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      07.08.2013 23:05
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      Great for camping!

      I bought this Tesco Micro Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag as I wanted something more compact and light for when I was camping. Also, I was fed up with how uncomfortable and large my old sleeping bag was! I decided that I simply needed a new one. This came from Tesco's mummy sleeping bag range and was very reasonably priced for a sleeping bag at £19.50. There were cheaper ones available from their range but for such a light and compact product I thought that this was an excellent bargain.

      This sleeping bag has quite a simple design with a grey outer and a green inner layer. There is a bag that you can squash it into after use for easy and neat transportation. Altogether, not the most attractive design ever, rather bland even, but I do not mind as it is simple and anyway, I do not require my sleeping bags to be beautifully designed. The mummy design of this means that you can squeeze yourself in nice and cosily, and the sleeping bag is kind of 'mummifying' you. It is very cosy, but don't misinterpret that as there is a lack of space inside the sleeping bag because I find that there is plenty for me. There is a zip at the side which you can open up, slip yourself into the sleeping bag, and then zip back up. However, I think that this would be much more comfortable if the head section was elevated more so I always bring a travel pillow with me.

      The material is quite thin but puffy. It is quite soft and does not have too much of a plastic feeling texture as I find with some sleeping bags. It is nice and comfortable to sleep in, for a sleeping bag anyway as it is not in the same league as a nice warm duvet. It is actually surprisingly warm, though, for its size.

      This is very compact and light which makes it less of a pain to carry around which is especially handy if you have limited space. This is one of the main reasons that I decided to buy this sleeping bag; a very small amount of space required to carry this (in relation to other sleeping bags) and it is very light. The bag for putting the sleeping bag inside is very small and you do have to roll the sleeping bag quite tightly before you can stuff it inside the bag; but I have had worse sleeping bags (which are a nightmare to put back into their carry bags) and anyway, the less space they take up the better. Then there are belt cords around the sack which you have to drag in to compress the bag further, making it even smaller! This is less than half the size of many other sleeping bags I have owned previously.

      This sleeping bag is perfect for the summer months and more mild temperatures but I expect that it would be too cold to sleep in during the winter months and colder days as the material is much thinner than other sleeping bags, but I do not speak from experience when it comes to this matter as I always double check the weather forecast before setting off for a camping trip, as I hate the idea of camping outdoors in the cold. This is comfortable to sleep in- though if you are camping in a tent I would advise that you put a camping mat or an air mattress underneath because, as mentioned before, the material is quite thin.

      In conclusion, I think that this is a great compact mummy sleeping bag, especially for the price, and I would recommend it with 5 out of 5 stars.

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      19.05.2013 11:07
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      Excellent affordable warm and easy to use and wash sleeping bag

      Our son is growing up, and has started going on the occasional night away - with the school out camping, over at friends' houses etc - and he needs a sleeping bag. Aware of the fact that we don't want to be buying him a new one again in a few years' time and so we'd need to get one slightly bigger than he needs and also that will last for years not months, we popped into Tesco and saw this in amongst other sleeping bags.

      It has a good visual appeal, the soft grey and subtle green colours make it unisex and doesn't make a statement as such in terms of colour. It appealed to our son instantly, and although it's named a 'mummy' sleeping bag, it would really be suitable for most people. If anything, it's a full sized sleeping bag and I wouldn't need anything bigger, and at just over 6ft tall I'm probably as tall as most and it fits me just fine.

      When we first got it we spent a while taking it in turns to get into to see just how comfy it is. It's very light, and with the recent cold weather it has been ideal to snuggle up in the house. We have two really snuggly blankets from IKEA, but this leaves one of us a bit chilly so this sleeping bag is ideal. It's very well insulated and this is the deceptive part of it - it's thin and shrinks very small for storage and packing, but is incredibly warm. I'm not sure how the design works, but I remember when I was a kid to get a sleeping bag that was warm enough you had to buy bulky or spend a lot of money to get something smaller but still warm. This one is incredibly compact but the interior doesn't get sticky or annoying.

      Weighing 500g and rolling up into something smaller than a rugby ball, this is absolutely ideal. We toyed between this and another one which was slightly cheaper and better for our son's size, but the main thing that swung it was the suitability of this one for extreme temperatures. You just can't be sure when camping out whether you're going to get a mild night or not, and we'd rather spend a few more pounds and get something that would keep him warm and safe than risk a cheaper option that would still probably be good but wouldn't be as warm at night.

      It doesn't overheat you either though, and our son regularly comes downstairs in the morning with it to snuggle up. I have to say I can't blame him - I've been guilty of doing the same once he's asleep as it's so comfy. The hood area comes up over the head and can be pulled tight to keep your head snug in there, and there's still plenty of room inside the sleeping bag as well, especially if you like moving your legs in the middle of the night. Easy to zip up and easy to wash (another selling point - it dries quickly too!) this was a no brainer, and we were in more luck when the price tag of just under £20 turned out to be £14 in Tesco for some reason. We didn't say anything - it indicated it was part of an offer so we took it. It's been great for our son, and he's excited to have it and wants to use it loads. It's an incentive to get him to go camping which he had been unsure of for so long, and I honestly can't think of any bad points. Recommended.

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      25.06.2012 21:53
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      Tesco Micro-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag: Microlite Mummy

      Tesco Micro-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag: Microlite Mummy

      Slowly but surely after a complete change in location and lifestyle I have been building up my survival cupboard - a wardrobe in the spare room that is gradually building up to be my 'in-case-of-nuclear-war-break-mdf' store; complete with Swedish Army Ration Packs, 5 different cooking stoves, a Gas Mask and whole manner of assorted bits of rubbish I've considered cheap enough to drip slowly into the store. One such item is the Tesco Microlite sleeping bag priced at £15.76 from Tesco online.

      I have a few sleeping bags already, but what attracted me to this one, other than a credit card limit apparently burning a hole in my pocket, was its size. I know size isn't important to some (ahem) and that's what I have told myself for years, but a nice small sleeping bag is a godsend in a full backpack.

      The bag itself is in the Mummy style, which doesn't mean it listens to Abba and tells you to eat your greens, but is shaped like the Egyptian Mummy, tapering down to the feet with a hood on top which can be pulled in using the attached cord and thus making you look like a Mummy.

      Coming with its own sack, the graphite and lime sleeping bag when it is unfurled stretches to 218cm in length and is 80cms at its widest point, and the depth being 80cm. Made entirely out of polyester both inside and out, the bags weighs just 0.9kg with a two reversible zip. The comfort rating +13.2 - +16.3c with an extreme rating of +1.7c, which for the warm climes I live in suits me fine.

      The Use

      I'm a broad man of 175cm (just under 5, 9 in old money) and the comfort factor wasn't that great. The bag definitely felt 'snug' and I felt my movement a little restricted. The two nights I used were both around the 13 - 17c levels and the bag, although tight, kept me at a good temperature during the night. I didn't wake up sweating like a swamp donkey on a treadmill and I didn't freeze like a river in Finland. I wouldn't say it felt like a goldilocks type just-right but the comfort factor was surprisingly good for a relatively cheap sleeping bag, once you discount the tight feeling.

      For anyone my size and broad stature (like a roman god I like to think) this bag was too snug. Anyone bigger width and length wise might find this a non-usable bag, but for the two nights I used it, it did the job. I thought the large chunky zip might be a problem if I rolled on it but over the two nights I didn't notice it.

      Conclusion

      This isn't a bad sleeping for its £15.76 price. I quite like the colours of it as it something different from the usual green or red. I wouldn't recommend this as a main bag to hiking Everest in the winter. But if you 5, 9 and under and not so wide this would be a good addition to the summer camping bag. Its lightweight and takes up very little room once rolled up. Using the compression straps on the polyester sack to put the bag in, I managed to roll this up to a 12 x 12 lump. This, in my case, creates more space in the bag for a variety of ebay bought junk like my Guatemalan Army Mosquito Net.
      Overall, its a decent lightweight sleeping bag which if size isn't an issue, can be a great addition to a kit bag, especially in summer.

      Available from Tesco Direct at £15.76

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        14.05.2012 07:30
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        Great lightweight sleeping bag at a bargain price

        I bought the Tesco Microlite sleeping bag last summer for a last minute bike and camping trip. I
        wouldn't have usually considered Tesco for camping gear but at 6am on a Saturday morning there's
        not a lot of choice in where you shop.

        My main reason for choosing this sleeping bag was the size at around 29cm x 15cm when it's rolled
        up in the stuff sack it's around half the size of most sleeping bags and only weighs 800gms. This
        makes it the perfect size for taking away with you when you want to travel light and it doesn't take
        up much room if you keep it in the car in case of bad weather or a breakdown or at home for last
        minute guests!

        The bag is a mummy style bag which tapers from wide at the top to narrower at the bottom end
        and it measures 215cm long, 80cm wide at the top and 50cm at the bottom. The top part of the
        bag forms a hood so you can cocoon yourself from head to foot for added warmth on colder nights.
        A lot of people find the mummy style bags restrictive I'm 5'8 and quite skinny so I find this pretty comfortable to sleep in even though I move around a lot in my sleep but I think larger people might
        feel a bit restricted in it judging by comments from a friend who borrowed it and ended up unzipping
        it and using it like a duvet.

        The Microlite sleeping bag is a lot thinner and lighter than most normal sleeping bags but thankfully
        there's no compromise in the warmth it provides. This has a comfort rating of +13.2 - +16.3c with an extreme rating of +1.7c which makes it suitable for late summer use but not really warm enough for winter. I find this is perfect for camping in late spring or summer but I also managed
        to sleep in reasonable comfort in my car when I spent the night at a service station overnight in
        winter due to blizzards and freezing fog making it safer to abandon my journey til daylight.

        The Microlite sleeping bag has a 2 way reversible zip with decent sized zip pulls which is easy to do
        up from the inside or outside of the bag. The zip is easy to use and I've never had any problems with
        it sticking or snagging and it still works perfectly unlike other sleeping bags I've used in the past.

        The bag is grey in colour with a lime green lining which might not be the most eye catching colour
        scheme out there but it does look okay and is dark enough to prevent the bag looking grubby or
        show every mark after a week long camping trip. The bag comes with a stuff sack which is grey
        and green to match the bag and has compression straps so you can compress the bag down to
        the smallest size possible. I find this sleeping bag is really easy to fit into the stuff sack my
        previous bag took me ten minutes of struggling to fit it into the stuff sack I can get this bag ready
        to go in seconds.

        My only slight complaint is the fact that Tesco felt the need to sew a large Tesco sleeping bag
        label to the outside of the stuff sack rather than just leaving the bag with a swing tag that you
        can remove. I think most people are bright enough to know what a sleeping bag looks like
        and don't really need the huge picture permanently attached to remind them what it is!

        The Tesco Microlite has washing instructions on the label attached to the inside of the sleeping
        bag which say the bag can be washed in the washing machine at 30 degrees with mild detergent
        but isn't suitable for dry cleaning or drying in a tumble drier. I have to admit I have dried it in
        the tumble drier on a cool setting and it doesn't seem to have caused any problems so far.

        Overall this is a great sleeping bag for the price. It might not have the technical materials of a
        £200 bag designed to survive a trip to the North Pole but it's more than good enough to survive
        summer camping and cheap enough to lose at a music festival when you forget where you left
        the tent or can't be bothered to swim in the mud bath to retrieve it!

        The Microlite sleeping bag costs £15.76 online from Tesco Direct and is also available at larger
        Tesco stores.

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        06.09.2011 12:55
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        A very decent sleeping bag

        Anyone who read my previous review on the 'Argos camping mat' will know (if they can remember), that I went camping during the August Bank Holiday.

        In preparation for the camping trip, I needed to buy a sleeping bag, as it had been a long, long time since I had been camping. I was prepared to pay a decent price for one, as I knew that there had been many occasions over the last 6 years since I have had my own house, that a sleeping bag would have been useful, like when friends or family stay over, or perhaps during those freezing winter nights when it could have added an extra layer to the duvet.

        I had not really thought too much about where to get one from, but just by coincidence about 2 weeks before the camping trip, I was given some Tesco Gift vouchers by my boss at work, as a treat for some good work. When I popped into my Tesco store to spend them, I managed to fill the trolley with all the usual weekly shop stuff, and had some money left on the vouchers, so I headed to the section of the store that I have never really visited, i.e. the electronics, toys, clothes, section, and it was there that I spotted a little camping selection, and instantly knew what to spend the spare money on.


        The Tesco Micro-lite Mummy sleeping bag costs £22 (don't forget the club card points), and is available from Tesco, is micro-lite, and is styled in the shape of a mummy (hence the name), in that it is wider at the top, and gradually tapers in as it travels towards the feet, meaning that it fits to the whole body in a nice cosy way.

        It is constructed from a nice comfy polyester material, which is coloured in Grey and lime, which looks pretty cool, and perfectly suitable for both males and females in my opinion. The worrying aspect for me when I bought it, was that it did feel very light, and this concerned me in the way that I was unsure if this would be warm enough. It weighs just 800 grams, making it incredibly lightweight to carry, but sure enough the heat is retained inside the bag very well during the night, and I found that I had to un-zip it (using the 2 way reversible zip) several times because I was too hot!

        The sleeping bag also has a 4 way compression strap, which enables the bag to be rolled up nice and tightly (14cm x 14cm x 29cm) when not in use, making it easy to store.
        The dimensions of the sleeping bag are 220cm in length, which is long enough for most people, and due to the 'mummy' shape of the sleeping bag, the width is 80cm at the widest point (near the shoulders), and tapers in to just 50 cm at the opposite end by the feet.


        Overall this is a very good sleeping bag, which looks very stylish, and gives great comfort, whilst retaining the heat to give a good night's sleep. It is priced pretty reasonably, and is very lightweight making it easy to carry, should it be required for a camping trip requiring lots of travelling around with all the kit. The quality of the lining is very good, making it feel comfy and cosy, and the 2 way reversible zip is a useful feature, which allows you to open and close the zip from both the inside and the outside of the sleeping bag.
        A thumbs up from me!


        Thanks for reading.


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          11.08.2011 12:19
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          A great value camping essential, well made and lightweight.

          We bought two of these sleeping bags late last year to take camping with us. we paid around the £15 mark for each which seemed like a bargain at the time, but I notice they are currently on sale via Tesco Direct online for £11 each so even more of a good deal!

          These are tapered 'mummy' shaped sleeping bags, meaning that they are wider at the top than the bottom with the idea being that they fit to a human body quite snugly. This has both pros and cons to my mind, I am not the kind of person who sleeps in one position all night and I did find I woke up feeling like I was fighting my way out of the bag on occassion, however, in cold weather there is nothing quite like being zipped into one of these for creating a warm and cosy environment very quickly.

          My husband (who literally sleeps like a log and does not move once hes out) had no problems whatsoever with his bag.

          Because is is very lightweight, this bag is ideal for travelling with and in fact we carried them with us on our travels around South East Asia last year as we knew we would be staying in some hostels and this saved us using/renting bedding in some of them. The bag rolls very tight and has compression straps attached so the space it uses up when compressed is very impressively minimal. I am surprised that such a cheap bag is not far more bulky.

          Despite being so lightweight the bag is very warm indeed and it is made from micro fibres and polyester lining with a tog rating of 240. I do not think this bag is intended for use in extreme temperatures below freezing - and at this price I would not expect it to be - but for general use in standard UK weather conditions it would be fine.

          The zips are fully reversible and seem very strong, we have had no problems with the zips at all and all the seams are durable and well stiched. The quality you get here for the price is very impressive indeed. Our bags are lime coloured on the inside and a graphite colour on the outside.

          The length of the bag is 215cm or 86", it is long enough for even my 6ft husband to sleep in comfortably and for me at 5'3" it is more than adequate.

          I think this is a great value product and being able to buy it from Tesco has the added bonus of earning clubcard points on the purchase too!

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          22.07.2011 12:39
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          Good for the occassional camper or festival go-er

          I bought this from Tesco last summer for one of my camping trips. I had an old sleeping bag that had seen better days and had been to one too many festivals and camping trips. At the time of my purchase it cost around £20. However, I see it's reduced to £11 at the moment which is an absolute steal in my opinion.

          This is a Mummy Sleeping Bag which means that it is narrower at the bottom than it is at the top. There is a hood at the top of the sleeping bag too, so when you are in it, it is just your face poking out. There is also a double sided zip which I find makes getting in and out of the sleeping bag easier as you can operate the zip from inside your sleeping bag.

          The sleeping bag is made out of Polyester so you have to be careful if you are sitting in your sleeping bag around the camp fire, not something that I personally do, but I know some of my friends have in the past.

          I have only ever used the sleeping bag in the Scottish Summer, so I wouldn't imagine that temperatures have got much before 8 - 10 degrees Celsius even over night. I have also found that I have been warm enough in this sleeping bag. I don't know how the sleeping bag would coupe in more severe weather conditions.

          The sleeping bag is nice and light-weight and weighs 0.9kg which makes it ideal for ramblers who carry their camping equipment around with them. I have never had any problems in rolling the sleeping bag up to get it back into the bag. I have often struggled with this in the past with other sleeping bags I have owned.

          The sleeping bag is 220 long, which is more than long enough for my 6ft frame and it is 80cm at its widest point and 50cm at its narrowest.

          It's a great product which is made all the better now you can pick it up for £11. I would definitely recommend this to family and friends. It's the ideal product for the ocassional camper or festival go-er.

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            20.07.2011 21:33
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            Worth the money

            Tesco Direct (online store) and some larger Tesco stores have started to stock camping and other outdoors equipment as camping becomes more popular for us Brits. This may be something to do with the recession as a family can camp at a fraction of the cost of staying in a hotel or holidaying abroad. I went into my nearest large Tesco store recently to see what sleeping bags, if any, they had for my camping trip to Wales. We only camped for two nights so I didn't want to pay a lot for a sleeping bag that wasn't going to get much use. 

            I managed to find a 'Mummy' style sleeping bag which gets it's name as it tapers down and gets shorter in width as it travels down the body towards the feet. This means there is not a huge amount of room to move around especially at the bottom end by your feet so if your a little fidgety in your sleep this may not be the right style for you! It has a hooded top which can be tightened to closely surround the head so only Your face is exposed. The sleeping bag stated that it was suitable for Spring, Summer and Autumn but a winter specific sleeping bag would be needed for the cold of the winter. I think three out of four seasons is great for a sleeping bag and I'd expect to have to get something a little more insulated for the winter, not that I'd camp in the winter anyway!


            The sleeping bag comes rolled in its own storage bag. The weight of the rolled sleeping bag is a lightweight 0.8kg, making this an ideal sleeping bag for backpackers and people who need warmth and comfort without weight. This also means it can be tied to a rucksack without adding too much extra weight. The storage bag also has four straps which can be tightened squash the sleeping bag into a 14 x 14x 29cm cylinder shaped parcel which is an excellent size to pack into a rucksack.

            The sleeping bag measures 220cm in length when unravelled and is 80cms at it's widest point, narrowing down to 50cms at the foot. The sleeping bag is very light in weight when unravelled and at first I thought this would mean poor insulation but I was wrong. Cleverly there is a 2 sided zip, so you can zip yourself in from the inside. The zips are good quality, they do not get snagged on the material and end up with the material of the bag in between the teeth of the zip which I always found very annoying on previous sleeping bags I'd owned. 

            Once your all zipped into the bag, it warms from your body very quickly without getting too stuffy. The lining is very soft and cosy and it wasn't hard for me or my parter to fall asleep very quickly (might have been something to do with climbing Snowdon that day!). My partner is 6'3 and he just about had enough room in this bag but couldn't do with it being any shorter. If it got a little chilly in the night, I only felt the cold on my face, the only part exposed, so I'd tighten the chord around the hood of the bag to bring it in a little and keep more heat in. I found this a comfort and slept very well in this.


            The sleeping bag is made of polyester so although it is flame retardant, this should be kept away from fire at all costs. The material allows for the sleeping bag to be wiped down with a damp cloth on the outside, but to be cleaned inside I'd get it dry cleaned or hand washed.
            Overall, I am really happy with this purchase, it was a lot warmer and more comfortable than I was expecting and I had a lovely sleep in it. If you are looking for a good quality sleeping bag that won't break the bank then this is worth £22. It's also worth having a look in the big Tesco stores or online at Tesco Direct at their camping equipment as their range seems to be growing which is only a good thing!

            Thank you for reading!

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              14.07.2011 23:33

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              Miniature sleeping bag, well worth it for the price

              My boyfriend purchased this sleeping bag for a hiking trip in Switzerland in the summer. Accordingly, our main priority was that the sleeping bag be easy to transport (light to carry and small to pack away) as we'd be carrying all our luggage on our hikes every day. Not as important was comfort and warmth.

              We spotted this one in Tesco, and considered buying it as we'd spent a lot on other hiking gear and didn't fancy splashing a fortune on a tiny sleeping bag. Accordingly, my boyfriend purchased this sleeping bag for himself (I already had one).

              First of, it is tiny, about 17cm once in the compression bag, which was almost as small as my bag that cost £60! Plus, when used, it didn't feel any less comfortable or warm than my bag, although you could tell the quality of the material used was slightly superior with my bag.

              So if you're looking for an easy to transport sleeping bag that won't be exposed to an extreme environment and won't cost you the earth, look no further!

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              19.06.2011 09:13
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              Great sleeping bag for mummies

              We have enjoyed camping for many years now and have frequently changed the equipment we use. Each year new products come onto the Market that are a little advanced than the last. Prices also seem to be coming down on these items as more competition from non specialist camping shops such as the larger supermarkets pushes them down.

              This sleeping bag is £22 from Tesco direct. Recently Tesco have offered clubcard points redemption on direct products, they offered these at double value making this product £11. If you use Tesco alot these deals are well worth having. Delivery is extra but if you live near a large Tesco store you can collect for free. This is what I tend to do. It will take around 4-5 days but just simply take your printed receipt with your credit or debit card to the customer service desk.

              This sleeping bag comes well packaged with info about the product. It is clearly well made and I am confident Tesco offer products which are rigourously tested to ensure they are fit for purpose.

              I am kept really warm in spring and summer but for camping in the autumn i tend to take an extra blanket. The mummy style does tend to keep in a lot of the heat.

              The zip is well made and moves smoothly around the bag without catching. The stitching is also strong and doesn't come away like some other low priced sleeping bags.

              At 220cm it is sufficiently long enough for a reasonably tall man although it does get a little Cosy at the bottom so people with large feet may be a little uncomfortable! If you like to stretch your legs out this is also probably not the product for you.

              Overall this is a great camping buy for the occasional to moderate camper!

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              Good quality sleeping bag.

              Review of Tesco Micro-lite Mummy Sleeping bag.

              Tesco Direct and some larger Tesco stores have ventured into the realms of camping and outdoor activities, stocking a comprehensive range of equipment and accessories at reasonable prices. We recently purchased this sleeping bag for my other half to use as a back packing sleeping bag.

              **The Sleeping Bag**


              This sleeping bag is the 'Mummy' style, for the initiated, this type of sleeping bag is shaped as opposed to rectangular. The bag tapers towards the foot with a hooded top which can be tightened into a hood around the head, meaning the user is protected from head to toe, with only their face uncovered.
              Most sleeping bags are rated with a 'Comfort' rating, not unlike the TOG rating used for duvets. The higher the rating, the warmer the sleeping bag will be. The Tesco Micro-Lite Mummy Sleeping bag has a medium/high comfort rating of 13.2 - 16.3. Tesco list this bag a a three season sleeping bag, designed for Spring, Summer and Autumnal use.

              The sleeping bag comes rolled in its' own storage sack. The weight of the rolled sleeping bag is a lightweight 0.8kg, making this an ideal sleeping bag for backpackers and people who need warmth and comfort without weight. The storage bag also has four compression straps which when tightened pull and condense the sleeping bag into a 14 x 14x 29cm sausage shaped package. The storage bag is colour co-ordinated with the actual sleeping bag being grey and green.

              When unrolled ready for use the sleeping bag measures 220cm in length and is 80cms at the widest point, narrowing to 50cms at the foot. The sleeping bag is far lighter in weight than others we have owned and it is very easy to unroll and also to re-roll when packing up. Closure is by means of a 2-way reversible zip, so you can zip yourself in from the inside. The zip pulls are chunky, yet do not hinder you when sleeping, something I have found a nuisance on other, far more expensive sleeping bags....there is nothing worse than waking up with a zipper pull sticking into you!

              Personally, I find getting in and out of Mummy sleeping bags a bit of a trial, I am a fairly large build, I find I have to wriggle about in order to get my feet firmly at the foot of the bag before zipping up ready for the night. Once inside, this bag is very warm and comfortable, the liner lining is soft and cosy. I never use the hood part of my sleeping bag as I find it a little claustrophobic to have something around my face as I try to go to sleep, so I use the bag with the hood spread out flat.
              My partner is tall at 6 feet 3, and he has plenty of length-wise in this sleeping bag, and unlike me has no issues getting in and out of it!

              As mentioned earlier in the review, this bag was bought for my partner's planned backpacking trip across Scotland later this year, however we have both used the bag already. I slept in it at a friend's house when I stayed over and also in our camper van on a chilly March night. The sleeping bag was absolutely fine and I was warm and comfortable on both occasions. My partner has slept out in the bag when he put up his new back-packing tent in the garden and decided to sleep outside to test out the equipment. It was a reasonably mild night and although the temperature did drop overnight, he reported that he stayed warm all night. I'm sure our neighbours thought we had had a major row and he had been relegated to the garden in disgrace!!!

              **Fabric and Care**

              This sleeping bag is made of a polyester material. Care should be taken regarding naked flame and although the bag is fire retardant, it does bear the flame logo to warn users that caution should be taken. The sleeping bag can be stored in its storage bag, although I prefer to hang my sleeping bags across a sturdy coat-hanger in the wardrobe. We are lucky enough to have lots of wardrobe space, so this is not an issue for us and I feel that the sleeping bags last longer and wear better when not always compressed.

              After use, I turn the sleeping bags inside out and give them a good shake. I also hang ours outside on the washing line to air before storing. The outer shell of the Tesco Micro-Lite can be sponged clean with a mild soap or dry cleaned. I have put polyester sleeping bags in the washing machine in the past on a hand wash programme and let the bag drip dry outside. A good shake to restore the filling usually works, should the fibres have clumped up a bit. Obviously, I'm not advising others to ignore specific cleaning instructions, merely passing on my own experiences!

              **Price and Availability**

              Tesco Direct are currently stocking this sleeping bag in the region of a very acceptable £22.00.
              When you order through Tesco Direct there is a £5 delivery fee or you can select the 'collect in store' option which is free.

              One note of warning, if you pay by credit or debit card you will need to remember to take the card you used on the site with you to the store for verification.
              Payment can also be made with your Tesco Clubcard points, this is a great idea as there are very often special deals going where £5 worth of points can be redeemed for £10 worth of goods! Can't be bad!
              Tesco Direct catalogues can be picked up free of charge in Tesco supermarkets or you can access their website.

              Some larger Tesco stores also stock camping and outdoor items, however I have not noticed this particular sleeping bag on the shelves in my local branch.

              **My Thoughts and Conclusion**

              This isn't the most inspiring sleeping bag aesthetically having a dull grey outer polyester shell with a lime green inner lining. There are many far more eye-catching sleeping bags on the market, but as the looks and colour were not of major importance in my buying decision this did not matter to me, I feel it is good value for money being very warm, small and lightweight. The sleeping bag has so far proven very successful and although I wouldn't recommend it for freezing cold conditions, it is a good all round camping accessory.

              Tesco isn't necessarily the first place you would think of looking for camping equipment but I would urge anyone interested in this type of product to have a glance through a Tesco Direct catalogue, or visit their website (www.tescodirect.com). I have purchased several items from their range and have been pleased with them all so far.
              If you want a good value, practical sleeping bag, I would definitely recommend this product.
              Thank you for reading.

              © brittle1906 April 2011
              N.B. My reviews may be found on other sites under the same user name.

              Quick update:- An ex soldier is spending the winter on a beach local to me to raise money for SAFFA and Help For Heros. People are invited to camp out to raise the profile, my daughter, son-in-law and two children spent a night at the beach camp (12/11/11). I loaned my daughter this sleeping bag to use on the charity 'camp out' and she reported that it kept her warm and cosy all night. Not bad for a budget sleeping bag in November!!

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