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Australia’s first fire retardant sleeping bag wins prestigious international award as local inventor calls for nationwide rethink on the fire safety of our sleeping bags

Fire kills and injures. All campsites have fires. Twice nominated Australian of the Year, Tony Clark, says the sleeping bags in the Australian market do not meet international fire safety standards. He’s launching an urgent call to action to parents, campers and outdoor enthusiasts to put fire safety first when it comes to sleeping bag choices.

That’s why he designed ThermalTrex® – a ‘Fire Retardant Polar Fleece’ - and used it to create Australia’s first permanently fire retardant sleeping bag without any chemical treatments.

SEASONFORT was recently recognised internationally by Good Design Australia for the impeccable design of its lightweight and breathable, machine washable, wind resistant, Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag. It won a Green Award, which is Mr Clark’s eighth international product design award. 

SEASONFORT Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag rolled up

Tony Clark, ThermalTrex® designer and CEO of SEASONFORT says he wanted to create a multi-functional, high quality sleeping bag for all kinds of people.

“Everyone deserves military grade gear and the peace of mind that they are safe,” he said.

“When was the last time anyone actually checked the fire safety of their sleeping bags? Chances are, nobody has ever given it a moment’s thought - but they should urgently. In case of fire - choosing the right equipment in an outdoor setting can actually be the difference between life and death.”

“If our technology can save one life, all of our hard work will be worth it. My message to the parents of Australia would be to think about your children’s safety when buying a sleeping bag for their next adventure or school camp,” he said.

SEASONFORT has a social conscience by funding emergency relief projects for Backpack Bed for Homeless, a national charity which provides Backpack Beds and fire retardant sleeping bags to people who have no shelter and are forced to sleep on the streets.

SEASONFORT Fire Retardant Sleeping Bag carry bag doubles as a dry bag

RRP: $129.00

For more information about SEASONFORT and its products, please visit seasonfort.com 

About SEASONFORT

SEASONFORT is serious about making camping a hassle free and safe experience. It is the first company to release fire retardant sleeping bags to Australia. SEASONFORT helps everyone from special forces to boy scouts be better protected outdoors with its military grade, unique, multi-functional products that last. SEASONFORT has a social conscience and helps fund the emergency relief projects of Backpack Bed for Homeless.

About Backpack Bed for Homeless 

Backpack Bed for Homeless is a national registered homeless charity that saves the lives of people sleeping on our streets. In 2019-20 over 82,000 requests for accommodation from homeless people across Australia could not be met. This year over 49,200 Aussies will sleep on the street (ABS2016). 

Backpack Beds for Homeless provides study proven Backpack Beds and Fire Retardant Sleeping Bags to people sleeping on our streets without shelter - to improve their dignity, health, sleep, warmth, comfort and safety. The Backpack Bed which has won seven international product designs provides both portable shelter - and a bag for belongings to save lives with dignity.

The charity partners with over 800 Homeless Agencies across Australia, both big and small, to distribute this life saving assistance including The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Orange Sky and many more.

Backpack Bed for Homeless was awarded Australia's highest honour the Australian Human Rights Award by the Australian Human Rights Commission.