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Hello! We are a couple about to embark on a year long journey to Europe. We will be traveling out of our packs, and we have a few questions about what choice in sleeping bags to make. We will be staying in hostels/couchsurfing a lot of the time, but there will also be a lot of tent camping along the way. Since we are traveling as a couple, it is essential that they zip together. We would like them to be as light as possible, but at the same time we want to get the most warmth out of the weight that we can carry.

1. Would you recommend getting waterproof bags? We've heard a lot about waterproof bags trapping moisture inside them, and having problems when it's really cold out, but we're also concerned about the frequent rainy days in Europe.

2. Should we go with down or synthetic material?

3. We've read that a bag with a left zipper will zip with a bag with a right zipper - is there any way to determine a left/right zip through online ordering? Our local outdoor outfitters are very sparse.

4. Are sleeping pads necessary? Are they only for warmth, or do they aid in comfort as well?

5. We've seen a lot of variations in temperature ratings of sleeping bags. We aren't trying to camp in blizzards, but do we need to go for a zero degree bag for camping in the fall/winter in Europe?

We would love to know any options and opinions you have to give. As far as price goes, we'd like to hear about the top of the line gear but realistically, we are traveling on a budget and are more likely to purchase something in the mid-range.

Thanks so much in advance,
Kat & Joseph :)

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