Before buying Sleeping Bags , you should consider for what purpose you want to use your good piece in the future. Are you looking for an all-round sleeping bag with which you can sleep in the tent from spring to fall from the North Sea to the Pyrenees? Or are you looking for a supplement to your thick winter sleeping bag? Are you looking for a heat cover for the nights on the sailboat? Unfortunately, the perfect universal sleeping bag for every challenge does not exist. The sleeping bag should, therefore, always be adapted to the weather conditions and the circumstances of the journey.
The range of sleeping bags is huge – and yet usually not that many models are suitable for your purpose. If you have answered the following questions for yourself, you have also reduced the number of suitable sleeping bags to a small group.
At what temperatures will you be outside? Do you belong to the rather shivering sleepers or did you like to open the window wide in the winter? Accordingly, please correct the indicated temperature values of the sleeping bags up or down. The same applies to high humidity and high altitude. Last but not least, do not underestimate the cold at night.
At what seasons do you need your sleeping bag? Is a year-round operation required? If you are planning very different uses of your sleeping bag, you may consider purchasing complementary sleeping bags. For example, those who camp all year round will certainly be happier in the long term with a summer and winter sleeping bag. But you can also combine a thin with a slightly warmer sleeping bag to a winter sleeping bag.
Are you walking a lot or planning mostly tours by canoe or bicycle? For some activities, the weight of the sleeping bag is very important for your choice. Also, with air travel, it can be very important.
Does it matter to you how small you can pack the sleeping bag? Basically, down sleeping bags are smaller compressible than those filled with synthetic fiber. But there are also significant differences between both groups.
Size and shape
What size and shape should your sleeping bag have? Almost all of our sleeping bags are available in different sizes. The different sizes of a model differ mainly in length. But there are comfortable cut models with a wider fit and those that fit tight even with slim people. For optimum insulation, the sleeping bag should be long enough so that it does not stretch on the head or feet when the hood is pulled up, and it should also fit as precisely as possible in width. The ideal shape for a high insulation performance is therefore adapted to the body; this is the background of the mummy form. The smaller interior heats up faster; the heat loss through “dead space” is low. But you can also conclude. You are willing to sacrifice insulation performance for more space in your sleeping bag. Ceiling sleeping bags offer a lot of freedom for your feet.