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TYPES OF CAMPING BAGS TO GO ON AN ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE TRAIL

November 02, 2022 0 Comments

The ideal thing when we go camping on an adventure is that everything is well prepared and equipped for the greatest number of cases, but... space and weight on the motorcycle is a problem, not to mention the budget, so there is to equip yourself with intelligence.

If our motorcycle trail adventure is going to last several days, the correct configuration of our motorcycle is of vital importance and together with our tent, the sleeping bag for motorcycle camping must be up to the rest of the priorities.

After all, we need a good night's sleep, since you simply can't function without rest. So after riding hundreds of miles you need a motorcycle camping sleeping bag that will give you a decent night's rest, warmth, comfort, so we can get back on the road and do it all over again tomorrow.

Having a roof over you is important, but keeping warm when the temperatures drop at night is a whole different matter. When we are sleeping, muscle activity slowly stops and body temperature drops. That brings us to the next item on motorcycle camping basics, and the importance of the sleeping bag.

TYPES OF CAMPING BAGS TO GO ON AN ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE TRAIL

WHAT IS A SLEEPING BAG AND WHAT IS IT FOR?

Think of the sleeping bag as your duvet or blanket.

There are many different types of sleeping bags of varying warmth, size, and price. What we get will depend on factors such as where we travel, the weather, and how much space it takes up in our motorcycle luggage.

The function of the sleeping bag is to trap a layer of air around us. The insulation of the bag is there to trap that air, which has been warmed by our body heat inside the bag. Our body is doing most of the work, the sleeping bag and the chosen insulation are there to try to prevent hot air from escaping.

TYPES OF SLEEPING BAGS

feather sleeping bags

It is important to note that there are two types of feathers: The down (down) and the feather (feathers). The down corresponds to the plumage found on the chest or on the belly of the bird that has a soft and fluffy character, which tends to clump together, which gives it a unique thermal insulation capacity and until now irreproducible by technology. For their part, the feathers correspond to the most superficial plumage of the bird, which has more protective characteristics than insulation for the animal, so its quality is inferior to down.

TYPES OF CAMPING BAGS TO GO ON AN ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE TRAIL

Down is rated by “fill power” or volume of insulation. The higher the quality of the down, the more space it will take up when lifted or fluffed up. For example, 700 Fill will lift up to 700 cubic inches per ounce. The important part: how much The higher the fill power, the higher the quality of the down it will trap heat better.

High-quality down is very light compared to the amount of heat it traps. This little detail, in combination with its ability to compress down to a fairly small size without compromising the fibers' ability to insulate, is very ideal when you're thinking about motorcycle camping.

Moisture is the main enemy of the feather, when it gets wet it will lose its shelter capacity, its loft, and its filling will remain matted and flat. Luckily, the new technologies applied in the industry have managed to create treatments for down that give it a certain degree of moisture repellency, which, added to the external repellent textile materials, make down products much more difficult to get wet or wet than before

Another relevant difference between down and synthetic padding is the price. A good quality down product is more expensive than its synthetic alternative, but on the other hand, it lasts for up to 25 years, which more than offsets the price difference and makes down a more desirable alternative in the long run.

In summary, we could say that the down is a better option when you need a bag that really warms you due to the excellent weight-compression ratio, as well as being a by-product of a renewable resource; biodegradable and recyclable.

synthetic sleeping bags

Synthetic fill is developed by a variety of companies to create a cheaper alternative to down. Various companies create different proprietary fillers with different fiber technologies. But there are a couple of things that are common among most synthetic-filled sleeping bags and that is that they are either short fibers or long continuous filaments, and at their core it is essentially all plastic.

MUMMY SLEEPING BAG FOR 3-4 SEASONS EXTRA WARM AND LIGHT

If you are allergic to down, synthetic offers one of the few solutions that are widely available. In the same way, it is important to note that synthetic sleeping bags are an optimal option for children since they are easier to wash and dry.

The short fibers try to mimic the feathers of down and compress well, but they also break down after continued use. Long continuous filaments weave filaments of varying diameters to create durable, high-warming insulation. However, they do not compress very well which means that the lower the temperature rating of your bag, the bigger and heavier it will be.

Synthetic insulation styles attempt to mimic the natural warmth of down, however, no manufacturer has been able to successfully replicate down's durability and compressibility. In addition, synthetic bags weigh much more in comparison to their temperature rating than a similarly rated down bag (a synthetic bag can weigh more and provide less warmth than a lighter down bag).

TYPES OF CAMPING BAGS TO GO ON AN ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE TRAIL

Despite its comparison to down in many other camps, the price associated with most synthetic sleeping bags often leads new campers to choose it as their first choice over down. It's totally fine to go for a cheaper option and save up for a higher quality sleeping bag once you know this is something you enjoy doing.

 

feather sleeping bag

synthetic sleeping bag

The best heat-to-weight ratio.

Not allergenic.

Light.

Less expensive.

Compressible, small packages.

Dries faster, easier maintenance.

Durable, it can last more than 10 years with proper care.

It doesn't compress very well.

More expensive.

Bad weight-heat ratio.

It takes more time and attention to dry properly.

Shorter lifetime than pen.

 

Animal byproduct.

Heavy.

 

 

it's plastic

 

My recommendation is to always carry a good down jacket because in cold situations it will keep us warm and in hot weather it breathes much better.





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