Last Update: 12.Oct.2020
Zip out washable liner
20 degree temperature rating
Can convert to two twin bags
Individual bags are a little too narrow
Dual temperature ratings
Could be used for backpacking
A little gimmicky
Lacking overall warmth
Spacious enough to accommodate 2 to 3 people
Delivers maximum warmth even in extreme weather conditions
Nice with high-quality craftsmanship
There are lots of benefits of using double sleeping sacks. Many people are inclined towards sleeping sacks due to the fact that they offer warmth and adequate sleeping space. They come in different types, shapes, and sizes. You can even get them customized according to your personal preferences.
Most double sleeping sacks aren’t recommended for use in extremely cold or hot weather conditions. They have zips and internal security pockets. These sacks are usually picked since they offer more freedom of movement to keep the users satisfied.
Two-Person: These sleeping sacks are usually a standard queen or king size. As the name suggests, they are suited for use by two people. They feature a zippered blanket along with two or more pillows. They don’t feature the traditional hood that snugger sacks feature.
Mummy: These sacks have a snugger fit and are only recommended for use by 1 person, though two-person versions may exist. They usually feature a drawstring hood to keep your head cushioned and warm all through the night.
Semi-Rectangular: Semi-rectangular sacks are like a cross between a mummy and rectangular sacks. They cup your body but also provide enough room for stretching and moving your legs. They are great for use in fair weather conditions, but not for below-freezing temperatures.
Rectangular: Rectangular-shaped bedrolls are shaped exactly like a rectangle. They don’t feature a snug fit that cups your head and body. But they do provide a snugger fit than most two-person sacks. Use these in fair to warm weather applications.
Material: The material is by far the most important consideration when buying double sleeping sacks. Most bedrolls are made from polyester of a nominal thread count (190-210T). And they have a cotton filling. Many will have a synthetic insulation, but you can also find 2-person down sleeping bags. Some may also have a special fabric lining for extra safety and protection. A thicker polyester fabric will be stronger but also be less breathable.
Comfort: Next, look at how comfortable the entire thing is. This is directly linked with the material, but there are other factors as well, such as the amount of loft and size of the sack. Also, consider how warm the bag will feel. Some sacks won’t warm your body up in extreme conditions. So be wary of that.
Temperature Rating: Most bedrolls come with a recommended temperature range. It’s always good to use the bag within that range, but many can survive extremer temperatures very briefly. A temperature rating from 32 F to 50 F is nominal. Mummy bags can go even lower, as much as 14 F. But most cannot survive extremely cold temperatures. They’re only for use from summer to fall.
Length: Consider how long the sack is. There’s not much to it really. Make sure you have enough foot space to accommodate for larger feet. If you are a taller person you may want to look for a bigger bed, one that is preferably more than six feet long.
Size: Also, consider the size of the mattress. You will want a mattress that will fold down to about 13 or 11 inches wide, but when expanded can reach up to 83 inches in length. If you are sleeping with an adult or with a child then look for a two person bed that can accommodate the required number of people.
Weight: Take special note of the weight of the bed, as it will become a menace later on. Carrying around the sack on your shoulders or in your hands can have quite the adverse effects on both your spine and your shoulders. To counter this, look for a sack that weighs no less than 3 pounds and no more than 7 pounds. Try going for those made specifically for backpacking and long-distance hiking.
Ease Of Storage: Many bedrolls are designed to shrink down to a very small size, as tall as 13 inches. These sacks come with their own compression sack that makes it easier to both access them and store them. It is better to keep in their original sack, as the sack will have the required protection for your bed.
Layered: Layered sacks can further be classified into two types: offset quilt, and quilted-through. Jargon aside, offset quilt sacks are the ones in which the two layers of insulation are not in line with each other. This eliminates air penetration, resulting in a cozier experience. Quilted-through bags are the opposite, allowing some air to penetrate. They are best for sacks meant for use in the warm weather.
Shingles: In this type of construction, overlapping insulation sheets are used on top of the main fabric. This results in a bag that rejects cold spots much better and is recommended for low-temperature use.
Sewn-Through: In these sacks, the insulation and shell layers are stitched directly to each other. This results in more air penetration. Thus, they should generally be avoided for cold-weather applications.
Box Baffle: Box baffles are the exact opposite of sewn-through. There is a significant distance between the stitches, called the baffle wall. This reduces the amount of air that is able to penetrate. Combine that with the right layer type and you have a more weather-proof sack.
Waterproof: You want your bedroll to be waterproof for some very obvious reasons. But being splash-resistant isn’t enough for outdoor use. Your sack should be rated to survive heavy or at least mild rainfall. And in general, the water shouldn’t soak up if your floor starts flooding. Polyester is a great choice for this reason. But also look for some special waterproofing sealant or spray coating.
Rip Resistant: Ripstop polyester is the kind that is resistant to ripping and tearing. This is especially useful when you’ve got kids on the bed, who tend to spoil everything. This also makes the bag much more suited to expansion and contraction during extreme temperatures. And also added a touch of flexibility, making it easier to pack and transport.
Ease of Cleaning And Maintenance: Try looking for a bedroll that can be easily machine-washed. If not, look for those that don’t require any harsh chemicals. In general, the sack should be easy to clean in one go. And ultimately, the sack shouldn’t require much cleaning either. Waterproof covers make maintenance easier as they resist water and sweat damage. And they also resist mud and many also resist dust.
Camping Tent: Inside a camping tent, you have quite the leisure in terms of what bedrolls you can use. Try going for the bigger ones that can accommodate two to four people. But also make sure that your tent has that capacity as well. Otherwise, mummy sacks will work great too.
Backpacking/Camping Tent Or Tarp: For tarps and backpacking, look for a bed that is smaller. The bed should fit right under your tarp, with some clearance at the sides. This is to protect your from angled sunlight and rain. Mummy sacks are the best for this as they are smaller, easier to store, and are highly reinstate to water and sun damage.
Single Vs Double Sleeping Bag: Finally, consider whether you even need a double bag or not. Double bedrolls, as the name suggests, are for accommodating 2 to 4 people, depending on the size of the occupants. These are the best for family trips or trips with your friends. Single sleeping sacks are cheaper and have a snugger fit, and are generally better for the cold weather.
Double bedrolls are a great choice for smaller families and for people who like to stretch their legs. If you’re taking your family on a camping trip, consider buying a two-person bedroll to accommodate more people.
We reviewed just 6 of the many double bedrolls and found that the FUNDANGO 3-in-1 is the best of them all. This is due to the high-grade construction and the soft fleece used in the sack. It compresses down to a ridiculously small size and is highly versatile.
But if another product ticks with you, then go for it! And remember to get at least 8 hours of sleep!
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