Camping Sleeping Bag Purchaser’s Guide

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Campers and backpackers swiftly realize that a nice backpack, sleeping bag, and camping tent are critical items to have. Although we expect our tents to offer us protection from the elements, we know that a tent alone will not keep us from freezing. In order to stay warm, you will need to get yourself a high quality sleeping bag.

There are many sleeping bag reviews on particular sleeping bags, so I won’t go into too much detail on any particular brand, but I will provide you with the information you need to buy a good sleeping bag. In this article, I’ll cover the main features that one should look for when making a sleeping bag purchase.

Sleeping bag reviews will usually cover what makes a specific sleeping bag superior to the others in its class. The problem with this is that new buyers want to learn which particular sleeping bag designs they should be looking at rather than just what brands and models. You’ll find that there are two primary sleeping bag types to choose from. The mummy sleeping bag and the typical rectangle sleeping bag are the two you will need to choose from.

A standard sleeping bag generally unzips all the way to the feet and does not provide any protection for the head. It is completely rectangular and goes down in a straight line from head to tow.

The mummy sleeping bag will only zip down to about the midway point of the sleeping bag. This type of design is meant to keep heat in. It is also tapered down from head to tow so that you do not have to heat as much open space. These bags will also have head protection with drawstrings so that you can pull the sleeping bag down to your face.

The bag you choose will depend on your particular needs. People that choose to keep garments in the bottom of their sleeping bags cannot do so in a mummy sleeping bag. However, you will find that the mummy sleeping bag is usually much warmer and more suited for cold climates.

Sleeping bag reviews for each model and brand can be read once you choose a sleeping bag style to purchase. These reviews will help you choose a sleeping bag that is perfect for you.

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