Surfing and camping are two bedmates that should never be far from each other. The closer you can stay to the waves the better and despite the odd interruption from some belligerent sandfly, making the beach or nearby countryside your temporary home should be as much a rite of passage as the glory and theatre of the accompanying camp fire.
Unfortunately, with such delights of nature comes inevitable pain – from keeping warm at night to checking the surf first thing in the morning – the thought of getting out of your toastie sleeping bag can fill one with dread and can quickly induce uncontrollable bouts of hypersomnia (more sleep to you and me).
Thankfully, all of that may be coming to an end thanks to the first sleeping bag designed specifically with surfers and outdoorsy people in mind. The Lazysack (I’m sold already), which has just launched on Kickstarter, is being billed as ‘The world’s most functional sleeping bag’. Not only does this fluffy bundle of goodness keep you warm and dry thanks to its unique ‘Xwarmfiber’ construction, it can also be utilised as blanket and as a poncho with a clever removable hood.
Capata, based in Biarritz, is an outdoor brand created for travellers, surfers and campers and is the brainchild of Noémie Dillies. Starting at €85 for early birds and €100 for the rest of the backers, this unique surf sack can be your travel buddy for many years to come. Delivery is expected in August 2016, just in time for some autumnal adventure.