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Re: Good sleeping bag for sailing
I had a Walmart sleeping bag that I liked, the key reasons I liked it was that it was roomy and also because it had a cloth exterior, I can't stand the nylon or whatever most shells are made of, I don't like the sound or the feel of it.
Since I could not replace that cloth sleeping bag, I moved to comforter and blankets and like that better. I do still have sleeping bags for sleeping in a tent and outdoors, but when sleeping on the boat, etc, I use a comforter and blankets. Lots of advantages to it - you can add blankets as it gets colder, easier to wash, I find the cloth much better than nylon, etc, and it is all less expensive than high end sleeping bags as well. Disadvantages too, of course, it takes up more room and is harder to transport, and others.
If you don't mind a little sewing, you can, of course, sew the edges of comforters and the like together and make your own, and I have considered doing that for various reasons.
Edit, I just re-read this thread and see that one of the requirements was water proof, and I assume that means water-resistance since not even the best sleeping bag is water proof. I can't help there - even outdoors I sleep under a tarp at a minimum, or sometimes under the sky if there is not going to be a frost or dew, but it is almost always under at least a tarp. Even in a tent, if it rains for a long enough period of time, I know eventually I'm going to be wet. I've had very little success with bivy's, too much condensation inside, I prefer tarps, and if I need something like a bivy because I get caught unawares I would rather just roll up in a plastic drop cloth or tarp and be done with it.
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Last edited by wind_magic; 05-26-2012 at 04:11 PM.