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The Winter Sleeping Bag FAQ: Practical Advice for Winter Backpackers

Winter sleeping bags have specialized features that help prevent heat loss in colder temperatures.

Winter sleeping bags are expensive. This FAQ provides answers to question about winter sleeping bags that you probably haven't thought about, but that can make or break a purchase. Learn about how winter sleeping bag temperature ratings are different from three season sleeping bags, key feature requirements, and differences in male and female insulation needs.

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Sleeping Pad R Values

Measuring Insulation If you’re a home owner, you are probably familiar with the concept of an R-Value. If not, it’s a measure used in the building and construction industry to rate the thermal resistance of building insulation under specific test conditions. The higher the R value, the more effective it is. …

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