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Which Sleeping Bag To Choose For This Winter

by Ardis Whittington (2020-01-12)

Tips on Choosing Wisely a bag with a temperature rating a bit lower than the lowest temperature you expect to encounter around the days you think you are going to go for camping. If you're headed for near-freezing temperatures, then choose a 20°F bag instead of a 35°F bag. If temperatures climb higher than expected, you can easily vent the bag to provide more circulation on warmer nights. You can find Sleeping bags up to -40°F. Here's a general rule of thumb on temperature ratings: Sleeping Bag Types Temperature Rating (°F)

Summer Season +35° and higher

3-Season Bag +10° to +35°

Cold Weather -10° to +10°

Winter/Extreme -10° and lower

Weight: When choosing a Sleeping Bag, you want to keep weight low without jeopardizing comfort or safety. For some bags, low weight overrides all other concerns (comfort, durability, convenience and price). For others, weight is less important than having a roomy bag for a good night's sleep. Most bags try to strike a balance between these extremes.

Type of insulation: Your main purchasing decision is between the 2 types of fill: Dura Fiber H1, Dura Loft, Invista thermolite, Invista Tactel, Quallo. Invista thermolite Extreme insulation and the outer part is made of mini ripstop, water repellant, windproof Cire nylon. When it comes to warmth in the woods there is no greater source than down. The most prohibitive feature of this amazing insulator has always been the fact that once it gets wet it is useless. Fortunately High Peak USA has launched a line of bags that has utilized a water repellent and windproof Cire nylon.While initially more expensive, they offer great value over the long run. Synthetic fills excel in damp, cold conditions and have less sticker shock up front. They are slightly heavier and less compressible than down, but do a great job of trapping body heat.

Budget for Sleeping Bags: In this bad economic, budget is the major criteria you can expect to pay from $50-$350 or more depending on the quality, features, temperature rating, size and type of sleeping bag you choose. Less expensive sleeping bags are found at most big retailers or camping stores and tend to be synthetic fill but poorly made. Sleeping bags at the high end of the budget tend to be down-filled, carefully manufactured and well worth the investment. The quality of expensive synthetic bags now measures up well to down and bags. As a general rule, the more you spend, 특별한 아이 the more warmth and quality you can expect. Once you've looked at all the features it's time to make some decisions. A high quality down filled sleeping bag is a great investment. It will hold its insulation value for many years with proper care. Aside from higher cost, the only disadvantage of a down filled bag is when it gets wet. A wet down bag has little insulation value. Down bags are most often chosen for their light weight and if you plan to use them in drier climates or winter camping. You can expect to pay from $125-$400 and more if money is no object. The new synthetic bags are high quality alternatives and are generally less expensive. They retain some insulation value when damp. You should budget from $80 to $150 for a top quality, synthetic Sleeping Bag in either a mummy or rectangular shape.

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