Schlafsack Wissen 2 – Wie wird ein Schlafsack getestet!?

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How accurate are the T to the sleeping bags?

 The T data (read here the previous article) already give a classification all sleeping in a same evaluation infected. Of course, it does not give us back what we will feel in the sleeping bag. Because is not tested under real conditions but with dummies in a laboratory. On the side of McKinley an outdoor equipment (www.McKingley.de), this method is more specifically illustrated and described as follows. 

“… werdenFür As tested sleeping bags to EN 13537 temperature test according to EN 13537 is a life-size doll (based on the” standard man “and the” standard woman “middle-aged, medium height and medium weight) with heating elements and temperature sensors as well as in long underwear and a cap fitted. Then the doll comes into the sleeping bag. This is located on a sleeping mat in a climate-controlled room. The doll is up to human body temperature warmed up. Both the temperature of the air in the climate chamber as well as those on the “skin” of the doll are measured. the thermal insulation of the sleeping bag is determined from these measurements. The results are decisive for four EN-temperature ranges: upper edge – the temperature at which the standard man can sleep without excessive sweating. This area is without a sleeping bag hood and zipper open ermittelt.Komfortbereich – the temperature at which the norm woman in a relaxed position comfortably sleep kann.Unterer edge – the temperature at which the standard man for eight hours in a curled position without wake up sleeping kann.Überlebensbereich- the minimum temperature at which the standard woman (considering frostbite on skin non-excluded) six hours without the risk of death by hypothermia can endure. Only a sleeping bag that matches 100% with the requirements of EN 13537 must bear the CE mark on the product or hangtag. Lower temperature limit – the temperature at which the standard man to sleep for eight hours to wake up in a curled position without kann.Überlebensbereich- the minimum temperature at which the norm woman six hours without the risk of death (by supercooling with frostbite on the skin not be excluded) can withstand. Only a sleeping bag that matches 100% with the requirements of EN 13537 must bear the CE mark on the product or hangtag. Lower temperature limit – the temperature at which the standard man to sleep for eight hours to wake up in a curled position without kann.Überlebensbereich- the minimum temperature at which the norm woman six hours without the risk of death (by supercooling with frostbite on the skin not be excluded) can withstand. Only a sleeping bag that matches 100% with the requirements of EN 13537 must bear the CE mark on the product or hangtag.

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What does this tell us? Our Personal T-VALUE?

 Which temperatures mean for us, the standards in the real life and reflect we will have to try out themselves. 

The following applies Gently grope and prefer to be on the road with back-up / reserve and never go right in the limit before not certain is what temperatures endured personally in the sleeping bag.

 

 

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