Sleeping Bag Liner – A Must Have Travel luxury Item
Something I bought as a little extra luxury item on my travels turned out to be one of the best things I’ve ever bought. I cannot recommend a sleeping bag liner enough. Both me and Nathan bought one each a few years ago, and since then they have saved our nights more than once.
So, What’s A Sleeping Bag Liner Good For?
Well, first off, if you travel with a sleeping bag you know how bad they start to smell, and it doesn’t take very long until you have to choose between either throwing it out and buy a new one, or even worse – washing it. There is nothing more difficult to wash than a sleeping bag, and you’ll to have to sleep without it for the next few nights since they never dry! If you sleep with a sleeping bag liner inside the sleeping bag, all you have to do is to wash the sleeping bag liner, which dries within an hour. Even if you’re traveling without a sleeping bag, this will be your best friend. I’ve used my sleeping bag liner everywhere – from the snowy alps in Europe to the tropical rain forests in the Pacific. What the sleeping bag liner does is warm you up when it’s cold, and cool you down when it’s hot – and it really does a good job.
There are so many hostels in Europe trying to squeeze as much cash out of poor backpackers as possible, and after having payed for an overpriced dorm they want to charge you another 5 Euro for sheets. Only sheets and pillows are allowed (no sleeping bags), which of course no backpackers carry around. But a sleeping bag liner perfectly fits in between these two. A sleeping bag liner is very much like bed sheets, but designed like a sleeping bag. So for me, I count my sleeping bag liner as my sheets 😉 I’ve also had great use for my sleeping bag liner at dirty hostels. Sometimes I’ve ended up at some really nasty rooms, and to avoid bed bugs and whatever could be in those sheets, the sleeping bag liner was a blessing. My sleeping bag liner is truly the one travel item that I’ll never be without. I love everything that can wrap up to tiny little balls, and this is my favorite. A sleeping bag liner takes up no space at all in your bag, and you use it every day.