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Scott & Ariane have been guiding outdoor hiking treks for years. Follow their funny yet educational stories and experiences as they share "everything outdoors". From backpacking the Appalachian Trail to the Grand Canyon. You never know who they will meet along the way. If you embrace Mother Nature, this show is for you. Trust The Trail will inspire you to connect with the outdoors in a whole new way.

Episode 51: Duck, Duck Goose Down Bags

On this episode we talk all about sleeping bags – from down to synthetic and everything in between. We will offer you pro tips on how maximize your sleeping bags life and loft. Then answer the age old question – what is the best sleeping bag out there. Is there really a “best one”?

On this podcast we talk about:

  • EN Ratings / TEMP CONTROL
  • COLD VS HOT
  • How to buy a sleeping bag? Work backwards
  • Q & A – We answer your questions about sleeping bags.

Pro Tips:

In an 80% relative humidity environment, an untreated 15-degree down sleeping bag loses up to 30% of its loft over a period of eight hours. A 30% loss of loft essentially turns a 15-degree sleeping bag into a 30-degree sleeping bag. DriDown™ sleeping bags avoid this loss of thermal efficiency by retaining 98% of their loft.

Hang your sleeping bag up by the loops on the foot of the bag in a dry place out of direct sunlight.
This allows the insulation to be fully uncompressed while your bag is in storage and ensures a long life for you bag.
If you’re short on space, lay your bag under your bed so it stays fully lofted and out of your way.

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Episode 51: Duck, Duck Goose Down Bags