Luisa Horton Sleeping Bag 2018-03-26 09:13:35
It must be easy to store. The backpacking sleeping bag should roll into the smallest space possible, for easy stowage and maneuvering. A big, bulky sleeping bag tied to your back can be a major impediment when moving through difficult or heavily forested terrain.
Donna Sims Sleeping Bag 2018-03-26 09:13:07
The final biggest consideration in choosing a bag is the insulation that is used in that bag. There are basically two types of insulations available. One is the goose down and the other is a synthetic blend. While both will do the job to keep you warm, they both have their pros and cons. For example, the goose down is soft and very lightweight contributing to the ease of travel when hiking. However, it is much more costly and if it happens to get wet, doesn't dry easily. Synthetic insulation on the other hand is heavier, bulkier, and not as soft. Yet, the cost isn't as hard on your pocket book and the wet weather isn't as big an issue because the synthetic blend dries in a quicker manner than its down counterpart. In either case, some type of padding under the bag is highly recommended.
Martha Mccall Sleeping Bag 2018-03-26 09:13:35
The other sacrifice is the size or bulkiness of the bag. A mummy sleeping bag for the most part will be much smaller for carrying around which is why it is a preference for many backpackers/hikers. The rectangular sleeping bag isn't as small but since it's not typical to be carrying it, other than somewhere in a vehicle while getting to your intended destination, the bulkiness of the bag is not as big an issue.
Jocelyn Mejia Sleeping Bag 2018-01-21 00:16:01
The backpacking sleeping bag must adequately protect the backpacker from the elements. This is a more complicated issue to address and will be explored in more depth below.
Gretchen Maynard Sleeping Bag 2018-01-21 19:55:37
Now while there are other things to consider in buying a sleeping bag, these are the most important. Having this information alone will help you to choose the perfect sleeping bag for a comfortable night's rest during your next overnight outdoor adventure.
Karla Pena Sleeping Bag 2018-01-23 17:44:35
For instance, just some of the things that you should be asking before buying sleeping bags are the weather, quality or material, the condition, shape and size, and weight and portability. Now let us consider the state wherein you will be using your sleeping bags.
Charlene Lyons Sleeping Bag 2018-01-18 11:48:53
It is important to remember though that the temperature ratings are guides for reference only. Because, just like spicy food, eating a jalapeno pepper for some isn't a big deal...but for others eating one would feel like it would burn the skin right off their tongue. The same goes for a sleeping bag. A +20 degree rating would mean that for most the bag would be warm enough. The best way to pick a warm enough bag is to go with one that handles a 10 degree colder weather than what you're anticipating to be sleeping in. Choosing in that manner should have you...covered. (No pun intended.) And again of course, appropriate sleep wear should accommodate the colder or warmer needs you may have.
Karla Pena Sleeping Bag 2018-01-22 12:28:10
In the middle of cold nights your sleeping bag will be your lifesaver. It is also a good idea to have a pad or a mattress underneath your bag to keep it off the ground.
Melody Pennington Sleeping Bag 2018-01-18 06:00:17
Next is shape and size. Some people are claustrophobic and mummy sleeping bags are not advised. Best to go for semi-rectangular. A tight mummy bag is also much stricter with size - you must fit in perfectly with the hood closed for comfort. If you are too big then try a rectangular or semi-rectangular. As long as you are fit for comfort.
Gretchen Maynard Sleeping Bag 2018-01-24 01:55:01
The first to consider is the weather or climate. You should first ask yourself how cold or hot the weather will be during the time you will be using your sleeping bags. This is very important as it will determine how comfortable you are going to be in your sleeping bags. Is your sleeping bag good enough to keep you warm on a winter season? Consider getting sleeping bags that will work at the coldest temperatures you expect to encounter. Secondly, considering the climate will affect the care you are giving sleeping bags. In particular, in a summer season, if your sleeping bag's insulation does not suit the weather, you may not be able to avoid overheating and excessive sweating, which will dampen and damage the fill of your sleeping bag. In this case, it is best to choose sleeping bags that are breathable.
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