“ Manufacturer: Regatta / Type: Sleeping Bag „
**Price and Availability**
The Regatta Sleeping Bag has an RRP of £19.99 however you can currently purchase it on Amazon for £15.99 which is a good price for a basic branded sleeping bag. I managed to nab mine in the Milletts closing down sale for a tenner which I thought was excellent, and you can also buy this sleeping bag in most camping and outdoor supplies shops such as Go Outdoors.
The Regatta Sleeping Bag comes in standard in a very dark green polyester (it looks black in the Dooyoo picture, but it is a very dark green), a sensible choice for campers I think, and it has a bright orange interior (you can get matching Regatta jackets if you so wish!). The zip is metal and overall it looks very smart.
The bag comes in a lightweight dark green matching compression bag with drawstring and toggle.
The sleeping bag is an average weight at 400gsm fine for every day camping use, though I'd go for something a bit more substantial was I travelling or a frequent camper, like a mummy style one. It depends on your uses. If like me you're pretty much a summer weekend camper, this will do the job just fine. It's 1.71kg in weight (including the carry bag) and that's not too heavy at all, easily carryable for me, a 10st, 5 foot 11 woman who isn't all *that* strong!
The Regatta Sleeping Bag measures up at 190cm in length and 75cm wide, which is more than enough for me. My 15st, 6foot 2 husband has also used it without issue. Packed, it's 42cm in length and has a 23cm diameter around the compression bag (roughly). You can buy a second Regatta Sleeping Bag and zip them together for couples (and for more warmth!)
The sleeping bag is very comfortable to use and is warm and thick, not the thickest I've used but certainly much like a winter weight duvet wrapped around you. I would suggest though that a padded ground sheet or even a fold out bed would make for a more comfortable sleeping experience (depending on the ground you're on!). It's not 100% waterproof, but it's splash proof as it's polyester which means spills tend to run off it.
You can throw the Regatta Sleeping Bag into the washing machine on 30 and it will come up as new, I unzip it before putting it in and I wash it on it's own. You cannot tumble dry it but it line dries or radiator dries quite quickly, certainly quicker than a full duvet. I'd say you only need to wash it once a year or so if you use it only occasionally and if it has no heavy dirt on it like mud splashes or food stains and so on.
For the price for a branded sleeping bag I don't think you can go wrong with the Regatta Sleeping Bag. It's an every day, all man type of sleeping bag suitable for camping holidays, weekends away, festivals, sleepovers, camper vans and any other day to day needs. Ok, it's not something I'd go on a serious hiking holiday with or take to sub zero temperatures, but of course at this price point and weight it's not aimed at that market.
It looks smart, it's comfortable and easy to clean, and it's well worth the money. It will also last you a long time. Overall I can only award it five out of five stars - for a budget branded sleeping bag for all your every day camping needs, it's excellent. Highly recommended.
I am somebody who occasionally goes camping and also host regular sleepovers at my house and have seemed to have amassed quite a collection of sleeping bags. Everyone will have different needs when it comes to camping; I have a friend who works outdoors and therefore has spent a small fortune on a sleeping bag which is capable of keeping her warm in the Arctic but most of us have far more modest needs.
Regatta is a name I have come to trust over the years as I have owned several products from their ranges and always been happy with them. I bought the Regatta single envelope sleeping bag when we were taking extra kids away to an overnight party and needed some more bedding. I bought the envelope style bag as I hate the mummy style bags and like to have a bit of room to move my legs around and don't want them constricted in the mummy bag.
What I like about this sleeping bag is that the lining is a nice and soft brushed cotton type material. The whole sleeping bag is nice and soft and nicely quilted which gives you some padding underneath you when you are camping. At 300GSM this is a sleeping bag which will keep you nice and warm in the spring and summer but don't expect it to keep you warm for winter camping trips.
The sleeping bag will fit a child or average to large sized adult nicely, at 190cm long it is long enough for most people and with a 75cm size across the chest and legs most people will have plenty of wiggle room once the bag is zipped up. It is nice and comfortable to sleep in and it is easy to roll over inside the bag too. The zip runs nice and easily and is good quality, you can use the zip from either inside or outside the sleeping bag. Yoiu can, of course, zip the bag open completely and use it as a blanket.
What I dislike about this sleeping bag is the lack of any pillow space and the fact you cannot draw it over your head. You can of course use a separate pillow but when you are cold it is good to pull the head bit of a sleeping bag over your head to keep warm. There is also no drawstring on the top of the bag to pull it tight around you but I dislike that anyway.
The sleeping bag is reasonably bulky and at 4.2kg is not the lightest out there. Someone carrying their own camping kit would probably want something smaller but if you are driving to a campsite then it is fine to sling in the car.
The Regataa sleeping bag is ideal for summer camping, taking to a festival or for sleepovers. It is not the best for serious campers but at around £20 that is what you would expect. The lack of head compartment does annoy me a bit but overall this sleeping bag is a good buy.