sleeping bags for boys

(9 Posts)
lillybloom Wed 24-Apr-13 21:59:52

My 11 yr old is a very enthusiatic Scout and goes camping with his group every month. He needs a new sleeping bag but I don't have a clue what to get. Can anyone recomemend a decent one that won't cost the earth but will keep him cosy?

MrsShrek3 Wed 24-Apr-13 22:08:38

we tend to use 3 season vango bags for camping (april to oct)and caravanning (year round). ds took his on scout camp recently (March!!) and was fine. they can be got quite reasonably, £30-40 ish? getting you a link in a mo.

SkiBumMum Wed 24-Apr-13 22:10:34

Why would a boy's sleeping bag be any different from a girl's?! Ask in Millets or Blacks for advice.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 24-Apr-13 22:13:15

Our 2 have this one

Agree that it makes no difference whether the sleeping bag is for a boy or for a girl!

Maryz Wed 24-Apr-13 22:16:48

Ask the scout leader.

It depends whether they will be sleeping in tents/hostels. Whether he will have to carry it himself, whether they will be going overseas or not.

In the end I got ds a very lightweight one (to carry) and a liner. So he can layer up in the winter.

MrsShrek3 Wed 24-Apr-13 22:17:58

[[ http://www.outdoorworld.co.uk/aztec-swallow-300-sleeping-bag-cobalt-blue-grey this is similar to ds1s]]
vango nitestar 350 is also a brilliant bag. mostly £40ish.

budget?

MrsShrek3 Wed 24-Apr-13 22:19:55

ps dont get a child/junior one.

lillybloom Wed 24-Apr-13 22:35:21

Thanks everyone for replying. The title is refering to him being a child rather than his gender- not meaning it would be different for a boy to a girl, apologies if I have offended anyone.

Love the idea of a liner Maryz! i'd no idea you could get such things. Will be checking out all the links in the morning

MrsShrek3 Thu 25-Apr-13 23:16:39

liners come in many different fabrics - cotton, silky stuff, fleece, all sorts. It means you don't have to wash the bag as much and creates a nice warm layer too. definitely agree, worth getting.

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