EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
This manual provides standards for the classification and repair and maintenance of individual equipment.
Maintenance and repair for procedures for each type of garment is divided into individual work packages.
DA Forms and records used for the equipment maintenance will be only those prescribed in DA PAM
738-750. Demolition to prevent enemy use will be in compliance with instructions outlined in TM 750-244-
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
Intermediate Cold Sleeping Bag (Replaced by Modular Sleep System)
The Intermediate Cold Sleeping Bag is designed in a mummy-shaped configuration utilizing quilted
construction; the outer fabric is a 6.5 ounce cloth oxford, 50 percent n-percent cotton, Olive Green 107,
Quarpel water repellent treated; the inner fabric is a 3.9 ounce cloth balloon cotton, durable water
repellent treated; both the inner and outer fabrics are quilted with a 6 oz/yd sq polyester batting as the
insulating material. A full length free-running slide fastener is provided at the front of the bag with webbing
loops attached to the slider for ease of operation. An adjustable drawstring face closure, to eliminate the
flow of cold air into the bag and escape of warm air at the opening, is provided. Snap fasteners are
provided on the flap of the bag for emergency use, if a failure of the slide fastener occurs. Each bag has
two tie tapes attached at the foot of the bag, which are used for tying the rolled sleeping bag for carrying
and storage purposes. The tie tapes for this bag have a finished length of 25 inches. The bag is intended
for use by personnel in locations where temperature ranges from +50 degrees F to +10 degrees F.
Extreme Cold Sleeping Bag (Replaced by Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat)
The Extreme Cold Sleeping Bag is a single unit design, with cotton Balloon cloth inner panel with 9 oz.
Polyester Batting filling; cotton/nylon oxford outer panel filled with 100 percent waterfowl down; dive green
Army shade 107; water repellent treated and wind resistant; universal size; approximately 83 inches long,
35 inches wide with slide fastener snap fastener and drawstring closure; with hood: without carrying bag.
The minimum dimension for the sleeping bag is 73 1/2 inches in length, and 21 3/4 inches in width, for
99th percentile Soldiers. The Type II, Sleeping Bag Extreme Cold is for use in locations where average
monthly temperatures are below + 10 degrees.
Pneumatic Mattress (Replaced by Self-Inflating Sleeping Mat)
The Pneumatic Mattress is fabricated of plain weave, nylon cloth coated on both sides with natural and/or
synthetic rubber. The inner area is coated black in color and the outer surface has a thinner cover of Olive
Green 207 coating. A 5 oz/sq yd polyester batting is cemented into each of the channels. The mattress is
inflated by mouth and is intended for use with the sleeping bags.
Foam Sleeping Mat (Replaced by Modular Sleep System)
The foam sleeping mat is made of closed-cell, cross linked polyethylene foam. The mat is equipped with
tie tapes at one end to hold it in the rolled condition for carrying. The mat weighs about 1 1/4 pounds and
is 24 inches wide by 75 inches long. The mat will not absorb water and remains flexible in extreme cold
temperatures. Downsizing is authorized at the commander’s discretion subject to CIF manager/PBO
approval. Authorized modifications should be performed using available cutting instruments such as
scissors, pocket knife, or razor knife. Since the foam is of a closed cell composition, the cut edge need
not be sealed. The minimum width authorized is 20 inches. Length will be determined by Soldier’s height.
Tie straps are not to be removed. Soldiers are not authorized to cut sleeping mat to his/her size without
written approval from CIF manager/PBO.