The Traveler’s Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep

Global Citizen By Stefan Zechner October 13, 2017

Whether it’s scratchy sheets at a hostel in Bangkok or a bone-chilling night at Joshua Tree National Park, every budget traveler comes across challenging sleeping conditions.

If you’re headed on a new adventure, discover why a set of travel liners should come along for the ride.

What Are Travel Liners?

Travel liners are sleep sacks that line bedding and sleeping bags. They’re a lightweight solution for comfort, warmth, and germophobia.

Travel liners are generally made from four fabrics:

  1. Synthetic: Moisture-wicking, breathable materials keep your skin dry in warm, humid environments. They also stretch, making them perfect for sleepers prone to tossing and turning.
  1. Cotton: The most economical option, cotton liners are durable and strong. The adaptable, absorbent fabric works in any climate, but it’s not the lightest choice.
  1. Fleece: Fleece adds additional insulation to sleeping bags or budget beds. Depending on the brand, that could mean five to 25 extra degrees of snuggly warmth.
  1. Silk: Silk liners are the most lightweight, luxurious, and compact option. The breathable material is also ideal for fluctuating temperatures, but silk is usually the most expensive.

The Benefits

No matter which type you choose, a travel liner will surely improve your next trip. You can even use them as stand-alone bedding. Check out some of their key benefits below:

  • Hygienic: Travel sheets protect against germs, dirt, and harsh laundry chemicals. Plus, they’re easily washable.
  • Versatile: Different materials adapt to changing weather conditions and sleeping situations.

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