How to Stay Warm in a Sleeping Bag
I can sleep through thunder storms, heat waves, loud music and day light. Hell… once I fell a sleep standing up. But the one thing that wakes me up without fail is being cold.
A cold night can taunt even the hardiest among us. That feeling that penetrating your bones, aching in your knees, shivering across your spine and stinging your lungs… It a feeling we wouldn’t wish upon anyone. That’s why we’ve created this guide with some helpful tips (if we may say so ourselves) on how to stay warm in a sleeping bag even through the coldest of nights.
HOW TO STAY WARM IN A SLEEPING BAG – THE TIPS
HOW TO STAY WARM IN A SLEEPING BAG – THE GOODS
The Bag Itself Even with all the tips in the world on how to stay warm in a sleeping bag, naturally you’ll always be cold without the right sleeping bag for the job. Make sure to pick one that’s right for the climate and location you’ll be camping in.
The Mat As we mentioned in the tips above, good insulation is key! Self-inflatable mats are a popular choice among seasoned hikers since they’re durable and do a good job of protecting you from the cold. Some good examples are: this one from MacPac or check out this one from Therm-a-Rest.
If you are looking for a bit more comfort, you could go for the combo of a lightweight air mattress and a cheap ultra light close cell foam mat.
The Liner We can’t stress enough the importance of a good liner! Any liner is going to add some extra warmth to your sleeping bag, but these little beauties from Sea to Summit are our personal favorite. They’re stretchy, comfy and do a great job at helping your bag keep the heat inside.
Do you have any tips on how to stay warm in a sleeping bag? Make sure to share them en the comments below!