Marisol Bowers Sleeping Bag 2018-04-03 10:36:32
Taking time to think about and choose the right sleeping bag may seem superficial to some people. If you can fit inside and sleep in it, what else is there to think about? But there is so much more you need to take into consideration. As I stated before, it is the determining factor of whether or not your camping trip is an enjoyable one.
Marisol Bowers Sleeping Bag 2018-03-14 11:56:10
Down sleeping bags on the other hand require special care. Wash it by hand with mild detergent. The best way to dry a down sleeping bag is to lay it out flat.
Martha Mccall Sleeping Bag 2018-03-02 11:11:07
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.
Hope Beck Sleeping Bag 2018-03-14 11:56:45
Before you choose which sleeping bag to take with you on a given excursion, consider where you will be going. You wouldn't take the same backpacking sleeping bag with you on a trip to the Rocky Mountains as you would on a trip to the Louisiana bayou. Is the area you are going hot? Cold? Humid? Dry? Is it the rainy (or snowy) season there? What kind of temperature variations are there between day and night? A polyfill or synthetic type insulated sleeping bag will keep you warm better when it is wet than a down filled, but a down-filled bag will keep you warmer in frozen, windy environments. A simple nylon shell may work well in a warm, humid climate, but cold winds will cut right through it. Microfiber linings will work well when wet, and provide good wind protection, but can be heavy and costly. And of course, the amount of a given material the backpacking sleeping bag uses directly influences both weight and bulk.
Carolyn Mathis Sleeping Bag 2018-03-14 11:55:53
Also to consider is the wet or dry conditions. If you are backpacking on the northwest then expect wet conditions. Do not pick sleeping bags with down fill as it loses much of its insulating capability when wet. Choose light down sleeping bags only if you are traveling southwest where the conditions are desert dry. Choose those with synthetic fill for wet conditions.
Donna Sims Sleeping Bag 2018-03-14 11:55:55
Ever been on an overnight camping or backpacking trip but didn't have a sleeping bag so you borrowed one from a friend or someone you knew? Then, after a long day of playing and hiking it was time for bed and you looked forward to getting some sleep because you were so tired? So you crawled into that bag only to find through the course of the night that you either froze to death because you weren't warm enough or tossed and turned because of discomfort or maybe even both. Ultimately, what was supposed to be a great time left you cranky and exhausted because of a lack of sleep?
Carey Whitehead Sleeping Bag 2018-03-14 11:56:46
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.
Lelia Douglas Sleeping Bag 2018-03-02 08:31:09
The two most common types of sleeping bags are rectangular and mummy or cocoon style. While rectangular shaped ones are probably the most popular style, experienced campers and adventure seekers favor the cocoon designs. The cocoon is a form fitting style that is smaller and lightweight, but still offers the same temperature rating as comparable rectangular sleeping bags. Mummy sleeping bags are roomy, solid, include many technical elements, and are available in a variety of insulation and fabrics. Rectangular sleeping bags give more room to move around and can usually be zipped together with other rectangular bags if needed. The mummy bag conforms more closely to the body than a rectangular bag where heat escapes from the top more quickly. Some semi-rectangular bags come with a contoured hood making up for the heat loss. Common dimensions for rectangle sleeping bags are: 28" x 60" (children), 33" x 75" (adult), 33" x 80" (tall adult), and 39" x 80" (big and tall adult).
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