Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags have become very advanced to keep people warm and secure in a number of different conditions and temperatures. The manufactures of sleeping bags now use a number of very high tech materials. They are also found with plenty of great designs on them. There are a few of key points to keep in mind if you are thinking of buying a sleeping bag. You don’t want to spend the night in it and discover you can’t get a good night of rest.

The main feature of any sleeping bag is the insulating material that is used in the fabric. The two choices you have available these days are down and synthetic materials. There are some pros and cons to choosing each type of them. You will also need to decide on what size you need. There are sleeping bags for adults, children, and even for two people to sleep in or just for a larger person to be more comfortable in.

Down is considered to be the better quality of material due to the incredible retention of warm temperatures that they are able to sustain. They are also very light when compared to the synthetic material. When you have to hike a long distance with a sleeping bag on your back you want it to be as light as possible. By the same token though you want it to keep you warm throughout the night.

A synthetic sleeping bag will weigh more that down, but the technology is improving all the time. The current market allows campers to find many top quality synthetic sleeping bags. It will work better when it rains though because of how the materials repel it. Synthetic sleeping bags are also more affordable so if you will only use it once in a while you may not want to pay too much.

When you plan to go camping having a sleeping bag to keep you warm is the best plan of action. Even if you have a camper it can get very cold through the night. The best time to invest in new sleeping bags is at the end of summer when they are on sale. Look for good brands as well as those that are going to keep you very warm.