|I've ordered two of these from CTD; they're just too good a bargain to pass up. Both of the units I ordered were in great condition; the first one was slightly older and had some minor repairs (mostly mismatched buttons), but was in otherwise perfect condition. The second one was brand-new (the date on the tag was 2003!), probably never issued; the bivvy on this one differed slightly from the older one in that the top layer appeared to be made of a slightly thinner water-resistant, breathable layer, whereas the older one was the same OD nylon material throughout.
The blankets and sheets for both had no rips, tears, or holes, and buttoned into the bivvy with no issues. It appeared that the linens had been freshly laundered, and there was no odor whatsoever. The blanket is fairly thin, and the sheet is woven with some pretty thick thread; strangely enough, I found that the sheet stayed comfortably cool on the skin when used.
Now, I wouldn't exactly call this a 3-season bag; as it is, I'd rate it as a 40-degree F bag, at most. Also note that, because the inner layers are buttoned in, the user's feet will be slightly more exposed to cold temperatures when the bivvy is zipped closed, so I'd recommend wearing socks if you intend to use this bag for hiking or camping. However, you could easily rig another, thicker blanket with buttons, or just slip another layer in on top of the others for more warmth.
The bag is a bit on the bulky side, both in size and weight; it does have compression straps, but they leave a bit to be desired. A stuff sack is recommended if you intend to carry this bag in a pack. The whole system can be folded up and stuffed into the top 'pocket' (which can also be stuffed when the bag is in use and used as a pillow!) then buttoned and cinched down for storage/transportation. Overall, this is a great, well-designed, durable sleep system. Highly recommended for anyone looking for an inexpensive 'emergency' sleeping bag, or just something cool and unique to use on your next spring camping trip.|