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Sleeping Bag

Seasonal Ratings for Sleeping Bags

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Shopping for a sleeping bag can be daunting for the aspiring adventurer, with so many different varieties available, and a wealth of classifications and ratings that could be very confusing if a person doesn’t do his homework beforehand.  Among the terms that may throw a purchaser off is the concept of the sleeping bag being rated by season.  The average person would be correct in assuming that this has something to do with the typical four-season climate, and to which season the sleeping bag would be most appropriate.  However, the season rating is actually more of an indicator of the temperature range in which you would be comfortable using the sleeping bag.  That is, if you truly understand the rating system.  The season rating is a number from 1 to 5, with each number standing for the following values:

 

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