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Yesterday I wrote about the benefits of traveling with a sleeping bag liner as travel sheets. In today’s post, I’ll show you how to choose the best one!

 


Travel Sheets: How to Choose One for Your Trip


 

Read along for answers to the most common questions when choosing a sleeping bag liner to use as travel sheets:

 

What’s the Difference between a Mummy and Regular Sleeping Bag Liner?

 

The difference is only in the shape. The shapes are based on different types of sleeping bags since sleeping bag liners are originally meant to be used inside them. Since this will be used as a travel sheet, the shape doesn’t make much difference.

 

Who Should Travel with Sleeping Liners

 

  • Budget Travelers
  • Backpackers/Long term Travelers
  • Germaphobes

 

Who Should NOT use Sleeping Bag Liners?

 

  • If you’re claustrophobic, you might feel uncomfortable because the liner is fully sealed.
  • If you are traveling in hotels and resorts, you may not want to use a sleeping bag liner unless you’re a germaphobe.
  • If you’re very tall, you may want to look at the specs before you buy to stretch your legs a bit more.

 

Are DIY Travel Sheets advisable?

 

While there are options to DIY and make your own travel sheet, I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re using silk fabricCotton is heavy and bulky which you don’t want if you’re packing light.

 

I traveled with a cotton travel sheet on my RTW trip and it was three times the size of other travelers who used silk or microfiber. I bought it because it was the cheapest but for a little more cash, I could have packed lighter (which you need on a long term trip).

 

What’s the Best Fabric to Choose?

 

  • As mentioned above avoid cotton if possible.
  • Microfiber blends are cost effective, easy to wash, and light. I travel with one similar to this travel sheet and highly recommend it.
  • The best options for travel sheets are silk sleeping bag liners but they’re also the most expensive. They are ultra-light, compact, and breathable while offering maximum warmth.

 

What’s my Recommended Sleeping Bag Liner?

 

I bought mine at an outdoor store in the Lake District in England. It’s a lightweight microfiber blend most similar to this travel sheet.

 

However, here are additional options:

 

Top 10 Sleeping Bag Liners for Travel

 

The Friendly

 

The Friendly Sleeping Bag Liner

 

Sea to Summit

 

Sea to Summit Silk Sleeping Bag Liner

 

Amadora Design Concepts

 

Microfiber Luxury Travel Sheets/Sleep Sacks

 

Dimples Excel

 

Dimples Excel Sleeping Bag Liner

 

Cocoon

 

Cocoon Silk Sleeping Bag Liner

 

Cocoon

 

Cocoon Silk Travel Sheets

 

ALPS Mountaineering

 

ALPS Mountaineering MicroFiber Liner

 

Yala

 

Yala Dreamsacks Sleeping Bag Size Travel Sheets

 

Osage River

 

Microfiber Fleece Zippered Sleeping Bag Liner 

 

Kelty

 

Kelty Wicking Mummy Polyester Liner

 


If you use a sleeping bag liner, what type do you prefer to use as a travel sheet? Share in the comments!


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