Sunday, 19 January 2014

Junior Sleeping Bag Review and Giveaway


Last summer Big man and I camped out in the garden for the first time. Unfortunately we didn't have a junior sleeping bag, which is why he managed to wriggle out of the adult rectangular one that he was in and adopted a starfish pose for the majority of the night. So when sleeping bags outlet asked if we would like to review a junior sleeping bag, I jumped at the chance. My husband was immediately impressed that it was a good quality 3 seasons cocoon style bag. I was impressed at how small it was.


When we went on our Sun Holiday last year we paid extra for bedding as it was too much to fit in the car. However, as we are planning on more weekend getaways in the future it is certainly worth looking into some quality sleeping bags to take with us as they would pay for themselves pretty quickly. I am afraid that whilst I enjoy reviewing items, there was no way that I was going to get the tent out in the cold weather that we have had at the moment, however this sleeping bag can be used in extreme temperatures of -5 degrees. Big man was too excited by it to wait to try it out so he did take it to bed one night. We then had to put it away as he wanted to sleep in it every night! I am sure that come the summer he will be pestering me to camp in the garden again, and hopefully this cocoon style will mean I have more space to sleep. This bag retails at £19.99 but prices start from £12.99 for a junior sleeping bag on the sleeping bag outlet website.

They have also offered another Highlander Cadet 350 camoflague junior sleeping bag for me to giveaway to one of my readers. Just fill in the rafflecoper below. UK entrants only. Good luck!

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We were given the sleeping bag for the purpose of the review but the opinions here are my own.

199 comments:

Hannah Bee Griffin said...

The New Forest is our fav place to go camping

Dawn Adams said...

The Isle of WIght

Stuart Edwards said...

lake district

blondie123c said...

dorset:)

Katie Skeoch said...

we have some lovely memories of camping on the Culzean Castle site x

8John8 said...

Big Sand Holiday Centre by Gairloch

Plastig Ffantastig said...

Wales xx

Pat Stubbs said...

Exmoor lovely big campsite

Lorraine Foster said...

North Wales

gillian burden said...

lake district

Lisa J said...

Valencia

emma walters said...

north cornwall

jacknutter said...

New Forest

Sarah Rees said...

Pembrey Country Park - Even though its not far from where we live - Its just perfect

Kez said...

Scotland!! Its been a while, definately plan on returning in the near future.

Jenny Morgan said...

new forest

Lisa Sands said...

In the Garden! xx

Rebecca Duncan said...

In the garden :-)

shirlz51 said...

boswinger,CORNWALL

David Sweet said...

Cornwall

L Hidderley said...

Scout Camp!

Claire Eadie said...

In the back garden! Everything on hand should you need it!

laura banks said...

we go to scotland

Susan Race said...

We camped in the Australian outback a few years ago

jane templeman said...

In the garden!

Paula Burnside said...

Flamingo land

ashleigh allan said...

in the back garden!

Lesley Scott said...

Near a beach, somewhere with no midgies or rain lol

maci234 said...

anywhere in scotland

anthony harrington said...

As a teenager used to camp a lot in Majorca

sunshine said...

In the back garden ;-)

Martina Pichova said...

The Sunrise Festival

rebecca beesley said...

those sleeping bags look great. We don't have any yet but I can imagine they'd come in handy. Fave place for camping would be in the back garden so I can sneak indoors and have a warm shower. xxx

Jo Glasspool said...

Wales x

Monika said...

Somewhere remote by a stream or the sea

Monika said...

Junior sleeping bags are a real mystery to me: most don't state temperature ranges like adult ones do.

Sarah Hines said...

Isle of wight

Clair Dutton said...

anywhere near the coast

Amanda Doyle Hart said...

We are lucky that we live by the beach so whenever it is sunny and a weekend we pack up and go camping :)

Victoria Thurgood said...

anywhere near the coast

Laura Linsey said...

Beverley Park, Paignton

Paul Witney said...

Music festivals

Val Swift said...

Anywhere- like to try new places

Emma Ellison said...

The Lake District x

julie said...

in the garden

Hannah oneill said...

Devon or Cornwall

katrina day-reilly said...

cornwall

Liz Ferguson said...

Scotland

bonners said...

Dartmoor

Justine Meyer said...

lake district

Amy-Louise Watson said...

the lake district

Kate Kathurima said...

the new forest

Damian Rowan said...

sussex

kim neville said...

Love going to the New Forest

Kat Lucas said...

The lake district

Debbie Burfoot said...

Lake district

Elaine Dale said...

Yorkshire dales

Keith Hunt said...

Sidmouth as we like to go to the The Donkey Sanctuary

Katharine Bourne-Francis said...

Cornwall

Tammy Tudor said...

in the lake district

Claire Woods said...

New Forest

Iona Cornish said...

Findhorn, Moray

karen said...

Callow Top in Derbyshire

sbroadley said...

Anywhere in the Yorkshire Dales

jenniwren12 said...

shell island in wales

sarah diane rees said...

Weymouth :)

Joanna Butler-Savage said...

la france

kathycakebread said...

shell island wales

Kazz Usher said...

Australia :) Better weather lol

Cat Culmer said...

The Lake District

Stuart Bates said...

Back Garden

Annie haden said...

Devon or Cornwall

Ruth Harwood said...

Silverdale

laura stewart said...

cumbria xx

Kim Campbell said...

scone palace

Vic said...

in my garden, not too far away from the toilet lol

Harriet Westcott said...

Lake District

chris2468 said...

Cornwall

Clint Howat said...

cumbria

Zoe Roxby said...

Cayton Bay

AgentAllan said...

Biggar

Kate Fever said...

What a bargain! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested. We like to camp at River Dart Country Park in Devon.

m15pjr said...

A 5 star hotel!

traceyandtim said...

in the house with my grandchildren with their little tents up in the conservatory

Mick Bridewell said...

anywhere near the new forest

Jaime Oliver said...

this looks super honey, we used to go all the time on Sealed knot campsites :-)

amy gonzalez said...

My back garden!

Julie Ward said...

On a warm beach

Laura Pritchard said...

In Hembury Woods, Devon

Sandra Clarke said...

Anglesey

Daisy Belle Craydon said...

In my back garden.

mamatoone said...

In the woods in Kent

Caroline Kelly said...

The south of france :)

Laura Anne Farnworth said...

The Lake District, although it can be rainy.

Laura Jayne Bates said...

blue dolphin

Colette Burgess said...

I've only camped at festivals so far but cant wait to take the kids somewhere!
Thanks for linking up this week :)
#TriedTested

Colin Gault said...

Brecon Beacons

Tracey Quinn said...

The Lake District

sarah said...

We used to go for a drive find some random woods and camp it was so much fun.

Alice Beaumont said...

The Peak District :) xx

Simon Harrington said...

Brecon Beacons

Mickie Bull said...

North Wales, Snowdonia

georgie pope said...

cornwall

karen said...

The Lake District :)

melanie stirling said...

Pembrokeshire

WicklessKaren said...

Devon

Becky said...

My favourite place to go camping is in my back garden with my young son. All the excitement but not too far in case he gets scared.

@superluckybecky

Sandy Ralph said...

in the back garden with the kids

Emma Falvi said...

in the back garden

Sandra Jeffrey said...

Sidmouth

raj said...

festivals!!

diva1977 said...

my hubby loves camping by the river so he can fish

Richard Hill said...

shell island,wales

Keri Jones said...

My husband & I used to go night fishing and I loved it. Out in the sun all day and then snuggled up all warm in the tent (bivvy) at night- until he caught a fish that is ;)

cherie shaw said...

In the back garden incase the children decide to go back inside.

Claire O'Neill said...

I admit im not much of a camper!The back garden is as far as I will go after being scarred for life after a disastrous duke of Edinburgh expedition!My son who s 6 however lives it,as does his dad.They are making plans to camp out(properly) this year.There are lots of great places in Kent,and I imagine they will stay local to start.My son loves anything camouflage ...totally obsessed and I think he would quite honestly wet himself if I produced this camouflage sleeping bag!!I would imagine it would be straight on his bed until his trip!

Drew Young said...

For my grandchildren to use when they visit

Nicola Holland said...

In the New Forest

Helen Booth said...

The kids love camping in the garden!

esme mccrubb said...

in our garden

Harley Richardson said...

Along the kent coast

Jenette Ogborn said...

Mersea Island :)

Catherine A Bell said...

Bundoran in Ireland

Ruth Davies said...

In our back garden it was that hot indoors one night we thought lets camp in the garden added bonus was if we forgot anything not far to go!

james harland said...

flamingo land

jessica agyin said...

the back garden

Rebecca Nisbet said...

it sounds a bit rubbish but a place in northampton called billing aquadrome, we go every year to a car show, and with a big group of people and just have a laugh the whole time, me and partner go first night then bring kids on the 2nd its only 20 min drive from where i live.

rugmaker said...

Lincolnshire

Julie B said...

Scotland

Kat Glynn said...

The Lake District x

Kerry Brown said...

the back garden! with younger kiddies its easier to have fun in the garden where you can just quickly nip in if you need anything! we have a fire pit and this year im going to try cooking on it with my 4 year old

stephanie lovatt said...

black rock sands, wales

Kevin Minihane said...

In a 5* hotel garden

karen dixon said...

the back garden

Michaela Atkins said...

in the garden with my boys u would b amazed the places u can visit and explore from there when ur 4 and 11

Tracy said...

Definitely the back garden, just in case we get scared we can jump into our own beds!

Kirsty Woods said...

In the living room

Eve Burke said...

The New Forest. At the end of last year I have brought the family a tent. I cannot wait to use it this year x

Angela Williams said...

in the cotswolds

PamGregory said...

In the back garden!

janine atkin said...

In the garden! I can always go inside if its cold or if I see a spider!

Kelandab said...

Norfolk

Kel Ellen Hirst

Daniel Stacey said...

Green Man Festival

Helenthemadex said...

La Rochelle in France

Claire Wilkinson said...

Brompton in the yorkshire dales

Ian Murray said...

I like camping in the garden with my kids...and the WIFI reaches the tent!!!

Kelly said...

Thetford Forest

Kristy Leanne Brown said...

Wales and the Black Forest in Germany

Robert Price said...

Anglesey

lindsey stuart said...

I enjoy camping up in the bin forest which is just over the hill from my house, lots of fun and quite spooky too LOL!!!!

Sj Wesley said...

Barmouth <3

Margaret Dring said...

I love camping in The Forest of Dean

vicky said...

Italy

zebedee01 said...

In the garden lol, or somewhere by the seaside!

Karis said...

The woods

Karen Lloyd said...

The Lake District

billy lovell said...

A local place called Pendle hill, where the pendle witches used to live!

Monika said...

Isle of Wight

Jessica Newman said...

france

lois levy said...

Whitby

leighanne tossell said...

on dartmoor , which is close to us :)

Lani Nash said...

In the back garden :)

Tazzy Keen said...

wales

Rachel Blackburn said...

The Dales

Trudi Flint said...

Lake District

Paul said...

On the beach on the Abel Tasman

Jessica Edmunds said...

new forest xx

Sue Carter said...

The New Forest

Jane Middleton said...

forest of dean

tubbyj said...

new forest

David Price said...

Corsica

David Price said...

My son would love this prize

Lynn Neal said...

france

Natalie White said...

I love camping on the beach! My goddaughter's brother, who would LOVE this prize, likes camping in his back garden! :)

KATE SABIN-BURNS said...

near the sea!

Jacqueline Roberts said...

The Lake district

Joanne Evans said...

The New Forest

Cheryl Fothergill said...

We live very close the the Lake District so it as to be there, cant always guarantee the weather but its stunning

chirag said...

new forest

Ann Kennedy said...

We love to go camping to a wee place near Kirkcudbright, only a short drive from where we live but far enough that you feel you are on holiday.

Angela Morgan said...

The New Forest

Diana said...

The Lake District :)

Chris Fletcher said...

I love camping in Devon by the coast

champaklal lad said...

Australia

sarah eastham said...

this time of year? the front room :D

Simon Orme said...

Scarborough

kelly said...

santa pod racetrack with the hubby and daughter xxx

Erica Price said...

Shell Island

Hayley Todd said...

I love camping anywhere in Snowdonia - why not, when we have such beautiful scenery right on our doorstep :-)

jo1h said...

Glastonbury!!

Kirsty Greer said...

Anywhere here on the Isle of Wight

Stacey@Nobody Said It Was Easy said...

We've not been camping yet but it's something I would like to do

jokow said...

The Lake District

Erica Field said...

The lake district

Anita Roberts said...

Bath and west showground x

Claire Thomson Little said...

loch lomond :)

aaron said...

love to win

Mark Tebbutt said...

fab prize

Happy Homebird said...

Wales