If you’ve never slept in a two-person sleeping bag on your balcony in the heart of downtown, let me just tell you—it’s totally worth experiencing. It may not be totally worth repeating, especially if you and your sleeping buddy both bail early to take refuge in bed, but at least you can say you did it!
The hubs and I like adventure. Camping (or glamping in our case, since we’re all about that air mattress) is definitely a personal fave. Road tripping out into the middle of nowhere, building a campfire and convincing ourselves that we WILL, in fact, live to see another day despite the 8-million lb. bear we’re convinced we just heard two feet from our heads is a great time.
Literally none of that happened in our balcony-camping scenario, but you get the idea. It’s still fun to anticipate the urban jungle adventure.
I never realized how BRIGHT downtown Long Beach was until we decided to give this mini excursion a go. Word to the wise—sleeping masks and ear plugs are your best friends.
The sleeping bag
We bought Ohuhu’s Double Sleeping Bag online. I’m basically a review junkie and since this baby was rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, came with pillows, straps to squish it down to size (the hubs’ singular request) AND can convert into two sleeping bags, we were sold.
This bag is big enough for two (or three if you’ve got a little with you!), and is detachable into two individual sleeping bags via zippers.
We haven’t tried it out as two singles yet, but I can tell you that it was totally spacious and comfortable for the two of us. Neither of us are particularly big people though.
Warmth + bonus pillows
This sleeping bag advertises being able to withstand up to 23°F ( -5°C), but my ice block tootsies disagree. The bag is definitely on the thinner side, but in all fairness, I probably should have worn socks. Keil was as snug as a bug in a rug.
It also conveniently comes with two small pillows, but we didn’t use them for this excursion because hello, we were on our balcony only semi/sorta/not-really roughing it and just used our own bed pillows.
Stands against the elements
The material is made of water-resistant 210T polyester, is lined with TC fabric, and stuffed with “luxurious cotton for cloud-like comfort.” We live in Southern California, where it didn’t rain and is basically mild all the time, so I can’t speak to this other than to say it was definitely comfy! Then again, the air mattress didn’t hurt.
Portable & lightweight
Like I said earlier, Keil’s ONLY request was for these handy straps that I knew nothing about. Apparently the mega compact nature of a sleeping bag is a major selling point for some people. Rolling the bag back up after use and returning it to its strapping young home was easy breezy.
– 86.6″ x 59″ (bottom)
– 74.8″x 59″ (cover)
-Package Dimension: 18.9″ x 11.8″ x 11.8″
-Product Weight: 6.08 lbs
-Material: polyester & cotton
-1 x Double Sleeping Bag
-1 x Carrying Bag
-2 x Pillows
At a Glance
– Double Sleeping Bag
– Splits into Two
– 2 Pillows
– Carrying Bag
The bag comes in 4 colors: black, blue, green and red. But since I was goth in a former life, the obvious choice was already made.
Overall, this sleeping bag was a win. I would have preferred it to be a tad warmer, but for $45.99, it was a great deal. I think the only thing I’d do differently next time—considering next time will definitely be off our balcony and in the woods—is bring my Man Crates Dutch Oven Kit, since you know, we won’t have the luxury of walking 20 feet inside and firing up the stove.
And one final tip: Glamping is for everyone, air mattresses are next to godliness, and this double sleeping bag plays nice! When you’re zipped into a gigantic fluffy sleeping bag with another human being who may or may not like to twitch (A LOT) before they fall asleep, you’ll want the extra comfort. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.