Institute for Environmental Research
Kansas State University
64 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

 

Phone: 785-532-5620
Fax: 785-532-6642
ier-info@k-state.edu

EN 13537 Thermal Requirements for Sleeping Bags

Property:
Resistance to dry heat transfer (insulation value) provided by sleeping bags
Method:

EN 13537 "Requirements for Sleeping Bags”

Instrument:

Thermal manikin on an elevated board in an environmental chamber; bag is tested with standard thermal underwear and socks, a face mask, and a 1 ½ in. self-inflating pad

Specimen number and size:

1 regular or long sleeping bag 

Cost:

$600 for 3 replications in a row on one bag sample

Temperature Ratings:

The comfort, limit, and extreme temperatures will be determined using the heat loss models in the standard; no additional charge for these calculations.

 

TRS

 

Note: The maximum temperature for comfort requires a second manikin test (see photograph below) and temperature prediction for $600. This is optional in the standard.

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