Welcome to our large Bundeswehr sleeping bag test 2021. Here we present all the Bundeswehr sleeping bags that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best Bundeswehr sleeping bag for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of if you want to buy a Bundeswehr sleeping bag.
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- 2 Summary
- 3 Army sleeping bag: Our Selection
- 4 Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Bundeswehr sleeping bag
- 4.1 What is a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?
- 4.2 Who is a Bundeswehr sleeping bag suitable for?
- 4.3 What temperatures should the Bundeswehr sleeping bag be suitable for?
- 4.4 What material should the Bundeswehr sleeping bag be made of?
- 4.5 How much does a Bundeswehr sleeping bag cost?
- 4.6 What types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags can I buy?
- 4.7 What is the difference to normal sleeping bags?
- 4.8 What alternatives are there to a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?
- 5 Decision: What types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags are there and which is the right one for you?
- 6 Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate Bundeswehr sleeping bags
- 7 Facts worth knowing about Bundeswehr sleeping bags
- Bundeswehr sleeping bags are known for their durability and protect you in all weather conditions. They are ideal for hunters, survival experts and anyone who is out in nature.
- Bundeswehr sleeping bags have been optimised for different areas of use. You should know in which weather conditions you will use your BW sleeping bag.
- There are different types of BW sleeping bags. High-performance winter sleeping bags for arctic cold to summer BW sleeping bags with hollow fibre filling, which keep you warm even when wet.
Army sleeping bag: Our Selection
Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Bundeswehr sleeping bag
What is a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?
A Bundeswehr sleeping bag is known for its high durability and life expectancy. In its various designs, you can use it in any weather condition.
Who is a Bundeswehr sleeping bag suitable for?
- Sleeping in cold temperatures
- Hunting and Fishing
- Bush Craft
- Survival adventures
- Backpacking or jeep safari
- Military use
- Nature observation
- Permanent use in camps
You can also use the summer model of a Bundeswehr sleeping bag for normal camping trips.
However, if you are looking for a sleeping bag where comfort is paramount, we recommend alternatives such as double sleeping bags.
What temperatures should the Bundeswehr sleeping bag be suitable for?
|Designation||Temperature Winter Bundeswehr Sleeping Bags||Temperature Summer Bundeswehr Sleeping Bags|
BW winter sleeping bags can be combined with summer sleeping bags, depending on the manufacturer. With such a two-in-one sleeping bag system, you are optimally equipped for any weather situation. In any case, you should consider the weather conditions at the place of use and, if in doubt, be prepared for lower temperatures.
What material should the Bundeswehr sleeping bag be made of?
|Polyamide||synthetic fibre. Very resistant. Waterproof. Often used as sleeping bag outer lining|
|Down||Provides the best thermal insulation, clumps together with too much moisture and loses its insulating effect|
|Hollow fibres||Retains heat even when very wet, but does not provide the same good thermal insulation as down|
The materials used for a Bundeswehr sleeping bag should always be adapted to the respective place of use.
The filling material is also very important for a Bundeswehr sleeping bag. Goose down is popular for dry and very cold environments. Hollow fibre fillings, on the other hand, offer optimal thermal insulation despite being very wet. Bundeswehr sleeping bags are not known for their comfort. However, cotton sheets are often used in addition, which ensure a much more pleasant feeling on the skin.
How much does a Bundeswehr sleeping bag cost?
What types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags can I buy?
|Type of sleeping bag||Explanation|
|Mummy sleeping bag||Tight-fitting sleeping bag with zip-up head section and optimal thermal insulation|
|Bivy sleeping bag||Sleeping bag with additional tent as protection from rain and wind|
|Hammock sleeping bag||A sleeping bag with a floating feeling. Additionally no ground wetness or insects|
|3 seasons sleeping bag||A mixture of summer and winter sleeping bags. Often usable down to -10°C|
What is the difference to normal sleeping bags?
What alternatives are there to a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?
Decision: What types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags are there and which is the right one for you?
Basically, we distinguish between these types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags:
- Bundeswehr sleeping bags for warm temperatures
- Bundeswehr sleeping bags for cold temperatures
In the following, we explain the different types and their respective advantages and disadvantages. In this way, we want to help you find the most suitable Bundeswehr sleeping bag for you.
What distinguishes a Bundeswehr sleeping bag for warm temperatures and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
Bundeswehr summer sleeping bags often have a hollow fibre filling. Sleeping bags lined with hollow fibres ensure good thermal insulation even when wet. Summer sleeping bags are of course ideal for summer temperatures. You should still consider whether a 3-season sleeping bag makes more sense.
A 3-season sleeping bag is made for temperatures down to -10°C . This offers a wider range of possible uses.
What distinguishes a Bundeswehr sleeping bag for cold temperatures and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
Bundeswehr sleeping bags for winter are often lined with down feathers. Goose down offers the best protection against the cold and is more comfortable. For really cold temperatures, we recommend high-performance winter sleeping bags. These will keep you nice and warm even at -35°C. High-quality cotton winter sleeping bags have an integrated warmth collar, which additionally seals the sleeping bag at the head end. You should also consider whether a 3-season sleeping bag might be enough.
Some 3-season federal sleeping bags consist of a summer sleeping bag that can be integrated into a winter sleeping bag. If you are too warm, you simply leave out the summer sleeping bag and use only the 3-season sleeping bag. [su_civider]
Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate Bundeswehr sleeping bags
In the following we will show you which criteria you can use to compare and evaluate army sleeping bags. This will make it easier for you to get an overview and decide on a suitable and effective product. In summary, these are the following criteria:
- Place of use
- Pack size and weight
- Additional features of the sleeping bag
- Ease of cleaning
In the following, you can read about the respective criteria and find out why it makes sense for you to purchase a product based on the criteria or not.
Place of use
Before making a purchase, think about the weather conditions in which you want to use the Bundeswehr sleeping bag.
Keep in mind that down feathers can clump together in wet conditions, making a hollow fibre filling more suitable. On the other hand, in very cold and dry regions, you are certainly better equipped with the down filling of a high-performance Bundeswehr winter sleeping bag.
You should make sure that your future sleeping bag is suitable for your body size. It is important that you do not compress the material too tightly with your feet, otherwise the volume of the filling may decrease and optimal thermal insulation would no longer be guaranteed. Many BW sleeping bags are available in different sizes and can also be used by very tall people. The range is from approx. 215 cm to approx. 230 cm
Pack size and weight
Army sleeping bags are designed for easy transport. Most army sleeping bags have a small pack size and a low weight. The dimensions of Bundeswehr sleeping bags range in:
|18 x 30 cm||1.8 kg|
|27 x 45 cm||2.9 kg|
Winter sleeping bags often have a larger pack size and a higher weight due to better insulation.
Additional features on the sleeping bag
Bundeswehr sleeping bags often offer very useful options for outdoor use.
- Mosquito nets for summer sleeping bags
- Sleeping bags with sleeves
- Fastening straps for a camp bed
- A head section that can be pulled very wide
- A trapezoidal foot area to make the best use of the available space
- A very robust polyamide outer lining
- Some accessories like a hanging bracket to get off the ground
Ease of cleaning
You should make sure that your sleeping bag is washable or has a replaceable inner cotton sheet. A sheet not only increases comfort in the sleeping bag, but also hygiene.
Facts worth knowing about Bundeswehr sleeping bags
How do you store your Bundeswehr sleeping bag properly?
To avoid compressing the filling and damaging it, you should never leave your Bundeswehr sleeping bag in the transport bag for longer than necessary. It is best to hang it up in a dry place. If stored correctly, your sleeping bag will give you pleasure for a long time to come and ensure warm nights.
What can you do if your Bundeswehr sleeping bag is damaged?
Generally, sleeping bags are patched and not sewn. For longer tours, we recommend that you pack a repair kit. Make sure that the glue is suitable for your sleeping bag material so that everything holds well. The patches you use are often self-adhesive. It is only necessary to make sure that the sleeping bag fabric is stretched and that everything is pressed on without wrinkles.
How do you care for a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?
Bundeswehr sleeping bags are often constructed in such a way that you can wash a cotton sheet separately. Cotton can easily be washed in a washing machine or, if necessary, in a mountain stream.
If you want to clean polyamide, make sure to use a gentle wash cycle at a maximum temperature of 40°C. Another option is to have your garment dry-cleaned by a professional. If you always let your sleeping bag air out well after use, you won't have to wash it often. Often it is enough to clean a Bundeswehr sleeping bag superficially.
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