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Your Guide to Vaude Featherlight Sleeping Bags

February 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 168

Vaude featherlight sleeping bags come in two models. The featherlight 200 and featherlight 350. This model will work across a range of temperatures and are most suitable for late spring to autumn. It offers exactly what you would expect of a lightweight down sleeping bag.

Thermal insulation in the bag is highly important. It should be noted that any sleeping bags for the matter, cannot produce heat by itself. Instead, it only works to retain the heat generated by the person in the bag. Therefore, thermal insulation is affected by a variety of physiological factors such as gender, as women tend to feel colder faster as compared to men, age, metabolic rates tend to slow down as one gets older as well as energy input from food and condition of the person before sleeping in the bag. This is due to the fact that the amount of energy produced while you sleep is affected by the day's activities and energy input into your body.

However, if you wish to increase thermal insulation within the bag, you can opt to add a sleeping bag liner. A good quality bag liner made from materials such as micro fleece, fleece and cotton could add a good 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit of additional warmth. Another solution would be to wear thermal underwear when sleeping or you could wear an extra layer of outwear to sleep such as a fleece jacket to maximize thermal insulation.

The filament insulation has been developed by Vaude to improve the overall comfort and quality of its featherlight models. It is made of synthetic fibers that are soft, lightweight and highly compressible. Other benefits of the material include superior warmth even in wet conditions. This is an imperative point to note since camping outdoors means that the sleeping bag would have to be subjected to the weather conditions and environment.

Another feature unique to the Featherlight models is that it has a foot box where it can used as a supplementary compartment to store clothes warm and dry them overnight. Additionally, these Vaude featherlight models are mummy shaped bags. This means they are wider at the top and shoulders and narrower at the feet. Their contoured shape minimizes the amount of air and space that needs to be insulated or heated. These bags also require less material for construction, a mummy shaped bag will then be considerably lighter in weight as compared to a bag that is of a regular rectangle shape. Therefore, this re-emphasizes the specific want of a lightweight sleeping bag.

Emma Arrington is an avid fan of outdoor adventures. You can check out her new website at Lightweight Sleeping Bags where she offers unbiased buying reviews and advice for a range of sleeping bags, including Sleeping Bags for kids and more.

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