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buying a sleeping bag

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I have seen a few blogs that have advice about buying sleeping bags. I find it interesting to note not one of these authors has ever made a sleeping bag and therefore, they have no knowledge of the materials involved in the making of sleeping bags.

They do not know if the materials used by the companies whose no sleep sleeping bag’s they are writing about are actually good for the making of a sleeping bag.

At the end of their discussion, they list the no sleep sleeping bags based upon their recommendations. It should also be noted that they do not mention which of the bags they have used. I can answer the question if they were asked what bags were used, they have not used any of them. Had they, they would have experienced why they are no sleep sleeping bags.

When looking into buying a sleeping bag the most important component to research is the insulation. How is it affected by water to begin with? Our bodies generate moisture and if the moisture is absorbed by the insulation as is the case with down its presence will absorb heat. Yes, the moist down will lose its loft [insulating property] and the end result is getting cold. If the insulation is chopped staple polyester, it will not absorb the moisture but will trap it in the fibers which will also absorb heat. In either case the performance of what ever the temperature rating has been applied to the no sleep sleeping bag.

The construction of these bags is always quilted. Of course, all of the stitching reduces the loft of the bag further reducing its insulating capability. The quilting also compacts the fiberfill enhancing what is known as conductive heat loss. For further explanation of heat loss read the following article –Understanding Insulation & Heat Loss seen on the on the home page of Wiggy’s web site. The article is 11 pages but it will give you an education that is not available any place else.

We use 70 denier nylon taffetas for both shell and lining of our sleeping bags because it is the best quality for sleeping bags.

Our sleeping bags are machine washable and dryable and all of the no sleep sleeping bags are not. These companies do not want you to wash the no sleep sleeping bags.

These no sleep sleeping bags have coil zippers that are notorious for breaking. We use the #10 molded tooth zipper the will probably last longer than our sleeping bags which have been in use for 35 years.

You can keep your Wiggy’s bag in its stuff sack for storage and when you remove it from the stuff sack it comes back to full loft. This is why all U.S. Air Force bombers and fighter jets have our bags in the ejection seat survival kits.

If you buy a Wiggy’s bag you have a lifetime guarantee, but if you buy any of the no sleep sleeping bags you have a guarantee that you will have to replace it probably within the season you bought it for.

Why waste money on a no sleep sleeping bag when those same dollars can get you a Wiggy’s bag.

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