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11. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you cant use your sleeping bag in a hostel can you still use a silk liner? If so why? Wouldn't they both spread the bugs??

They both can do, but the logic seems to be that you are more likely to wash your liner, plus the fact that sleeping bags offer a much greater mass for bugs to hide in and get trasnfered around in. A liner can be put in with your normal wash and be dry the same day.

Even when sheets are provided, i tend to use my own liner because (a) i know that it is clean [or not, but i know anyway] whereas some of the sheets i have been given in places in the past were, erm, interesting in the stain/cleanliness stakes and (b) because it is a bag, i can put my wallet etc in it whilst i am asleep in it which fends off opportunists (as they would have to cut open the liner to get my stuff)

12. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Didnt bring a sleeping bag and I'm very glad I didnt. Ive been roughing it a bit in South America and any of those times I was either able to rent a sleeping bag(putting my silk liner inside for cleanliness) or borrow one from someone I knew was as clean as me ;)

Definitely dont bother with one unless you are going to fork out for a super lightweight one.


13. Posted by carosterns (Respected Member 159 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've been travelling consistently for 4 years and can't remember the last time I took my sleeping bag anywhere when not camping.
I always travel with a silk liner in warm countires and a fleece liner when it is cold, not as compact but stil invaluable, particularly in hostels where the heating goes off during the night.

14. Posted by bkray (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i have a snugpak sleeper lite and at goes into a small stuff pack. it attachs to me bergen and daysack and is really practical and doesnt take up much room

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