Yeah, I know. Sleeping bags nowadays are getting pretty darn expensive. Lucky for you, I have done a little bit of research and I can give you two nice tips on how to get cheap sleeping bags for camping.
Yes, to get the best deals available, you will have to brave the beast known as the internet. If you manage to get over that fact, you can really find some nice deals here. The internet is filled with people who buy that brand new sleeping bag you have been eyeing, use it once, decide they don’t like camping, then throw it up on Ebay, Craig’s List, Kajiji, you name it. Because they just want to get rid of it, lots of people will list their bag for next to nothing in hopes it will go fast. All you have to do is take the time to sift through all of the ads until you find that really cheap one. Of course, if you don’t want to deal with people, you can always order one from Amazon. The prices will likely be closer to actual retail prices, but you can still save some money if you choose to go that route.
Buy At the Right Time
If you prefer to just buy your sleeping bag from the store, you also have a chance to save money there as well. All you have to do is be smart about it. Don’t go walking into the store in the middle of July and expect to walk out happy. If you want a sleeping bag for the summer, buy it in winter and vice versa. There is significantly less demand in the offseason for items like these, so stores need to lower the price to meet the demand. It’s simple economics and you stand a chance to save a bunch of money if you have a basic idea of when the prices will be the lowest.
So, in conclusion, if the thought of buying brand new sleeping bags for camping turns your stomach, follow one of these tips and you are guaranteed to walk away with a deal. Now go out and enjoy some outdoor adventures!