Mummy Sleeping Bags for Camping and Hiking
Although many people are worried about the size and shape of a mummy bag and how it will constrict you while you sleep this same size and shape serve very well the dual purposes of warmth and reduced weight for backpacking. When you are carrying your bag and you need a warm and lightweight sleeping place the mummy bag is the right choice. Down mummy bags provide the most warmth and serve a hiker well even when they get wet. Polyester sleeping bags can be a less expensive alternative and during warmer times of year are a very good choice for the three season camper.
Selecting a mummy bag is really very easy. Find out the length you need and then determine how warm you need the bag to be. If you will be camping in temperatures down to 10 degrees then you will need a 10 degree bag. If the temperatures will only go down to the range of 30 degrees then do not spend the money on a more expensive and heavier bag if that is not necessary.
You can buy a mummy bag with a wider cut if you feel it may be too tight around your shoulders but the more narrow the bag the more warmth and the less weight you need to worry about. The real trick to making a mummy bag comfortable is not to try and roll around "inside" the bag like you would roll in your normal bed. Rather you need to think of the mummy bag as an added layer of skin and when you roll roll and tuck your legs with the bag wrapped around you. This will keep you warm and comfortable all night long.
There are many brands available, all with differing features. Here we
highlight several. The Chinook Down Filled Wildfire Mummy Sleeping
Bag features top quality fabrics, and superior French Pyrenean
goose down. This is a premium bag and is perfect for expeditions in
any climate and terrain. This item is available in 2 different lengths
and features a lifetime warranty. The temperature rating is 32 degrees
F and 0 Celsius and includes a water resistant cap compression bag for
use while traveling and a large nylon mesh storage sack for storage
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