When you're hiking or camping during autumn or spring, daytime temperatures may be pleasant, but at night you can expect...
When you're hiking or camping during autumn or spring, daytime temperatures may be pleasant, but at night you can expect temperatures between 0 °C and 10 °C. The 2 Season Sleeping Bag is ideal for these conditions as it will keep you warm even if there is a light frost but you won't get too hot on milder nights.
The 2 Season Sleeping Bag is also suitable for winter nights in sub-tropical regions where night time temperatures are mild. It is worth bearing in mind that night time temperatures can vary during these seasons depending upon prevailing weather conditions.
Snugpak, Force Ten and Vango bags are manufactured in the UK using high quality synthetic materials with insect repellant finishes and antibacterial treatment. Some versions are fitted with mosquito nets, a bonus if you are sleeping near water where flying insects are often present. Other useful features include breathable fabrics that wick moisture away from the body and concealed security pockets.
The size of the sleeping bag is important. If it's too large, you will find it difficult to keep warm when it's cold, and if it's too small you will be very uncomfortable. Some bags have an expansion system to increase the width, ideal if you're a large person, and it also allows you more space in warmer weather.
If your children are camping with you, consider one of the Junior sleeping bags. These are 165 cm long compared to the 220 cm length of the adult bags and, if you buy a rectangular version, it can be opened into a quilt, perfect for warmer weather.
Packing size and weight are important considerations. The smaller bags are compact but will not keep you as warm, while the larger bags are warmer, but weigh nearly twice as much and take up much more space. Add a silk or cotton liner to add extra warmth without adding extra weight to your backpack.
We've made selecting a right or left sleeping bag easy by telling you which style you need. For any right handed campers choose any Right Handed sleeping bags in the filter and compare chart. If you're left handed select the Left Handed sleeping bags in the filter or compare chart.