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Your Guide to Lightweight Sleeping Bags

by on Apr.12, 2012, under Travel

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Just imagine you’re in a camping journey and after a long day of hiking and fun, the sun has finally gone down. The only thing in your mind at this time would be to curl up into your cozy backpacking sleeping bags and crash down, expecting to become out like a light. When suddenly as you started dozing off, your sleep is broken down by the chilly night air invading your sleeping bag. Unable to rest and tossing, shivering and turning all night, you’ll only have one thing in your mind.

As unavoidable as it seems, the comparison in between producers could be a little murky although the efficiency figure of the sleeping bag is usually dominated by the temperature ratings. It gets much more complicated by the fact that every person have slightly more different need for insulation. While many other might need a 4 season insulation a reasonably warm sleeper can often get away with a lighter bag.

The rating for the sleeping bags is based on temperature rating. This temperature rating identifies the lowest temperature at which a bag will keep the average sleeper warm. So, if you find a bag that is described as a “20 degree bag”, it means that it will provide warmth and comfort even if the air temperature drops no lower than 20 F. However, as per the rating it is assumed that the sleeper is wearing a layer of long underwear and using a sleeping pad under the bag.

Selection of the sleeping bag should be based on the temperature rating that is bit lower than the temperature you are expecting to encounter. For example, a bag with temperature rating of 20 F should be chosen instead of 35 F, if you are heading for near freezing temperatures. In case the temperature climbs higher than expected, you can always open or create vent in the bag to provide more circulation on warmer nights. You should note that, most camping bags features a temperature rating between 15 F and 50 F.

The last but the not the least is the price factor that is a distinguishing factor in between down and synthetic fills. Price is factor which can completely change people’s mind from purchasing and not purchasing the sleeping bags, although there are factors like temperature ratings, size and weight. Nonetheless, a down bag can cost as much as $100 more than an equivalent synthetic. The fact that more price is needed for down since it requires specialist cleansing further exacerbates the purchasing decisions.

Felix discovered how important top quality hiking equipment and camping gear were right after his pup tent flooded with over three inches of water. Find out more about personalized sleeping bags bedding from him.

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