• The newest version of the classic Selk'bag® offers dedicated benefits for specialised or casual adventurers. With good performance at low temperatures, Selk'bag® can be used in a great variety of climate conditions. The new features in this model facilitate mobility so it can be used for a variety of activities, not just for sleeping. A much more form-fitting experience allows every Selk'bag® user the opportunity for maximum enjoyment. The Selk’bag Adult model is an excellent choice for spring, summer and fall fun outdoors and winter fun indoors.

    Features:

    • High Quality insulated polyester shell with ripstop and a water resistant finish (DWR)
    • Tough nylon reinforcements in the soles to ensure durability
    • Quick-release hand closure system
    • Internal pocket for storage of items like iPhone, wallet & keys
    Selk'bag® Adult
  • Children have the greatest need for freedom of movement. Selk'bag® Kids provides them this freedom. In this model, we thought about security and comfort as key features, keeping all the properties from the new Selk'bag®. In special pockets on this model, they can keep their flashlights, candy or even small pets! Kids also love the oversized zipper pulls, name tag and bright colours.

    Features:

    • High Quality insulated polyester shell with ripstop and a water resistant finish (DWR)
    • Tough nylon reinforcements in the soles to ensure durability
    • Quick-release hand closure system
    • Front zipper and extended right hip zipper; thermal collar and draft tube that seals in heat
    • Outer Kangaroo storage pocket for, well, Kangaroos!*( *Kangaroo not included)
    Selk'bag® Kids



  • Originally developed in 2006, the Selk'bag® Sleepwear System was created by Rodrigo Alonso of Musuchouse in Santiago, Chile. Winning regional praise and recognition, Rodrigo Alonso commercialised the Selk'bag® working with Lippi Outdoor, a 30-year-old technical mountain gear company also of Santiago, Chile later that year.

    In February 2007, the Selk'bag® made its debut in Europe at the ISPO sporting goods show in Munich, Germany, becoming a Brand New Award Finalist, a prestigious honour for new outdoor products in the European market.

    The Selk'bag® made its debut in the U.S. market in August 2008 and immediately became a sensation in the outdoor world. Appearing in the New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ABC's ‘The Bachelor’, and many other publications and television shows the Selk'bag® has received a tremendous reception for its innovative design, practical functionality, and performance. Later that year, the Selk'bag® was named "Consumer Product of the Year" by Chile Diseno.



  • The Selk'nam (meaning "men") as they called themselves, were nomads who lived in Chile's austral extreme. This area was previously known as the land of Smoke and now the Land of Fire, or Tierra del Fuego, due to the numerous bonfires the natives would light at night to ward off conquerors passing in the open seas.

    Hunters and collectors, the Selk'nam were characterized by their tall height (5'11'' on average), physical strength and toughness in adapting to the most hostile an extreme environments. Their silent resistance to freezing temperatures, fatigue, hunger and thirst won them respect from Europeans and fear from their enemies and neighbours.

    The Selk'nam were also highly concerned with their personal presentation. They realised any opportunity to paint their bodies and faces. In fact, the initiation ceremony known as Hain was a defining moment in Selk'nam culture in which teenage males would pass to adulthood through numerous mental and physical tests that could last months on end. Those ceremonies were highly secretive meetings organized by adult men who would simulate spirits of the universe with very well-defined figures and personalities. Some of these spirits were believed to have emerged from the depths of the earth and others from the sky. With the help of guanaco leather masks, tree bark, paint over their bodies and other earthly elements, these actors managed to successfully conceal their human condition and emulate the spirits.

  • Selk'bag® Adult
    Selk'bag® Adult
    Selk'bag® Adult
    Selk'bag® Adult
    Selk'bag® Adult
    R1,499 INCL VAT EACH
    SEASON SPECIAL

    NORMAL PRICE R1799
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    FREE delivery to your closest post office.
    R350 delivery fee per bag door to door.
  • Selk'bag® Kids
    Selk'bag® Kids
    Selk'bag® Kids
    R1,199 INCL VAT EACH
    SEASON SPECIAL

    NORMAL PRICE R1399
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    FREE delivery to your closest post office.
    R350 delivery fee per bag door to door.

FAQ

  • What are some of the most common uses for the Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    What are some of the most common uses for the Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    From indoors to outdoors, there are literally thousands of uses for the Selk'bag®. You’re only limited by your imagination!  Here are some of our favourite uses and places for the Selk'bag®:

    Camping - Whether under the stars, in a tent or in a camper , the Selk'bag® loves being outdoors

    Game Drives: Perfect for those 5am “this-is-when-all-the-animals-are-out” game drives. You could almost still be in bed you’re so cozy!

    Sleepovers - What kid wouldn't love a Selk'bag® Kids for sleepovers?  Bring on the surprise pillow fights!

    Road Trips - Perfect for motels, RVs, planes, trains, semi-sleepers, or autos, the Selk'bag® is as mobile as you are.

    Cuddling - Cold women everywhere rejoice the warming powers of Selk'bag® on the couch

    Watching the Rugby: - What better to keep you warm out in the stadium?! Bound to make some new friends too!

    Beach Night - Staying warm at the beach at night is a lot easier with the Selk'bag®.

    Hammocks–Pure Bliss - hammocks and Selk'bags!

    4x4 Trips: Throw them in the back – let’s go!

    Festivals – Dance all night in your Selk'bag® or chill out & watch the crowds go by

    Adventure racing– The Selk'bag® is your best friend when it comes to recovering after a hard day’s racing. Your body will thank you!

    Gaming – On the couch, Selk'bag® on, hood up – nothing else except you & the game!

  • How do I know what size to choose?
    Question:
    How do I know what size to choose?
    Answer:

    Have a look at the sizing chart in the PRODUCTS sections – that should give you everything you need (although you need to know how tall you are..!)

  • If I’m in between 2 sizes, which one should I go for?
    Question:
    If I’m in between 2 sizes, which one should I go for?
    Answer:

    If you’re on the borderline of 2 sizes, we strongly recommend ordering the larger size

  • Can I swim in my Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    Can I swim in my Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    Hmmm……….No, no &….no.

    Bad idea – don’t even think about it!

  • Can I zip two Selk'bags together?
    Question:
    Can I zip two Selk'bags together?
    Answer:

    Nope, but if both of you are holding hands, it’s a pretty close second.

  • What does it feel like to cuddle someone wearing a Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    What does it feel like to cuddle someone wearing a Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    One word – AWESOME!

  • Will I appear more attractive when I’m wearing my Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    Will I appear more attractive when I’m wearing my Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    We have noticed a serious increase in the popularity of the guys & girls working here at Selk'bag® HQ whenever they adorn their Selk'bags. We’re not making any promises, but let’s just say we’ve seen it with our own eyes......

  • I love the stickers I received with my Selk'bag® order! How do I get some more?
    Question:
    I love the stickers I received with my Selk'bag® order! How do I get some more?
    Answer:

    Pop us an email at funtimes@selkbag.co.za with your postal address & we’ll happily send you some. And don’t forget to send us some pics of the cool places you stick them!

  • When will my Selk'bag® be dispatched?
    Question:
    When will my Selk'bag® be dispatched?
    Answer:

    This depends on the day of the week you order, but we will be striving to get orders out on the same day if early enough, or otherwise the next working day. You will receive an email when we send it out so that you know that your order is on it’s way

  • How can I pay for my Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    How can I pay for my Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    We accept Visa & MasterCard as well as EFT transfers.

  • How do you get my Selk'bag® order to me?
    Question:
    How do you get my Selk'bag® order to me?
    Answer:

    With the help of our courier partners, we will either deliver your order directly to your door, whether at work or at home. You have also got the option of selecting the Post Office counter-to-counter service. Delivery charges are not part of the retail price & will be added to your shopping cart once you have selected a delivery method for your purchase. We do have free delivery specials from time to time, so check out our Buy Now page for the latest available offers.

  • Do your prices include VAT?
    Question:
    Do your prices include VAT?
    Answer:

    Yes, all goods sold include VAT.

  • How do I know if buying from you is safe?
    Question:
    How do I know if buying from you is safe?
    Answer:

    All of our credit card transactions are handled by PayGate. We don't store your credit card information on our site at all, thus making it 100% safe for you.

  • These Selk'bag® are amazing - do you offer corporate or team branding & other cool stuff?
    Question:
    These Selk'bag® are amazing - do you offer corporate or team branding & other cool stuff?
    Answer:

    Definitely! Selk'bag® are the ideal product for creative branding idea. Give us a call or drop us an email at funtimes@selkbag.co.za & we’d be happy to discuss ideas with you

  • Is Selk'bag® Waterproof?
    Question:
    Is Selk'bag® Waterproof?
    Answer:

    Nope. Sorry. Selk'bag® is not waterproof as this would compromise its breathability.

  • What is the texture on the feet, and can I wear it while hiking with no additional footwear?
    Question:
    What is the texture on the feet, and can I wear it while hiking with no additional footwear?
    Answer:

    The feet use a tough nylon material with anti-slip pads for easy walking.  They are not, however, meant for hiking.  The Selk'bag is a sleepwear system first and foremost.  Look for future models with removable booties so you can wear your own boots with the bag.  

  • What is the manufacturer's warranty on the Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    What is the manufacturer's warranty on the Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    The manufacturer's warranty on the Selk'bag® covers all manufacturers’ defects for a period of 1 year.  Issues caused by owner misuse are not covered under the warranty.  As the exclusive distributor of the Selk'bag® Sleepwear System, we will administer all customer warranty claims and reserve the right to repair or replace defective product at their discretion.

  • What do the temperature ratings mean and what is EN13537?
    Question:
    What do the temperature ratings mean and what is EN13537?
    Answer:

    EN13537 is the common sleeping bag testing standard adopted and strictly enforced by the EU since 2005. Here is a brief description of the temperature ratings, for more information go to Wikipedia:

    Comfort: the temperature at which a standard woman wearing nothing but the Selk'bag can expect to sleep comfortably in a relaxed position
    Extreme: the temperature at which a standard woman wearing nothing but the Selk'bag can remain for six hours without risk of hypothermia or death

  • Why Is It Called a Selk'bag® anyway?
    Question:
    Why Is It Called a Selk'bag® anyway?
    Answer:

    Once upon a time, in a faraway place……………….

    The Selk’nam (as they named themselves, which means “men”) were nomad who lived in Chilean’s Austral Extreme, also known as Land of Smokes and finally as Tierra del Fuego (Land of FIRE), due to the numerous bonfires the natives lit at night and which conquerors could see from open seas.

    Hunters and collectors were characterised by their height (1,80mts. average), physical strength and toughness to adapt to the most hostile environments with below 0 degrees. They silently resisted cold, fatigue, hunger and thirst. These characteristics made them win European respect, as well as their enemies and neighbours’ fear.

    Selk’nams were highly concerned of their personal presentation. Any chance was a good one to paint their bodies and face. A great moment were the Hain ceremonies (initiation ceremonies), in which male teenagers passed to their adultness, after numerous and long mental and physical tests (could last months). These ceremonies were highly secret meetings organized by adult men who simulated universal spirits, with defined figures and personalities. They supposed some emerged from the depth of earth and others from the sky. With the help of guanaco skin masks or tree crusts, paint all over their bodies and other elements, they could disfigure with huge success the natural condition of these “actors”.

    At the end of the XIXth century, a man who studied Selk’nams, said that once he saw a naked man in the middle of the snow, and he asked him how come he wasn’t cold, that people should only leave their face uncovered. The Selk’nam answered: “I am all face”

    Aaaaaaaaaand now you know!

  • How should I care for my new Selk'bag®?
    Question:
    How should I care for my new Selk'bag®?
    Answer:

    The Selk'bag® should last a long time and be with you on many an adventure, that is, if you care for it properly! Please follow the following recommendations for caring for your Selk'bag® Sleepwear System.

    We recommend that you first refer to the care label attached to your Selk'bag® stuff sack. Please refer to the following website for a thorough interpretation of care label symbols: http://www.apparelsearch.com/care_label_symbols.htm
    The following are additional recommendations for caring for your Selk'bag®.

    Storing Your Selk'bag®
    When not using your Selk'bag®, there are a few things to remember:
    − It is important to store your bag in a cool, dry place. With good ventilation your bag will be able to keep its loft for the lifetime that it was intended.
    − Be sure that your Selk'bag® is dry before storing. If your bag is not completely dry before storage it is possible to experience mildew formation before the next use. (For tips on drying your Selk'bag® see the Drying Your Selk'bag® section below)
    − We recommend that you do not store your Selk'bag® in a stuff sack for extended periods of time. Stuff sacks, although great for saving space and providing convenience during your trip, are not recommended for storing your Selk'bag® for long periods of time. The compression created in a stuff sack may damage the loft and damage the Selk'bag® itself over time. Instead, we recommend that you store your Selk'bag® flat, hanging over a sleeping bag hanger, or better, in a large nylon or cotton bag (laundry bags work well for this).
    − We recommend that you do not store your Selk'bag® in any type of watertight storage bag (like trash bags). These bags typically prevent proper ventilation and can be another source of mildew formation.

    Washing Your Selk'bag®
    General Instructions can be found on the outside of your stuff sack, but here are some other things to consider before washing your Selk'bag®. Remember, damage inflicted through washing your Selk'bag® will not be covered under the Manufactures Warranty, so please wash with extreme caution.

    − We recommend that you spot clean your bag after each use to keep your product as clean as possible without having to wash the entire bag.
    − Never dry clean your Selk'bag®. The chemicals used at dry cleaners may be harmful to the Selk'bag®, potentially causing a reduction in loft and thermal efficiency. There are some professional cleaning services that specialize in washing sleeping bags. However, these types of cleaners may or may not be available in your area; just remember that you should not use your normal dry cleaning service.

    When washing your bag at home remember the following:
    − Be sure to use a small amount of light powder detergent or special synthetic cleaning product. Do not use any liquid detergent or strong powders, which may be hard to remove from the materials after washing.
    − We recommend that you hand wash your Selk'bag® in a large container with cool water and a small amount of a light powder detergent or special synthetic cleaning product.
    − Rinse your bag several times to be sure that all of the detergent is removed. We recommend using at least two rinse cycles.
    − Although machine washing is not recommended for your Selk'bag®, if you must use a washing machine be sure to use a front-loading machine. Do not use a top-loading machine; the agitator function could harm your bag. Before starting, be sure to zip up all zippers and turn the bag inside out. Wash on the gentle cycle with cool water and a light powder detergent or special synthetic cleaning product.

    Drying Your Selk'bag®
    Drying your Selk'bag®, whether out of the washer or after use, should be done with extreme caution. Damage inflicted through the drying of your Selk'bag® will not be covered under the Manufacturer’s Warranty.
    − Do not dry your Selk'bag® in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. The UV rays may damage the nylon on your bag. Air drying is recommended by us because it is the safest option for your Selk'bag®. When air drying you may hang your bag on a line or place it on top of something. The process may take a long time, but is important part of caring for your Selk'bag®.
    − We do not recommend the use of any machine dryers, especially normal household machine dryers. Most household dryers have a tendency to burn holes in the insulation of the bags.
    − Although not recommended, if you must machine dry your Selk'bag®, we recommend that you use a large commercial dryer. Large commercial dryers will allow the Selk'bag® to move around freely. Use very low or no heat. This process will take several hours, and you must check your bag often to be sure that it is not being overheated. Be sure to check that the insulation in your Selk'bag® is evenly distributed throughout the process.
     
    Other General Care for Your Selk'bag®
    Here are some other general reminders for caring for your Selk'bag®.
    − When putting your Selk'bag® into the stuff sack do not roll or fold it, instead, as the name states, stuff the bag into the stuff sack. Stuffing will create less stress on the bag’s fabrics and insulation and allow the thermal performance to preserve itself over time.
    − When removing your bag from the stuff sack be sure to remove it carefully, as to not damage any part of the fabric, insulation, or stitching.
    − If you are not using your Selk'bag® for an extended period of time, be sure to air and fluff it out periodically. We recommend that this is done every few months when the bag is not in regular use.

  • Does each Selk'bag® come with a Selk'bag® carrier bag?
    Question:
    Does each Selk'bag® come with a Selk'bag® carrier bag?
    Answer:

    Yes!  Each Selk'bag® comes with a "stuff sack" that is used to not only compress the bag but for carrying and stowing.  While we recommend that long term storage be done in a laundry-type bag with good ventilation and space, the stuff sack is perfect for travel and stow away. 

  • So who invented the Selk'bag® anyway?
    Question:
    So who invented the Selk'bag® anyway?
    Answer:

    The Selk'bag® Sleepwear System was invented by Mr. Rodrigo Alonso of Santiago, Chile in early 2005.  In an effort to commercialize his idea for this and other outdoor products Rodrigo teamed up with a Chilean manufacturer of outdoor gear and apparel for the mountain.  Today Rodrigo's Selk'bag® Sleepwear System is available on five continents and has created a new category and benchmark for outdoor sleeping gear.

  • Who & what are Musuc & Musuchouse?
    Question:
    Who & what are Musuc & Musuchouse?
    Answer:

    These are the awesome guys that design, make & distribute a whole host of cool products – the Selk'bag® being one of them! Check them out here : www.musuchouse.com

  • How do you un-zip the Selk'bag® to, em......attend to natures call during the night, or any other time?
    Question:
    How do you un-zip the Selk'bag® to, em......attend to natures call during the night, or any other time?
    Answer:

    The right side zipper uses a two-way zipper system so you can open from the top or the bottom. The bottom zipper slide gives you access to your pocket or fly so the guys can do #1 easily. Women, unfortunately, must unzip both entry zippers and lower the bag below the waist.

  • I got a message telling me that my transaction was timed out. What happened?
    Question:
    I got a message telling me that my transaction was timed out. What happened?
    Answer:

    Getting a "Timed Out" message when trying to purchase something online means that the time taken to complete your transaction is longer than your bank allows. It's part of their online safety features. Basically, what it means is that you have to go to your shopping cart (which shows your Selk'bag order) and check out again. A pain, we know, but rather safe than sorry!

Contact

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