To enjoy a good hike, you have to stay prepared. By staying prepared, this means that you have to bring proper camping gear for your hike. This starts with something as simple as selecting the right sleeping bag.
We've prioritized warmth, thoughtful features, spacious cuts, and more in both single and two-person models. We’ve provided reviews and feedback from our customers that can help you better determine which contender will provide a cozy and restful night for wherever the adventure takes you! While there are many choices available, we will aim to take your context into account - but by prioritising the weather in New Zealand!
Do you want a sounding sleep at night during your hike? If the answer is yes, read along.
Choosing a Sleeping Bag Shape
In general, campers want more room to stretch around and roll over - which is why most camping bags have a simple rectangular design. However, there are various sleeping bag options for campers out there due to the different tastes of many campers. For instance, some may prefer to have more protection in the New Zealand woods, while some find comfort in a double bag sleeping bag or a semi-rectangular design. Ultimately, the choice is yours. It is ideal to go to a store to try on different bags to see which best fits your wants.
Generally, sleeping bags come in three basic shapes:
- Rectangular: These bags are one of the most common sleeping bags. It is ideal for comfort and protection. It allows plenty of space to stretch and move around.
- Semi-rectangular: This sleeping bag is also known as modified mummy as the designation covers a variety of shapes, which also offers a good balance between protection and comfort.
- Mummy: In order to feel protected in the woods, the mummy sleeping bag offers maximised protection and warmth. This style is perfect for a cozy sleep.
- Double bags: Double bags are perfect for couples who plan to sleep together.
- Kid-size sleeping bags: These are simply shorter and smaller in size, slight variation from adult-sized sleeping bags.
Understanding Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings
Because you can always unzip a bag if it feels too warm and stuffy, you should aim to pick a sleeping bag that comes with a lower temperature setting than a higher one. Wherever you plan to hike, you should aim to pick one with a lower temperature rating than the lowest nighttime temperature you expect in your hike.
A wide range of factors affect how you actually feel when you are outdoors, hence, understanding sleeping bag temperature ratings is essential before going on any hike.
If you are camping in extremely cold weather, a down sleeping bag can be a perfect opt for your overnight camping adventures. A down sleeping bag is exceptionally resilient and is capable of being stuffed and re-stuffed without compromising its fluffy warmth. This is a good investment especially if you are camping in extreme weather - this will help keep you safe and protected from the cold. Not only is it extremely compressible, it is a highly valuable investment.
Additional Sleeping Bag Features
- Sleeping bag shells: Most of the sleeping bags have an outer waterproof layer to protect the insulation inside the shell from dampness. A good example is NovaPro Sports lightweight, compact sleeping bag.
- Zipper features: Getting a bag with zippers allows you to utilise the sleeping bag in many different ways - either as a blanket or it also zips to a second bag to create a double-sleeping bag for two travellers and couples.
- Stash pocket: A few bags offer a handy zippered compartment to store little goodies such as a watch or a lip balm or even tissue.
Choosing a Sleeping Bag
NovaPro Sports is ideal in providing sleeping bags for campers especially in New Zealand. Our lightweight, compact sleeping bag offers plenty of space to stretch, turn, and snuggle for the night - allowing you to get ideal sleep. As the classic rectangular sleeping bag is also the most ideal option for most campers, it is available at its best price, keeping you warm, comfortable on your cool-weather camping adventure.
With its comfortable and spacey zipper that zips all the way to the bottom, this allows you to maximise length in the sleeping bag. It also allows you to utilise the sleeping bag in many different ways - either as a blanket or it also zips to a second bag to create a double-sleeping bag for two travellers and couples. How innovative and sustainable! The design is maximised for comfort and style.
If you were wondering how to store the sleeping bag, that should be the least of your worries. It is both convenient and easy to store the sleeping bag as it comes with a 4-compression-strap stuff sack. It is also waterproof and durable. It is designed for maximised durability.
The sleeping mat is also another option to consider. With its inflatable push design, this mat offers maximised comfort from its cushioning. It is a good choice for lightweight outdoor enthusiasts - allowing you to build connection with nature and your surroundings. A few of its features include Soft-touch fabric, and horizontal baffles structure provide unrivalled comfort, stability, and support in the wilderness.
There are also great reviews for this sleeping mat.
With a sleeping mat in place, the next thing to consider is an inflatable pillow. This ultra lightweight inflatable travel pillow serves as the best option for most hikers. Not only does it take up minimal space, it is also ultra lightweight. This inflatable travel pillow provides comfortable head support for campers and hikers on the move. It is certainly easy to carry and complements the inflatable sleeping mat.
This mummy cut design down winter sleeping bag for adults boasts an ultralight construction, compressible stuff sack, and a premium, water-resistant – offering you the best warmth-to-weight ratio. It is perfect as a winter or cold weather sleeping bag that can insulate you under sub zero conditions.If you are camping in extremely cold weather, a down sleeping bag can be a perfect opt for your overnight camping adventures. A down sleeping bag is exceptionally resilient and is capable of being stuffed and re-stuffed without compromising its fluffy warmth.
Whether you are an advanced hiker or a beginner, there are certain camping gears that are critical for your hike. To have a good hiking experience, we have provided a list of camping gears that are necessary. Factors such as seasonality, weather, and camping gears have to be considered thoroughly to ensure that proper measures are taken into account.
Sleeping Bag Accessories
If you are going hiking or camping in the wilderness, it is important to stay clean with our portable camping shower. It is designed for its functional nature - lightweight and easy to use.
As opposed to conventional camping showers that hang from above, this new and improved technology allows it to sit firmly on the ground, delivering water not only to clean yourself up but to clean other valuable items such as washing dishes, cleaning your pet, rinsing items, etc.
A hiking bag or backpack is a perfect complement to sleeping bags in order to store your valuable items such as your dry clothes, electronics and others. To ensure your dry-wet bag is sealed watertight, fold down the roll top closure at least three times. When you are going for any water sport activities - kayaking, paddling, surfing, or even camping - a waterproof hiking backpack is ideal to prevent your valuable items from getting wet.
The Illumina X Ultralight Hiking Tent is a strong contender for the category of ultralight hiking tents under 2kg by Novapro Sports. With its waterproof and double layer feature, this lightweight tent ensures functionality and accessibility during your hike. With its high quality material and strong light fabric, it is recommended for any hikers - from beginner to advanced.
If you love to cook, you need a foldable cooking kit especially for a sounding night’s sleep. Foldable and easy to transport camping utensils is critical for any camping adventures. This foldable camping table offers features made out of aluminum alloy bracket, nylon mesh desktop and double water cup storage configuration. With its ultralight and portable nature, any hiker will not go wrong with this camping gear.
As any seasoned camper would tell you, hiking unprepared can have major consequences. Factors such as seasonality, weather, and camping gear have to be considered thoroughly to ensure that proper measures are taken into account.
A critical aspect to consider when going on overnight hikes is your choice on sleeping bags. There are various sleeping bags to choose from, find one that fits your needs and wants. Visit our page at https://novaprosports.co.nz/ for more information regarding our products.
We want to ensure that you are provided with optimal hiking experience with essential camping gears! Come prepared and stay safe. Make sure to bring a good sleeping bag that fits your weather of your hike to ensure that you stay warm and protected.
Ultimately, you should aim to have fun on your hiking trip while bringing proper camping gear!
1. What are the best camping hacks?
- Think about the wind. You want to be sheltered from it, if possible.
- Baby wipes. You’ll need them!
- Always bring extra tent stakes. Bad weather, unexpected consequences can come when you are deep in the New Zealand wilderness. If it rains, make sure to have enough shelter to protect yourself.