Sleeping bags are a necessity when it comes to most camping trips. You might be able to skip using one when the weather is hot, but in all other cases, you will need to use one. It can protect you from the cold that the night will bring around. There is one type of sleeping bag that I always recommend for people who want comfort, convenience, and warmth – the Coleman Sleeping Bag!
Even if you have the Coleman bag, you will need a few pointers on how to pack it up. A lot of people do not realize this, but sleeping bags can be quite stubborn when you try to roll them up and store them away. It takes nothing short of a rolling professional to deal with the sleeping bag.
Do not worry – you can become your professional and roll your Coleman sleeping bags without any problem.
You can learn all about the best way to do that if you read the quick guide I have written for you. I will also give you a few other tips and tricks for storing and folding all kinds of sleeping bags, so make sure that you stick around for that as well!
How to Roll a Coleman Sleeping Bag? - Quick Guide
There are quite a lot of Coleman sleeping bags currently available on the market. There are some sleeping bags suitable for the coldest winter nights, but only professional winter campers and hikers need those kinds of sleeping bags.
Most recreational campers need a regular sleeping bag. It can be one of Coleman's mummy bags, synthetic bags, or any other bags the company has to offer. Most sleeping bags from this company are thick sleeping bags, so you will be able to use them in all kinds of weather.
But, the thicker your bag is, the trickier it will be to roll it! You need to learn how to roll the sleeping bag in the best way so that it does not come undone at any time. So, if you are ready to learn all about the rolling process, let’s get right into the first step.
Step 1 – Prepare the sleeping bag for rolling
In this first step, you will need to make sure that there isn’t anything in the sleeping bag. If you are like me, you might leave some water bottles or socks in the sleeping bag. Those things can make it difficult for you to roll the sleeping bag. That is why you need to remove them.
At this point, you can also look for any detachable parts that you can remove from the sleeping bag. Once you are sure that the bag is empty and that you can go on with the process, move on to the next step.
Step 2 – Lay on a flat surface and squeeze
The best way to roll a sleeping bag is to lay it flat on the floor. That way, you will have complete control over the bag.
Since you will need to make a tight roll with the bag, you will need to remove all excess air from it. This means that after you lay it down, you can go over it with your hands to push out the remaining air. Once you are sure that the bag will roll tight, you can move on to the next step.
Step 3 – Start with the rolling
This is the most important part of the guide, so make sure that you pay attention. If you have a mummy bag or any other type of bag without any zippers, you can move past this first part. If you have a sleeping bag with zippers, this is a good time to zip them all up.
After you do that, you should fold the bag in two. Keeping the bag in a folded position, you can use the Roll Control system on it to secure it like that. Most Coleman bags have this system that consists of a toggle and loop system. You will find the system on the side of the bag when it is in a folded position.
You need to fasten the toggle and loop. After you do that, you can start with the rolling. Start rolling snuggly from the bottom, pushing out any air that remains in the bag. You can use your knee to secure the tight roll as you move along.
When you reach the last roll, you should look for the ties that you will use the secure the roll. Use them to secure your sleeping bag. After you have completely secure ties loops, you can let go of the bag and it will stay in a roll.
How to Store Coleman's Sleeping Bag?
The storing of a Coleman sleeping bag is the part that comes after you roll your sleeping bag. There are a couple of different ways to go about storing, depending on if your sleeping bag comes with a compression sack or some other bag.
So, let’s say that you have your sleeping bag in a tight roll. Now what?
Well, if you do not have a special bag for it, you can throw it in your backpack or attach it to the backpack. You can choose whatever option you like depending on how much space you have in the backpack.
There is another thing that you can do. Most Coleman sleeping bags come with a convenient compression sack or stuff sack that allows you to make the sleeping bag even smaller. If you have such a compression sack, you should put the sleeping bag in it as this will ensure the bag stays rolled.
That is all you need to know about storing Coleman sleeping bags after a trip. But what happens when you need to store the sleeping bag at home?
What you need to keep in mind is that after returning home, you need to take out your sleeping bag and give it a cleanup. You can put it in a front-loading washing machine, on a gentle cycle, to have it washed. You can use a mild cleaning detergent with it.
After the gentle cycle, leave the bag to dry. Only after it is completely dry, you can roll it up again and store it. This way, the bag will be clean, secure, and waiting for you to take it on another trip!
How to Fold a Sleeping Bag as Small as Possible?
If you have a Coleman sleeping bag, you have quite an advantage over people that have other types of sleeping bags. This is because most Coleman sleeping bags come with systems that help you fold the bag as small as possible.
If you want to fold your sleeping bag as small as possible, the first thing you need to do is lay it on a flat surface and push all air out of it. Then, you need to zip the entire sleeping bag using the Zip Flow Zipper.
After you do that, fold the bag in half and use the Roll Control System to secure it like that. Fasten all toggles and loops. Then, check if there is a flap at the end that you can use to further secure your bag.
Roll the bag snuggly from the opposite end, moving towards the other end. Once you reach that end, use the quick cords to secure the roll. Finally, you can place the bag in the stuff sack and store it away.
You see, it is that easy! Even though this is a guide on Coleman bags, you can roll, fold, and store most modern sleeping bags in the same way. So, do not hesitate to try these guides if you have some other type of bag. People with thick sleeping bags will have the most problems with the rolling, but I do not doubt that you will master the rolling if you follow the steps given here!
Thank you for sticking with me through this guide! I hope that the guide taught you a lot of valuable information about your Coleman sleeping bag. Make sure that you use the guides given above whenever you want to roll up, fold, or store your sleeping bag in the best way possible.
Keep in mind that you can try using these guides on all kinds of sleeping bags, not only the ones made by Coleman. Whenever you try the guides out on other sleeping bags, share your experience with me. I cannot wait to read whatever you put in the comment section!