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Tommy Clapp

Locale: GSM Area
Sleeping Clothes? on 10/28/2007 21:33:32 MDT Print View

I think this is the right place for this...

I was always taught to sleep with little on in a sleeping bag to let it warm faster. but the more I have read on here I should wear clothing and down jackets to bed. could someone clear this up for me.


John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Sleeping Clothes? on 10/28/2007 21:54:04 MDT Print View

It's an old myth that you should sleep near naked to warm up a bag. Those sleeping clothes should be dry though.

Tommy Clapp

Locale: GSM Area
Sounds good. on 10/28/2007 22:00:38 MDT Print View

So instead of putting my down jacket on the outside of my sleeping bag I should wear it to bed?

Sounds fine to me. I dry wet clothes out around the fire and have clothes for camp. when i go to bed I take them off, now I can just leave them on. The more I get into Going light the better things


Philip Mitchell
(pmops5) - F

Locale: Florida
Re:Sounds good on 10/29/2007 17:29:24 MDT Print View

You don't need to wear the down jacket in the bag with you unless you need it to stay warm and extend your sleeping bag range. It makes a great pillow :)

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Re:Sounds good on 10/29/2007 17:50:51 MDT Print View

Some even drape the jacket over their chest but inside the sleeping bag.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
post on 11/04/2007 22:04:12 MST Print View

Or feet.

Shawn Basil
(Bearpaw) - F

Locale: Southeast
When bed clothes are NOT a good idea. on 11/05/2007 14:13:41 MST Print View

There is one situation where you would NOT want to wear even dry clothing to sleep.

If your bulky clothing puts pressure on the inside of your sleeping bag and collapses the down, you've just created little cold pockets and you will feel that cold seeping into your body. I have this problem with most sleeping bags and couldn't hope to wear a bulky jacket inside my bag. It would be very counterproductive since I would collapse the down in BOTH the bag and jacket. In a bag, I have to drape the jacket over top of the bag. This problem is solved with my quilt which offers sufficient room for me to wear the jacket.