Frosty Morning View

Frosty Morning View
Fall Camping-Eagle Lake, California

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mummy bag, flannel lined, canvas covered........what do you sleep in?

Choices, choices, choices..............

When you start looking for a decent sleeping bag, your gonna have all these different options thrown at you.

Cold weather, three season, down, poly-fill, it can go on and on.

Than, there is the budget range.

You can go to Wal-Mart and buy a sleeping bag for $20-$30. Heck, if shop right, you can probably find some even cheaper than that.

But................should you buy cheap?

How long will that $20 sleeping last? Will it keep you warm enough and will you sleep comfortably???

Personally, I live by the old adage " You get what you pay for".

When we bought our last sleeping bags, about 14 years ago, we shopped for a quality, dependable, warm sleeping bag. We ended  up buying a Coleman sleeping bag that was flannel lined. It was rated for colder weather and  did cost us a little more

.I think we spent about $45.00 per sleeping bag. At the time, we were doing some family camping so we bought one for each of the kids also. We are still using those bags today. But, I did notice the last time we used them, the filling was starting to bunch up. Time for a new sleeping bag.

So, those sleeping bags lasted several years, and I believe we totally got our money's worth out of them.

My best suggestions when shopping for sleeping bags:

  • determine what type of sleeping bag your looking for.
  • figure out what your budget is
  • go online to Amazon, Cabelas, Sportsman's Warehouse and Scheels and check out their deals
  • check sales ads, especially in the spring.

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