In the sub-zero wasteland of the planet Hoth, only the strong survive… and of course those lucky Jedi protected by the thick skin of a Tauntaun.

Now after exhaustive movie viewing research and analysis ThinkGeek Labs has isolated the exact synthetic compounds needed to re-create Tauntaun fur. What have we done with this supreme knowledge? Created a Tauntaun sleeping bag of course.

This high-quality sleeping bag looks just like a Tauntaun, complete with saddle, “printed internal intestines”, and a plush lightsaber zipper pull. You can nestle snug in “simulated Tauntaun fur” while regaling everyone with the amazing tale of “Empire Strikes Back”. Use the “plush lightsaber zipper pull” on the Tauntaun sleeping bag to illustrate how Han Solo saved Luke Skywalker from certain death in the freezing climate of Hoth by slitting open the belly of a dead Tauntaun and placing Luke inside the stinking (but warm) carcass.

The story behind the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag was featured in the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Click here to read “Sleeping Gag”.  More press and linkage to be found at


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December 14th, 2009 | Category: Winter Camping

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