Sleeping bags are among the most important requirements when you are planning a camping vacation. The obvious advantage of having an efficient sleeping bag is that you can sleep comfortably at night and wake up fresh the next morning and isn’t that what a vacation is all about? Rest and relaxation. An ideal bag for a relaxing sleep should be one which is durable, versatile and comfortable to sleep in.
We have seen many families that made quality purchases years ago and are still enjoying the same sleeping bags during every trip. A good quality sleeping bag will be packed and unpacked, slept in, used as a blanket in front of a campfire, draped over picnic tables, rolled, stacked, crammed in the trunk, and any number of other typical abuses we put them through. Making sure you’ve chosen a durable brand will be a good decision for the long term.
The best bags will be able to perform in all types of weather. They will be able to keep you warm while not crushing you under their weight. Water repellant bags are smart to have due to the inevitible rain that will fall on at least one camping trip and also the amount of morning dew or humidity you might experience. The sleeping bag will be tasked with protecting you from a variety of tempuratures and situations so pick a bag that can live up to the task.
Another benefit of purchasing a good quality sleeping bag is that it will tend to be softer and not make crinkling noises each time you turn in your sleep. As mentioned above some materials can be heavy and others can keep you warm and without weighing you down. The sleeping bag with enough density to cushion underneath you, keep you warm, and feel light as a cover will be the bag you find you don’t want to go camping without. If it also rolls up into a small bundle, resists moisture, and won’t mildew you have a winner. Make sure, as well, that the bag is long enough and wide enough to suit you.
Campers and RVers alike use sleeping bags in lots of outdoor settings. You’ll probably be surprised how often they are pulled out for one reason or another. You can check the local weather on our website before you leave so you’ll know how best to pack for your trip.