This is one of the most frequent questions among people who are dedicated to adventure, here are some concepts:
1.- Think about the specific activity for which you require the sleeping bag: trekking, high mountain, car-camping, cycling, etc.
2.-Think about the environment in which you will develop more: cold, warm, dry, wet, etc.
3.-The differences between the sleeping bags are given by the materials of filling, these can be artificial or natural (pen) and also by the materials of construction of the same, tactel, flytec, cormilener, etc. These materials are advisable for their durability and comfort.
4.-Look carefully at the closures, in their quality and also inside are protected so they do not disturb.
Advantages and disadvantages of Filling:
PEN: The quality of the pen is expressed in the mixture of the amount of pen vs.The “nerve” of it, ie a 90/10 feather sleeping bag is better than an 80/20.The amount of pen in a sleeping bag is expressed in cuin (cubic inches).This material has the following characteristics:
Low volume and high heat holding capacity
If it gets wet it will dry
It is necessary to wash it with special agents
Is more expensive.
SYNTHETIC FIBERS: There is an infinity of synthetic fibers of filling, Quallofil, Izotherm, Hallowfill, etc., all with different characteristics according to their manufacturers.These materials have the following characteristics:
Higher weight and lower heat holding capacity
Drying faster than the pen
They do not need more care when washing
In general we could say that a pen sleeping bag is more suitable for winter expeditions to very cold places, and for all general use it is more advisable to have a sleeping bag made of synthetic fibers.
Some caution recommendations:
Protects sleeping from moisture
Uses a good insulating mattress
Always try to camp in dry places
As much as possible at home keeps the sleeping bag out of the compression bag, ie in a bag or something larger so that the fibers do not suffer, or better yet hung.
The staff of Tatoo Outdoors will be pleased to advise you when choosing your sleeping bag in any of our premises or you can make inquiries via e-mail to:our site