Waterproofness of Quechua Tents

The Quechua is a French brand of adventure equipment that enters Brazil the store Decathlon and has won many fans for the quality and cost-effective products.
The brand has a wide range of stalls and the feature itself to demonstrate how their equipment resist to rain. This procedure, for being different than adopted by most brands, is little understood by the majority of consumers. So, after we publish the article Waterproof Tents: understand before camping in rain,we realized the need to address how the Quechua performs its tests.


Recreational Activities When You Go Camping

During your camping holidays you can enjoy an incredible number of activities related to life in the open air. Many of them are universal, others are related to the place chosen for your campsite, since it will not give the same choose a nature reserve, a Beach or a conventional tourist resort. Many activities are ideal for family and allow our children discover aspects of nature quite alien to city life. Lovers of camping with the years focus on a range of privileged activities, according to personal taste, the great advantage of the campsite is just the possibility of personalization of every moment of our vacation. (more…)

Types of Filling For Sleeping Bags

It is important to understand that in a sleeping bag is not any heating element, i.e. it does not heat. Its function is to achieve an optimum temperature to sleep in a nice position, thus preventing the heat generated by the body itself escaping abroad. It is basically an insulating element which should ensure maximum possible isolation, even in the most extreme environmental conditions. For this reason, according to the place in which it is to use the sleeping bag, the requirements will be more demanding. It is not the same to sleep in a tent in the high mountains that sleep in a shelter, make bivouac or use the sleeping bag at a campsite at the level of the sea. (more…)

Family Camping

I think that the premise of many families as they begin to plan their holiday is “gives equal where to go as long as we are all together”. But if we have the time to search, find a privileged place, with an unique environment, where you choose schedules and that these holidays are a time in which everyone can participate and share, the campsite, is ideal. (more…)

Synthetic Fiber Sleeping Bags

The sleeping bag is the element that will allow us to spend a night in the mountain, either in a shelter or bivouac, causing our body temperature to stay within the proper limits to achieve a pleasant and restful sleep to continue our Activity the next day with sufficient strength.Next we will detail in technical way each one of the parts that compose a sleeping bag. (more…)

How to Turn Your Watch into a Compass

When you lose your sense of direction, but you don’t have a compass, you can help each other through a standard wristwatch, to locate the four cardinal points (North, South, West and East) and regain the lost road, with a little good will. Surely, this situation cannot happen in the city, but in many other circumstances (such as the case of mushroom seeker in a forest or a hiker who took a shortcut). In the following quick and easy guide that you’ll go to stating immediately in the next steps, I will explain very briefly, but in detail, how we must ingeniously transforming the clock into a useful compass.


Sleeping Bag Thermal Linings

Liners (or meat bags) are ideal for protecting the interior of the sleeping bag soil, avoiding washing too often and thus increasing the lifetime. These inner bags are either cotton or silk, and sometimes fleece.

Silk liners are very light (approximately 130g) and provides a heat gain of 1 to 2 ° C maximum. Cotton meanwhile is heavy (300-350g) and not heat, but it has the advantage of being cheap.


Sleeping Bags Down Or Synthetic

Like many outdoor items, sleeping bags are 99% have a down or synthetic insulation. Each with its advantages and disadvantages, simply target the use you make of your sleeping bag to determine the type of insulation that best suits your needs.

Down Insulation

There are obviously different insulating qualities of down. You may have noticed the numbers that follow the words down: 550, 600, 650 … 800. This corresponds to the down swelling capacity; the higher the number, the higher it is quality.

By cons, the figure does not correspond to the heat that provide insulation, rather it depends on the amount of fluff inserted into the sleeping bag.

Thus, for 1 gram insulation, down 800 will be hotter than 550 fill down.

Please note that it is quite normal to see fibers escape from the sleeping bag; this is not a sign of a manufacturing defect nor a sign of inferior quality, the warmth of your sleeping bag will not be affected. The most important is not to pull on the fiber, but rather to try to place it inside. It’s the same technique that should be used if your down coat loses its feathers .

Based on topbbacolleges, the advantages of down sleeping bags are mainly lightness and compressibility. It is therefore ideal for expeditions. Despite the water-resistant coatings applied to the insulation, moisture can still affect the thermal capacity of down, so it is especially appreciated for fresh and dry environments.

In brief: lightweight, compressible, warm, durable, less effective in high humidity and very comfortable.

Synthetic Insulation

Synthetic insulations are usually sleeping bags heavier and less compressible. However, they are ideal for high humidity since they retain their heat capacity. The possible arrival on milkweed market promises much in the field of synthetic insulation. It is ideal for very wet areas or for casual campers have access to a car since the compressibility and weight are then less of a factor.

In brief: inexpensive, heavier, less compressible, retains its thermal capacity when wet, not allergen.

How to Wash a Sleeping Bag in Washing Machine

You do not have to work hard to move a sleeping bag while camping.Sleeping with your hiking clothes, poor insulation in your sleeping bag and moisture, dirt and general wear lining can mess and down.Professional cleaning by an expert of the pen can be expensive, and you should not send your sleeping bag to the cleaners because of harmful chemical solvents. Wash your own sleeping bag is not difficult, but requires more attention and time than washing your favorite T-shirt. Prevent flattening soft feathers washing your sleeping bag only once a year before storing.


Summer Sleeping Bags Camping

You plan to practice for a few days a sport outdoors, such as hiking and camping? Do not forget your sleeping bag, essential equipment for sleeping and protect against rain and cold.

The principle of the sleeping bag is to allow your body to keep warm. To help you find the right sleeping bag, Solentbay proposes to carry out a comparative test between two sleeping bags that are distinguished by several criteria.


Test Duvet Blue Kazoo

Always in search of the best quality / price for sleeping bags to sleep without trying the winter in our mountains, today I’m interested in a well-known fluff that comes from living a transformation. The North Face wanted a new Blue Kazoo lighter and less conducive to compression on sensitive areas. Let’s see what happens after a first battery of tests without winter bivouac tent or outer bag.