There is so much to understand when it comes to finding the best sleep system whilst on a backpacking adventure. By understanding a few simple facts you will be able to have a great night’s sleep and fully prepared for the next day ahead.
Backpacking is great fun and if you are planning on a trip that requires camping out then you will need to understand which is the best sleep system for you. Even for the most experienced backpacker there are so many options available to choose from that could potentially confuse.
There are quite a few factors that determine how to choose your sleep system such as the weather – ie cool or warm, the terrain – ie rough or smooth terrain. So a lot depends on the area where you will be going to, the time of the year and the climate.
You really do need to have a good idea of the climate where you will be camping and have a good idea where you will be backpacking too. By being aware of your location will help decide what equipment and what material it is made from in order to make your sleep comfortable.
How much do you want to spend? Always go for what you can afford and there really is a wide range of sleeping gear available to suit all budgets. If you can afford it buy goose down sleep equipment as it is a great insulator. For those on a budget then more affordable synthetic based gear is still a good choice too. Decide what level of comfort you want, For example, whether you want a mattresses or sleep pads in order to get a good night’s sleep.
On a backpacking trip you will be concerned about weight as you will have to carry everything. As some materials weigh more than others then it is important to choose not only the most comfortable and most insulating, but a lightest too.