Finding the Perfect Sleeping Bags and Sleeping Mats
Ensure a cosy, comfortable and restful night by choosing the perfect combination of sleeping mat and sleeping bag. Whether it’s a two-night festival, a family camping trip or an extended expedition, the correct sleeping equipment makes all the difference. With options for hot and cold weather, as well as plenty of choices for adults and children, it’s easy to find the right sleeping bags and sleeping pads at Addnature.
How to choose a sleeping bag
Everything's better with a good night’s sleep. That is why it’s essential to choose the right sleeping bag for your next adventure. You need to consider the climate of your destination, as well as the length of your stay, how much storage space you have and who the sleeping bag is for.
Seasonal sleeping bags
Most sleeping bag manufacturers categorise bags according to seasonal use, as follows:
- Season 1: A lightweight, breathable option that is only suitable for use during the warmest season. Perfect for short camps in popup tents, or festivals in summer.
- Season 2: Slightly thicker, perfect for use in late spring or early autumn, as well as during summer.
- Season 3: Ideal for use from early spring through to late autumn, but not warm enough for the coldest months. Good for those that feel the cold, even in summer.
- Season 4: Can be used all year round, although it may be a little too thick if you're staying in a warm climate. Most down sleeping bags are found within this category.
You can also browse according to temperature, by choosing between the following categories: Below -10℃, 0℃ to -10 ℃ or 0℃+.
Other sleeping bag features
As well as seasonal choices, you want to look out for features such as right or left-hand zips. It's possible to create a double sleeping bag by using a combination of right and left-handed zips. Those looking to travel light can choose lightweight mummy designs, which are easy to pack and carry.
As well as featuring a water resistant and durable outer, a good sleeping bag will also feature a soft inner lining and quality filling. Sleeping bag filling typically comes in the form of either natural down or synthetic fibres. Whilst down is the warmer option, synthetic sleeping bags are light and easy to dry out. Down filling is therefore the ideal choice for cold but dry climates.
How to choose sleeping mats for camping
Once you've selected the perfect sleeping bag, you'll need a suitable mat to ensure the good night’s sleep you're looking for. Most sleeping mats are rolled, which makes them easy to transport and store away. Other mats come in a folded shape, which is ideal for those who like to pack up in a hurry and only have flat storage space available.
Foam mats or self-inflating mats
The most important choice to make is between a foam or self-inflating mat. Our self-inflating mats offer the benefit of being especially comfortable, whilst also boasting excellent insulation. Foam mats, however, are typically more affordable and can be used in an instant. Look out for our foam mats with additional features such as aluminium coating, which improves insulation. Choose between single mats, which are perfect for individuals or children, or double mats, which are ideal for use in family tents. Both foam mats and self-inflating mats are extremely lightweight camping accessories.
Take a browse today at Addnature and discover top brands of sleeping mats and bags, including Outwell, Campz, Cocoon and Sea to Summit. In this essential category you'll also find a range of convenient sleeping bag & pad accessories. These include cushions, pillows and blankets.