For backpackers or hostel travelers, choosing a good sleeping bag liner for traveling is very important. We need to know different types of bag liners in order to make the best choice.
Different Materials Used by Bag Liners
- Silk Bag Liners: Very lightweight (about 5 oz.) and compact. Silk helps insulate in cold weather but is absorbent and breathable in warm weather. Price: moderate to expensive.
- Cotton Bag Liners: Strong, durable and absorbent, but not the lightest or most compact. Price: economical.
- Synthetics Bag Liners: Moisture-wicking and breathable, which makes these ideal for humid conditions. They offer some stretch, too, which is nice for restless sleepers. Price: moderate.
- Fleece and microfleece Bag Liners: Warmer (adds up to 12°F) and heavier. Fleece is soft, moisture-wicking and quick-drying, but the mid- and heavyweight varieties are bulky. Price: moderate.
- Insulated Bag Liners: This adds up to a claimed 25°F of warmth, so you can greatly extend the range of a lightweight bag. It uses hollow-core fiber insulation which helps it dry 50% faster than cotton. Price: moderate to expensive.