When do I need a down sleeping bag?
Trail runners, Ultraleichttrecker and all those who stay in the winter at high altitudes, not come to the down sleeping bags. For moderate use, down offers good comfort, but no need.
High-tech as a cold weapon: synthetic sleeping bag
Heat output even in the wet state: this point is especially on multi-day tours in bad weather. If the down sleeping bag can air during the day not completely, it is somewhat heavier replaced body moisture every night and warm at the same time slightly worse. The moisture can have nothing to the fibre sleeping bag.
Synthetic fibre filling
Exactly like in down sleeping bags of synthetic fibre filling in it, to keep as much air to the sleeper around which insulates him against the outside temperatures task. Various manufacturers have developed for different materials and constructions, which come closer to the insulation values of down, so far but still not reach them.The synthetic fibers are much easier to clean which means they can be washed easily, which is very convenient especially for kids sleeping bag.
When do I need a synthetic sleeping bag?
In areas with high humidity and if weather is expected, you are well advised with a synthetic sleeping bag as camping equipment. As well, if you have a sleeping bag in a combination with a bivy bag, since much condensation is created, which often cannot escape from the bivouac sack. Also on travel, where you have to wear your luggage all the time and as long as you’re in temperate regions, a synthetic sleeping bag ideal.
Properly maintain sleeping bags
Whether you use a synthetic fiber or sleeping bags, with proper care you will have more pleasure. This includes the storage in the first place. Never store the sleeping bag in bag! It is intended only for the transport. Is the filling, compressed over weeks and months, she loses at some point their whole force and hence their insulation properties. Your sleeping bag is much better off if you loose it in a large bag. Pillow case also work well as a storage bag. Only a fully open storage is even better. E.G. under the bed, a closet or the foot part suspended. You should air the sleeping well after each use. So can he play off the night absorbed moisture and starts not too modern. Wash, you should it only when absolutely necessary, because a laundry is not necessarily conducive to the heat output. If more thorough cleaning by no way, go ahead as follows:
Close the zipper and turn the inside of your sleeping bag outwards. Use only special synthetic fibre or feather detergent, and wash the sleeping bag at the best hand in the bathtub. Rinse it several times and never wring! After washing the water only lightly press out and flat out the sleeping bag drain. Doing it, make sure that the filling in a corner together clumping up. Set maximum 30 degrees during the drying in the dryer and several tennis balls into the drum. You distribute the filling a little and counteract the clot formation. Important: Down takes several days, until it is completely dry. During this time, you should pass every now and again and gently a little shake up the sleeping bag.
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