I have a strategic ‘going to bed’ routine when camping. Since I get cold in the night I set out my tent with a thick blanket on the floor with my inflatable mattress on top, followed by my sleeping bag. I always bring along my fluffy pillow from my bed at home rather than using an uncomfortable camping pillow. When I have made the decision to prepare for sleeping time, I heat water in a kettle on the camp fire or stove, then fill my two fleecy hot water bottles. They then get placed into the sleeping bag- one at the bottom where my feet will be and one in the middle where my back will be. Next, I get into my leggings and a t shirt (normally one of Dave’s because they are longer), then into my thick, fleecy onesie with skulls on. I then climb into my pre-warmed sleeping bag and manoeuvre the hot water bottles into the perfect position. Aaaaaand sleep.
The main problem with my perfected set up is that I’m one of those people who ALWAYS needs a wee wee in the night. No one likes getting out of their sleeping bag, then put shoes on, then leave the comfort of the tent to find a toilet spot. I have almost perfected this routine too. If you had the pleasure of reading my ‘What to take to a festival: My guide for first-timers’ post last year, you kwill now I take a potable urinal. Yup. No need to leave the tent for a wee wee. Genius. However, sometimes a toilet is the only polite option when sharing a tent with anyone who doesn’t like the idea of me weeing just metres away from their dozy head. I have needed an Option B for such occasions.
Planet Camping have the perfect solution to the ‘getting-out-of-my-sleeping bag-to-put-on-my-shoes-and-get-out-of-the-tent’ issue. I present to you, my fellow camping kings and queens, the Summit Motion Sac.
The Summit Motion Sac is quite simply, but amazingly, a sleeping bag in the shape of a onesie. Complete with hood, removable boots, unzipable arms and easy accessible front flap, this sleeping bag makes getting out of the tent for a wee wee much more pleasurable. I now don’t need to get out of my sleeping bag to get to the toilet!
Let me take you through those fine features…
Those arms-ends have zips which can be opened so I have the use of my hands, without getting out of the sleeping bag.
See those zips? They can be undone so the whole boot section of the sleeping bag on either leg can be removed.
This means I can put my shoes on, without getting out of the sleeping bag.
Just like a normal sleeping bag, it stuffs easily into a sack.
So, thank you Planet Camping for sending me a Summit Sleeping Sac to review. You really have perfected by Option B camping wee wee routine.
This is the ideal Christmas present for camping lovers and festival goers and Planet Camping are super nice to have given me a 15% discount code to offer to my lovely readers. Even better, they offer free next day delivery too- perfect for any of you who still haven’t finished Christmas shopping, like me. If you would like the code, send me a Tweet @MissJTulip or message me on The Thrifty Magpies Nest Facebook Page.
Do you have a methodical preparation routine when camping? It would be nice to know I’m not the only meticulous camping queen.