The definition of a sleeping bag is a protective bag for a person to sleep in. Your sleeping bag should be just so. This makes the material of your camping sleeping bag just as important. You can find numerous different fillings, from goose down, wool, cotton, and synthetic. However, many outdoor experts consider synthetic materials to be the best. This is due to the fact that it doesn't readily absorb water, and should it get wet, it dries quickly and is still able to provide some degree of warmth. This is a vital feature if you are hiking in adverse weather.
The backpacking sleeping bag must be light. A typical backpacker will already be carrying food, extra clothing for rain or snow, fire-starting and cooking gear, flashlights, water bottles, first aid supplies and other survival gear, and any special equipment for traversing the terrain the backpacker will be in, such as ropes, pitons, etc. Adding a 25 pound sleeping bag to this load can make the weight unmanageable for someone not blessed with a Herculean physique.
Rectangular shaped bags are the most popular and most familiar. These provide you with more room for movement within, reducing that claustrophobic feel to some degree. Because they are of a square shape they can also be zipped to a second to produce a double sized sleeping bag, large enough for two people to sleep in. Or, if you completely dislike the feel of being zipped up, you can leave the bag unzipped entirely and use it as a blanket instead. However, these bags are often fairly big, and may not be ideal for hiking trips as they can be rather bulky and awkward to carry.
Sleeping Bag Wednesday , April 04th , 2018 - 20:53:04 PM
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