Whether you’re a first-time camper, camping enthusiast, expedition lover, or adventurer, one of the things on your gear list will be a sleeping bag. A good night’s sleep is essential, whether you’ve been entertaining the kids all day or climbing a mountain.
Synthetic 1 to 2 season bags are ideal for camping. They provide comfort and warmth enough for camping in spring and summer. They represent excellent value for money. The 1 to 2 station down bags are lightweight and compressible, perfect for mountain athletes. The OMM Mummery 1 is designed for competitive racing and adventure. It is among the lightest available for runners. The 1-2 season rating ranges from +25 to +5 degrees C. Various shapes and sizes are available, including square, mummy-shaped, double, and extra-long. There are some specifically for the little camper too, the Vango Nitestar Baby is a great deluxe multipurpose bag suitable for babies and toddlers.
The 2-3 season bags are typically suitable for use from spring through fall with a rating of +20 to 0 degrees C. The Mountain Equipment Dreamcatcher 300 is aimed at backpackers and hikers who want the ultimate in comfort. Packed with features, it’s 90/10 pure down and a lightweight rip-stop diamond shell. The Vango Galaxy 350XL has a durable exterior and a soft, luxurious lining with easy-wash hollow fiber insulation. It is ideal for camping and caravans with the family. It is 225cm long, ideal if you are looking for more space.
The 3-4 season rated bags are suitable for all seasons and a temperature range of +20 to -5 degrees C. A popular 3-4 season filled down bag is the Mountain Equipment Lightline. It is packed with technical qualities for mountaineers and adventurers. The Drilite Loft outer shell is waterproof and the ultra-soft lining is durable and lightweight. This bag offers a luxuriously warm night’s sleep. The Vango Nitestar 450 enters the synthetic range for the 3-4 season. Ideal for the dedicated camper, it offers many features to give you a luxurious sleeping environment. As rated by Camping Magazine: “You have the feeling that you are going to be ultra comfortable in this 4 season bag.” This bag is a bargain, for quality you would really expect to pay more.
The 5+ station extreme bags are designed for expeditions. Go to the coldest places in the world with one of these bags and make sure you get a good night’s sleep. If you are in demanding conditions and you walk during the daylight hours when the sun goes down, sleep is essential to recharge and fuel your activity the next day. Mountain Equipment has invested over 40 years of experience in supplying extreme expedition equipment in its down sleeping bags. Her Iceland bag uses the highest quality down; It has a great weight / heat ratio, a small package size, and excellent longevity. The recommended sleeping zone for Icelanders is +3 to -25 degrees Celsius.
Sleeping bag liners can add extra warmth to your sleeping bag. It will also help keep it clean and fresh. The linings are available in silk, cotton or fleece. They usually add a season to your sleeping bag that can make all the difference on a really cold night. There are specific shapes suitable for rectangular bags or mummy-shaped bags. The liner can also be used only in hot weather.
Please note that all ratings are given as a guide and are not guaranteed.