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Need a Sleeping Bag? Here Are 5 Fantastic Choices to Level up Your Camping Experience!

What’s on, my Ansom?

As any camper knows, a good bit of kit can make the difference between a great experience and a miserable one. And one of the biggest make or break bits of gear in any camper’s arsenal is your sleeping bag! We can tell you from our own personal experience as life long camping fans that having a good night’s sleep is essential, and the wrong sleeping bag can make your entire trip miserable.

In today’s blog, you’re going to get recommendations for 5 great sleeping bags for camping that will ensure you get proper good sleep wherever you may find yourself pitching up.

Let’s get into it!

What makes a good sleeping bag?

You may ask what exactly makes a good sleeping bag.

There are plenty of factors that you can use to judge whether a sleeping bag is good, and it’ll, of course, depend on your own set of circumstances. For example, whether having a lighter, more compact bag is more important for you than having a comfortable but bulky one.

Because these factors are specific to you as an individual, we’ll try not to focus on them in our recommendations today. Instead, we’ll be looking at value for money and comfort. We will rate everything you see today as suitable for at least 2-3 seasons, ensuring you are comfortable throughout most of the year in these bags.

Note: All prices shown are the prices for members at Membership costs £5 per year and saves you a lot compared to retail costs, so it’s worth a look!

1. Great Value for Money - Eurohike Snooze 300

Starting off, we have the Eurohike Snooze 300, which offers everything you’d need in a sleeping bag for a fantastic price. If you buy from gooutdoors you can get a single bag for £16, and you can get a steal of 2 for £20 if you multi-buy.

It’s rated for 3 seasons so you can comfortably use it Spring through Autumn. If you’re a cold sleeper, it’ll be warm enough for you until nights out get to 5 degrees, and hot sleepers should be happy until temperatures hit 0! It comes with a stuff sack and at just over 2kg should be easy to travel with. If you’re looking for something simple, you really can’t go wrong here!

2. Great All Round Option - OEX Roam 300

The OEX Roam 300 is a great option for those looking for an outstanding balance of comfort, quality and practicality. It offers premium materials and features for a reasonable price of £49.99.

Get the protection you need from the cold with this mummy-style bag, which has a built-in hood and legs that taper off. It has a comfortable inner lining, and it’s long enough to accommodate taller people as well. It’s also rated for 3 seasons, so you’ll get a lot of use out of it throughout the year.

Cold sleepers will be comfortable down to 1 degree in this bag, and hot sleepers should be fine even down to -4! It also weighs in at 1.73kg, so it’s very easy to take with you.

If you’re looking for the safe option, this might be the one for you!

3. Great for all seasons - Vango Nitestar Alpha 375

If you need a bag for all season use, the Vango Nitestar Alpha 375 is worth checking out.

Rated for 3-4 seasons, this sleeping bag should be comfortable down to -2 degrees for cold sleepers and to -9 for hot sleepers. It weighs just over 2kg and you can compress it down to a very compact size when stashing it away, so it’s very convenient for many trips.

Considering the versatility of the bag, being equally suitable for weekend camping trips and more demanding activities like the Duke of Edinburgh, and its ability to perform year round, £61 is also a pretty reasonable asking price!

4. Great for couples or those who want more room - Hi-Gear Divine Double

If you’re camping as a couple, or if you just like to have a bit more room to stretch out when you sleep, you could do a lot worse than trying out the Hi-Gear divine double!

A steal at £44, the divine double is a 2-3 season sleeping bag that can comfortably fit 2 people, and be a real treat for 1! It’s a comfortable bag and while the temperature comfort ratings aren’t provided, reviews suggest that it’s nice and warm.

It weighs in at 2.7kg, meaning it’s barely any heavier than a single bag!

One downside to note, however, is that many owners have reported that it’s very difficult to fold this sleeping bag back into its carry bag. Worth keeping in mind!

5. The one to treat yourself with - Vango Selene Single

There are times in life when you just need to treat yourself to something special, and investing in your sleep quality is one of the most valuable ways to indulge yourself. The benefits of getting high-quality sleep are genuinely incredible! If you’re happy to invest in your rest, consider the Vango Selene!

A premium bag commands a premium price, and at £116, it’s certainly not cheap. However, the quality of the product and the features justify the price tag. They have expertly engineered the Selene to provide top level insulation to keep you warm and comfortable through 3 seasons. The cotton flannel lining and built in pillow only add to the comfort levels. And with a rectangle shape and an internal length of just over 220cm, there’s room enough for anyone to get a good night’s rest.

Got it in the bag.

So there you have it, pals! Our recommendations of 5 great sleeping bags for camping! You can’t go wrong with any of these choices, so we hope you’ve been able to find something that suits you.

If there’s anything else that you’d like to learn about, we’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below and we’ll do our best to provide an answer in our future posts.

Later on!


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