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What is a Duvalay Sleeping Bag – and why you need one for your next adventure!

Duvalay sleeping bag
Caravan Bedding

What is a Duvalay sleeping bag?

This is a question we get asked all the time – so we thought we’d explain what a Duvalay sleeping bag is- and are they a good bedding option for campervans, motorhomes or caravans?
 
In simple terms, a Duvalay sleeping bag is 2 covers, stitched together to create 2 pockets. One holds a foam mattress topper, the other holds a duvet. This creates a luxury sleeping bag – but unlike a regular sleeping bag, it is only enclosed on 2 sides. Many people find these less constrictive than a traditional sleeping bag.!
 
2 sleeping bags can also lie side by side. If you have the join on the outside they will create a very cosy double sleeping bag for 2.
Use two Duvalay sleeping bags together to form a double

how do i know which Duvalay sleeping bag is right for me?

Options when purchasing

There are 2 main options when purchasing a Duvalay Sleeping Bag. A stand-alone sleeping bag, or a sleeping bag bundle – but what is the difference we hear you ask?! Let us break it down:

Option 1 - Sleeping bag bundle

This is the complete solution, and includes everything you will need in a great value bundle:
 
  • 1 mattress topper
  • A 4.5 tog summer duvet and a 10.5 tog winter duvet
  • 2 covers – so you always have a spare
  • 2 pillowcases
  • A storage bag
  • 2 straps to make storing and transportation even easier
 
Additionally, you can add a pillow.
 
duvalay luxury sleeping bag bundle
Highland auto campers duvalay mattress topper

Option 2 - Sleeping bag bundle

If you don’t need all the extras included in the bundle, then the standalone sleeping bag will be perfect for you. This includes:
 
  • 1 mattress topper
  • Either a 4.5 tog summer duvet or a 10.5 tog winter duvet
  • 1 cover
  • 2 straps for storing and transportation
 
You can add pillows, storage bags, covers, pillowcases and duvets. Although the bundle option usually works out better value!
 
 
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Now you’ve decided on either a bundle or a standalone sleeping bag, you have a few more choices to make…

3 luxury foam options available for my duvalay sleeping bag

Within the Duvalay range, there are 3 main types of foam to choose from. 

Compact memory foam creates the smallest and most compact sleeping bag when packed. It uses the thinnest memory foam mattress topper at 2.5cm and is ideal for most applications. When rolled up, the thickness is 34cm with a summer duvet or 36cm with a winter duvet. This makes it ideal for packing away in small lockers.
 
We use the compact sleeping bags in our campervan hire fleet. They often get a mention when our guests leave us reviews – saying how warm and cosy they are!
 
Our campervans come fitted with the Titan rock and roll bed. This means the Duvalay sleeping bag can be rolled up and stored behind the seat during the day. When it’s time to making up the bed at night, all you do is lower the bed, open the zipped bag, and lay out the sleeping bags!
 
The sleeping surface of the Titan rock and roll bed is very flat. So we find that the 2.5cm compact foam is plenty deep enough for a cosy nights sleep.

Comfort memory foam

The comfort range has a thicker memory foam base available in 2 depths – 4cm and 5 cm. They are perfect for those who do have the extra storage space or for those who have a lumpy or uncomfortable bed.

They will mould better to any lumps and bumps in your mattress, giving the feeling of a luxurious bed. And when rolled up the thickness still comes in at only 36cm with a summer duvet or 38cm with a winter duvet fitted.

If you would like to find out more about the Comfort sleeping bag. Why not check out this video review by Andrew Ditton. He chose one for his own caravan and motorhome adventures.

Freshtec cooling foam

The Freshtec is the most advanced foam available. It is a great alternative to memory foam as it also helps to reduce heat for those who are hot in bed. The open structure allows 30 times more airflow through the foam, helping to keep you cooler. This again comes in 4cm and 5cm thicknesses.
 
When rolled up, the thickness still comes in at only 38cm with a summer duvet and 40cm with a winter duvet.
Duvalay Freshtec Sleeping Bag
Freshtec topper

See a review of the Freshtec by The Trudgians:

What size Duvalay sleeping bag do I need?

There are 3 widths available to suit your bed width,

  • 58cm or 23″
  • 66cm or 26″
  • 77cm or 30″

 

 All the Duvalay sleeping bags are 190cm (6’3”) long so suit most bed sizes….

The choice of duvets

Hollowfibre Duvet

Contains soft clusters of material in a polycotton cover. The hollowfibre duvet is a great choice for everyday comfort.

Microfibre Duvet

This microfibre duvet is soft and light. With a superior touch and feel this duvet is the luxurious choice.

DUVALAY REPLACEMENT DUVET

where else can I use my Duvalay sleeping bag?

Duvalay sleeping bags are not only for leisure vehicles! They are also perfect for camping or glamping trips. Turn your next camping holiday into a luxury experience!
 
They are also perfect for the home, for spare rooms and sofa beds. The foam topper adds an extra layer of comfort, whilst protecting the furnishing. With the added bonus of being easy to pack away and store when not in use…
Highland auto campers duvalay sleeping bag campervan flat bed

The Dinky Duvalay - The Perfect Children's Bedding Option!

And for the little family members – there is the super cute Dinky Duvalay! The same design as the adult version, the unique children’s sleeping bag is suitable for children aged 2 to 8 years. They come in a funky animal design, perfect for boys or girls!

The foam topper is water-resistant – in case of little accidents! The Dinky Duvalay is great for both camping and in the home – perfect for an impromptu sleepover!

Dinky Duvalay Children's Bedding
We hope this has helped explain what a Duvalay Sleeping bag is – and why you need one in your life!
 
In our opinion, they are a fantastic choice for outdoor adventurers! A luxury upgrade from the humble sleeping bag – more convenient than a duvet with a mattress topper. And so easy to pack down and store!
 
If you have any questions about the Duvalay Sleeping Bag – please get in touch with us!
 

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