Why You Should Consider Using a Sleeping Bag Liner

So you’ve heard a lot of hype about getting a sleeping bag liner.

But, they can be expensive and they add extra weight to your pack.

Is it worth it?

As a seasoned thru-hiker, I say yes!  In this post, I’ll start with what a sleeping bag liner is and explain the various types of liners.  Then, I will break down WHY I always carry a sleeping bag liner and how it has helped me stay warm and cool (yes, both).  And finally, I’ll recommend a few sleeping bag liners as well as how I made my own.

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Hawkeye Johnson Pro Tips
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