Want the perfect sleeping bag for WYD for only $12.50?
Many pilgrims will be getting their luggage bag ready for their WYD pilgrimage, but perhaps the most important bag to pack is the sleeping bag. You don't want to participate in the overnight vigil at WYD without one. But how do you find the right sleeping bag to take on pilgrimage? Here are a few things to look out for:
- How small is it? whilst you will have to take a sleeping bag with you to Spain, you may only need it for one or two nights if you will be sleeping in a Uni residence during WYD week. So you are looking for an option that won't take up that much room in your luggage for the rest of the trip.
- How cheap is it? it would be great to invest in a sleeping bag that rolls up as small as your hand but many pilgrims are on a tight budget. Look for the smallest sleeping bag in your price range. You might find that a children's sleeping bag is cheaper because you can pick them up in any major retailer rather than having to go to a camping store.
- How warm is it? Most of the days in Spain will hit 40 degrees so getting a sleeping bag rated for -5 degrees is overkill. Look for a bag that goes down to 10 or 15 degrees which will save on insulation which will save you size and money. Don't forget the overnight sleep out will get cooler but it is no Mount Everest.
And the winner is ..... the Compass 101 made by Wild Country
This is not an endorsed sponsorship, just a recommendation from a fellow pilgrim.
I picked up a Compass 101 from Rays Outdoors for only $12.50 here are the details
- 180cm x 75cm
- Rated to 10 degrees
- Polyester shell and poly cotton lining for added comfort
- 100gsm fill weight.
As you can see from the photo at the top of the post it doesn't take up that much room in a bag and at $12.50 it definitely fits into the budget.