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Sleep outside in winter - a real nature experience

Sleep outdoors in the freezing cold? For me, that's pure pleasure! It just depends on the right setup.
Sleeping outside in winter with the SkyHeia with a little ice on the roof.
This is what SkyHeia looked like the morning after the first icy night of the year.

Sleeping outside in winter? For me personally, this is actually not an unusual event. On the contrary, I sleep outside on the terrace or in the garden for about two thirds of the year. Whether alone or with my youngest daughter, who also finds great pleasure in experiencing the freshness of the night. Faithfully we are usually accompanied by my dog Laika, whom we prepare a place in the basket next to us.

Sleeping outside in winter

Last night I made myself comfortable outside again, despite temperatures below freezing. The cold doesn't play a big role here, by the way. What matters is the right setup. I cover the mattress with a fleece blanket. That way, you have a warming feeling right after getting into bed, despite the cold. I also cover the lush down-filled Plümo with a fleece blanket to retain heat. Despite the sub-zero temperatures, I was warm all night - even without thick socks. However, I usually wear a sleeping cap at such low temperatures, so that my upper mind also remains at temperature.

Im Unterschied zu Outdoor-Schlafgelegenheiten wie einer Isomatte hat die SkyHeia den Vorteil dass sie, wie ein richtiges Bett, einen Abstand zum Boden hat. Das verhindert, dass die Kälte des Bodens in Deinen Körper kriecht.

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I used last night to test the prototype of a new accessory for the SkyHeia: the exchange guard. A transparent film attached to the frame that also carries the SkyHeia's insect screen prevents moisture from condensing onto the bed, making the fabric feel uncomfortably damp in the morning. Last night I would have woken up with a thin crust of ice on the bed otherwise. Again, I don't mind much as long as it stays dry and warm under the covers, but the swap protection definitely makes my sleeping experience more pleasant.

Night is colder than outside

Sleeping amidst the elements makes the experience of nature even more intense. When you experience wind and weather, rain and snow, up close and personal and still stay comfortably warm and dry, it's super cozy. Outside, nature is running riot, but I lie comfortably in bed and can observe and feel the spectacle of nature directly, but still protected. The outdoor sleeping experience is even more intense than in dry and warm surroundings in the summer.

Die SkyHeia ist aus dem Bedürfnis entstanden, möglichst viele Nächte im Jahr draußen schlafen zu können. Ein Zubehör wie der Tau- und Regenschutz werden mir und anderen Frischluft-Fans künftig erlauben, noch mehr Nächte inmitten der Natur zu schlafen.

Ich freu mich drauf!

PS: Der Tau- und Regenschutz wird voraussichtlich im Februar 2022 in den Verkauf gehen. Aber auch ohne dieses Zubehör ist das Draußen Schlafen im Winter ein echtes Vergnügen. Der the insect protection ist bereits jetzt in unserem Online-Shop erhältlich.

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