Sleeping bag – how to choose?

Choosing a sleeping bag is not always an easy task. How to navigate among many manufacturers? How to choose a bag? What is the best sleeping bag best suited for certain conditions?

Types of sleeping bags

Can be found on sale. These are sleeping bags – squared blankets and sleeping bags resembling a cocoon, tapering towards the feet. Each of these designs has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Rectangular sleeping bag – blanket

The bag is a blank at the bottom and side. This design can be unbuttoned and used as a large blanket. In such sleeping bags, as a rule, synthetic warming materials are used. Often these bags are available on the market.

But there is no need for a rule.

Sleeping bag – cocoon

It is a great deal to make up your sleeping bag. Material warming can be both synthetics and down waterfowl. Sleeping bags – cocoons are not always warmer than their rectangular relatives. Just like these sleeping bags.

It is possible to warm up the collar, to reduce heat loss.

How warm is the sleeping bag

Sleeping bag.

The upper limit of comfort

Based on 25 years old, 70kg., 173cm. A man can sleep comfortably without sweating. This parameter can be calculated with an open zipper sleeping bag. May not be specified by the manufacturer.

Comfort temperature (the comfort range)

The minimum temperature at which the “standard” (25 years, 60kg., 160cm.) Can sleep comfortably for 8 hours.

Comfort limit (the lower limit)

The minimum temperature at which the “standard” man can sleep 8 hours.

Extreme temperature (extreme / risk)

The temperature at which the “standard” woman can stay at this product for 6 hours.

European packaging of bags since it has been tested. It is a fact that it is not so easy to use it.

Baby sleeping bags usually not being tested for children at the moment.

Synthetic or fluff?

What is better, synthetic fillers sleeping bag, or fluff? It is not possible to answer this question unequivocally; conditions and drawbacks in others.

It is a fact that it is a matter of course.



  • Nothing is warmer and lighter than fluff yet invented.
  • Very well compressed
  • Breathes
  • Serves for a long time with proper care.
  • In contact with the body, almost instantly begins to heat


  • Wet down does not warm
  • Proper care and storage is required.
  • Absorbs sweat
  • Long dry
  • Much more expensive than synthetics



  • Saves between 70 and 85 percent
  • Does not require special care
  • Almost does not absorb sweat
  • Dries quickly
  • Profitable price


  • Heavier than fluff
  • Significantly less compression
  • It starts to “warm” much later than the down

What is the best way to use synthetics? As a rule, it can be used in mountaineering, it is a very important thing.

Summer trips.

Sleep in sleeping bag

Sleeping bag. Each person needs a sleeping bag that fits his physiological characteristics. It is a little bit that it will be a bit looser.

Travel mat. Lose heat. Thermal underwear will help to increase your comfort. Factors such as hunger, thirst, alcohol, overwork, etc. increase the heat loss of the body. Well, always keep your sleeping bag dry. In a wet sleeping bag, you can forget about a comfortable sleep.

N. Tikhomirov (Perekati Field) specifically for Last Day Club

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