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Subject Topic: Duvalay sleeping bags
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via mobile 01/12/2023 at 6:51am
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We donít have fixed bed just the seats as two singles . We have duvets


01/12/2023 at 4:08pm
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I'm another one who doesn't 'get' the point of Duvalays. To me they seem a bit 'emperors's new clothes' and unable to grasp how/why they improve upon having some kind of mat/mattress/topper, fitted sheet and duvet. that can be rolled up like a ... bedding roll... which we used to do at Guide camps complete with groundsheets). With the DIY 'deconstructed duvalay' one is able to kick feet out both ways and at the foot if hot rather than having one side imprisoned. That might be a personal 'thing' as I hate mummy-style sleeping bags and ones that don't unzip at the foot.

I'd be intrigued to know the benefits .

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via mobile 02/12/2023 at 9:26am
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Todayís UKCS advent calendar is a Duvalay. Informative wee video, and the text description is also clear that there are no zips.
I guess itís the speed & convenience of rolling out just one item, rather than building up the layers every night (like we do).
OH is a hot sleeper, so I need to wash the bed topper after each trip; not sure how easy it is to wash the Duvalay memory foam??

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02/12/2023 at 11:59am
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I'm another 'hot bod' that likes to be able to spill out of the bedding to cool off, hate the notion of a 'mummy' sleeping bag and would never buy one! Most of the time my sleeping bag is unzipped and just lying across me so I can instantly flip it open WHEN I get too hot, and it's deliberately a cheap one that is not too effectively insulating, probably only really a 2 season one, maybe a poor 3 season one!
Absolutely can't sleep if too hot.

My whinging that I never win anything on the Advent competition will likely bite me on the bum, and I'll win the one thing I absolutely DON'T want!


via mobile 02/12/2023 at 12:16pm
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I don't want one either. We use ordinary bedclothes.


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via mobile 02/12/2023 at 6:01pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 02/12/2023
I don't want one either. We use ordinary bedclothes.



We could always use a spare - happy to take it off your hands


via mobile 02/12/2023 at 6:14pm
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I will bear that in mind...


via mobile 02/12/2023 at 9:48pm
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We love them. We have summer weight duvets but they're fine for all year round although you could add a blanket etc if you were chilly in winter.

So comfy and easy to pack away and store during the day in our Transporter.


03/12/2023 at 7:58am
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I made our own version of the real thing. I bought 4 cheap quilt covers. 2 of the quilt covers were used as intended and the other two made the cover for the memory foam mattress.

Didn't use zips but industrial strength press studs to hold the duvet to the mattress. I also got 2 mattress covers from ebay and just cut them to size to provide a bit of a barrier between us and the foam.

The reason I wanted them was for the ease of just rolling them out and hopping into bed. The mattress was the right width for the bench seats and it meant that in the 40C temperatures in the south of France we were not sweating onto the upholstery as we had 4" of mattress below us.

Worked well for us for 4 years. Never used more then a summer weight quilt as we had an oil heater which was kept on low overnight.

I hope I have described this process well enough for someone to follow. I still have a picture of them as I was so proud of myself.



via mobile 03/12/2023 at 2:16pm
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That looks very cosy
I do the same roll out mattress cover on two seats duvets I made covers with press studs x


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via mobile 03/12/2023 at 3:21pm
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Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 02/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 02/12/2023
I don't want one either. We use ordinary bedclothes.



We could always use a spare - happy to take it off your
hands


Sorry, didn't win it.








03/12/2023 at 4:54pm
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We use the two front seats as single beds and just throw a sleeping bag and a pillow on each. Does us fine and takes 2 minutes at the most. I appear to be the opposite to most as I really feel the cold, more so than my wife, but heat doesn't really bother me much at all unless it is really extreme. It would have to be absolutely baking to keep me awake, heat is more likely to send me off, but if it is too cold that will definitely keep me awake.


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via mobile 03/12/2023 at 8:51pm
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If you make up the two front seats where do you put the seat backs . I usually put mine on the foot against the seats .


03/12/2023 at 10:13pm
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Quote: Originally posted by nora on 03/12/2023
If you make up the two front seats where do you put the seat backs . I usually put mine on the foot against the seats .



There is a single dinette across the back of our caravan, we usually put the seat backs across there. It's a 4 berth van, but there are only the two of us so we won't need the dinette until we have our breakfast.

The arrangement suits us fine as it enables either of us to get up in the night, if necessary, without disturbing the other one too much.


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Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 03/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 02/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 02/12/2023
I don't want one either. We use ordinary bedclothes.



We could always use a spare - happy to take it off your
hands


Sorry, didn't win







Ah well, worth a try
Fingers crossed you win a prize you would make use of.

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via mobile 04/12/2023 at 8:13am
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Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 04/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 03/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by bofs on 02/12/2023
Quote: Originally posted by Mrs. Bonce on 02/12/2023
I don't want one either. We use ordinary bedclothes.



We could always use a spare - happy to take it off your
hands


Sorry, didn't win







Ah well, worth a try
Fingers crossed you win a prize you would make use of.

Post last edited on 04/12/2023 08:00:03


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