Double Sleeping Bags
Double sleeping bags are hugely popular – and it won’t take you long to realise why. They allow two people to sleep together, whilst still being able to make the most of all the best characteristics and insulating components that a single sleeping bag provides. They’re the ideal cosy sleeping bag solution for couples heading for an outdoor adventure!
Who uses double sleeping bags?
Generally used for couples who are camping together, double sleeping bags ensure that you can still sleep side by side with your loved one regardless of where you are. If the kids are prone to getting spooked whilst you're out in the wilderness, then they offer enough space for a little one too. In fact, the double sleeping bag is also ideal for sleepovers, leaving you with less luggage to transport! These are perfect for a couple heading out for a trip in the summer months of the UK but as air can easily move around inside, you will need something warmer for cooler climes.
What other uses are there for a double sleeping bag?
If you have friends staying over and not enough beds, a double sleeping bag will do the trick too. They are so incredibly easy to get out, will be comfortable for couples, and can easily be put away again. When you think about it, it's actually much simpler than making beds up, and your guests won’t mind when they discover just how cosy this is.
What shapes do these double ones come in?
Unknown to many people, a double sleeping bag can vary with regards look and shape so you’ll find that not all are the same. For instance, there is the popular 'mummy' shaped sleeping bag as well as the rectangular sleeping bag too - and both have different characteristics and should be purchased depending on what you prefer. Double Mummy shaped bags should be seriously considered for the colder nights but if you want that extra bit of space and freedom then the rectangular will be your best bet.
What should I look for when buying a double sleeping bag?
As well as shape, you’ll notice that many other features differ when buying your new double sleeping bag too.
Some come with hoods, zips and different baffles for example. In some cases a double sleeping bag can even be separated to form two single sleeping bags – which isn’t just perfect if there are any disagreements, but also means you can take a single sleeping bag away if you’re heading off for an outdoor trip on your own too!
There's a lot to think about when buying a new or your first sleeping bag of quality so it's always a sound policy to read our guide on choosing a sleeping bag so that you can evaluate all the features that the top makes and models can offer and then pair these features down according to price and your camping budget.
What are the pros of a double sleeping bag?
- Plenty of space for you and a loved one
- Versatile (Can be used as an extra blanket or for picnics)
What are the cons of a double sleeping bag?
- They can be bulky and take up a lot of space
- Do not have great insulation properties