The Corona virus pandemic lockdown has left a lot of us waiting expectantly for it to be over so that we can go out camping and experience the freedom the outdoors brings. While waiting for the right time, it’s best to get prepared by getting the right camping back for you.
When looking for a camping bag it will be in your best interest to choose a bag that can be used for different seasons. One of the ways this can be done is to check the temperature ratings of the sleeping bag.
EN 13537 is a temperature rating and it provides a way to compare the warmth of different sleeping bags. Several companies make use of this rating and we will use it too but only as a guide.
There are four ratings here, upper comfort, comfort, lower comfort, and extreme temperature. The upper comfort is the highest temp at which a male weighing 70kg will be comfortable. Comfort is the lower limit for a female weighing 60kg and in a relieving posture like lying on her back.
The lower comfort is a lower limit for a male weighing 70kg and in a twisted body posture. As for extreme temperature, a female weighing 60kg will be very uncomfortable and is at risk of having hypothermia or frostbite.
The best rating is the lower comfort and comfort as they keep you warm in most temperatures.
Other factors to keep in mind include: