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sue said:
Which is the warmer, advise please Duvet or Sleeping Bag for 2 single beds.
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I can't answer it from a personal experience, but I would have thought other things come into consideration.

Single beds assume bedding has to be put away and made up daily, a sleeping bag must be easier to use as you take it out and get in it. Bedding with a duvet, means bottom sheet, tuck it in, and then get in...I would expect most duvets take up more space unless you use the pack-mate bags which are excellent for expelling the air, and you can get the ones that do not require the use of a vacuum. (We have a couple and I keep a single duvet in one - just in case it is too hot or one of us doesn't feel well and wishes to sleep on the single. Not used yet, but put into the vacuum bag when we go, just in case).

Apart from that, I recall seeing cotton liners for sleeping bags at the NEC - which should make washing easier.

Me I hate sleeping bags, I like to be able to put my feet outside the bedclothes...

My thoughts on it anyway, no doubt others may have personal experience.

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Tog for Tog I guess sleeping bags which I have tried but end up feeling as though someone has tied me up in a knot. Like Carol, I hate being trust up like a chrysalis.
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Sue,
We always use King Size sleeping bags and dont feel constrained as we set up as a double. Last time we felt we wanted something a bit better than what was on general sale and found some super bags for winter and summer use (guess not too far from you) at Camperlands in Northenden-might be worth a look to help your decision
 

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we allway's use two kingsize quilt's on our double bed,we find the more expensive feather type,wich squeeze down to nothing,and do nor restrict movement in the night,and it eaiser to get in and out of bed.
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Hi sue ignore these flash devils with their double beds
ease of use and warmth has to be sleeping bags - despite their drawbacks, you can get used to them.
if it's not that cold we tend to sleep under them with just from say knees down in the bag, rather than in them, that gives more freedom.
get the largest size you can - mummy bags without the baffle - imo that is!
that helps get a little more shuffling room!

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Hi sue ignore these flash devils with their double beds
ease of use and warmth has to be sleeping bags - despite their drawbacks, you can get used to them.
"Ease of use" Not for some disable people it isn't, limited mobility can make it difficult to use a sleeping bag especially if it is not fully zipped. Much less demanding to use a quilt which I think is also more adaptable to a range of changing temperatures too.

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I agree Peedee, I have to sleep with my left foot in a box to keep the bedclothes off of me, you cant do that with a sleeping bag zipped up, and I also need to be able to get up quickly, so definately a duvet
 

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Ordinarily I might agree, but we are looking at a single bed - not easy to keep duvet on in these circs, and definitely not as easy to set up and put away double or single bed!

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Hi

We used to use sleeping bags in camping days. I hated them. Difficult to get into & zip up & down again every time you get up for whatever reason. No turning room & I always felt like a parcel.

We use duvets these days and until now a feather overlay with a cotton cover on. Bed making was easy. Pull bed out , put overlay on & duvet & pillow - bed made. We have a smaller van these days so space is less. Till now as we already had it I have been using a wool overlay by fogarty in a cotton cover, much less bulky thana feather bed. Put on bed cover with duvet & pillow bed made. Other half is using one of those insulating mats in a cotton cover as his overlay. We intend to get 2 memory foam overlays when I see the right one. They roll up quite small.

I beleive Raskelf is at the show so will be hunting them out.

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can recommend raskelf, very comfy, and rolls up well. we actually cut ours down a bit, figure you only really need to knees - and it saves on space and use the offcut as pillows!

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twooks said:
can recommend raskelf, very comfy, and rolls up well. we actually cut ours down a bit, figure you only really need to knees - and it saves on space and use the offcut as pillows!

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Hello Twooks

Can I ask which of the options available you use. We both are increasingly suffering from painful joints - knees hips etc I see they have one called a portable in standard & higher density both 1inch thick with a cover. Also have one for motorhome which seems to be two inches thick. This one would obviously take up more space.

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pretty sure it's
Luxury Portable 190cm (75") x 65cm (26") x 2.5cm (1")
(sizes when rolled up - 65cm (26") long x 30cm (12") thick) £69.95

I talked at length to someone there when I ordered and opted for their recommendation, she reckoned that the cheaper one was suitable for children, and that the MH model
Motor Home single bed (with velour cover)
190cm (75") x 65cm (26") x 5cm (2") £84.99

was more appropriate to the semi permanent beds because of storage issues, and we have a T4 camper.

but will double check depth tomorrow when I can get to the van without freezing to death :p there is actually 2 covers on the mattress -

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Thanks for the info Twooks. We have a Timberland van coversion so similar to yours. We had coach built before with plenty of storage so used a lovely NN featherbed. I would think the way its described the mhome one although probably more luxurious would be a bit bulky on the storage. Theportable one looks as if it will be more compact & go under the settee ok daytime.


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Hi as you will gather from the host of mail everybody has their own opinions of comfort

For winter use I preffer the sleeping bag (inner sheets later) I like warmth and No Draughts

However in summer I prefer a Duvet so I can stick my feet out

Inner bags Can be bothersome they will turn with you. So you end up tied up like a mummy

The answer is to sew some loops on to the sleeping bag at each lower coner and tapes on to the inner bag. Tie em together before you get in

YHA shops sell some very light (single bed) ones, Or make some out of a double sheet

If you use sleeping bags they can be opened out flat & used as a duvet
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twooks said:
pretty sure it's
Luxury Portable 190cm (75") x 65cm (26") x 2.5cm (1")
(sizes when rolled up - 65cm (26") long x 30cm (12") thick) £69.95

I talked at length to someone there when I ordered and opted for their recommendation, she reckoned that the cheaper one was suitable for children, and that the MH model

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yes that's the one, rolls up to about 12" diameter roll, now have reduced size to about 4'6", and diameter is now more like 8", and cut-off makes great comfy pillows - normal price at about £30.
if you are going to a show try and see them first before you buy - if you can handle the 2" version it'll be really comfy I would guess, and your van is bigger. Motorhomer. Ours has 2 covers, inner - brushed cotton velour type, with full length zip, plus sheet with short zip and elastic loops to fasten whem rolled up.

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We used sleeping bags for some 30+ years in our caravan but changed to a Duvet when we bought the Motor Home. Duvet much better we can wash the cover easily, change to lighter one for the summer etc. We are lucky our made up double bed is exactly 'double bed' size so we use a fitted sheet.

Seems just as quick if not quicker to get it set up, we would never go back to sleeping bags, but as someone said everybody has there own best choice!

Sleep well, we do, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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