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An innovative zipperless design. Effortless entry, wide-ranging temperature control, and enhanced comfort.
An innovative zipperless design. Effortless entry, wide-ranging temperature control, and enhanced comfort.
71 backers pledged $12,877 to help bring this project to life.

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NOZIPP: Building Better Sleeping Bags

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 Learn more and order a NOZIPP Sleeping Bag, head over to: nozipp.com

You should get more from the great outdoors. It seems we never get enough time out in nature, so when we're actually there we should get the most out of it. That means minimizing camping chores. The less you have to deal with gear, the better your experience is. 

Great gear should disappear from your mind and allow you to get back to nature. After all that is why you're out there in the first place.

This is especially true with sleeping bags because while you're inside the bag, you have to pull the zipper in towards the shell’s lightweight material. Snags are inevitable.

It’s 2016. Zippers have had a good go, but it’s about time to expect something better.

Just like Bruce Wayne
Just like Bruce Wayne

Never deal with a zipper snag again. Our patent pending design uses high strength, precisely aligned magnets to replace cumbersome zippers. 

Super strong rare earth magnets are sewn right in. Eliminating the need for redundant draft tubes and ineffective anti-snag material. Magnets provide a simple, consistent, and effective closure system.

Our magnets fit into the Goldilocks range: they’re strong enough to keep you tucked in throughout the night, but can conveniently open to take care of those annoying late night bathroom trips. 

Getting all snuggled up below freezing is easier than ever.

Comfortable Temperature Range boils down to a sleeping bag’s ability to keep you comfortable in the widest range of weather conditions. Think of a 0°F bag an hour after sunup on a summer trip. It gets hot mighty fast. If you wake up because you’re hot and sweaty, that puts you outside that system’s CTR. Or if you’re trying to sleep near a bags extreme limit; you might not die (which is good), but you’re not going to be happy about it (which is bad).

In a zippered bags it's hard to go from full mummy to anything else. Even if the zipper operates perfectly, the bag is either opened or closed. It's just not super easy to regulate your body temperature.  

A camping quilt just can't keep up with a sleeping bag's ability to withstand extreme low temperatures; mainly because you need to be fully protected from drafts with multiple safety barriers. 

compared to bags and quilts with similar specs
compared to bags and quilts with similar specs

With our bags amazing venting system, you can use the bag comfortably in the widest of temperature ranges. Whether it is 15°F or 65°F, our unique system adjusts easily to fit your personal comfort level. 

Sleeping bags are simple. They pretty much just wrap you up and trap your own body heat. The nozipp bag eliminates the hassle and keeps you warm and cozy throughout the night.  

Getting in and out is a snap! The patent pending system provides a quicker and more reliable opening and closure method.

By adding multiple rows of magnets we've created the first sleeping bag that can change its size. When it's cold you can bundle up like any normal mummy bag. But when the temperature rises, our bag enhances comfort by giving you more space inside to move around.

We use a large gusset, which basically allows the two front flaps to fold over on each other. The gusset reinforces the fabric, and allows the magnets to align interchangeably. 

When the two front flaps overlap in 'mummy mode' it creates oversized baffle which keep drafts out and warmth locked in. With the giant baffle we’re able to use fewer magnets. That saves you weight and eliminates extraneous draft tubes.

We use only the highest quality starting materials. 

The nozipp bag uses a high performance ripstop nylon for the inner and outer shell. Then we overstuff it with an extremely lofty 850+ fill down that’s been engineered to retain heat even when wet. And lastly, we keep you locked in with the sexiest closure system on the market.

    Regular 
  • comfort rating: 15°F / -10°C
  • fill power: 850+ water resistant duck down
  • fill weight: 20 oz / 567 g
  • total weight: 2lbs 6 oz / 1.085 kg
  • length: 6'0" / 1.83 m
  • packed size: 7” x 14” / 11L
  • shoulder inner diameter - mummy mode: 60” / 152 cm
  • shoulder inner diameter - roomy mode: 78" /198 cm
  • waist inner diameter: 54” / 137 cm
  • foot inner diameter: 40” / 102 cm
  • outer shell: 40 Denier 1.6oz Ripstop Nylon
  • inner shell: 20 Denier 1.0oz Ripstop Nylon

Long

  • fill weight: 21.2 oz / 601 g 
  • total weight: 2lbs 9 oz / 1.170 kg 
  • length: 6'6" / 1.98 m

The nozipp sleeping bag has been thoroughly tested by the experts at Kansas State University. They verified our independent testing, and we're ecstatic to know that the nozipp bag performs well at extremely low temperatures. 

We're more than happy to share the results of our laboratory testing. You can download the report here

As hikers ourselves, we know how it feels to carry everything on your back. Keeping the weight in check is a challenge all manufacturers run into. There’s no getting around it: magnets are heavier than zippers. But not by as much as you might think. We are able to keep the weight down because we've gotten rid of zippers, draft tubes, and anti-snag material. At 2 pounds 6 ounces, you’ll find our warmth to weight ratio remains competitive to other elite bags.

We would love your help to spread the word. If you think our bags are remarkable please share the love. We would be incredibly grateful for your help. Otherwise, see what we're up to on our other social platforms.

nozipp was founded by two adventure nuts. Taylor and Andrew have grown up hopelessly in love with the outdoors. Their passion for wilder times, haven't hampered their ability to guide projects. Taylor and Andrew are both Licensed Civil Engineers. They both have experience managing multi-million dollar engineering projects. If you've ever been to LA, you've probably driven, parked, landed on, or rode on something they've had a hand in building. Taylor and Andrew know what it takes to execute a project of this scale, because they've built their successful careers around it. Not only are they great engineers, they're also world champion grilled cheese chefs

nozipp was born as an idea in a Mongolian ger in 2014. Since then, they've gone through more than eight redesigns and countless camping trips to test the gear. The design is optimized, the patent application has been filed, and the bags have passed internal and external testing. All we need is you, so become a backer and we'll deliver an awesome bag and even make you an award winning sandwich. 

Thank you for taking the time to view the nozipp project. Cheers!

Risks and challenges

Supply Chain Risk: We've teamed with a professional firm experienced with sourcing and manufacturing unique products. This will give us flexibility in manufacturer selection and production.

Manufacturing Risk: A typical issue not only with physical Kickstarters, but with all kinds of projects. Engineering skill and experience is pivotal to success. We're going to mitigate this risk by having a set of specs so simple and easy to build that a chimp can do it. A bulletproof set of plans and specs is the easiest way to prevent manufacturing problems.

Logistics Risk: We've teamed with another professional firm to accurately fulfill orders and get you inside our bags as quick as possible.

Quantity Risk: It's tough to predict quantities with Kickstarter, We have to be prepared for all possible outcomes. Depending on quantity we can produce locally here in LA or we can outsource to scale. We have an internal quantity minimum where it makes sense to switch from local to large scale manufacturing. Our founder Taylor is full time committed to the project, so no matter what the quantity sold is, there will be enough focus to execute at a high level.

Quality Risk: Our backers receiving a top quality product is our top priority. We'll mitigate risk by implementing a top notch quality assurance and quality control program. A program typically includes things like: acceptable manufacturing tolerances, materials testing, and quality checks at all stages during the production run.

Schedule Risk: Schedule is always the first thing to slip when things go wrong. We've done our homework to come up with an accurate projection of our timeline. We've built in additional time so that typical productions delays won't delay our delivery. We'll do whatever it takes to deliver on time or early.

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    You'll receive a custom nozipp backpack patch, and you'll be kept up to date on the nozipp project.

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    You'll receive a custom nozipp backpack patch, a custom nozipp 32oz wide mouth Nalgene water bottle. And you'll also get access to our private Grilled Cheese launch party in Los Angeles.

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    Pledge $349 or more About $349

    SUPER EARLY BIRD - THE NOZIPP SLEEPING BAG

    You'll receive the nozipp sleeping bag, a compression sack, and a storage sack. 36% off retail of $549.

    You will also get access to our private Grilled Cheese launch party in Los Angeles.

    Price is for the regular size (6'0"). $20 will be added post Kickstarter for the long size (6'6").

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    Pledge $399 or more About $399

    EARLY BIRD - THE NOZIPP SLEEPING BAG

    You'll receive the nozipp sleeping bag, a compression sack, and a storage sack. 27% off retail of $549.

    You will also get access to our private Grilled Cheese launch party in Los Angeles.

    Price is for the regular size (6'0"). $20 will be added post Kickstarter for the long size (6'6").

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