How to find the right sleeping bag
You want to buy a new sleeping bag. But how warm does a sleeping bag have to be? What material? Down or synthetic fiber? We clarifythis questions in this article for you.
A sleeping bag is often an investment that will last for years. Here you can find out what types of sleeping bags there are and what purpose the individual sleeping bag types are designed for. Below you will also find a list of the best sleeping bags for camping and roof top tents.
Before you go to the store and buy a new sleeping bag, you should also make this check list so that you literally don’t experience a rude awakening:
A good hood has an enormous influence on the warmth of the sleeping bag. It must fit everywhere, be full, and it must not press anywhere. An additional chamber along the cord (heat bulge) protects the cheeks and nose from icy air.
The thermal collar wraps around your neck like a scarf and prevents the warm air from escaping from the sleeping bag. People who are afraid of claustrophobia and do not close the hood except for a small opening at night need a particularly thick thermal collar.
The cover on the inside of the zipper keeps the warmth in the sleeping bag – provided it is nice and thick and fits neatly. Cold spots also arise if the anti-clamping strip, which prevents the zipper from being jammed, is too wide.
How warm does a sleeping bag have to be?
For tours in midsummer a temperature range of up to 50ºF is sufficient, in the mountains up to 32ºF. For treks from spring to fall, choose a three-season sleeping bag with a warmth of up to 23ºF. If you freeze extremely quickly or sleep without a hood, subtract 50 to 59ºF from these recommendations.
When specifying temperature, orientate yourself on comfort (red) or limit (orange, see graphic), never on extreme values. The comfort limit applies to sleepers who freeze quickly, the limit to hotheads. This information is only intended as a guide, as everyone reacts differently to the cold!
Synthetic fiber or down?
Down sleeping bags are extremely cozy and can be packed up to 30 percent lighter and smaller than synthetic sleeping bags with the same thermal output. They last forever, but they also cost a lot. Important: A down sleeping bag must be aired for at least 30 to 60 minutes every morning. If you don’t do this, down loses its insulating properties in just a few days.
If after a few days the sleeping bag is no longer as firm as it was at the beginning of the tour, you have to ventilate it thoroughly for several hours immediately. Then he is fully efficient again. Synthetic fiber sleeping bags, on the other hand, score with their lower price and are insensitive to moisture, so you hardly need to ventilate them – ideal for treks in cold, wet autumn and spring.
Here you can find a list of the best sleeping bags that are currently available:
|Naturehike CW400 Mummy goose down Sleeping Bag||About 930g||220*85cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike CWM400 Ultralight Sleeping Bag||About 790g||200*80cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike CW300 Mummy goose down Winter Sleeping Bag||About 630g||200*80cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike ULG400/700/1000 Mummy Goose Down Sleeping Bag||About 1540g||210*80cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike M180/300/400 Pongee Cotton Camping Sleeping Bag||About 1850g||( 190 + 30 ) x80cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike Snowbird Mummy duck down winter Sleeping Bag||About 910g||220×85cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike cotton kids Sleeping Bag||About 1400g||75×190cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike Vietnam cotton Winter Sleeping Bag||About 1850g||200*80cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike P300/400 cotton Winter Sleeping Bag||About 1850g||80*220cm||Check Price|
|Naturehike Arxtic Mummy goose down Winter Sleeping Bag||About 2050g||200*75cm||Check Price|
Naturehike is one of the best sleeping bag manufacturers. When you buy a sleeping bag from “Natuehike”, you can be sure that this sleeping bag is of high quality and will accompany you on your camping trips for a long time.
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