Hammacher Schlemmer is selling a big sleeping bag with a hood, pictured here, saying that it’s made of special fabrics that will thwart bedbugs from crawling up against you during the night and biting you. The company calls it a bedbug cocoon, for use in hotel rooms.
There’s one big hole I can see in this technology, though: The hole around the user’s face. Hammacher Schlemmer says that bedbugs are attracted to heat. Given that the face will be the one place on the user’s body that isn’t covered by a the purity blanket, that’s where the most heat will be released for bedbugs to track down. That’s where the bedbugs can enter the sleeping bag, too, and when the user rolls it up in the morning, and packs it in the suitcase, it becomes a handy dandy bedbug carrying case, helping the user bring their very own bedbugs with them from place to place.
Yes, insectophobes, buy this bed bug cocoon, and you can sleep confident in the knowledge that the thing you fear most will be conveniently available no matter where you are.