How to Choose Sleeping Bag
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT OZTENT SLEEPING BAG
Sleeping bags are as ubiquitous as tents when it comes to camping, and while we’re sure we have a bag to meet your needs, determining exactly which bag is best can get confusing.
Here is a simple guide.
TO ACHIEVE A COMFORTABLE SLEEPING TEMPERATURE
1. Estimate the lowest overnight temperature you will experience.
2. Refer to the table [following] and decide whether the ‘Comfort Temperature’ rating or the ‘Limit Temperature’ rating applies to you.
3. Select an OZTENT Sleeping bag that has a temperature rating below your estimated overnight temperature.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND THIS TABLE
Due to the physiological differences between genders, an ‘average woman’ will feel colder in the same sleeping bag than an ‘average man’. All sleeping bags using the ISO standard provide three temperature ratings shown in the ‘ISO Temperature Rating’ table.
‘COMFORT TEMPERATURE’ & ‘LIMIT TEMPERATURE’ – If you are concerned that you might feel cold in a sleeping bag, then look at the ‘Comfort Temperature’ rating and the ‘Limit Temperature’ rating. (Refer to the table above).
- The OZTENT Redgum HotSpot™ sleeping bag can provide additional heat by turning on the HotSpot™ pouches that are included with the sleeping bag.
- If the weather is warmer than expected you can always make your sleeping bag cooler by unzipping it and sticking a leg out of your bag.
- Children’s Sleeping bags are never ISO tested and so are not given an ISO Temperature Rating.
- The OZTENT Hamilton Junior Sleeping Bag for children does not have an ISO Temperature Rating but is still made to the same high-quality standards with the same fill and material as other OZTENT Hamilton Sleeping bags. Sleeping bag size is the only difference.
WHY WE USE THE ISO TEMPERATURE RATING SYSTEM
All Oztent Sleeping bags are designed to the highest quality standards and meet the strict requirements of the latest and most up to date international ISO Standards (ISO 23537-1:2016/Amd. 1:2018) for temperature ratings.
The ISO temperature rating for each Oztent sleeping bag is your guarantee that the sleeping bag has been tested and will perform to the level indicated on the rating.
*** IMPORTANT ***
In 2016, the old EN Temperature Rating system was replaced with the ISO Temperature Rating system [ISO 23537-1:2016] because consumers demanded a more accurate and reliable temperature rating system for sleeping bag performance.
Consequently, it is strongly recommended that you always only use the ISO Temperature Rating system because the ISO rating is a more accurate and more scientific method of testing sleeping bags.
Don’t make a mistake – an EN Temperature rating IS NOT the same as an ISO Temperature rating. Only purchase sleeping bags that carry the official ISO Temperature Rating so that you can have confidence that your sleeping bag
will perform the way you need it to.