How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

CampTrip is happy to present to you a complete guide on how to choose a sleeping bag! How did the brilliantly simple product “the sleeping bag” ever get so complex? Now a days when you look to buy a sleeping bag you need to know what features you are looking for in a sleeping bag. Features? I thought it was a bag to sleep in? Well yes, but there is more to a sleeping bag then you may think.

If you really want to find the perfect sleeping bag you should consider where you will be sleeping outdoors, what the temperature will be like, what weight and size you need it to be and the durability and comfort etc. Overwhelmed? Fear not! With the useful sleeping bag information packed into these article you will be geared with the knowledge to go out into the world and confidently know what you are looking for in a sleeping bag. Here’s how to choose a sleeping bag…

What to Consider When Buying a Sleeping Bag:

  • Types of Sleeping BagsSleeping Bag Shapes

    There are three types of sleeping bag shapes: rectangular, barrel and mummy styles depending on you and your outdoor sleeping needs.

  • Temperature Ratings for Sleeping BagsTemperature Ratings for Sleeping Bags

    Be aware of the climate and temperatures you will be sleeping in to ensure your sleeping bag’s temperature rating will be sufficient. Otherwise you may be in for a very cold or warm nights sleep -which will not help prepare you for a day packed full of adventure.

  • Sleeping Bag FeaturesSleeping Bag Size, Durability and Comfort

    When buying a sleeping bag you need to be aware of these key features: sleeping bag weight, size, durability and comfort. Whether you are looking for a heavy duty sleeping bag or one that is lightweight, it is important you get it right. If you scrimp on your sleeping bag you will soon regret not getting one of quality that is suitable for you.

There is a lot to consider before choosing and purchasing a sleeping bag for your upcoming camping trip. Keep these factors in mind to help you make the best choice.

Author: Kirsten
(The CampTrip Team)


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