There is hardly a piece of camping gear that will get more use than your sleeping bags. You’ll be sleeping in them, sitting on them, covering your laps with them, and using them as picnic blankets.
They will be stuffed into corners, crammed into small spaces, spread out on rocks, sticks, and leaves, and filled with sand from time to time.
That’s why it’s important to choose a good one. Once you decide what you’ll need your for, the decisions get easier.
The temperature rating of the sleeping bag will identify the lowest temperature in which an average user will be comfortably warm while inside the sleeping bag. Based on temperature ratings, there are several sleeping bags available for you in the market; winter, 3-season and summer sleeping bags. You should buy the right sleeping bag, depending on the kind of camping you plan to be doing and the time of year you plan to be doing it in.
The three most common types of insulating materials are synthetic, goose-down or water resistant down. You should buy a sleeping bag with the type you’ll need most for your camping type.
Depending on your preference and taste, you can choose a sleeping bag designed with the following shapes; rectangular, two-person, mummy and semi-rectangular. They all offer advantages and disadvantages based on how much you want to stretch out or how well you want the bag to be able to keep you warm inside.
Each member of your family will also have their own requirements depending on age, height, weight and preference for warmth. It can be much like a math problem sometimes but once you get it right those sleeping bags of yours will take you through years of great experiences. We hope all your camping bags are cozy and your nights are clear and starlit.