Snugpak Travelpak Lite

Best festival sleeping bag guide 2015

After the tent and ticket, the sleeping bag is the most important part of your festival kit. We look at the best budget and all-round sleeping bags to buy in 2015

The tent may be the most important piece of kit in your rucksack, but there are other festival essentials to check off as well.

The first of these is the sleeping bag. Whatever you do, do not think that a sleeping bag is an optional extra. Tents and fields do not come equipped with central heating, and even in the middle of summer the British countryside becomes brutally cold at night.

Best budget festival sleeping bag

Snugpak Travelpak 2

Snugpak Travelpak Lite


Price: from £37.00

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Formerly known as the Travelpak Lite, the Travelpak 2 is an exceptionally light sleeping bag weighing in at around a kilo. The breathable Paratex fabric will help you avoid waking up in a pool of your own swear in the morning, and it’s warm enough to keep you comfortable in a typical British summer or autumn evening. An added bonus is that the sleeping bag has been treated with an antibacterial and antimicrobial agent, which should stop it developing those awful musty odours. Very considerate for your festival friends.

Price: from £37.00

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Best festival sleeping bag overall

Rab Ascent 500

Rab Ascent 500 sleeping bag

Price: from £180.00

Available from: Go Outdoors |

The big advantage of spending a little more on a sleeping bag is the move from synthetic fibres to natural materials like duck down. The down in the Rab Ascent 500 sleeping bag has been given a hydrophobic treatment which means it should cope with moisture much more capably than standard down-filled bags, while keeping the natural comfort and warmth that goes with the material. The Rab Ascent 500 is rated for -5 deg C so it will happily cope with summer nights in the UK. It also weighs in at just over a kilo, which makes it one of the lighter contenders in this category.

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