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Sleeping bag temperature ratings

Snugpak’s draws its performance figures/temperature ratings from over thirty years of experience and customer feedback within the outdoor and military markets.

There are many variables which can have a huge effect on a good night’s sleep, including fitness, metabolism and blood flow, so it is essential to take our temperature ratings as a guide rather than fact. Although, If you are in doubt stick to the comfort figure as a base for the temperatures you will be expecting on your adventure.

Important Information

  • All sleeping bag temperature ratings are only a guide and vary between users.
  • All sleeping bag temperature ratings will degrade over time, due to use, care and storage. This in unpreventable.

Sleeping Bags

Comfort Temperature Rating

Our comfort figure assumes that you will be sleeping lightly clothed (thermal base layer or pyjamas) within a quality tent on a good quality sleeping mat. At an external temperature matching the comfort rating, the majority of users will feel comfortable and be able to get a good night’s sleep.

Low Temperature Rating

Our extreme figure assumes that you will be sleeping lightly clothed (thermal base layer or pyjamas) within a quality tent on a good quality sleeping mat, essentially in the same circumstances as our comfort rating. However, the extreme temperature ratings are temperatures that the sleeping bags have been used in by fit individuals with the minimum of discomfort while sleeping.

Kids Sleeping Bags

We don’t issue temperature ratings for our children’s sleeping bags (Basecamp Explorer), but as a guide, we recommend that they are a good 2 season bag. As with the temperature ratings provided for our Adult Sleeping bags (as shown above), there are many variables involved which affect how we each feel the cold, such as metabolism, fitness.

We, therefore, feel it would be difficult to give an accurate temperature rating for children and instead advise that the parent makes an informed choice by looking at all the variables and not relying on the quoted temperature ratings.

Updated on July 16, 2019

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