a poncho liner on my bed since it turned summer here in FL and it's been comfortable. Of course our AC only cools the house to 70 degrees. So that combo works good indoors. I think the patrol bag will work just fine outdoors. I may look into the bivvy at some point for the rains here.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by FenceCat » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:29 pm

Got my green patrol bag today! I ordered it from ammo can man on amazon.com. All I can say is... wow. I love it. It came sealed in a bag, and it is in very good condition. This will serve me nicely here in FL. I'm a 5'7" tall girl and there's plenty of rolling around room in the bag. I also like the mummy style, and smooth zipper that doesn't make me feel I'm trapped inside. If I ever need more warmth I'll wear more layers, or stuff my woobie inside.

Thanks for the advice guys. This is an awesome piece of gear. :) Now I'll just keep an eye out for the gortex bivvy at a steal price.

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Re: Thinking of getting a USGI green Patrol bag

Post by RonnyRonin » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:29 pm

man, I hate the MSS but the prepandmore price is low enough I'm tempted to grab a set. bummed I missed the bivvy sale, I would have bought some to cut up for rain gear.
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