It’s great that you decided to get a sleeping bag for both you and your partner. You may make a good decision if you plan to camp in very cold temperatures. It could be that the extra warmth of your body and being close to each other will make a long, cold night more comfortable. It’s time to pick the right bag for you. Read more now on The Best Double Sleeping Bags for Camping Couples
What are the things you should be on the lookout for? Below are a few suggestions.
Do you have an idea of the temperature you’ll need? According to the temperature, sleeping bags are classified. It is important to choose a bag for the temperature that you expect you’ll be experiencing on your camping trip.
What kind of insulation materials do you like? The two types of insulation available are down and synthetic. The down is typically warmer and lighter. This is very important for backpackers. It is also more expensive. And it doesn’t protect you against wet weather. While synthetic bags work better when damp. When buying bags with down insulation, be cautious if you have allergies. Synthetic bags tend to be non-allergenic.
What is the most comfortable lining fabric for you? Poly taffeta is the most popular lining fabric. Cotton flannel or brushed fleece polyester are also common. It is likely that the lining material will depend on the kind of insulation used in the bag. Also, it may be influenced by its temperature rating or the fabric preferences of the producer. You should choose a fabric that you feel comfortable in and provides the best warmth retention.
Check that the bag size is adequate to the person who will use it. Is the bag wide enough? It is long enough.
Make sure the zips on your sleeping bags are solid. There is nothing worse than zips getting stuck in your sleeping bag, preventing you from escaping easily. Make sure zips do not catch in the fabric of the bag lining. Ensure that you use zips of high quality that won’t break. You will struggle to avoid the cold if your sleeping bags are not zip-up. If you are looking for a sleeping bag with two zips, make sure that they open completely on each side. That way one person will be able to leave the sleeping bag without disturbing another.
Can the bag be fully unzipped to allow it to serve as a blanket or sling? The bag can be used as a blanket. You can also use your sleeping bag fully open as an extra blanket if the temperature isn’t too cold. Or, in very cold temperatures you could use it to cover other sleeping bags. Some double sleeping bag can even be unzipped to become two separate sleeping bags. Great! You get two items for the price one!
Are there pouches in the bag to store valuables safely? The pouches are not necessary, but they can prove to be an important factor. It is a good idea to keep valuables nearby for both security reasons and so that you can know exactly where they’should’ be when you aren’t using them.
Has the bag a draft collar? This will help to prevent drafts at the shoulder area. It is important to consider this when purchasing double sleeping bag in extremely cold temperatures. The wider opening allows more cold air from above the bag.
Is the bag equipped with zipper flaps that keep the cold out? This is especially important in extremely cold weather. It is important to ensure that the flap prevents cold from entering your zipper.
What is the shape of your bag? What shape is the bag? Tapered bags are a great choice when warmth is important. They have less airspace to heat.
Do the bags come with storage sacks? Although it isn’t essential, a storage bag is incredibly useful for protecting the bag when it isn’t in use and keeping it clean.