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Buy A Good Sleeping Bag

Updated on March 18, 2010

When you go camping there are certain items that are more important than others. A good sleeping bag is essential for a restful camping trip. Having a good sleeping bag is much easier than bringing blankets to lay on top of and for covering up. Sleeping bags are made to roll up to save on valuable space that is needed for other camping essentials. Depending on what time of the year you are going camping dictates what kind of sleeping gear is needed. You don't want to buy a sleeping bag that is way to heavy for the summer months because then you won't use it and whats the point of that. There are warm weather sleeping bags and sleeping bags for mountain camping when it gets very cold during the night, or for those of you who enjoy winter camping.

There are sleeping bags that wrap you up like you are in a cocoon and there are much roomier sleeping bags for those who like a little space when they sleep.

Whatever your preferred way to camp, whatever your favorite time to camp there is a sleeping bag that will meet all your needs.

Summer Sleeping Bags

You can't go wrong buying a Coleman product. Well made and durable the Diamondback Sleeping Bag is roomy and rated to 40 degrees. Perfect for summer camping.

Another Coleman Sleeping Bag is the Trinidad which is roomy and rated from 60 to 40 degrees. It also has a Quick Cord for easy no tie storage.

The Stansport Redwood Ultra Light is great when you are short on space when you are packing for camping and also makes a great backpacking sleeping bag. Rated to 45 degrees.

The Lafuma Extreme 600 is a mummy type sleeping bag with a hood for your head. If you like the feeling of being wrapped up like a cocoon this bag is great for that. This sleeping bag is rated to 45 degrees.

Cold Weather Sleeping Bags

The Coleman North Rim Mummy Bag is a great cold weather bag. It wraps you in 60 ounces of thermal insulation and is good to 0 degrees.

The Coleman Taos Extreme- Weather Sleeping Bag is a good cold weather sleeping bag for the taller person. It can comfortably fit someone who is 6" 2" tall and is rated to 25 degrees.

The Coleman Big Game Sleeping Bag with Pillow is an extra large bag for anyone who is 6' 5" and is great for someone who likes a bit of room when they sleep. This is an awesome bag with 6 pounds of thermal insulation and is rated to minus 5 degrees. An outstanding price for this awesome sleeping bag.

The Cascade High Peak Sleeping Bag is a matching pair. These two sleeping bags can zip together to form one large sleeping bag for two for added warmth. These sleeping bags are rated at minus 40 degrees and are a great buy for two sleeping bags that can withstand extreme temperatures.

Sleeping Bags For Kids

The Coleman Kids Explorer Sleeping Bag is a great product. The liner has a glow in the dark constellation that will be sure to please any kid. This sleeping bag is rated to 25 degrees.

Little girls will love the color of this bag and will make parents happy as it is rated to 20 degrees. Keep you little one warm in this awesome bag.

The Deuter Kid's Starlight EXP Sleeping Bag is awesome. It has an expandable foot area that can be kept zipped when you child is little and unzipped when your child starts to get taller. This bag grows with you child. An awesome idea as kids grow fast and you want to get you money's worth out of this sleeping bag.

Sleeping Bag Accessories

The Kelty Lightweight Fleece Liner is great when you are out camping an you get that unexpected cold night. This liner can be added to your sleeping bag for an extra 10 degrees of warmth and has a foot box for snuggling up those feet. This liner can also be used as a warm weather sleeping bag. A very useful item.

The Therm-a-Ridge Rest Sleeping Mat keeps your sleeping bag off the floor of the tent and adds a bit of extra comfort from any rocks or sticks under your tent. Lasts for years, a good buy.

The SlumberJack Cotton Storage Bag is useful when storing your sleeping bag when the camping season is over. It protects your sleeping bag from rips and tears when stored with other items. During the camping season this Storage Bag doubles as a great laundry bag. A super buy.

For that added comfort the Coleman Self-Inflating Mat is awesome to get you off the bumpy ground and makes for a comfortable and restful nights sleep.


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    • intelpages profile image

      intelpages 5 years ago from Cebu City

      I got a Coleman sleeping bag myself! My gf & I love it!

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      You are so welcome Ladybird glad I could help. Thanks for reading my hub.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      I need to buy a sleeping bag for my son, I know I would get great tips here on hubpages. Thank you for your insight!

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      I hear your Lady E I use one under my sleeping bag. Thanks for viewing my hub.

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      Elena 8 years ago from London, UK

      Good to know Fishtiger. I like the Therm-a-Ridge Rest Sleeping Mat. Anything to keep my bag off the floor. (Don't like creepy crawlies)


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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      And I have more coming lol. It's time to start thinking about where you are going to camp this season what better time for these hubs, thanks so very much Sandy.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      You are on a roll. With your tent and now sleeping bag hub. I really am geared for camping.

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      fishtiger58 8 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Thanks so much Patti and thanks for reading. Have a great day.

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      Patti Ann 8 years ago from Florida

      I rated this up! Great information - our family has always used Coleman products - you can't go wrong with them.