Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

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Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby bombombanana » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:16 am

Dear all,

we are a group of engineering students from University of Pennsylvania.

In our final project, a concept of Heating Sleeping Bag has been initiated: Merging with the latest paper battery technology, the definition of sleeping bag will be redefined. A sleeping bag built with heating function (or even plugs!) is proposed.

We are conducting marketing research in order to refine the aspects of our product. Could you kindly help us with our online survey? This survey will take you no more than 10 minutes. We sincerely appreciate your patience and opinions:

http://tinyurl.com/y3xjnkd
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Re: Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:25 am

This is a repetitive post which was unnecessary so I have deleted the others and left this one for anyone who may be interested in taking part in the survey.
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Re: Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby bombombanana » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:31 am

Thank you for notifying me, we are sorry for the repetition.
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Re: Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:12 am

I am not sure what it is you are looking for with this survey...

I had a look at the survey and it presumes that one would want such a sleeping bag, it does not ask the question of whether or not this sort of product is of any interest or value to one and whether or not in fact anyone would want to purchase one.

You are only going to get responses from people who think it is maybe a good idea and therefore will not get a true indication as to whether or not it is a viable proposition.

Maybe you are not after this sort of info....a genuine marketing survey would have asked that question first.

I see you are a student....maybe this is just inexperience on your part??
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Re: Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby markcrook » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:58 am

I wouldn't want a heated sleeping bag - I have my own personal bed warmer ;) .

But seriously is there are market for them with modern sleeping bags having a comfort range of well below 0? Surley it would jut be a gimic that would make them more expensive? Just my humble opinion.
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Re: Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby Lin » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:15 pm

That would be like taking an electric blanket when camping. I don't even use one at home. I suppose if I'd go camping in sub-zero temperatures I might be tempted though. But I don't.
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Re: Student Project-marketing survey of Heating Sleeping Bag

Postby ozoutdoors » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:20 am

The whole technology with modern day sleeping bags is based on the fact there is already a giant heater inside them...YOU!
The body produces more than enough heat to support itself, and more...

Have you ever gone to bed in a cold tent and put layers of clothing on, only to find your too cold to sleep, or feel yourself suffocating by the shire weight and compression of multiple layers??

Modern sleeping bags (Good quality ones that is) are designed for the occupant to wear minimal clothing. Thus heating the air around your body. The insulation inside the bag, merely stops the warm air from escaping.

Would you really want to go to sleep surrounded by an electrical current... or chemicals?
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