BBC Countryfile Magazine


- £99.99,

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

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