Choosing the Right Sleeping Bag
Virginia camping offers a wide range of temperatures from early spring to late fall. If you’re the kind of camper who likes variety and travels quite a bit you’ll need to stock all-weather sleeping bags. Some things to look for when purchasing a good sleeping bag are as follows:
Durability – Today’s sleeping bags are made of lightweight material that can stand up to quite a bit of abuse. When shopping you should consider the potential for rips and tears. Your sleeping bag will spend a lot of time on the ground and may come in contact with quite a few rocks and sticks. Check that the fabric can withstand this type of material. Zippers and seams need to be strong enough to withstanding pulling, twisting and turning. If you’re in a cold area, you’ll want a good seal on the seams in order to maintain your body heat. The fabric should be such that it doesn’t stain easily. Choose something that can be wiped off and/or washed in your washing machine at home.
Comfort – Sleeping bags are made for all sizes of people so choose one that fits you well. You can get extra long sleeping bags, extra wide, double, or child sized as well. You’ll want enough room to be able to easily turn over without getting the sleeping bag tangled and wrapped around your legs. You can also choose a temperature range for your sleeping bag, depending on what kind of camping you like to do.
Price – The pricing will vary and there are some best times to buy. Do your research and compare prices. You might look at after holiday sales and those that run during March and April. If you are not in a hurry and can take the time to shop you can find some very good deals on all camping gear and that’s the best time to buy.
We want your camping trip to include a great night’s sleep so having a quality sleeping bag. Join us for a camping adventure when you Go Camping in Virginia. We look forward to seeing you.