If on this holiday you chose to go camping, a fundamental element is the sleeping bag, a choice that should not be left to chance, since each model has technical specifications that adapt to different types of climate and uses.
When choosing one of these elements, it is fundamental to know with what climatic conditions we will find ourselves in our destination.
Another important aspect when using a sleeping bag is to isolate the floor with a layer of clothing and a pad or mattress.
If you have doubts, before making any purchase of sleeping bags check the following tips provided by Pimasleepingbags:
- Temperature Ranges: It is advised to choose a sleeping bag with a temperature range lower than the lowest temperature expected to be found at the destination.For example, if it has temperatures near 0 ° C, it is recommended to choose a bag of -6 ° C instead of a bag of + 1 ° C.If the temperature stays higher than expected, it is easier to ventilate the bag for more air circulation.
- Weight: The weight of the sack is also important, considering whether it is needed to make camping or to go to the high mountain.
- Heat loss: Coleman sleeping bags have a Thermolock system that reduces the heat loss inside the bag through the closure.
- Bag categories: Sleeping bags are usually categorized as follows:
- 1 season Summer: + 4 / + 5 ° and more
- 2 stations: 0 °
- 3 seasons: 0 ° to -5 ° C
- 4 seasons Winter: -10 ° and less
- Shape: The shape of the sac directly affects how comfortable it is to sleep and whether it can be packed to a smaller size or not. There are two main forms in sleeping bags:
- Mummy type: they are called so because the user can be accommodated like a mummy inside the bag. They are designed to save weight and maximize heat retention. They are wider up on the shoulders and narrow at the feet, and have a hood that covers the entire head and neck. This type of sacks keep the body heat inside the sack since they have less space to heat. They are ideal for going out in cold temperatures or just for cold people.
- Rectangular type: are the most conventional and common models, giving greater freedom of movement than sleeping bags type mummies. They provide greater comfort in any weather or climatic condition. Most of these sacks can also be opened and used as a down. There are some also that have an extension in the part of the head so as to keep it covered or more comfortable.
- Special Sizes: For those people who need even more sleeping space there are XL sizes that are longer and wider. There are also sleeping bags designed especially for women that fit perfectly with their bodies. They are narrower in the shoulders, wider at the hips and have greater insulation on the upper body and feet. Children can also have a sleeping bag suitable for their size.
- Filling: May come with natural or synthetic fill. Natural fillers deliver greater insulation but are much heavier. Synthetics instead are mainly made of polyester and offer advantages such as easy drying, cold insulation even if they get wet, are cheaper than a goose feather, are allergy-proof and children and dogs.
- Other considerations: on the other hand it is also important to consider the following points that will provide a more durable, better quality and more comfortable bag.
- Closing: Have the ZIPPLOW TM technology that prevents the fabric from catching when the zipper slides.
- Storage: with Roll Control TM technology that gives easy and fast winding, making it always enter your bag.