For our next subject in our deeper examination of the “Big Three,” we had a harder time finding an agreeable definition from the standard sources.
The definition from Dictionary.com states that a sleeping is “
- Sleeping bags are usually NOT waterproof. Sleeping bags are intentionally not waterproof so perspiration does not collect in the insulation and reduce its effectiveness.
- A sleeping bag is not necessarily warmly lined. There are actually sleeping bags made of thin moisture-wicking materials for the purpose of sleeping in warm weather.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a sleeping bag is defined as a “a warm, long bag that is used for sleeping outdoors or in a tent.” Again, there is the assumption that a sleeping bag is warm.
Based on our experiences, the FamilyTrivium definition of Sleeping Bag:
A body-length bag primarily used for comfortably sleeping in the outdoors.
In future posts we will more closely examine the attributes of sleeping bags. In the mean time let us know in the comments if you have a favorite sleeping bag.