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Sleeping bag or Klymit blanket on CF in fall?

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Frances or Primitivo
Hoping to walk the CF mid Sept -late Oct. Planning to stay in auberges most nights. As a "woman of a certain age," I am a very hot sleeper. The idea of being stuffed into a sleeping bag is oppressive.

Was thinking of bringing a liner and something like a Klymit Versa blanket for better ventilation.

I appreciate any advice from those who have similar issues!

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roving_rufus

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Frances (2013-2015) Portugues (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??) Camino from Ireland (2020-??)
Even in the depths of winter I take a liner and down blanket, I find it more comfortable and more options to get a better temperature than with sleeping bag- ( I've stayed in pilgrim accommodation on the VF in Italy that ran heating full blast all night to albergues with none even on cold winter nights).
 

J Willhaus

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2016, 2022
Last fall Sept and Oct my husband took his 1 lb down sleeping bag (montbell brand 12 years old now) and a silk liner bag. He used both and was glad to have both as the albergues are often unheated and cool at night. He often opened the sleeping bag and used it as a cover while tucked into his silk liner bag. He also did not take a jacket and ended up buying one in October at Decathlon.
 

C clearly

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something like a Klymit Versa blanket
That looks and weighs like any blanket or sleeping bag that opens fully. If that is your preference, it seems very reasonable. If you decided you wanted to have a closed sleeping bag, you could just put the blanket inside your liner, as @trecile does. I think she uses a half-size blanket. If you are a hot sleeper, then you should be plenty warm enough.
 
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MichelleElynHogan

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We are in the same group, bmorrish. Always sleep in your Tomorrow Clothes. They keep you warm enough while sleeping and minimizes noise and prep time in the morning. Awaken, grab your pack, get Morning ablutions completed and you can be on the road.

Add your blanket as an added option.
 

JabbaPapa

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I am always critical of liner only people, but liner plus carried light blanket plus blankets in the Albergues does sound like a decent plan.

Sleeping in your clothes sounds like a bad idea though. Unless it's seriously cold. Bad idea to sweat through the night into them.
 

lt56ny

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10/22 Aragones/Frances
Even in the depths of winter I take a liner and down blanket, I find it more comfortable and more options to get a better temperature than with sleeping bag- ( I've stayed in pilgrim accommodation on the VF in Italy that ran heating full blast all night to albergues with none even on cold winter nights).
I doubt if you are going to have to worry about any pilgrim accommodation running any heat at full blast with the price of energy in Europe:) Even last November and December I do not remember any albergue running the heat for more than a few hours in the evening.
 

roving_rufus

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I doubt if you are going to have to worry about any pilgrim accommodation running any heat at full blast with the price of energy in Europe:) Even last November and December I do not remember any albergue running the heat for more than a few hours in the evening.
Never in Spain but on the Via Francigena in Italy it happened in 3 places that were pilgrim accommodation! But I suspect that will not be the case in future with energy prices
 
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trecile

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I am a newbie, going for my first Camino (CF) in September. I have a light weight sleeping bag from Decathlon, and one part of me thinks that having a comfy sleep assured in a bag would be the way to go...I did find an interesting video on youtube.

I am now leaning towards using a silk liner with this emerg bivy on cold evenings...apparently it 'breathes'. The big downside still, there isn't a "snuggle factor" at the end of a long day.
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roving_rufus

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Frances (2013-2015) Portugues (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??) Camino from Ireland (2020-??)
I am a newbie, going for my first Camino (CF) in September. I have a light weight sleeping bag from Decathlon, and one part of me thinks that having a comfy sleep assured in a bag would be the way to go...I did find an interesting video on youtube.

I am now leaning towards using a silk liner with this emerg bivy on cold evenings...apparently it 'breathes'. The big downside still, there isn't a "snuggle factor" at the end of a long day.
Signed
Suffering from Gear Indecision (LOL)
I have the sol escape pro which I use as a bivvy outside in mild weather. Mine is the model up, but it is an odd feeling against the skin. Not sure I'd recommend for albergue use though - mine isn't overly noisy but it's not comfy either.
Doing a remoter camino route where accommodation was an issue I might add it to my rucksack but in addition to normal sleep gear rather than instead if I had to sleep outside somewhere.
 
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lt56ny

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Please don't use this type of emergency blanket in an albergue - they are very noisy. Also not breathable, so you could get very sweaty under it.
You are amazing! How do you know that?? Awesome I had no idea what language it was until i used Google Translate. Why would a FInnish company use the word Haiti for a blanket when you may never, ever need a blanket in Haiti!!!!!
 

benny aumala

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may-june 2016
may-june (2019)
Read right! The name is HALTI, not Haiti.
Halti is name of our highest Fjell (or mountin if you will).
This trade name has plenty of outdoor gadgets.
Buen Camino!
Benny
 

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