Synthetic and Down Sleeping Bags

Different criteria should be considered when choosing between synthetic and down sleeping bags.
How to choose of the right form and the appropriate temperature range, you should worry about, which fill you want to have in your sleeping bag. A distinction is made here in fibre sleeping bags and sleeping bags. Both have your pros and cons. Usually the down sleeping bag as a better choice turns out however.

Down sleeping bags

Such a sleeping bag is filled with the down of geese or ducks and keep you very warm. With the same thermal performance as a synthetic sleeping bag, they are much easier and can also significantly smaller to pack. They fit better to the body and offer an excellent sleeping climate because it can store more moisture than synthetic fiber. It says although that down temporarily lose your insulation with moisture, this is only true if you get really wet. However, should always be lifted after sleeping down sleeping bag.

Fill power

In down sleeping bags should watch out for the fill power, what with the unit “cuin” (cubic inches) is specified. This States on which volume pressed down again expand. The higher this value is, the better. Simple sleeping bags have a value of more than 650 cuin up to 450 cuin, good about 500 cuin and high-quality down sleeping bags. More volume so produced a certain amount of filling down, the better the insulation value is.

Price

For the high quality down sleeping bag, which is reflected above all in travelationary, you pay but also a higher price than for a synthetic sleeping bag. Tours but, where it is mainly on low weight and small packing size and if you put emphasis on comfort, you should be also worth a good sleeping bags. With proper care, you’ll have long delight.

Synthetic sleeping bag

The advantages of a synthetic sleeping bag are its cheaper price and that they are easy to care for. Modern high-quality fibre sleeping bags are with multilayer layers of synthetic fibre which mimic Bausch ability of down comparable, nowadays almost with a down sleeping bag there. The fibers are smoother, so the higher the siliconising, the softer they are under control, and especially the better the recovery ability of the filling. In addition, dry faster than down sleeping bags and warm in contrast even when they are wet. Therefore you should opt for a synthetic sleeping bag, when planning a trip in areas with permanent high humidity, winter walks or canoeing or sailing trips.

Disadvantages

Although synthetic sleeping bag are considerably cheaper than down sleeping bag, but their life is much lower. Also you cannot compete mostly with their competition with down-filled sleeping comfort, firstly because they are usually not as pale and on the other hand, you sweat in them more than in a down sleeping bag. Furthermore synthetic sleeping bag are heavy and not so good to compress for storage.

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