Choose camping sleeping bag

Sleeping bags today in the catalogs very, very much. How to understand the proposed diversity? We intended to travel by car or just go on the nature with friends, what preferred?

Camping gear, or in other words, for trailering, has its own characteristics. Usually, places significantly more than in any backpack, the car easily moves at different distances. In most cases, sleep during the auto trips are carried out in the campsites, soE. in the space where no wood fires, but there are toilets and even showers!

Road trips are characteristic for families with children. Not every little traveler will patiently ride in dad's backpack or in the trunk – a car trip leaves the children freedom to run in the camp and does not deprive parents of the joy of communion with nature.

Camping popular among beginner hikers or tourists weekend day, still are afraid to go Hiking, and limited to a stationary camping in order to get some fresh air, admire the beauty, to bathe and to fish.

typically for automotive and stationary tourism, camping trips has sufficient comfort: this large, comfortable tents, often multi-room, this folding tables and chairs, large stoves, awnings from sun and rain for dining areas, hammocks, pillows, etcp.

All this makes the basics of choosing a camping sleeping bag.

  • Camping should be more comfortable for sleeping, do not create unusual urban human environment;
  • Sleeping bag for camping must be large, so as not to hamper the movements, let as well turn;
  • the Sleeping bag should fit the season when you are going on a journey. Do not buy one on all occasions. If you go all year round – sleeping bags should be at least two: summer and winter;
  • Properly choose the temperature range – comfort temperature and extreme sports.

Almost irrelevant for camping sleeping bags:

  • Weight;
  • Volume when folded;
  • Size of sleeping bag folded.

Form sleeping bag for camping

As we know, by construction, sleeping bags are divided into two types: – "blanket" sleeping bag "cocoon". There is however, and third, intermediate type, "palatial" or, if we are talking about the pre-season warm sleeping bags – "barrel".

Camping sleeping bag type blanket

construct, which is a folded in half blanket with sewn-in zipper that allows you to sleep like buttoned and unbuttoned his zipper and just wrapped in it. Given the simplicity of the design is solid pros:

  • Sleeping bag-blanket leaves room for arms and legs, it's easy to sleep "*";
  • Sleeping bags-blankets are easily sostoyatsya, they can sleep two and even three! Couples and parents with young children it will surely appreciate;
  • a hot night In a sleeping bag-blanket can also be left, and in morning cold just wrap yourself tightly in a blanket;
  • Sleeping bag-blanket even in very cold nights is essential for people large weight and volume, which in a narrow sleeping bag is not what to turn over – to breathe-it was not comfortable. Are the models not only XL but even the XXL!

Many models of camping sleeping bags of this type have a headrest. It makes for a more comfortable sleep, additionally warms your head during cold nights, creates a small pillow under his head. Headrests are removable and non-removable. Removable often convenient to wash and clean, if needed. Fixed create a better thermal protection of the neck.

Outwell Sleeping bag Camper

Please note, if you are planning to buy two sleeping bags for camping, to further their costaguti, you need to choose the model with the lightning on different sides – one right, another left. Otherwise, to connect two sleeping bags into a single one of them will have to flip the headrest and one of you will be on top of the face, interfering with normal breathing and sleep. However, it can detach... but it will not be so comfortable.

Camping type – cocoon

the Main advantage is better heat retention. Anatomical shape (extended in the shoulders, tapered at the feet) allows the body to quickly warm up on a cold night and minimizes heat loss. Plus, the cocoon has pulled together on my head "the hood" for added protection against lightning in the form of insulated strips, and, often, additional insulation around the neck strap that allows you to minimize heat loss during sleep.

Negative – inside the cocoon less space, " * " will not sleep. Roll over in your sleep you have along with a sleeping bag. But for the offseason and the winter season is objectively the best variant of a design.

Sleeping bag for camping – palatial, "barrel"

These sleeping for camping combine the two designs. Have geometry, only slightly tapering to the feet, and the "barrel" and further extended in the hips, and allows you to move freely during sleep. However, the top heat loss is minimized due to the tight and warm, like a cocoon, the hood.

this is Often a compromise design has two zippers on the right and left, for a more comfortable position in the warm season.

Sleeping bag ALEXIKA MARK 26SB

Comfortable sleeping bag from the series "spring-autumn". Upper comfort temperature: +3 S. Extreme temperature: -18 C. The rapid transformation of a under all possible tasks for fishermen, hunters, explorers - the feature of this model. Synthetic insulation APF Isoterm 3D is not afraid of cold and moisture, keeping you warm and comfort in any situation.

Insulation camping sleeping bags

filler sleeping are divided into three groups:

  • Synthetic fillers
  • Natural goose down
  • the Combined insulation

Each of them in turn different quality. Quality in this case is expressed in the ability to maintain maximum warmth with minimum weight. So high-tech synthetic insulation is very similar in its properties to Pooh medium quality. < /p>

camping In sleeping bags are used mostly inexpensive heaters, as there is no need to make them ultralight.

Camping sleeping with synthetic filling

Today there are many variants of synthetic fillings for sleeping bags, science does not stand still – every year there are new, more sophisticated materials, combining the advantages of synthetic and fluff.

It is inexpensive and familiar to us synthetic padding, fiberteck, hollofayber (Hollowfibre), more advanced developments such as Polarguard 3D, Lite Loft, Hollofil or Quallofil, or high-tech and Thinsulate.

Synthetics has many advantages:

  • These not particularly afraid of dampness, even in case of getting wet synthetic filler will warm you, though not as good as dry;
  • Such sleeping one hundred percent hypoallergenic, which is important for Allergy sufferers and young children;
  • with a synthetic filling is easier to wash and generally easier to care for;
  • In the end, sleeping from synthetics are significantly cheaper.

Cons synthetic fillers;

  • He is not so durable and do not likes to lie in a collapsed form. If it is a long time to dry and pack in kompressionnyj wet, it can swastica and you will spend many hours breaking up clumps inside the sleeping bag;
  • Synthetic, other things being equal, warms the worse fluff;
  • Sleeping bag with synthetic insulation is heavier than down, rated at the same temperature.

Camping blankets and feather-filled

Down sleeping for camping have three huge advantages:

  • Pooh durable. With good care a down sleeping bag is up to ten years or longer;
  • Pooh warms better, a lot better. It not just retains heat and stores it, and during the coldest hours of the night, when the body relaxes and lowers its temperature, down sleeping bags us warmth begins to return;
  • Pooh is easier. of Course, for camping tourism is not so essential, the car carries all – but not pleasant to sleep under a blanket three-kilogram and under easy and mild, right?

However, the down-filled sleeping bags and there are objective disadvantages:

  • Pooh is afraid of dampness. Of course, modern materials, provide a sufficient waterproofing and rainy, hovering night nothing special could happen. However, accidental fall down of a sleeping bag in water or rolling over on his pot of tea - for disastrous warming functions down sleeping bag – dry you it will be a day in the hot sun and the fire, risking burn - or two days in the car radiator.
  • Feather significantly more expensive. Ten geese to grow magic, so we need to fluff a sleeping bag, you need a whole year to eat well and not be nervous, whereas synthetic filler can be produced in any quantity.

Fabric for sleeping bags

Today, the technologies of fabrics, which are sewn sleeping bags, reached great heights. In the pursuit of lightness and strength the outer shell of a sleeping bag, usually sewn from thin dense Ripstop fabric, supplied with water-repellent properties, and often the membrane, removing the moisture from the inside and prevent the ingress of moisture into the sleeping bag. The lining is made from thin, breathable and pleasant to the body tissue.

what to look for when choosing fabrics?

Lining camping sleeping bags are often made of cotton. But it is not necessary specifically to chase this. Yes, more familiar to the body, but it quickly absorbs moisture, dries and worse paropronitsaemost her (Yes!) less than the current technologically advanced synthetic materials. If it really wants "habasescu", it is better to buy a cotton liner for a sleeping bag that is easily removed to dry or be washed.

If you are staying in a down sleeping bag, then choose one where the outer fabric with maximum water proof seal possible For a sleeping bag with synthetic filler is not so critical, much more important indicator of dishonesty, water vapor permeability, ensure your comfort during sleep.

the Choice of a temperature mode

Here, we need to present the weather forecast. If you go in autumn or spring - the difference between day and night temperatures will be substantial - it is guided on the temperature at night! Of course, in the tent or the car will be a couple of degrees warmer than outside, but it's not a dramatic difference.

Sleeping bag usually has three or four numbers: maximum use temperature, medium temperature comfort, the bottom border of the comfort temperature and temperature extreme (in the case of the three indicators includes one comfort temperature, top and extreme). What does it mean?

  • the Upper limit - the temperature at which an average woman will want to raskutti, it will be hot.
  • the Average comfort temperature is the temperature at which a woman in a long will be comfortable to sleep in a free pose for 8 hours.
  • the lower limit of comfort temperature is the temperature at which the average man in a long will not freeze in a free pose for at least 8 hours of sleep.
  • extreme Temperature is the temperature at which the man in the fetal position to sleep for 6 hours without risk to die from hypothermia.

All measurements are correct if you are sleeping in a tent on shelter heat insulating Mat. Manufacturers believe that the average woman is a woman of medium build 25 years old. And the average man approximately 25 years old and normal addition, without undue thinness and excess weight. Women are less resistant to cold than men. It is believed that people younger than 18 and older than 25 years is also less resistant to cold. In practice, it often depends more on habits and overall physical fitness - but the data the researchers followed the manufacturers sleeping bags, was it not?

depending on temperature comfort are distinguished:

Summer 3 seasonal Winter
0°C and above -12° — 0°C -12°C and below

choose length of sleeping bag

Well, everything is simple. Sleeping come in three (S, M, XL), a maximum of four dimensions (some manufacturers found a modification for heroes - XXL).

Most of all - scale duchessina: Regular and Long. T.E. for growth up to 185 cm and for growth above 185. The scheme, which growth corresponds to what size three-digit on the scale below:

Are there any sleeping bags for men, women and children?

Yes, there are. Basically, all sleeping for camping are not divided by gender. But if you are considering travel sleeping bag as camping, there are models that specifically target women. They have less length, but there is a extension in the hips and extra insulation layer in the footwell.

For children there is a separate class of sleeping bags. They, as a rule, do not differ from adults in structure, but differ in height for different ages.

Sleep in the fresh air in the correct sleeping bag is a real pleasure. And the morning will greet you with vigor and anticipation of new experiences and adventures!

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