Sleeping bags – GearGuide
Beside being amazing and wonderful and thrilling, being active outdoors is also always intensive in a way, an tiring. A good nights’ sleep is essential to be able to enjoy the next day to the fullest.
The level of fatigue, how well hydrated and fed you are, temperature, weather, sleeping mat and obviously the sleeping bag itself, …… There are many factors that determine whether or not you have a comfortable night’s rest. There are factors you can’t control (a travel companion snoring like a pregnant bear) and some you can. Having the right sleeping bag is just one of them. In addition to taking into account the issues mentioned above, your choice for a sleeping bag will also be determined by the activity you are going to do and under what circumstances you are doing it.
For example, when you are going on a camping trip with a car or a motor, the weight and pack size of a sleeping bag will be less of a consideration than when you are doing multi-day hikes in the mountains where every gram you need to carry is one too much. If you are camping in a rainy area, it is important to consider what type of filling (down or synthetic) you choose for your sleeping bag.
To help you choose the right sleeping bag, some basic facts are explained.
- Choosing a sleeping bag
- How does a sleeping bag work?
- Insulation material
- EN 13537 standardization