Interrail: sleeping bag or liner ?

jonnyt84 @ 31-05-2008 19:48

Hi I'm going interrailing throughout july and want to travel as light as possible. i'd like to know whether I actually require a sleeping bag or could do with just a liner. i plan to travel in spain/france/italy and will mainly be staying in hostels.

Any help much appreciated.


SiDUDe @ 31-05-2008 20:03

Ill be in hostels unless at Exit or Garden festivals (which are in Serbian and Croatia) and will only be taking a liner. If its cold I can always put on some more clothes!

Pete @ 01-06-2008 10:46

for the summer months, I always have a thin sleeping bag with me...
this is the new one of me: Ajungilak Mammut Tundra Summer 2008
I already tested it in spring in Portugal (20C) and it was not too hot and not too cold... 🙂

the_fredster @ 01-06-2008 11:37


I went last year in July (and will be again this year). I took just a £5, cheap as it gets, liner and found it great. You can use it on night trains and in hostels. Although lots of hostels provide sheets. As it's doesn't take up much room in your backpack though, i reckon its worth taking.


jonnyt84 @ 01-06-2008 13:16

Thanks everyone!

Think I am going to just take a liner. Can always put on more layers if its cold.

Fredster whereabouts can you get cheap liners? and what is the difference between cotton and silk ones?


the_fredster @ 01-06-2008 17:04

I got mine at millets. It had been reduced. Not really and expert... so wouldn't be sure on silk or cotton. Presume the feel of it - i'd go for cotton as its more breathable (i think).


SiDUDe @ 01-06-2008 19:42

cotton is cheaper (obviously) but also has the tendancy to absorb moisture more than silk, and does not pack down as small, and is a bit heavier. A silk liner will last much longer between washes, and feels oh so goood

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