Jacklyn Mcgee Sleeping Bag 2018-04-05 09:50:33
Make sure your down sleeping bag is completely dry before putting it away to prevent mildew, and clumping. If you use a dryer to dry it use very low heat. It takes a long time to dry a down sleeping bag, but must never turn up the heat or you will ruin your bag.
Martha Mccall Sleeping Bag 2018-04-05 09:50:39
Sleeping bags are either synthetic-filled or down-filled. Goose down bags are light weight and perfect for backpacking and on your biking trip. Renowned for its superior insulation, goose down is one of the premier sleeping bag materials made to keep the warmth in and keep the cold out. Synthetic sleeping bags are cheaper than down and usually non-allergenic. They are easier to take care of especially if spill is sponged off immediately. Sleeping bag fill will come in both short and long fibers. Many new synthetics use a "hollow fiber" method that keeps sleeping bags light and allows for good compression when packing, while still offering excellent warmth. Long fibers found in sleeping bags with synthetic fill are more stable and will be less likely to shift during use. Short fibers on the other hand, both down fill and synthetic, can shift during use, affecting your sleeping bag's loft and inviting cold air in.
Karla Pena Sleeping Bag 2018-04-05 09:50:36
Before choosing a sleeping bag, it can be helpful to know what some of the key differences are between the backpacking sleeping bag and other sleeping bags. The needs of a backpacker lead to special considerations that the backpacker must address:
Jacklyn Mcgee Sleeping Bag 2018-02-15 07:06:58
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.
Charlene Lyons Sleeping Bag 2018-02-15 03:00:59
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.
Marisol Bowers Sleeping Bag 2018-02-14 17:44:05
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.
Carolyn Mathis Sleeping Bag 2018-02-13 23:56:18
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.
Melody Pennington Sleeping Bag 2018-02-14 08:24:16
As the modern-day equivalent of the old explorers, the backpacker will be exposed to all kinds of climatic conditions on many different types of terrain. He or she must be self-sufficient and prepared for the worst at all times. And preparedness starts before leaving home, with the selection of backpacking gear. Of particular importance is your backpacking sleeping bag. Not getting a good nights rest can lead to mistakes that can mean the difference between enjoying that view of the sunset from a mountain ridge and seeing that same sunset from a Search and Rescue helicopter.
Donna Sims Sleeping Bag 2018-02-13 21:57:45
Or if you prefer your luxuries, you can also consider buying an airbed to sleep on, but if you do, ensure it fits in your tent before taking it away with you. The last thing you want is to arrive at your designated camp site and find that your sleeping equipment is too big. This will ruin your entire camping experience before you even make it through your first night, and as we know, a bad night's sleep will set the mood for the rest of your stay. And we don't want that.
Consuelo Duke Sleeping Bag 2018-02-13 08:15:33
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.
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