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This is the “world’s best” sleeping bag. But you won’t find it in stores

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GRAND JUNCTION — Put your hand right here, says Kok Bou, holding out a 12-inch square of insulated fabric that will soon be part of a Wiggy’s sleeping bag. 

“It’s hot, isn’t it?” he asks.

This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins.

In it, he covers the industry from the inside out, plus the fun side of being outdoors in our beautiful state.

In 1988, Jerry Wigutow, the founder of Wiggy’s, held out a piece of his Lamilite Climashield continuous filament fiber and asked Bou to put his hand on it. He wanted to hire Bou, who fled his home country of Cambodia in the 1970s as the Khmer Rouge murdered millions. Bou had spent about a decade working for Marmot Mountain Works in Grand Junction. He was…

Jason Blevins

2023-05-02 03:30:00

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