/ Performance cotton sleeping bag?
Are there cotton ones that will keep you warm in low temperatures? Maybe cotton combined with down? I don't care that it's heavier and less water proof. I don't get my sleeping bag wet and I'm usually car camping so the weight isn't an issue.
What about a cotton sleeping bag liner?
You don't loose any advantages of lightweight bags and you only have to put up with the outer material (which I admit does get frustratingly slippy). They're also more hygienic, really easy to clean and make your gonk bag smell less too. I use one on expeditions, much easier than constantly having to wash my sack during the short break between trips.
Thanks for the suggestion, Grendel. I had thought of a liner but as you say, it's the slippery outer which annoys me too. I find myself taking my quilt cover with me instead of a sleeping bag more and more but it's not possible when it gets too cold.
It doesn't have to be cotton though thinking about it, just something that's not slippery. I used a cheap synthetic bag at a festival once and that wasn't too bad..
In truth, the cotton inner doesn't work that well as you still have the limited breathability of the pertex outside that (at least thats what I find with my down bag)
I'm sure they would :-) I don't use the down bag that often now a days so I just tend to live with the claminess.
Seriously, though, my previous best bag was cotton lined, nylon outer and it was far more comfortable.
You can certainly get liners in a whole range of materials: cotton, silk and various weights of fleece.
Equally, if you are car camping why not take a full size airbed, cotton sheet and a single duvet?
Thanks again for the replies.
Too long winded to explain but it has to be a sleeping bag for various reasons. I could potentially make one myself.. I've never sewn before but it's got to be one of the most simple things to make and I do have some spare time on my hands..
Tesco fleece sleeping bag liner, about £10.00, is really good, stretchy, warm, and good as light weight sleeping bag on warm nights.
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