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Looking For Sleeping Bags? Tips To Compare Prices And Quality Before Buying!

Dec 11, 2007
A sleeping bag should offer the user two basic facilities - Comfort and warmth. So, if you are in the market for a new sleeping bag, or even if this is the first time you are purchasing a sleeping bag, do not be fooled by the advertisements and the promotional literature that comes with the pack. Do your own research before you make a decision. It is no doubt that choosing a good sleeping bag could be a difficult task, with the thousands of manufacturers claiming to high heavens that theirs is the best on offer.

If you have owned a bag before or even used one, you will know what you are looking for; nevertheless, it is important that you do a comparison of sleeping bags before you decide on the one you feel is best suited to your needs.

During the sleeping bag comparison, you should find out what features are available on each sleeping bag, and also try to research the pros and cons of these features. If you know what the bag will be used for, and where the bag will be used, such as the climate conditions will definitely contribute to your making a good decision.

For instance, if you are going to camp out in the back yard for a night or two under the summer sky, your sleeping bag will be much different as compared to one that will be used in the colder regions of the mountains. You must be aware of the different materials used in manufacturing the sleeping bags. Bags made out of nylon will not be able to shield one from the cold and windy environments. Ensure the type of insulation the sleeping bag is using such as down or synthetic. Down is the preferred insulation material for many people as it offers soft comfort and good warmth.

There are other things to bear in mind while comparing sleeping bags. The temperature rating on a sleeping bag is important as it gives a good idea of the level of warmth the bag will provide at the lowest temperatures. For instance, if the bag says it has a temperature rating of 30 to -10 degrees F, it means that even at -10 degrees F the bag will keep the user comfortable and warm. Many bags offer sub zero temperature ratings and this goes to show that the bag is the warmest bag that is available in the market. Some sleeping bags are designed to be light and are meant for use in warm environments as well as in cars and trucks.

Last of all is the price of the bag. Though this is never the most important deciding point for buying your sleeping bag, it is no doubt important. Price is not a very good indicator of the quality of any product or service, the same applies to sleeping bags. Many bags have similar features but the prices range from good to highly irrational. Lend your attention to sleeping bags that have a lot of craftsmanship and good quality material. You will be glad you did.
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