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If You’re Outdoors, Use The Marmot Atom Sleeping Bag

By Erik Powell

You get to know the real comfort of bed when you have to sleep out in the open. For long, one had to manage as much as one possibly can with the imaginative use of blankets and pillows. Yet, these do not match up to a real bed. Sleeping bags were designed with such situations in mind, of sleeping out. It resembles actually a blanket, but with a zipper. The sleeping bags provide the warmth as a bed and also the warmth and insulation. The most important function of the sleeping bag is that one can easily transport it wherever one goes. Sleeping bag has become an essential part of camping equipment.

The sleeping bag prevents the chill from seeping inside, protects from the wind and precipitation to some extent. It acts as a protective covering from the outside to the user. Sleeping bags are made of insulating materials such as synthetic fill like PrimaLoft, or down. Cotton and wool are also used. But campers prefer synthetic or down sleeping bags. The synthetic ones do not absorb water readily and insulates well. It can be folded. The down fill bags retain heat better and can be compressed, but are costlier than the synthetic one.

Sleeping bags comes in two shapes. A rectangular sleeping bag has cords or straps and a zipper resembling a folded blanket. The sleeping bag can be easily folded, secured and carried. Sleeping bags are also shaped like a mummy, broad and open at the shoulder and narrow and closed at the bottom. It is able to retain heat better. But then unlike the rectangular bag, the mummy bag cannot be rolled up as much but has to be stuffed into a sack. There are a variety of sleeping bags in the market. A good summer bag is the marmot atom sleeping bag. This down bag is both comfortable and lightweight.

The synthetic bags are advantageous under wet conditions as compared to down bags. They are also cheaper than down bags but heavier. Finally the sleeping bag that you chose will depend upon the conditions where you intend to use. But then with a sleeping bag you can sleep anywhere.

Sleeping bags keep you comfortable. When you travel, don’t forget to bring along the top quality sleeping bags.

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