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Roll out and keep warm

Roll out and keep warm

Spend some time in the great outdoors and go camping. No, you won’t freeze. Simply pack the best sleeping bag.

Stuck without an idea on what to do during the long weekends to come? Ever considered camping?

South Africa has a host of incredible camping destinations so why not pack your car, drive out and explore them with family and friends? Choosing the right site might be tricky but not to worry.

Our friends at Cape Union Mart listed a few of the country’s top camping spots with the best sleeping bag for each – happy camping!

The Drakensberg

If you’re looking to set up camp amidst majestic mountains in a destination like Cathedral Peak in the Drakensberg then the K-Way Traverse Cowl Sleeping Bag is ideal.

Not only is it durable with its Ripstop Nylon, it’s also extremely versatile as it can be used for both single-location camping trips or on longer treks with multiple stays over stops. The Traverse Cowl Sleeping Bag also features a hood that provides warmth for the head and neck area when the temperature drops. Plus it boasts a poly-cotton inner which assists in wicking moisture away from the body keeping you perfectly warm and dry. So even if the rain does fall you’ll stay cosy. K-Way’s designers have included zips on the left and right to enable two sleeping bags to be zipped together because winter is warmer together.

R699, available for purchase in all stores and online.

The Karoo

Did you know the average low temperature in Sutherland during April is three degrees? That makes camping in the Tankwa Karoo a very chilly experience. Don’t let the cold stop you from going on a winter adventure, pack a K-Way Alpine Cowl Sleeping Bag.

While it is technically a three season sleeping bag it really takes care of the cold. Featuring a contoured hood for even better heat insulation, the cowl also helps keep your head and neck warm. If you’re feeling a little too hot under the collar, you have a two-way full-length YKK zip, allowing you perfect temperature regulation. And if the camping terrain really gets rough the Ripstop Nylon is abrasion-resistant which means it won’t tear.

R899, available for purchase in all stores and online.

Hiking – King Williams Town

If you’re planning on camping in a spot like the Amatola Hiking Trail near King Williams Town, you’ll need to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at you.

Luckily, the K-Way Zermatt Eco 950 is a sleeping bag that’s perfectly suited for summer and autumn overnight trips and is ideal for use on hutted hiking trails. The Zermatt 950 is extremely lightweight and rolls up tightly, saving space. It also features a 3D cowl for extra warmth and protection. No matter the weather, you can be certain to get a snug night’s sleep.

R1 299, available for purchase in all stores and online.

Lesotho

From Kilimanjaro to Everest, this sleeping bag has kept mountaineers not only warm but alive in harsh, sub-zero conditions making it perfect for a night in the snowy highlands of Lesotho. The Kilimanjaro 3 Thermal shift is an expedition-class sleeping bag with variable down channels that allow the down to be shifted horizontally – giving you control over insulation distribution.

The inner lining wicks moisture away from the body, letting it escape through the breathable shell fabric to keep you dry. Designed for the worst that the weather can deliver, the insulating neck collar and encapsulating cowl will be appreciated when the wind howls. The 90/10 goose down fill is lighter, warmer and will last much longer than synthetic hollow fibre. Its full-length zipper, with double slider, can be opened at both ends to allow for customised ventilation. The K-Way Kilimanjaro 3 Thermal shift sleeping bag will keep adventurers well-rested so that they are ready to conquer mountains.

R3 999, available for purchase in all stores and online.

 

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