Why use a liner?
A sleeping bag liner is a comfortable inner bag for sleeping bags or for use with duvets. One of the biggest benefits is that it protects against wear and tear and simplifies the cleaning of the sleeping bag. The liner prevents sweat and other body oils from entering the sleeping bag, which can lead to a reduction in the sleeping bag's effect. In addition, a sheet bag is a good idea to use if several people are going to use the same sleeping bag, for example inside a family. Then you do not have to wash the sleeping bag so often, and can rather wash the sheet bag. The liner is also perfect on hot days, where you use the sleeping bag as a duvet.
We divide the sleeping bag liner into two shapes:
- Liner for sleeping bags (mummy-shaped)
- Liner for duvet and pillows (rectangular)
The liner for sleeping bags is shaped like a mummy which means that they are adapted to the shape of the sleeping bag. They are standard length and width and fit all mummy-shaped sleeping bags.
The rectangular liners are designed for use by themselves together with a duvet and pillow, or in rectangular sleeping bags. This is the perfect liner for use in tourist cabins, travel, or the like. Itis very easy to carry, and a very good alternative to sleeping bags in cabins. Then you do not have to carry heavy bedding or a sleeping bag.
The sheet bags come in three different materials:
- light in weight and packs extremely little in the backpack
- very comfortable material against the skin
- dries quickly
- smells small after use
- makes the sleeping bag feel warmer
- Gives a few degrees extra to the sleeping bag
Polyester / cotton
- neutralizes smells
- soft and comfortable feeling
- the stretch gives good movement
- dries quickly
- gives a few degrees extra to the sleeping bag
- only available in mummy shape
What type should you choose?
First and foremost, you need to consider what you need the liner for. Is it for a sleeping bag or duvet and pillow? If you need the liner for a sleeping bag, you should choose mummy-shaped, and rectangular for duvet/pillow or rectangular sleeping bags.
Which material you think is most comfortable is up to you. If weight is essential, silk is a good choice. If you prioritize comfort and mobility, rather than weight, Thermolite is a very good alternative. Cotton on the other hand is very durable.
Go to your nearest sports shop, feel the materials and see what you think feels best against the skin.
Have a good trip, and sleep well!