Sleeping Bag Liner – A Must Have Travel luxury Item

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.

Saving Money

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.

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11 Responses to Sleeping Bag Liner – A Must Have Travel luxury Item

  1. Voyager Inde December 28, 2010 at 8:49 am #

    Interesting to know this!!

  2. Anonymous December 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    It’s saved our asses a few times, the best night I can remember is a particularly dodgy room in China – without those silk bags i am not sure we would have been able to sleep!
    I also use mine on night buses and a kind of blanket :-)

  3. Ayngelina December 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    Sofia this may be the only thing I disagree with you on!

    But a caveat…

    You do not need one of these in Latin America. I haven’t used mine yet in 9 months and I’ve been through Mexico, Central America and half of South America.

    They don’t charge extra for sheets here and if I think a hostel is dodgy I just move onto another one. I’ve never slept anywhere where I was worried about the sheets.

  4. Dave December 28, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    I’d never go anywhere without my silk liner … it’s lasted me literally years of travel and still looks and smells (almost) as good as the day I bought it!

    My brother asked me to buy him something for Xmas that would be particularly useful on his travels next year and – surprise surprise – a silk liner was what I got him. He was a very happy boy on Christmas Day. :)

    • Sofia January 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

      I’m surprised too by how good they smell too!
      That’s a perfect Christmas gift, I’m sure he’ll use it a lot too.

  5. Jack and Jill Travel The World December 29, 2010 at 5:47 am #

    I got a silk liner once but I returned it after using it a couple of times. It could be the silk material, but I didn’t find it comfortable next to my skin. I do love the idea of a liner though… maybe I’ll try the cotton one next time.

  6. VagabondDave December 29, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    For Southeast Asia to be used without a sleeping bag, get silk or coolmax?

  7. Kymelee January 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm #

    I love my silk liner, but not as much as I love my sarong. Its the most useful thing I carry! Except maybe my backpack…

  8. enrolled agent cpe January 10, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    It sucks when hostels would start charging extra for every single thing such as sheets. That’s just a rip off. My silk liner has been my best friend for about two years now.


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