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Old 08-01-13, 06:52 AM
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Silk Sheets?

When my wife and I tour we use 1 sleeping bag,a cotton sheet that is fitted to cover the pads and a cotton top sheet.
While on tour,to Denmark, we started thinking about changing from cotton to silk sheets.
We would like to hear from anyone who uses silk.
Thanks!
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I use a silk liner in my sleeping bag in the winter months, I have also used it as a stand alone bag in the warmer months. I have a short tour planned for late this winter in NC, I may forgo the sleeping bag and use my silk liner and a down comforter.

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I wore 'silk weight' Patagonia's base layer as PJs in my sleeping bag ,

you could get similar, long underwear, tops and bottoms in natural silk too.
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I have the Sea to Summit Silk "Traveler" liner. I love it. It is very compact and comfortable.
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Free, for the taking , discarded, got a torn one of those, thrown away,

I suppose, after person's feet got tangled in it, and it ripped.

the PJ, of course, toss and turn with me, in the bag..
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Even though it's nice, I tend to destroy silk too fast. My prefer is Merino wool liner, if you can find it.
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For some reason I prefer sleeping with cotton.
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Originally Posted by wahoonc
I use a silk liner in my sleeping bag in the winter months, I have also used it as a stand alone bag in the warmer months. I have a short tour planned for late this winter in NC, I may forgo the sleeping bag and use my silk liner and a down comforter.

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Love my silk liner. I too use it as a stand alone bag when it is warmer when I am camping. It weighs very little and is very small. I was able to find one that was nice and long for my 6'2" frame as well. One of my favorite pieces of gear.
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I own a silk liner, I need to re-stitch it into a bag shape, but am debating that, as right now its just a big sheet. I like it, it keeps things cleaner, and I have used it as a stand alone bag. I might take it on a bus with me on an upcoming 22 hour ride. I like its benefits enough that even being very weight weenie'ish its worth it to me. It will help bring the rating of my extremely light and inadequate down bag up a bit and so forth. It can get tangled a little in the middle of the night getting up to pee, but that's life.
Personally I like to sleep with scratchy wool blankets at home. Strange I know, but rough itchy stuff does not bother me.
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Use a silk cocoon sack during the summer - it is comfortable - some how it seems cool when the tent temp is 85 and warm when it is 55.
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