When using any type of sleeping bag the bottom of it is usually the most important when keeping you warm on a cold night. When you lay down you tend to crush the insulating material between you and the surface below causing the insulation not to work very well. To help with this problem it is recommended that you place a pad or non crushable insulating material underneath your bag. The zipper of a rectangular sleeping bag is always the week point for losing heat however with today's technology the heat loss is usually minimal as compared with older models. When choosing a sleeping bag you'll want to ask yourself a few questions. First, ask yourself if you'll be camping in cold weather or if you're just a weekend warrior in the summer. Second, ask yourself if at any time you'll be going on extreme expeditions to very cold climates as this may cause the need for a mummy bag. Third, ask yourself how much you want to spend and this will help narrow down your choices. There are rectangular sleeping bags for men and ones especially made for the shape of a woman's body. Finding the one that fits you is not that hard and there are many choices out there. Typically mummy bags are more expensive than the traditional style and most of the time you'll be perfectly fine with traditional rectangular sleeping bags.
Mummy bags are the smallest sleeping bags and are very light to carry, making them ideal for those hiking trips. Just like the Tapered bags, they are narrower at the feet, but they are also narrower in body, making them a very snug fit. They also have a hood to fit around the head to help conserve body heat. Many people may find these bags uncomfortable as they are very restricting, but they are the better choice for camping during cold weather seasons because of their warmth, and hiking trips because of their small size.
Camping sleeping bags are much more than just sleeping bags. They are the determining factor of whether or not your camping trip is an enjoyable one.
Sleeping Bag Friday , March 16th , 2018 - 20:38:45 PM
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