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Sleeping bag liner

auburnfive

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Hello,
Can anyone recommend a brand of sleeping bag liner? Weight, price, comfort and available in Canada are considerations. Thanks
 

t2andreo

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It is in the US, but I highly recommend the micro fiber liners made by Alps Mountaineering. This is the liner I use:


It is large enough, has a full zipper on two sides, and is machine washable. When packed, it fits in a one-gallon ziplock.

The price is also reasonable.

Hope this helps.
 

Cookiedave

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Camino(s) past & future
French way 2019
Ive the same question re sleeping bag liner but i live in "london' uk
Can anyone recommend a brand of sleeping bag liner, Weight, price, comfort and available in uk....
Ive seen one in blacks store fleece and quite cheep but quite bulky.... Ive also seen silk ones and they are £40-£50...
I understand sleeping bags are tooooo bulky..... Ive a fairly bulky one...
Also is it necessary to buy a bed bug sheet ?
 
Ive the same question re sleeping bag liner but i live in "london' uk
Can anyone recommend a brand of sleeping bag liner, Weight, price, comfort and available in uk....
Ive seen one in blacks store fleece and quite cheep but quite bulky.... Ive also seen silk ones and they are £40-£50...
I understand sleeping bags are tooooo bulky..... Ive a fairly bulky one...
Also is it necessary to buy a bed bug sheet ?
Go for the silk one - much lighter - find a Cotswold Outdoor shop (Piccadilly, Covent Garden, High Holborn)
 

david marquez

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte ( Irun to Luarca), Camino Primitivo-Fisterra: April-May 2018
Via de la Plata 2019
I have tried numerous bag liners over the years: silk, coolmax, merino.
By far my favorite is the merino wool sleeping bag liner sold by REI in the us.
 

Carolethecatlover

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
June 2018
Silk is the only way to go! I got mine in an Op Shop, (thrift shore? Oxfam shop) for $5, Aussies...also I cut open the bottom and sewed in a zip. Open zip, pull up go to WC, and even wear as evening gown. I have one of the marino ones too...it's all you need in Summer. And a down sleeping bag...unnecessary in Summer. Greetings from Sydney.
 

Cookiedave

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 2019
I’m intending In going/ booked flight hostels etc for mid May...
So beginning of summer so to speak...
I don’t really want to spend more than £35- £40
 

auburnfive

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Dorpie

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Camino(s) past & future
Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015
Camino Frances July 2017
Personally I didn't like the silk liners much, too constricting and clingy in hot weather for my liking. To be clear I was using this as my only sleep cover.

The Coolmax liners from Sea to Summit worked better for me, I liked the stretchiness and breathability they seem to offer.

 

RumAndChupacabras

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Camino(s) past & future
Jul-Sept 2019 ~Apr. 2018 Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga~May/June 2016 Portuguese
Personally I didn't like the silk liners much, too constricting and clingy in hot weather...The Coolmax liners... I liked the stretchiness and breathability they seem to offer.
NOW you've done it... I didn't know about coolmax liners! I'm almost always too hot. Thanks for making mention. :)
 

makingtrax

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
El norte2010
Portuguese 2014
Primativo 2016
Frances sept 2017!
A pure silk liner also detracts the bed bugs. The weave is so fine the critters cant get thru....
 

t2andreo

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C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Just as an FYI, I have tried silk and CoolMax. The fabrics were not the issue for me.

The issue was being able to get in a out of the liner at night. Generally, none of these liners have a separating tab or zipper. So, you must shimmy in and out of them.

For me, this is like putting on pants that are several sizes too small, and wet... get the picture. Now, add a full bladder at 2:30 AM...

So, I search and searched until I found the Alps Engineering liner with a full separating zipper on two sides. Thought this might help.
 

Grid

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (April/May 2019)
I bought mine off EBay, a $70 silk liner for $30. Amazon has them reasonable as well. Are you walking the Camino in May this year?
I’m starting the CF in two weeks, walking until end of May.
 

Washie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues (2019)
Would a single duvet cover suffice instead of a sleeping bag liner?
 

Cookiedave

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 2019
Just as an FYI, I have tried silk and CoolMax. The fabrics were not the issue for me.

The issue was being able to get in a out of the liner at night. Generally, none of these liners have a separating tab or zipper. So, you must shimmy in and out of them.

For me, this is like putting on pants that are several sizes too small, and wet... get the picture. Now, add a full bladder at 2:30 AM...

So, I search and searched until I found the Alps Engineering liner with a full separating zipper on two sides. Thought this might help.
thx that's what I was thinking re the toilet in middle of the night lol
 

Eric G

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Camino(s) past & future
1st timer
The liner weighs just 5 oz. Puff jacket only 10 oz. For less then 1 lbs you have a sleeping system as well as a puff jacket for cool evenings.
Make sure you give yourself a few weeks for delivery of the liner.
Buen Camino
 

Sharonn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015
Camino Portugues 2017
Would a single duvet cover suffice instead of a sleeping bag liner?
A single duvet cover if made from cotton may be a bit heavy or possibly not as warm as a silk liner.
 

Cookiedave

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 2019
The latest I’ve been told is bye a cheep compact sleeping bag off discount sports store in London/ uk for 1/2 price of silk ones...
and leave at fisterra hostel at the end
 

El Mayordomo

#MyLongWalk2019
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (Invierno) 2019
Ive the same question re sleeping bag liner but i live in "london' uk
Can anyone recommend a brand of sleeping bag liner, Weight, price, comfort and available in uk....
Ive seen one in blacks store fleece and quite cheep but quite bulky.... Ive also seen silk ones and they are £40-£50...
I understand sleeping bags are tooooo bulky..... Ive a fairly bulky one...
Also is it necessary to buy a bed bug sheet ?
I am trying two - silk one from decathlon (mummy style so quite cosy!) but also an artificial silk style on from Frindly Swede on Amazon - it seems great and has a zipper https://www.amazon.co.uk/Friendly-Swede-Travel-Camping-Sleeping/dp/B016BVF5NI?th=1
 

Cookiedave

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 2019
Interesting....
I have overloaded myself with so much information, what to take and not to take it does get confusing....
Roll on the 13th of may when i start....
 

Cookiedave

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 2019
I finally took the plunge; and brought silk one £24.99 at decathlon....
The idea being use it and if I like it buy a expensive one for next Camino….
 

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