Product Type: Regatta Sleeping Bag
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Regatta Sleeping Bag - Single
Member Name: wigglylittleworm
Regatta Sleeping Bag - Single
Advantages: good quality
Disadvantages: no head space
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.
Summary: good quality for everyday use