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Sleeping Bag

Discussion in 'Equipment Questions' started by davidinaus, Feb 22, 2012.


  1. davidinaus

    davidinaus New Member

    Jan 25, 2012
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    Hi I have sone a search and cant find anything hence the question.

    I intend starting in SJPP arounf mid September and dont really want to talk a bag albeit, lightweight if I dont have to - would a sleeping sack suffice?

    My last recollecftion of Spain in early September was hot....

  2. falcon269

    falcon269 no commercial interests

    Jun 11, 2008
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    I would take just the sleeping sack for starting in September, but I like to sleep cool. Whenever I needed one, there was a blanket. Opinions will differ on your question. The facts are that there will be frosty nights at higher elevations in September and October.
  3. Too Many Choices

    Too Many Choices New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
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    I've been wondering the exact same thing.

    I HATE sleeping bags with a passion! I get hot, sweaty, claustrophobic, tangled in them URGH! I feel in a fit of rage just thinking about them :p

    Having said that, I too will be walking mid September 2012, and considering it will be getting cooler, I think I'd feel unprepared if I didn't have one. However, virtually EVERY time (even in the cold Australian highlands), by the end of the night I'm either lying on top of the thing, or it's completely unzipped!

    So is it worth taking one? Or just a really small light weight blanket?
  4. gittiharre

    gittiharre Veteran Member

    Nov 22, 2008
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    Camino(s) past & future:
    CF 2006
    Jakobsweg Austria and Czech Greenways 2008
    Le Puy Route 2009
    Via Gebenennsis and Robert Louis Stevensen 2010
    Le Puy Route 2012
    Via Jakobi 2013
    Via Regia 2014
    Via Baltica/Scandinavica "2015"
    HI, I sooooo know how you feel, I hate that trapped feeling and normally take a down sleeping bag liner, really light, which zips all the way down and often use it in a kind of duvet way if there is a clean sheet, if not I unzip it and just cover myself up with the other half. Next time on Le Puy route I will take a double silk liner, which I can use as a duvet or get into and still have room to move. There are blankets and clean sheets in most places on that route.
  5. camino-david

    camino-david Active Member

    Apr 13, 2010
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    Sydney, Australia
    Camino(s) past & future:
    Caminos Frances and Finisterre 2010: Caminos Aragones and Frances 2011: Via de la Plata, Camino Frances and Camino Portugues 2013. Camino Frances and hospitalero at San Miguel, Estella 2015
    My suggestion also is to get a sleeping bag that unzips all the way down the side and along the bottom so that you can open it out completely and use it as a duvet. This should be lighter than carrying a standard duvet! I always use a silk liner which has a pillow case cover even when using a sleeping bag. By mid-September the chances are that the blankets provided have not been washed/cleaned since the beginning of the season. You do not say where you are starting from and over what period you will be walking, but assuming you start at St Jean on Sept 15, you will definitely require something for warmth by mid Oct. I had snow last year at O Cebreiro by the third week in October and using a lightweight sleeping bag from the beginning of Oct David

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