Choosing the Right Sleeping Bag

Two of the most essential pieces of camping gear that you will need are a good backpacks and sleeping bag. A big part of the camping experience is the journey, and after a long full day of hiking it’s important to get a good night’s sleep. Selecting the right sleeping bag and backpack combination is the key to a positive camping experience. Here are some guidelines to help you make your selection.

The main purpose of the sleeping bag is to give comfort and warmth to its owner. Remember you will be carrying this piece of gear on your backpack so it’s good to choose one that is light weight. Today’s sleeping bags are made using high-tech synthetic fibers that keep them light while providing a good level of comfort and protection. There are a wide range of bags available that will do the trick. It is not necessary to spend a lot unless you are planning a trek to the Arctic or some other extreme environment. It’s not unlike choosing a pair of shoes; the goal is finding the right fit. The bags come in different sizes and shapes. The most popular these days is the” mummy bag,” the tapered style gives a close fit, which adds warmth while reducing size. Make sure that the bag is long enough especially if you are tall. Add a sleeping pad to your backpack for some extra comfort at night when sleeping on hard or uneven surfaces. You might want to also make sure that your bag is both water and fire resistant so that even if you camping tent has a leak you can remain dry and protected.

After selecting the perfect sleeping bag and pad it’s important to check all the features and see how they work together with your backpack. A good balance will keep you comfortable and leave you with energy to enjoy the walk. This combination can mean the difference between a successful camping trip and one that ends in disaster.

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