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Bedding

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:50 am

What your choice of bedding when actually travelling?

For a multitude of reasons, we each use simple over-the-counter sleeping bags (large, rectangular) all year round in the truck. Some of the advantages are that they're dead easy to fold out of the way if we want extra 'flat space', easy to regulate temperature in, and reasonably easy to wash and dry.

But when I'm out in smaller MPVs my position has evolved over the years - and after trying a few different arrangements - to a Duvalay.

Both solutions work well for us but I'm curious what conclusions others have reached for a good, comfy night's sleep when out and about.

I'm not looking to change our arrangements or anything; just curious regarding what others use.

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Re: Bedding

Postby Bazza » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:24 am

We have some Vango sleeping bags which we use as a quilt, in the winter my wife tips two together on one side only, I tend to use a fleece blankets a lighter one for the summer and a heavy duty one in the winter as I hate my legs and feet being hot at night.
The Vango sleeping bags are great as they are very light and warm.

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Re: Bedding

Postby Ivan C » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:58 am

A topper (van bed is made up of seat cushions) and a summer duvet.
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Re: Bedding

Postby NeilandPat » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:54 am

We have only used two ( one each) very thin fleece sheets.

Even at minus 25 outside it's all we have ever needed.

They are great to use as they wash and dry easily.

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Re: Bedding

Postby crinklystarfish » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:01 am

Interesting to read of the popularity of fleece sheets / blankets, they're something I have no knowledge of. Do they fold up and stow easily; any down-sides?

Are these an example of the things we're on about? https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15917193/h ... m-15917193
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Re: Bedding

Postby ralph » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:59 am

Single duvets and if its cold we have fleece sleeping bag liners...which are very warm but not at all bulky.

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Re: Bedding

Postby NeilandPat » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:50 am

Yes Steve, Very similar.

Pack up small, wash and dry easily and cheap.

Can't think of any downsides

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Re: Bedding

Postby crinklystarfish » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:07 pm

Thank you.


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