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    Terms: Warm Sleeper or Cold Sleeper?

    Sorry for my ignorance but I'm never heard of these two terms before...

    Can someone enlighten me by defining "warm sleeper" & "cold sleeper?"

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    Its a comparison between two types of people. At any given temperature a "warm sleeper" will have less cloths/sheet/blankets/lighter sleeping bag/smaller pad than a "cold sleeper". I get warm when I sleep (a warm sleeper) my wife gets cold (cold sleeper). Our the current temp in our house is something like 72 degrees. I will kick of all the blankets and sheets on our bed and I still sweat, she has layers of blankets on her in order to stay warm.
    As far as camping goes if you are a cold sleeper you are going to need a lower rated sleeping bag/UQ than what forcasted temps are in order to stay warm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadtorque View Post
    Its a comparison between two types of people. At any given temperature a "warm sleeper" will have less cloths/sheet/blankets/lighter sleeping bag/smaller pad than a "cold sleeper". I get warm when I sleep (a warm sleeper) my wife gets cold (cold sleeper). Our the current temp in our house is something like 72 degrees. I will kick of all the blankets and sheets on our bed and I still sweat, she has layers of blankets on her in order to stay warm.
    As far as camping goes if you are a cold sleeper you are going to need a lower rated sleeping bag/UQ than what forcasted temps are in order to stay warm
    Thanks for answering my question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kankujoe View Post
    Thanks for answering my question...
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    Not so simple. There are department warm and cold sleepers. I hate a hot night, but on a cold one, need just to keep shoulders out of the breeze and toes warm, and I'm set. Shoulders and toes, Am I a warm or cold sleeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    Not so simple. There are department warm and cold sleepers. I hate a hot night, but on a cold one, need just to keep shoulders out of the breeze and toes warm, and I'm set. Shoulders and toes, Am I a warm or cold sleeper?
    You sound like a warm sleeper to me.

    On a recent trip...

    A friend of mine used a zero degree bag and still thought it was cold out. (he is a cold sleeper)

    I was in a 35 degree bag just a few feet away on the same night. I was comfortable. (It was about 40 degrees out... so I am normal or warm sleeper)

    It all relates to how you feel and is a subjective term used to help others decide if they will feel hot or cold under given conditions. (i.e. You just covered you shoulders and toes and were comfortable(warm sleeper); but, on the same night my friend would be bundled up in fleece in a zero degree bag and still complain about being cold. (Cold Sleeper))

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    Falls under the same kind of definition like far sighted / near sighted.
    A good example, if your married or live with a significant other that you share the bed with, in my world its my wife. 90 degrees out and she needs four blankets to be "cozy", as she put it last night. I was laying there sweating, no blankets, fan blowing in my face.

    No matter what the temps are she like lots of blankets, = cold sleeper.
    Me, I'll sleep in my underwear at 40 degrees = (bad visual) warm sleeper.
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    I base my definition of warm or cold sleeper by the person's level of comfort vs. the rating of the gear they are using. Sure, there are other influences like site selection, type of tarp, and additional layering. But, I still think it's the broadest and easiest to measure definition of cold vs. warm sleepers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    I base my definition of warm or cold sleeper by the person's level of comfort vs. the rating of the gear they are using. Sure, there are other influences like site selection, type of tarp, and additional layering. But, I still think it's the broadest and easiest to measure definition of cold vs. warm sleepers.

    It's 103 degrees here today, if you're a cold sleeper you're dead!

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    Quote Originally Posted by texron View Post
    It's 103 degrees here today, if you're a cold sleeper you're dead!

    90s here this week, but drops back into the high 50s at night.

    I LOVE THIS STATE!
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