Sleeping Bag Guide
Sleeping Bag Liners

Sleeping Bag Liners

I must admit, I'm torn on the utility of sleeping bag liners. On the one hand, sleeping bag liners DO provide some extra boost to your sleeping bags insulation rating. Depending on what type of liner you get, you can expect to extend your sleeping bags temperature rating by about 5 or 10 degrees. Now, of course, this is a good thing.

However, the reason I'm torn over liners is because I hate using them! They are frequently awkward to get set up properly inside the sleeping bag. And once you get it set up right, as soon as you crawl inside the bag the liner becomes like a constricting snake as the night progresses, seemingly wrapping itself around you tighter and tighter until you can barely move.

So...if you need to extend the temperature rating of your sleeping bag a few degrees for a high alpine hike, and you can live with the awkwardness of setting them up right inside the bag, then consider getting a sleeping bag liner. However, if weight and bulk isn't an issue, you will be better served by getting a thick sleeping pad instead!

All of these liners are available through Backcountry.Com.

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