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1. Posted by Bubbly (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

Just wondering what anyone thinks of buying a sleep sheet ovr the net before I leave for Oz? Is it worth getting one? Is silk the best one to get? An should I get the one that u get into from the top or one that ya can slip into from the side? Just thinking of insects. Does anyone no if $65 american dollors is expensive or reasonably for them? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Lou ",)

2. Posted by mico82 (Full Member 54 posts) 9y

hey lou,

i'd recommend getting one. i wish i took one with me when i was in australia... it's not big or bulky for the backpack, it'll dry quick after a wash... and if you're ever faced with a yukky duvet in some hostel then you'll have your nice clean silk sheet around you instead of that lol ;)

silk is defintely the best to get... it keeps out the bed bugs.

try ebay... i remember seeing them on there for £10 inc postage.... jus search for "silk liner".

i've also heard that you should get it in white... jus in case it's cheap dye that will ruin your clothes.


3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

I don't know about the cost, but I just got an old bed sheet and sewed it up like a sleeping bag so that I could get in the top. That was perfect and well I may well have just been lucky, but I have only ever come across bed bugs once and on that occasion I went and slept on the hard floor in the corrodor for the night until I moved places. Other people say they are everywhere, but I didn't get one single bite on me on either of my RTW trips. Don't travel with a sleeping bag, just the sheet sewn up like a sleeping bag is fine.

4. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

I took one on a recent backpacking trip to Aussie and didnt use it, but then mico above is wishing she had taken one!! So obviously opinion is divided, although I can see where one would come in maybe instead of buying a new one, do have a look on e-bay or even sew your own, like aharrold suggests - then its no great loss if you don't end up using it

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Bubbly,

I would say definitely it's a good idea. I bought a silk one on ebay not long before I left, and I found it invaluable on the travels.

It was pretty cheap too. Check out <silk liners> on ebay. There's a guy there who sells brand new ones in all sorts of colours.

65$ sounds outrageous to me! I paid less than €20 for mine including postage and packing from the UK.

My advice to anyone would be dont bother with a sleeping bag unless you are going to be using one a lot. If you find that you need one for a tour like the Inca Trail or something, hire one from the tour company, pop in your liner and sleep inside that. :)

6. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

I would say yes, I have taken one with me every time I've spent an extended spell somewhere hot, and it's always proved useful.

7. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 9y

I'm a yes too. I'm quite attached to my sleep sheet now and It provides a little comfort in an unknown bed too I used a friends silk one while trekking and it was amazing, helps keep you warm when its cold and cool when its warm It definitely eased a couple of cold nights in the hills of East Brazil...