Whether you’re a seasoned camper or heading out for the first time, packing the right camp equipment can make or break the trip. Some of the most important camping gear for an awesome adventure includes a comfortable sleeping bag and sleeping pad. If you sleep comfortably, you’ll wake up ready for anything, but if you toss and turn all night, the trip will be hard to enjoy.
Even those with a warm bag and soft pad sometimes find it difficult to sleep. If the ground is uneven, it’s easy to slip off the sleeping pad. It’s no fun to wake up with nothing between your back and a rock other than the cold, plastic tent floor. Sometimes cold air finds its way into the sleeping bag through the zipper or around the neck area. Plus, inflating and deflating a pad takes time and energy.
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AirBag sleeping bags answer these challenges in a unique way. Designed by a father-and-son team, the AirBag is essentially a sleeping bag with a built-in mattress. But the system is more sophisticated than simply slipping a cushion into the back of the bag. They designed a sleeping bag that is roomy and warm and integrated a fast-inflating sleeping pad to create a truly comfortable all-in-one sleeping system. And it all packs away into a lightweight compression sack.
There are three models in the AirBag lineup. The AirBag 1.0 and AirBag 2.0 models were designed with summer and three-season comfort in mind. They are temperature-rated to 55 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Both are made with a 190T ripstop polyester shell and liner, with hollow fiberfill. The is rated up to 15 degrees Fahrenheit. It is made with a water-resistant 380T ripstop nylon shell and a soft 320T ripstop nylon liner, with 800 grams of goose down fill.
The ripstop fabrics are specially reinforced to prevent snags and tears. Hollow fiberfill is a thin-strand polyester product that traps air inside a hollow core. It provides an excellent insulation-to-loft ratio, reducing bulk. Goose down is one of nature’s best insulators. It is incredibly soft, easily bounces back from compression, and efficiently retains body heat without trapping perspiration.
These sleeping bags are designed with attention to detail. The 1.0 and 2.0 are square-toe designs that maximize your range of movement. They unzip fully around the toe end for excellent ventilation. The 3.0 is a mummy-style bag with a broad shoulder zone and narrow toe end to better retain body heat. It also includes double-layered insulation, a drawstring hood, an insulated draft tube at the zipper to block out the cold, and an internal pocket so you can find your phone or flashlight easily. All three are made with heavy-duty two-way zippers.
Sizing is generous to provide ample room. Each of the three bags measures 87 inches long by 35 inches wide. The 3.0 tapers to 20 inches wide at the toe area. When packed in their compression sacks, they measure 15 by 8 inches.
The inflatable sleeping bag pad was designed for comfort with convenience and durability in mind. It is made with a two-stage valve for fast inflation and deflation. Open the first valve and blow just five to 10 breaths to fully inflate the mattress. Both side and back sleepers will appreciate pressure-relief zones at the head, shoulders, hips, knees, and feet. When it’s time to pack up, open the second valve, and the air mattress completely deflates in seconds.
AirBags offer “the most comfortable night’s sleep you’ve ever had in a sleeping bag” in “the world’s first and only inflatable sleeping bag.” If you’ve ever struggled through a cold night’s sleep on the hard ground, it may seem too good to be true. But the materials’ quality and attention-to-design detail that are apparent in models 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are convincing. An AirBag may be the perfect place to catch some shut-eye on your next trip.
We also wrote a guide on how to wash a sleeping bag for you to check out.
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