What makes the sleeping bag warm is the material. Some sleeping bags are made using goose down that is a natural fiber. The only problem with this fabric is that it is very uncomfortable to use when it is wet. It also takes a long time before it dries. Your option then will be a sleeping bag that uses synthetic fills.
The sleeping bag is not the only thing you will carry when you go camping. So when shopping for a sleeping bag, make sure that this weighs at least 6 pounds or less.
When you are shopping for a sleeping bag, consider also the outer shell. Ideally, this should be moisture resistant as this keeps out dampness. The problem with this is that it also keeps the moisture in. If you happen to sweat easily, better get a sleeping bag made of a cotton exterior.
It is best to also get one that has a dark color because this keeps the sleeping bag warm during cold days and dries more quickly.
The last thing to consider when shopping for a sleeping bag is the price. If you around, you can find one for less than $60 while more durable ones will be the hundreds of dollars. For people who camp regularly, better buy one for long term use.
Now that you know what to look for when you buy a sleeping bag, there are two things you have to do when you use it.
First, after a good night’s sleep, open the bag so you can let the air go out. If the weather is good, spread it out and lay this on top of your tent.
Second, after using it on a camping trip, hang it using clamps or leave it folded loosely as this will help it last longer and ready for your next adventure.
You will sleep much better if you are able to buy a good sleeping bag and it doesn’t matter if you are camping in France or just in your backyard.