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Sleeping Blankets

abbey monkAn alternative to the sleeping bag is the Sleeping Blanket. The Thermarest Auriga Down Blanket is just that, a blanket that has an elasticised foot box which can be slipped over the bottom of a sleeping mat securing it in place.  There is freedom of movement under the blanket that doesn’t come with a traditional sleeping bag, and allows easy temperature regulation.


The blanket also has side snaps that can be used to secure the blanket to a sleeping mat or second blanket if so desired.


The blanket is filled with 750+ fill power down, and weighs an amazingly light 624g, and packs down to 15cm x 23 cm. It has a comfort rating of 2°C lending it more to summer camping.








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Walking can be a dangerous sport.  Walkers should always be suitably equipped, including carrying and knowing how to use a map and compass.