Backpacking Sleeping Bags
If you need a bag that has both the performance and pack size then this range of backpacking sleeping bags will be for you. Designed to be as warm as required and still lightweight and compact to be carried in a rucksack. We have a range including Down and synthetic filled.
some sleeping bags will zip together if you choose alternative zips, please check the product descriptions as we will try to indicate these where possible. Please note that you may not get the full performance if this is done.
We also carry a dedicated range of military sleeping bags from Snugpak all orientated around the black or green colour scheme.
We stock a large range from technical manufacturers such as Vango, Mountain Equipment and Robens.
Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings
Most manufacturers will provide a temperature rating for their sleeping bags, and will generally show a Comfort, Limit and Extreme Rating. The following best describes each one.
Comfort - This is where you will most likely get a comfortable night sleep and feel warm.
Limit - This temperature is where you may find a slight chill if the temperature drops below the comfort level, but will generally sleep ok.
Extreme - This is purely a survival limit and there for information on what you could use it in case of emergency.
Remember everyone sleeps differently, and can vary depending on how much food and drink you may of had [especially alcohol]. It can also vary between male and female. If you know you are a colder sleeper then look at a lower comfort rating.Another tip is that if you think wearing multiple clothing layers will help. This may not always be the case. Sleeping bags warm up from your own body heat and keeping it inside. If you are wearing lots of layers of clothing then your body heat will warm up those layers first and not the sleeping bag, Generally a thermal base layer is ok but don't go putting on lots of clothes.