The M-1942 arctic sleeping bag consists of two down and feather filled cases for use in extreme low temperatures. The inner bag is mummy shaped. A full length zipper is used to close the quilt shaped outer bag. A waterproof wrap case, having flaps and tie tapes, is provided for carrying both rolled bags.
The M-1942 mountain sleeping bag is a mummy shaped, down and feather filled sleeping bag, made in regular and large size, in which an over-lapping tube construction prevents the entry of cold air at the stitching. The shape and design gives maximum warmth with minimum weight. Tie straps are attached to the foot of the bag. A waterproof bag is provided for protecting the rolled bag. The regular bag weighs 5.75 lbs. The large bag weighs 6.00 lbs.
The wool sleeping bag was originally made of knitted wool cloth, which was replaced by a woven, 21 1/2-ounce napped wool cloth because of the extreme shrinkage occurred when laundered. It was mummy-shaped and provided with a 30-inch heavy slide fastener.
The water repellent sleeping bag case is made of poplin and provides a wind-resistant cover for the sleeping bag. It is ordinarily used with all sleeping bags. In warm weather, when little protection is needed, the case may be alone. Two openings in the seam at the foot of the case allow the tie straps on the sleeping bag to to be drawn to the outside to hold the items in a compact unit when rolled. It weighs 1.88 lbs.