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Do you need a sleeping bag for your next outdoor adventure? How to choose the sleeping bag perfect for you

 You ever been on a night camping or backpacking trip, but did not have a sleeping bag so he borrowed one from a friend or someone you know? Then, after a long day of playing and hiking it was time to sleep and waiting for some sleep because I was so tired? So he got into the bag only to find during the night froze to death either because it was not hot enough or hanging around the discomfort or even both. Ultimately, what it was supposed to be a good time stopped cranky and exhausted due to lack of sleep?

I can admit that I have had too many experiences one with that child, and that was enough to let me know that if I want to really want to enjoy my travels, find the perfect sleeping bag for me is a priority. The problem is that when I went to get my “perfect bag” there were so many options that I did not know that the bag works best for me.That’s when I did some research found out what he needed to know to make my decision. This is what I learned.

 There are basically two types of sleeping bags. One is the ซิปล็อค and the other is the “old school” rectangular sleeping bag. Now mind you, is not nothing wrong with old school at all. In fact, it may be your preference once you discover what the verses of the bag mummy.

The main difference between the two styles is cut and shape the bags. The mummy bag is more restrictive. You can think of it as your own personal cocoon where you can go to bed at night as a caterpillar and wakes up the next morning like a butterfly. You are wrapped tight with not much room to move. The rectangular bed, on the other hand gets its name from its rectangular shape and allows you to move your legs.

Because the cuts of the two bags and the room they offer is possible that you are in your bedroom in the mummy bag, while the rectangular bag lets you sleep on your side, stomach or back. And depending on the size of the rectangular bag it is that you can change your body in even the most unique, but standard for sleeping positions in order to rest a comfortable night.

There are some sacrifices, but to go with a bag that offers everything you room to move.The largest, possibly, is its capacity heating and heat ratings. See, while all that the room is nice, like a big house with high ceilings that much more is needed to heat the interior. The extra space requires more effort to keep warm and therefore is not as effective to keep the cold as a mummy bag is. Of course, having said this, you decide to sleep in pajamas can help compensate for differences between heat bags and … to certain temperatures. Suffice to say that Arctic temperatures may require more than a teddy bear or a pair of boxers.

The other is the sacrifice size or volume of the bag. A sleeping bag mummy mostly going to be much lower for the realization of around which is why it is a preference for many backpackers or hikers. The sleeping bag rectangular, is not so small, but since it is not normal that it takes, that is not somewhere in a vehicle to reach its intended destination, the volume of the bag is not such a big problem .

Temperature values are very important pieces of information to consider when choosing a bag as well. And while mummy and rectangular bags sleeping can cover a wide range of temperatures, mummy bags are the typical polar designs, such as those that can be found in the Andes extreme temperatures.

If you see a 20 grade rating means that the bag should be warm enough for temperatures that are 20 degrees or more. And if you see 1 to 20 degree rating then it has been determined that the bag should be warm enough for the weather under 20 degrees.

It is important to remember that the temperature values are guides for reference only.Because, like spicy food, eat a jalapeno pepper for some is not a big deal … but for others eat one feels as if the right skin burns your tongue. The same goes for a sleeping bag. A 20 grade rating means that most of the bag would be hot enough. The best way to lift a bag is warm enough to go with one that is responsible for a climate of 10 degrees colder than what we’re anticipating sleep in choosing that way if you have … covered. (No pun intended). And again, of course, adequate sleep clothes should fit the more hotter than you may have cold or needs.

The most important in the final choice of a bag consideration is the insulation used in the bag. There are basically two types of insulation available. One is the goose and the other is a synthetic blend. Meanwhile it will work to keep warm, they both have their pros and cons. For example, the goose is soft and very light that contributes to the ease of travel when hiking. However, it is much more expensive and if it gets wet, not dry easily. synthetic insulation on the other hand is heavier, bulky, and not soft like.However, cost is not as hard on your pocketbook and rain is not such a big problem because the synthetic mixture faster than its counterpart below so dry. In any case, some kind of padding underneath the bag is highly recommended.

Now, although there are other things to consider when buying a sleeping bag, these are the most important. Having this information alone will help you choose the sleeping bag ideal for a comfortable night rest during your next outdoor adventure overnight.

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