Camping in Your Car? 4 Ways to Make this the Best Road Trip Yet!

May 04, 2018

Camping in Your Car? 4 Ways to Make this the Best Road Trip Yet!

Sometimes you want to just be spontaneous and not worry about packing all of your camp sleeping gear. Sleeping in a tent is great for mountain and lake trips; however, sleeping in your car is a completely different adventure! And who really wants to spend time setting up a tent if you arrive at your destination at night? Any takers? None? We thought so! From a few safety tips to comfort, we’ve got a few ideas to make camping in your car feel as homey as possible.

Rent  A Parking Space

Looking to save a few extra dollars? Sometimes it’s just safer to eat the extra cost of renting a camping space for your car. Calling it a night on the side of a road or an empty parking lot is free but it also is just a tad bit dangerous.

Snuggle Up

Once you’ve doubled back because you missed that last exit and the next one wasn’t for another two miles, you can finally relax. Step out of your car and catch the sunset. Unpack your Selk’bag and pillows and snuggle up. You can fold the seats in your car to give yourself a flat surface to sleep on for the night. Either zip your Selk’bag completely or wear it half zipped and use a pillow for head support. I

Keep Energized 

If your plan to is to run the battery of your car all night in an effort to charge your electronics, then you just might wake up the next morning having to hitch a ride. Bring a solar panel or a rechargeable battery along with you to keep all of your devices at 100%. Nothing sucks more than having to memorize the next 10 set of directions because your GPS just died on you, again!

Ventilate

Chances are that the windows in your car will begin to fog up. While this may be fun to write little messages in the window, it does not allow for air circulation. Reward yourself after a long drive by inviting fresh air into your vehicle. If you have company, then you probably don’t want to breathe in the same hot air as your family and friends for the next 8 hours.

Just try to let loose and have fun!



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Size Chart

Kids (Ages 7+)

Please note, Selk'bag Kids models are intended for children ages 7 years and older.

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer and for ensuring the safety of your child.  A bag that is too large for your child can represent a tripping risk when your child attempts to walk in the bag. 

Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for children of average weight as sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a child of below average weight with a taller frame, similar to a child of average weight and a shorter frame. Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


Kids Medium:
Minimum Height: 4'0"  / 122 cm
Maximum Height: 4'6" / 137 cm

Kids Large: *
Minimum Height: 4'6"    / 137 cm
Maximum Height: 4'11" / 150 cm

* Please note, Kids size Large is significantly less wide than the Adult size Small.  An adult that measures between 4'6" and 4'11" should use the Adult Small over Kids Large.

 

Adult

A proper fit is essential to fully enjoying all the Selk'bag has to offer.  Please note, that the sizing recommendations are meant for people of average weight and sizing is impacted by user weight.  For example, a Selk'bag will fit a person of below average weight with a taller frame that exceeds the guidelines.  Likewise, a person of above average weight will require a bag meant for someone taller.


In-between sizes?  Please first consider the weight recommendations in the previous paragraph.  Second, please understand that a looser fit is better for more comfortable sleeping, while a tighter fit is better for mobility - but may restrict sleeping comfort if booties are left on.

We always recommend to size up if you are not completely sure. It's better to have a little bit more room while using your Selk'bag!

 

Size Small
Fits up to 4’11’’ / 150 cm Tall
It can fit up to 5'4'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Medium
Fits up to 5’5’’ / 165 cm Tall
If you are between 4'11'' and 5'5'' this is your size. It can fit up to 5'9'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size Large
Fits up to 5’11’’ / 180 cm Tall

If you are between 5'5'' and 5'11'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'1'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large
Fits up to 6’4’’ / 193 cm Tall
If you are between 5'11'' and 6'4'' this is your size. It can fit up to 6'5'' if you intend to use it without booties

 

Size X-Large Wide
Same as X-Large, but for heavier body types (approx +2'' in girth throughout the torso vs X-Large)

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