Bluewater Defense Provides Warfighters With A Unique Sleep System For Cold Weather Climates

SAN LORENZO, Puerto Rico — July 12, 2011 — Bluewater Defense, Inc., has partnered with prime
contractor ADS, Inc. to unveil the Guardian Sleep System for the Department of Defense. The system
will provide soldiers a new level of comfort and warmth, in environments down to negative 30
degrees F. 

A significant upgrade from current systems, the Guardian Sleep System will ultimately replace
the single man tent, enabling unprecedented protection from the elements with fully sealed seams
for ultimate wind and wet weather protection. It consists of a 0 degrees F Guardian heavyweight
bag, a 30 degrees F lightweight Bag, a bivy cover, a compression stuff sack and a mesh storage bag.

“We are honored to have worked with ADS, Inc. to set a new standard in sleep system
technologies for our men and women in uniform,” said Sharon Birk, Vice President of Business
Development for Bluewater Defense. “This sleep system incorporates a range of innovative cold
weather materials and manufacturing techniques, resulting in an unprecedented system that offers
unique capabilities to our warfighters and enhances their mission readiness.”

Bluewater Defense, Inc. is working in conjunction with its materials suppliers Brookwood
Company and Climashield, Inc. to produce the system, which utilizes two different sleeping bag
technologies that can be used interchangeably.  The lightweight bag is designed to ensure
maximum comfort and warmth with a roomy cut, and can be used alone in warmer climates or in
conjunction with more insulative bag and bivy for extreme cold weather protection.  The
Heavyweight Sleeping Bag consists of double layered insulation to keep the user warm and
comfortable in the harshest cold weather climates. Notably, armhole zippers allow the user to
access all layers of the sleep system and any equipment needed while inside the sleeping bag. Both
bags feature an antimicrobial ripstop inner lining fabric.

The Guardian Sleep System is available through ADS, Inc. Visit for more

Posted on July 19, 2011

Source: Bluewater Defense/PRNewswire