How to choose a sleeping bag
We all know what an important role in a person’s life plays a dream. Special restorative value of proper rest plays in extreme and unusual circumstances. Every multi-day hike on hunting or fishing involves not only the movement of areas, but accommodation, which make up 30% of the total amount of time. And depending on how well rested each of the members of the group will depend on how aggressively it will behave in the next stages of the route. Preparing for a hike, we always take care to properly to choose and take only the necessary equipment. A special place for such training is the choice of a sleeping bag.
Modern specialty shops offer their customers a huge selection of these products. Every hunter would like to have in your Arsenal of accessories reliable, comfortable and warm sleeping bag that will be easy to wash, dry and carry.
The temperature regime on the sleeping bag means, above all, valid modes of the ambient temperature in which the product will be able to provide its owner with comfort during your vacation in extreme conditions. That is attached to the sleeping bag’s tag will always indicate the temperature at which its owner will not experience discomfort. It may be noted that this figure represents a very important criterion for choosing a sleeping bag, but not the main one. This is because in different conditions, people may differently perceive and experience the same temperature. When selecting the temperature index of crucial importance can have a level of human metabolism, the earth’s temperature, winds, humidity, etc. For a long hunt in the mountains, at low temperatures, better suited to products with a temperature index -40C, sleeping bag whose index is +15-+20 would be a great option for milder conditions and warmer temperatures.
In order to choose the right sleeping bag, you must also decide on its filler. Products that work-based fillers of various kinds, will yield the quality and some other characteristics of articles of fluff. Perfect for a feather-filled sleeping bag eiderdown is considered, is also the most expensive. More affordable and more common material for the manufacture of a warm sleeping bag – goose and duck down. However, choosing a sleeping bag with down filling, you should definitely pay attention to in which region and climate it was grown birds. Fluff that was collected in the regions of Russia, will have higher insulating qualities than fluff collected in the more southern States.
The main advantage of the down sleeping bag is that at a fairly low level of volume, or weight, he always has the best thermal insulation values than their counterparts filled with synthetics. And in order to fill a certain amount of synthetics need less fluff than synthetic material. In other words, the piece of fluff will always weigh less, and it is better to heat. Another advantage is the fact that a sleeping bag of down, drawn up in a compression bag will have a smaller volume than analog synthetic.
However, such products have some disadvantages. Sleeping bag made of down is very afraid of moisture and high humidity or low temperature to dry the wet bag is very difficult and even impossible. At very low temperatures, down can regedit and write to the owner of a sleeping bag just fine and nothing warm case.
Polyester fiber fillers is not less well known to domestic consumers. At the moment it is the cheapest and most available filler that is designed for a temperature range of -5 to -10 degrees. Synthetic fillers can roughly be divided sintepon and synthetic hollow fibres.
Most high-quality and expensive sleeping bags is made of polyester fibrous elements, the structure of which contains permanently in its longitudinal part of the air ensuring that the product heat-saving properties. Synthetic is always better to endure mechanical damage and other external type. These products practically do not absorb moisture and can very quickly dry out even when dried on the fire and have a more affordable price.
The disadvantages of synthetic products can carry a lot of weight, compactness and durability. The synthetic product is very poorly compressed fast compressed and thus loses its distinctive characteristics and properties.