SARCOPHAGUS: the sleeping bag warmer and lighter: the shoulder is wider and narrower feet, the coldest part of the body is the foot, for this reason there is a sarcophagus model. The sarcophagus has also seams throughout your length, which keeps the cold air out of the sleeping bag.
This model has a peculiar feature that appeals to women who often feel more cold feet, due to having a closer modeling on the feet.
ENVELOPE: because they are not designed to mold to the body, this model is the least retains heat. Are rectangular, so the measures are the same in the shoulder and feet, however, some models have pillow, so your measure increases 30 cm (180 + 30 cm, measured the bag = 180 and pillow = 30).
A great advantage of this model is that you can use it as if it were a duvet, with possibility of putting one down and another on top, forming a comfortable double bed.
Mixed: more tapered than the rectangular model, but not as fair as the sarcophagus, this model sacrifices weight and heat conservation in exchange for more freedom for movements.
Some situations of use
Camping stationary–going camping by car or bus, the volume and weight are not so important, so take advantage of choosing more comfortable and spacious models, like the that, open, have seen a great duvet.
Trails–In this mode the weight and size are very important, as they will be charged in the backpack for long stretches that may require more than one overnight. Choose lighter models.
Classification of Sleeping bags
Sleeping bags normally classify in recommended usage classes: For summer, three seasons or wintertime. The bags are usually classified by their minimum comfortable temperature, which may be between 15 and 8 degrees Celsius.
How close a category fits you, it will depend or not you be inside a tent, the clothing you are wearing, the soil isolation, in addition to the size of your body, metabolism and calorie intake. Look for a class of sleeping bags that correspond to your uses. If you put the backpack on your back to walk mainly in the summer, a bag indicated for not too hot.
Regardless of your choice, always sleep with sheltered clothing and if you can do a little workout before entering the bag you will increase the temperature faster.
Camping In The Winter!
Camping is a fun adventure for the whole family, but it’s nice if you plan and take the right and appropriate equipment. Camping in winter is the preference of many campers, enjoy the cold weather!
How To Choose Your Sleeping Bag
The your sleeping bag should be light, warm, comfortable, easy to fold, with a hood or other way to cover your head and usually appropriate to the climate where you will camp, anyway,warmer and lighter.
The warmth of a sleeping bag is provided by insulating material which traps the air. This heat will depend on the particular type and the thickness (softness), filling the bag size, style and method of construction.
Quick Tips For Buying Your Sleeping Bag
1) ask the seller about the insulation, coating, material, female model, and all the interest.
2) Choose synthetic or cotton filling-decide which filling material if fill in the your need.
3) Consider only models with greater space for the feet, thus the isolation is not compressed, but there can be too much space or may cause heating.
4) Meet your way to sleep-if you often feel colder than others choose a bag to a temperature lower than the lowest you can find on your travels. If you feel suffocated try one with a larger aperture. But mostly single bag based on the temperature that you will find on your travels.
More than just a bed, the sleeping bag will protect you during a night in nature. Feel cold in the middle of the night or even die of heat to the point of not letting him sleep doesn’t mean you didn’t buy a good sleeping bag but, Yes, you bought the wrong bag.
For being a key item, the care in choice is essential. It is important that you consider how you intend to use your equipment, on which occasion and situation, etc. Go camping near the car? Will use it in wild camps and, therefore, need to load it in the backpack? You just camping on beaches and in warm places? Need a hardware ‘ multi-function ‘, which turn a duvet at the Beach House or want a sleeping bag that supports negative temperatures?
Before buying a sleeping bag, a good rule of thumb is to think on the coldest night that you will face, and then go down a 5 degrees centigrade. Remember that it is more difficult to keep warm in a sleeping bag designed for warmer temperatures than cooling off in a sleeping bag for cooler temperatures – a zipper fully open wont solve this problem in a matter of seconds.
Cleaning And Care Of Sleeping Bags
Effects Of Moisture
Keep the sleeping bag dry. The bags coated with synthetic fibers are the most suitable because they keep warm when it gets wet on the outside and are easy to dry, but wet will always be colder than a dry bag. Be sure to put it in the Sun during the day to eliminate all residual moisture from the night before.
Cleaning And Care
Dirt reduces the efficiency of the insulation. Clean the stained areas, especially around the top of the sleeping bag. A washable and removable inner jacket or an outer jacket of breathable material can protect from dirt and abrasion. Do not use chemical agents or hard brushes because you can remove the waterproofing layer. If it does apply a waterproofing on all external surfaces of the same (we recommend 3 m SCOTCHGARD).