Ds outdoor survival coats

The sleeping insert that I have been mentioning in this is one that is adaptable to every coat made. It is to provide you with an easy access sleeping bag which is built right into the coat. These coats/sleeping bags have the highest quality water repelling and thermal products to keep you warm and dry in the harshest climates and elevations. By just removing the coat and unlocking the snaps on the back, your sleeping bag is accessible, at this point it can either stay in the coat or be removed by a heavy duty zipper located at the top of the insert on the back of the coat (as shown in FIGS. 1 through 9).

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This heading is in cross reference to related application 61/278,122


The background of this invention is comprised of a coat and sleeping bag combined together with the highest quality water repelling and thermal material used to make a place for sleeping that is built for the outdoors, and that will allow protection against the weather and give a place to sleep if the case may be.


Through the use of modern technology this coat is a sleeping apparatus that is comprised of the highest quality water repelling and thermal materials available which in turn will give a lighter product that has less bulk than the coat and sleeping bag separately, it can be removed from the jacket by just a few snaps and a zipper which will make the care of this product easier to maintain. The design of these two articles combined will make this coat that of one which will be used for all of the outdoor activities and at the same time provide a dry warm place to rest. The attributes that come with this design could be very helpful to a lot of areas of the outdoor world.


I took a coat and designed the back of it to hold a sleeping bag. The bag and coat are designed to have the highest water repelling and thermal properties available on the open market. I then measured and laid out the back of the coat to hold this sleeping apparatus.

I measured 8 cm 3⅛ inches approximately in from both sides and 14 cm 5½ inches approximately down from the collar, and leaving 8 cm 3⅛ inches at the bottom of the coat (as shown in FIG. 1). I then squared these measurements around the coat this is how I determined the opening I would need to design this insert (as shown in FIG. 2).

At this point I then measured down from the line to line that I squared on the back of the coat, at this point I measured down 60 cm 23⅝ inches this told me how much room I had to work with now knowing 60 cm is 23⅝ inches I could now determine the length I could use for my insert, knowing that I would need a insert that is 84 inches long (as shown in FIG. 3). I deducted 6¼ cm 2 7/16 inches from the 23 and ⅝ inches=60 cm measurement leaving a 1¼ inch 3⅛ cm space around the insert and the edge of the flaps (as shown in FIG. 4). I then took 21 times 4 and came up with my 84 inch 213½ cm sleeping insert (as shown in FIG. 5).

At this point I now needed to know the width so I took the horizontal measurements of 19 and ⅛ inches=49 cm this told me how wide of an insert I could use at this point. I then took 2 inches off the horizontal measurements and left a 1 inch space around the insert and the flaps leaving me with a 15 inch 38 cm insert with 2-6½ inch 16½ cm folds (as shown in FIG. 6). Making my insert 84 inches 213½ cm long and 28 inches 71 cm wide (as shown in FIG. 7).

At this point I now have a sleeping insert that will fit into the back of this coat leaving 1 and ¼ inches, 3⅛ cm reveal on the sides and 1 inch reveal on top and bottom where the sleeping insert recesses into the coat. (as shown in FIG. 6). At this point I then sewed a 28 inch by 84 inch sleeping apparatus together I installed a 60 inch heavy duty zipper to the center of the sleeping bag as (shown in FIG. 8) at this point my insert is ready to install I then took a 12 inch 30½ cm heavy duty zipper and sewed half to the coat and half to the sleeping insert this joins the two pieces together (as shown in FIG. 4). At this point I needed a border around the insert to lock it in place I took a 3 inch piece of material doubled it up and sewed it around the 3 sides of the coat top and both sides and around the interior 3 sides of the coat to apply snaps to for holding it in place (also as shown in FIG. 2).

An added cross stitched snapping flap was incorporated at the top of the insert for locking the sleeping apparatus inside and to keep it from sagging (as shown in FIG. 2). And at the end of the insert 2 snaps were installed where upon the first fold it snaps in at the top by zipper (also as shown in FIG. 2). This application works with every coat out there whether small medium large etc. These equations that I have put on here for determining the size of insert needed works for every coat that is out there that I have check it against (as shown in FIG. 9).


1. I am claiming the invention of a design for a survival coat comprising of a coat and a sleeping bag that I incorporated together. It is made up from the highest quality water repelling and thermal materials that are suitable for all climates and elevations (that are shown in FIGS. 1 through 9 and in the specifications, claims and abstract).

Patent History
Publication number: 20110173737
Type: Application
Filed: Sep 29, 2010
Publication Date: Jul 21, 2011
Inventor: Dennis R. Lawver (Oak Creek, WI)
Application Number: 12/924,537
Current U.S. Class: Waterproof (2/87); 5/413.00R
International Classification: A41D 15/04 (20060101); A47G 9/08 (20060101); A41D 3/06 (20060101);