Does it get too hot sleeping in a sleeping bag during August in Europe?

1 May 2010 Explorer1128723 asked

Hey everyone,<BR><BR><BR>I am going on the Euro Adventurer Concept tour (10 August - 16 Septemeber)<BR><BR>I was looking at the sleeping bags and was wanting to get the thinnest one possible cause I know that it is still really hot here (in Australia) at night in summer, but I have been told that the temp tends to drop alot at night time in europe. <BR><BR>Any recommendation on thickness of sleeping bag to take to Europe to do the Euro Adventurer Concept tour (10 August - 16 Septemeber) <BR><BR>Or any recommendation on other things that could be taken to sleep in.<BR><BR>Thanks <img src="" alt="Smiler" width="15" height="15"><!--graemlin::)-->
  • 2 May 2010 Emma said


    hey hey!
    i did the ultimate european + egypt last year 23 Aug – 6 Oct and travelled the UK until early november so i knew i’d need a warm sleeping bag for the later part but what i did was buy a silk liner (i got mine at Kathmandu store) which scrunches down to barely nothing so when it was warm i used just the liner, then the sleeping bag when it was cooler.
    hope this helps!

  • 26 Apr 2012 Chaloo said


    Hi Emma, heard you say you bought a liner, Im going in June and thought about just using the liner. Would you recommend that?

  • 30 Apr 2012 EmilyN said


    What sort of sleeping bag is provided by Contiki for the North American/Australian travelers? I’m trying to decide if I should bring a light blanket in case the sleeping bag is too thick for the non-AC accommodations.

  • 6 May 2012 ExplorerJeff said


    It depends on the type of sleeping bags that you have, if its a summer one with a temp range is +0 or higher you will be fine but if your sleeping bags is a winter one with a temp range of -1 or less it may be to warm for the first part of your tour but as time goes on and it gets colder a winter one will come in handy.



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