sleeping bag


Definition of sleeping bag 

: a bag that is warmly lined or padded for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent

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The top resembles a sleeping bag, with a collapsible heel for midnight bathroom runs. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "5 camping finds: More comfort and better sleep," 29 May 2018 Members left approximately 90 tents, several sleeping bags, ice chests and all manner of garbage at the camp site. The Oregonian/oregonlive,, "University of Oregon student, 21, found dead at Shasta Lake," 19 May 2018 An array of apparel went on sale last month, and Backcountry’s first tent and sleeping bag hit virtual shelves today. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "Testing’s New Camping Gear," 1 June 2018 The sleeping bag liner is one of the most underrated pieces of gear. Graham Averill, Outside Online, "Why You Should Always Use a Sleeping Bag Liner," 1 June 2018 For example, a lightweight camping chair will seem like a comfortable recliner at the end of a long day, while a French press coffee maker just might make rolling out of the sleeping bag in the morning a bit easier too. Kraig Becker, Popular Mechanics, "8 Things to Know Before You Hike the Appalachian Trail," 1 Mar. 2017 The van is packed with a tent, screen tent, sleeping bags, tubs of food and supplies and campground cooking gear. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Family's breakneck vacation is hitting every Wisconsin park and forest in one week," 26 June 2018 Among Canada’s targets: orange juice, soy sauce, sleeping bags, and inflatable boats. Washington Post,, "Trump said to plan confrontational approach with world leaders at economic summit," 7 June 2018 Down sleeping bags with a high fill count are remarkably light and pack down to almost nothing. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "Put Together Your Next Backpacking Setup for $300," 1 June 2018

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1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sleeping bag was in 1850

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English Language Learners Definition of sleeping bag

: a warm, long bag that is used for sleeping outdoors or in a tent

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Kids Definition of sleeping bag

: a large fabric bag that is warmly lined for sleeping outdoors or in a camp or tent

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