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Tips to Select a Good Sleeping Bag

BY: Dave Information | Category: Travel | Submitted: 2010-11-29 01:03:12
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Article Summary: "A sleeping bag is very important for any person who travels a lot. It can be used in any weather and in all situations..."


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A sleeping bag is a must for any person who loves travelling and being outdoors. There are many who keep traveling to remote places where there may not be any place to sleep. You may have to sleep in a makeshift place and for this you will need a sleeping bag. There are certain methods that you need to follow to make sure that you get the sleeping bag which will suit your needs. There are various things that a sleeping bag can provide you. It will help you to make sure that you have a comfortable sleep in it. You will also be able to overcome any sleeping discomforts because you have it with you. The bag will also keep you warm in weather when it can be very chill. You can even make sure that you sleep out bad weather if you have selected the best sleeping bag.

There are certain methods of selecting the right sleeping bag and the factors that will help you select the right one include facts like why you need the sleeping bag, what situation you will be using the bag in and what places you will be using the bag in. There are many sleeping bags of different sizes and these are also made in different material. So make sure that you select the right sleeping bag for the best benefits.

The common materials from which sleeping bags are made and one can buy them are as follows:

1. Cotton:

The cotton sleeping bags are good to a large extent, but there are some disadvantages too. The fact is that they are comfortable to be in. They also provide warmth to the person who is inside the cotton sleeping bags. The problem with these bags is that when it becomes wet, it becomes very heavy and you will not be able to carry the sleeping bag. On the other hand, the sleeping bag will also not be folded easily as the cotton bag takes a lot of space. This makes the whole process of fitting it into a backpack to be very difficult.

2. Synthetic bags:

The synthetic bags are also very good because they are able to keep the person who is in them to be very warm. A person who is sleeping in the synthetic bags will be able to have a good time. The problem is that they too are not easily folded. They are much better than the cotton bags though. This makes them to be much more preferred to the other kinds of bags. The cost of the synthetic bags is also less expensive than most other kinds of bags.

3. Woolen bags:

There are some woolen bags that are available too. The sleeping bags that are made of wool are very bulky. This is because wool takes a lot of space. Other than this, the wool also does not absorb water and this is one advantage. The wool also keeps a person warm. The weight of the wool is very high which is one of the major disadvantages.

4. Down bags:

There is a material called as down that is used in making sleeping bags. They keep you warm and also are very light and can be folded easily. The only problem is that they are very expensive.

A person who needs to buy a sleeping bag has to consider all these advantages and disadvantages and then select the one that suits the needs of the person.

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