How to find the right sleeping bag | Tips

Are you looking for a suitable sleeping bag, but are overwhelmed by the large variety of models? Then you are exactly right here. Today we delve into the world of sleeping bags and use four personas to help you decide which sleeping bag is right for you.

Around a third of our lives are spent sleeping. Whether at home in our own four walls, in the portaledge, at the base of the wall or in the camper – sleep influences our physical and mental health. When you're on the move, your choice of sleeping bag has a huge impact on whether your nights are a source of frustration or enjoyment. And that's exactly why we want to offer you help with our sleeping bag type finder.

You will learn that in this article

Find the right sleeping bag for your outdoor adventure.

What should you pay attention to when buying a sleeping bag?

Before buying a sleeping bag, you should have a few questions answered. For example: What is the primary use of my sleeping bag? What weather conditions and temperatures am I exposed to? What about my personal feeling of cold? Do I prefer certain sleeping positions?

Valuable conclusions can then be drawn from your answers that can show you the way to the right sleeping bag:

Sea to Summit sleeping bag
  • For example, if you love bikepacking, we recommend an ultralight sleeping bag with a minimal pack size.
  • If you often travel in areas with high humidity, a synthetic fiber sleeping bag is suitable.
  • If you freeze quickly, you should plan for a higher comfort temperature.
  • Or if you like to sleep with your legs spread, a sleeping bag with an extreme mummy shape is probably not your thing.

For those who still struggle to make a choice, we describe four personas below. Maybe these fictitious sleeping bag types and the associated sleeping bag recommendations will help you.

Sleeping bag type 1: “Only ultralight is light enough”

When you head outside, you can travel quickly and easily. Every gram is a gram too much for you and you carefully weigh up what you take with you and what you don't. When it comes to your equipment, you rely on an optimal ratio of weight, performance and pack size. This is no different with sleeping bags.

That's why you chose the Spark down sleeping bag from Sea to Summit. It is the ultimate when it comes to ultralight expeditions and tours where every gram counts.

At 385 grams, the Spark ultralight down sleeping bag from Sea to Summit is barely noticeable on your adventures.
With its 385 grams it falls Spark ultralight down sleeping bag from Sea to Summit is of little importance on your adventures.

With its 850+ ultra-dry down filling, it keeps you warm with a weight of just 385 grams and a compressed volume of 2,2 liters. Thanks to the environmentally friendly PFC-free impregnation of the outer skin, water and dirt roll off.

If the ultra-light down sleeping bag is used in very frosty temperatures, the comfort temperature can be increased with a liner such as this Thermolite Reactor Liner be pimped. The liner is super stretchy, soft and comfortable and features a mummy shape, foot box and drawstring hood.

Sleeping bag type 2: “It’s really fun when the temperatures are below zero.”

When snow falls from the sky and icicles form, your heart feels warm. You love spending the night in snow caves on alpine adventures and prefer a night in a tent to the comfort of a mountain hut, even in the depths of winter.

It's not without reason that you chose the Alpine down sleeping bag. Sea to Summit developed it for the high alpine world and arctic conditions.

Sea to Summit Alpine
The most extreme version of the Alpine down sleeping bags from Sea to Summit is designed for temperatures down to -40 degrees Celsius.

The Alpine's expedition mummy size allows you to carry additional layers of clothing and snow boots inside the sleeping bag. The Free-Flow Zip System with zippers on both sides offers you a lot of flexibility when it comes to ventilation.

Sleeping bag type 3: “Low price beats additional weight”

Whether it's a multi-day hike, camping or a micro-adventure - you enjoy being outdoors a lot, but you don't need the ultimate adventure to find satisfaction. Your budget is limited and your desire for care is also limited.

With the Trailhead synthetic fiber sleeping bag, you have found a model that meets your individual requirements without having to compromise on comfort and versatility.

For camping newcomers and occasional users, the Trailhead is an ideal model in the Sea to Summit sleeping bag range.
This is for camping newbies and occasional users Trailhead an optimal model in the Sea to Summit sleeping bag range.

With a weight of just over one kilogram and a compressed volume of 7,1 liters, the Trailhead is not exactly a lightweight. Thanks to the wave-shaped construction, it reliably keeps you warm.

When temperatures rise, the full-length zipper ensures improved ventilation. The sleeping bag can even be opened completely and used as a blanket. The slightly wider and angular mummy cut also offers plenty of freedom of movement, regardless of your sleeping position.

Sleeping bag type 4: “My camper is my kingdom”

True to the motto “My car is my castle”, you prefer to travel in your camper. You enjoy being outdoors, but when it comes to sleeping, you prefer the comforts of home. When you admire nature from your bed in the pop-up roof or in the roof tent, you want one thing above all: to feel good.

With the Tanami Camping Down Blanket from Sea to Summit you have found the perfect blanket to pamper you with the comforts of home during your outdoor adventures.

Soft and durable fabrics make them tanami the perfect quilt for two people in warm weather.

Soft and durable fabrics make the Tanami the perfect quilt for two people in warm weather. For those who generally don't want to share their blanket, the Traveler ultralight down sleeping bag can be an exciting alternative. Thanks to the full-length zipper, it can be transformed into a blanket in no time at all and can also be connected via zip coupling.

Two travelers connected together create an approximately three meter wide blanket under which the whole family can sleep comfortably.

The Connectable Traveler Ultralight Down Sleeping Bag is an exciting product for individuals, couples and families.
The connectable one Traveler ultralight down sleeping bag from Sea to Summit is an exciting product for individuals, couples and families.

That might interest you

+ + +

Credits: Cover photo and article images Sea to Summit

News

Adam Ondra's ride on the wave of success

Successful climbing trip: After climbing Bon Voyage, Adam Ondra scores more hard routes on the way home.

Watch Reel Rock Episode Sleeping Lion with Chris Sharma for free

Accompany Chris Sharma in his mega project Sleeping Lion from the countless attempts at project planning to the final implementation.

Next Level: This is how you crack the 7th degree

Get ahead where there are a lot of climbers queuing: With these professional tips you can make the jump to the 7th degree.

Stefano Ghisolfi climbs the legendary Action Directe (9a) | Video

First 9a in the world: With Action Directe, Stefano Ghisolfi repeated one of the most iconic lines in the world last fall.

Newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter now and stay up to date.

Adam Ondra's ride on the wave of success

Successful climbing trip: After climbing Bon Voyage, Adam Ondra scores more hard routes on the way home.

Watch Reel Rock Episode Sleeping Lion with Chris Sharma for free

Accompany Chris Sharma in his mega project Sleeping Lion from the countless attempts at project planning to the final implementation.

Next Level: This is how you crack the 7th degree

Get ahead where there are a lot of climbers queuing: With these professional tips you can make the jump to the 7th degree.