PRLog - July 16, 2012 - The first question a person should ask themselves when choosing a sleeping bag is what type of activities they are planning to be doing. If you plan on doing a lot of hiking, climbing, or walking, a light weight sleeping bag is the ideal choice. “When backpacking, you want to keep weight low without jeopardizing comfort or safety. For some backpackers, low weight overrides all other concerns (comfort, durability, convenience, and price). “For others, weight is less important than having a roomy bag for a good night's sleep. Most bags try to strike a balance between these extremes (rei.com).” If you are more interested in a relaxing weekend with the family, then comfort and spaciousness are probably of primary concern.
A sleeping bag’s temperature rating and insulation type should also be considered when contemplating which type of sleeping bag to purchase. Sleeping bags are insulated with either goose down or synthetic fill. “Goose down fills are very light, compressible, durable and breathable. Synthetic fills excel in damp, cold conditions and have less sticker shock up front. They are slightly heavier and less compressible than down, but do a great job of trapping body heat (rei.com).” Down filled sleeping bags are ideal for hiking and backpacking, while sleeping bags with synthetic fill seem to be the most appropriate choice for relaxation and comfort.
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