Sleeping bags have long been used on the trail as a cozy place to spend the night with or without a tent. They are made in many different materials and are rated for different temperatures. Since the ultimate goal for bags is comfort and protection from the elements, it is important to buy not only the most comfortable option, but also the safest.
Three Things to Consider When Buying Sleeping Bags
1 – Size and Shape – Perhaps the most obvious thing to be sure of when buying sleeping bags is that you will fit comfortably inside. They do make different lengths and widths, the most are pretty similar. If you are exceptionally tall, you might have to buy a specialty type of bags instead.
2 – Level of Warmth – The material and stuffing inside sleeping bags determines how warm they will be to use while camping. Before making your selection, carefully consider all the places and times of year you will be heading out in. If you ever do camping in the fall or winter, you will need bags that are rated for low temperatures.
3 – Weight to Carry The matter where you go camping, you will have to carry the sleeping bags to the campsite. Take the overall weight into consideration when making a purchase. After all, you want to be comfortable on the trail as much as when you are snuggling down into your sleeping bags at night around the fire.