BBC Countryfile Magazine
SELK’BAG LITE SLEEPING BAG SUIT
I love being cosy, so the concept of a wearable sleeping bag appealed to me. The stylish Selk’Bag comes in Original and Lite versions, both available in a range of great colours with contrasting zips. Handy pockets and detachable booties are clever and thoughtful features.
The Selk’Bag Lite I tried was really comfortable to sleep in. The bag moves with you into any position, and thanks to the fold-over sleeves and booties, there are no gaps for heat to escape or for the cold to get in. The soft polyester fabric is filled with synthetic hollow-fibre insulation designed to keep you comfortable down to 13°C.
Even so, on cooler summer nights, you will want to wear the Selk’Bag Lite inside a lightweight sleeping bag, or try the much warmer Selk’Bag Original (designed to keep you comfortable down to 6°C).
Make sure you get the right fit. The Selk’Bag website recommended a large size for my height – 165cm – but the sleeves and legs were far too long to walk around in.
Out of bed, the medium fitted me much better – but with the booties attached it was less comfortable to sleep in, as the bottom of my feet pushed again them. A size between medium and large would have been perfect for both wearing and sleeping in maximum comfort.
If you can find the right size, the Selk’Bag Lite is a great way to keep warm when you roll out of your tent on colder mornings and get the kettle on; or for sitting by the campfire at night, or for stargazing. But I think I will get the most use out of it at home, where it will help me cut down on those rising heating bills.
Tester: Laura Phillips