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Institute for Environmental Research

Institute for Environmental Research

Kansas State University
0056 Seaton Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

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

Sleeping Bags: Packing Volume

Method:

ASTM F 1853 “Test Method for Measuring Sleeping Bag Packing Volume”

Instrument:

Plastic cylinder, a piston disk, weight on pulley system

Cost:

$47.43 per hour for labor (3 replications of the test)

Note:  We will only measure packing volume if the bags are already at the lab for manikin testing. Request these tests on the manikin test submission form.

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 250 pounds is applied evenly with a piston disk