We have all been there at one stage in our travel life: you have been travelling for hours, possibly next to a screaming baby for the entire time, you are tired and all you want to do is to fall into your comfy hotel room bed. But often for those of us who can’t afford five star hotels life isn’t always that simple: instead of those crisp white sheets that you’ve been dreaming of you are met by unidentifiable stains on the pillow, even more unidentifiable hair on the sheets, and my personal nightmare experience from a hostel in Malaysia – bed bugs in the mattress.

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One of those unidentifiable stains on a sheet. Luckily I had my Lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner.

So what do you do? You can try complaining to the hostel management or upgrading to a fancier hotel, but that is not always possible. There have been numerous times when I arrived somewhere in the middle of the night or really early in the morning and the last thing I wanted to do was to roam the dark, unknown streets in search for a new hotel. Also, and I think this may have something to do with the fact that I have lived in uber-polite Britain for too long, but I often feel too embarrassed to complain about a hair on my sheets.

Which is why I always take a sleeping bag liner with me on my travels, because it at least protects me from dubious looking stains and unidentified bodily hairs (UBHs). I have previously used a cotton one which was a bit bulky and also either too cold or too warm, depending on the climate. So when I was offered the opportunity by Millets to write a Lifeproof silk sleeping bag liner review I didn’t have to think twice.

lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner review

Silk is a great material as it keeps you incredibly warm in colder climates, but it will also keep you cool in hotter climates. I have tested this Lifeventure sleeping bag liner over the past four months during my South America trip and I have used it in endless hostel beds either as a protection from all kinds of nastiness or as an extra layer in the freezing cold Andean nights. I have also used it inside a rented sleeping bag, because I find it more hygienic.

What I really like about this sleeping bag liner is that you can wrap it completely around the pillow, which means that you won’t have to readjust the liner all night long when it has slipped off the pillow. This one stays on firmly all night long, so your face is protected and it feels really lovely having your skin on smooth silk all night.

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For me the probably most useful function of the Lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner is probably its special EX3 treatment, which keeps all kinds of creepy crawlies, including mosquitos and bed bugs, away from you all night long. In fact I recently stayed in a fairly cheap hostel in Arequipa where most of my volunteering friends got covered in bed bug bites while I didn’t get a single bite. This treatment is magical.

Silk sleeping bag liners are not exactly cheap. This one costs £50/US$84, however, having used a much cheaper cotton version before I would now always go with the silk version. You really get what you pay for and this silk sleeping bag liner made my entire South America backpacking trip so much more comfortable.

lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner ex3 treated

My verdict of the Lifeventure sleeping bag liner is that it is very compact, extremely comfortable, and ideal for any backpacker trip, whether in colder or hotter climates or whether it includes camping or just hostel beds.

And the even better news? One lucky reader can now win one of these beauties worth £50/US$84. All you need to do is like our Facebook page. If you would like to quadruple your chances of winning you can also follow us on Twitter, share this post on Twitter, or leave a comment below. Please use the Punchtab widget below so that your likes, comments etc. get registered. I will keep the competition open for 14 days from today and will contact the winner who will be randomly drawn. I hope you found this Lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner review useful and if you decide to take part in the competition, very best of luck!

Thanks very much to Millets for providing this give-away. I was not asked to write a favourable review, but I was genuinely impressed by this sleeping bag liner.

 

About Tammyonthemove

Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

28 Thoughts on “Exclusive give away: Win a Lifeventure silk sleeping bag liner

  1. You are right in what you say when comparing cotton to silk. Spending months at a time in sleeping bags every night, you certainly notice the difference!
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  2. Mary on May 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm said:

    I’d love to win it! Especially for hostel stays or places where I just would rather not get IN the provided bedding! I think train travel would be great with this as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

    • Tammyonthemove on May 11, 2014 at 10:13 pm said:

      Oh yes, it would be great for train and bus rides. Especially the freezing cold ones in South America. Good luck!

  3. Wow, this sounds amazing! With all of the traveling I have ahead of me in the next few months, a lot of which involves hostels, camping, and overnights on busses, this sounds perfect. I just love how easy it is to keep silk clean, and as someone who always manages to get the one bed with bed bugs (I cannot even tell you how many times I have been bitten… yuck!), having something to actually keep them away sounds like paradise. Fingers crossed and thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! 🙂

  4. wow never heard of that! Very cool. Will have to look into it for sure since I usually stay in hostels. Thankfully (knock on wood) no bed bug problems yet!

  5. This genuinely sounds like a great thing for a traveller (but am still disturbed by the bugs in Malaysia!)

  6. I love this liner. Between the bug protection and the pillow cover, I’m sold! Silk liners saves a lot of weight and space. The cost becomes pretty minimal when priced out over several months of backpacking.

    • Tammyonthemove on May 12, 2014 at 9:06 pm said:

      Exactly Vanessa. I’d rather pay a little more for something that is really good quality than having to re-purchase products all the time.

  7. I had a sleeping bag liner that I got in Vietnam, and it was useful for so many things! Lost it though….so I’d love to win this one! 🙂
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  8. I’ve never though about it before, can be very useful in hostels.
    However, US$84 bites.
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    • Tammyonthemove on May 12, 2014 at 9:00 pm said:

      It may seem like a lot of money, but it is because it is made of silk, one of the most expensive materials in the world. I personally think it us worth every penny though, plus if you are lucky you may get one for free. 🙂

  9. Oh wow. I’d love to win this sleeping bag.
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  10. I’d love to take this with me to SEA!
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  11. I remember travelling to New York in Nov 2013 and arriving to a very grim hotel.
    It was only for one layover night before my flight back home. I would have loved to had this silk liner that night.
    I hardly slept. What a place….. ewwww.
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    • Tammyonthemove on May 19, 2014 at 12:32 pm said:

      Yikes, sounds horrible Molly! It feels like sleeping in a protective bubble when you have a silk sleeping bag liner. 🙂

  12. I’ve been wanting one of these for ages! Protects against bedbugs and other icky stuff, and doesn’t get too hot in warm climates. I’m a hostel girl, so I’d use it just about everywhere I go!
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  13. Anna Thompson on December 7, 2017 at 2:10 am said:

    Sleeping liners really come in handy, it prevents your bag from stinking from sweat and regular use. I found one on Amazon. I am using it every time I travel, this is the most comfortable liner I have.

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