Down Sleeping Bags for Four Seasons
Down Sleeping Bags
Summer thoughts of backpacking and camping include the need for good preparation for enjoying cool nights in the mountains or at the lake. A required item is a good sleeping bag for comfort in chilly climes. A sleeping bag insulated with goose down is comfortable, lightweight, attractive, and utilitarian, offering the adventurer a snug night’s sleep, fearless of cold nights and bulky equipment. Goose down is the number one recommended insulator for sleeping bags, because of its incredible warmth-to-weight ratio: very light and very warm.
A variety of sleeping bags filled with goose down is available within a range of affordability, styles, and hypothermia protection. A general rule for cold-temperature protection is a summer rating of 35º F/2º C or higher, a spring/autumn rating of 10 to 35º F / -12 to +2º C, and a winter/high-elevation rating of 10º F/-12º C or colder protection. Sleeping bags from Marmot range in rating from 55 - 30º F. Kelty lightweight rectangular down sleeping bags offer year-round protection down to 0º F/-18º C, with additional products at 25-5º F.
Rectangular Down Sleeping Bags, a Camper's Dream
Some Ultralight down sleeping bags come in stretch fabrics, equipped with thermal sheets for top effectiveness and comfort. Very easy to carry, ultralight down-filled sleeping bags weigh from 13 oz to just under 5 pounds. Lafuma men’s and women’s goose down bags compress down to the size of an adult running shoe, yet keep campers warm on a 38º F/ 3.5º C night; additional down-filled bags in this line protect down to 15ºF/-10º C. Winter rated sleeping bags protect to even lower temps, as evidenced by their effectiveness in polar expeditions.
Goose Down Sleeping Bags
Adult's and Kid's Down Sleeping Bags
Lightweight down sleeping bags are perfect for children as well. These sleeping bags are light, trap in heat, compress easily, and can withstand a lifetime of wear. Kid’s down-filled bags are great for starting a child’s healthy habits for a lifelong outdoor fun. Kid’s bags are available in a range of ratings similar to the adult down sleeping bags, and a variety of colors: red, electric blue, brilliant green. They also come in themes like cartoon characters, comic book heroes, Manga, animals, princesses, and others. They are awesome for slumber parties and backyard campouts, and family and scouting vacations. Lafuma goose down bags even come in infant size for a snug and early start in the outdoors.
Adult down-filled sleeping bags also come in a variety of styles and colors, all rugged, easy to use and pack, and warm. Colors include black, grey, brown, army green, yellow, red, orange, blue, purple, nearly any color, and many designs. Useful outdoors, these sleeping bags can be unzipped and used as quilts on long winter nights, especially if the power goes out. Goose down sleeping bags are made in a variety of inner and outer shell materials, including natural fibers such as cotton, and long lasting synthetics. Along with canvas wall tents, down sleeping bags provide many choices for a warm, safe sleep.
If you're looking for a sleeping bag this is just a wee big smaller, try out a baby sleeping bag.
Now then, are you heading to the great outdoors with your kelty down sleeping bags, with your marmot down sleeping bags or your lafuma down sleeping bags?
Tip 1: Take a couple fire pits with you on your next outdoor adventure to provide that extra heat that will keep you sleeping safe and sound.
Tip 2: An inflatable dingy can provide hours upon hours of outdoor adventure fun!
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