The Fellowship of the Books

May 03, 2019

The Fellowship of the Books

Welcome to our new book series! Think of this like a book review club, but without actually having to be or say you’re in a book club. Maybe even better yet, you can start your very own, totally cool, book club after being inspired by a book you come across or read.

The values of books cannot be overstated. Escapism and entertainment are just the tip of the iceberg. Books open your mind in ways never thought possible, provide new perspectives, and help define actions you take and the choices you make. Barbara Tuchman said it best:

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change (as the poet said), windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.”

Here’s our curated selection of some of the best new books:

Book: Educated by Tara Westover

Category: Non-fiction, Memoir

About: Raised and home-schooled by survivalists in the Idaho wilderness, Tara’s unique journey of education tells the story of her complicated family life and deep desire for self-discovery.


Book: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Category: Fiction

About: A murder mystery and coming-of-age story wrapped in one, we follow the story of a girl who survives alone in the marsh of North Carolina.  


Book: The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Category: Non-fiction, Memoir

About: The philanthropist shares her stories of empowering women and improving society. She raises the voices of women with entirely different experiences from her own in a quest for equality and empathy.


Book: Doomstead Days by Brian Teare

Category: Poetry Collection

About: Poetry and words at their best, initiating introspection of our interaction with the world and environment around us.



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Kids (Ages 7+)

Please note, Selk'bag Kids models are intended for children ages 7 years and older.

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer and for ensuring the safety of your child.  A bag that is too large for your child can represent a tripping risk when your child attempts to walk in the bag. 

Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for children of average weight as sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a child of below average weight with a taller frame, similar to a child of average weight and a shorter frame. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


Kids Medium:
Minimum Height: 4'0"  / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm

Kids Large: *
Minimum Height: 4'6"    / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm

* Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small.  An adult that measures between 4'6" and 4'11" should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.

 

Adult

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer.  Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for people of average weight and sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a person of below average weight with a taller frame that exceeds the guidelines.  Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


In-between sizes?  Please first consider the weight recommendations in the previous paragraph.  Second, please understand that a looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.

We always recommend to size up if you are not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!

 

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
It can fit up to 5'4'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'11'' and 5'5'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'9'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Large
Fits up to 5’11’’ / 180 cm Tall

If you are between 5'5'' and 5'11'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'1'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'11'' and 6'4'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'5'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large Wide
Same as X-Large, but for heavier body types (approx +2'' in girth throughout the torso vs X-Large)

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