should I bring a sleep sack?

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should I bring a sleep sack?

Postby gkat » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:08 pm

I'm doing the Thailand Experience tour in July. We'll be all over - Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hilltribe trek, beaches. I'm wondering if I need to bring a sleep sack with me. Honestly, I don't even really know what that is or where to get one. I like to travel light so don't want to bring something that isn't necessary. Thanks!
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Re: should I bring a sleep sack?

Postby desiree2 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:31 pm

Hi
I'm guessing a sleep sack is a sleeping bag liner. If it is, that is a basically two bits of material about 80 cm wide and 2m long joined on three sides with one of the smaller sides left open for you to get into. It's used to line a sleeping bag or for use as a sheet in dodgy accommodation. Silk ones are best (although more expensive) as they can be folded into a small pouch and don't weigh much. I've slept in some dodgy places without a liner and survived (maybe I'm just unappealing to bed bugs etc :) ). You'd be able to buy one in a camping store.
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Re: should I bring a sleep sack?

Postby ballu » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:48 am

Probably not necessary but may be useful on the trek (I haven't done this tour so I'm not sure). They're sold at pretty much any outdoors store. Silk ones are more expensive but take up a lot less space in your pack.
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Re: should I bring a sleep sack?

Postby Zuleika » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:10 pm

it was pretty cold inthe hills at night during the trek i did, i needed a full sleeping bag - but that was in November, not sure about July - would be worth looking into.
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