A sleeping bag liner that doubles as a sleep sheet and a blanket and protects you from mosquitoes too? Once you take this piece of kit on your next backpacking adventure, you’ll wonder what you ever did without it!
Any experienced traveller will tell you that a soft, comfortable sleep liner is a must have on any trip. These lightweight pieces of kit are perfect for carrying around as they do not take up much space in your pack, don’t add much weight at all, and most importantly provide a wide range of useful functions.
If you are traipsing from hostel to hostel on your round the world adventure, then you know that from time to time you will come across a place to rest your head where you just feel the need to have your own sheet to lay on top of instead of the one supplied. You will often need a blanket for those air con filled night buses and sometimes it’s just nice to have your own inner liner if you need to rent out a sleeping bag on an extended trek.
The Nosilife Sleep liner fulfills all of those requirements and then some.
As a qualified nurse one of the most common topics I get asked about is malaria, and in my travel clinic I often spend a lot of time explaining the importance of mosquito bite prevention and using every method available to you to protect yourself from bites in areas where they are known to be a problem, whether that is using DEET spray or sleeping under a net.
This is because in mosquito infected areas there is far more to worry about than just malaria. Apart from leaving a nasty welt which can be painful and itchy, mosquitoes can also carry dengue fever, Chikungunya, Japanese encephalitis, yellow fever and more. That is why it is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites as well as malaria.
And that is why I absolutely love this sleep liner.
Because it also protects you from mosquitoes too.
What is Nosilife?
Nosilife is a unique system where a variety of clothing and materials are infused with a permanent insect repellent membrane that lasts for the lifetime of the product itself. This treatment provides up to 90% protection from mosquitoes and other biting insects, which means it can significantly reduce your risk of getting bitten in the first place, and that is absolutely key to protecting yourself from insect borne diseases.
The Nosilife sleep liner is a great piece of kit that frankly every traveller should be adding to their gap year packing lists right now. Even in it’s most basic function as a sleeping bag liner/sleep sheet it works fantastically well, you can use it on its own as a thin blanket, inside a sleeping bag or even in a hammock, and it can easily fit my bulky 6″2 frame into it. The material is silky smooth and comfortable, is cool, breathable and easy to sleep in, and it even has a small hood for a pillow or your head, whichever you prefer.
The fact of the matter is I would be recommending this product if it was just a simple sleep sheet, as I think they are great items for any budget traveller to carry with them on their round the world adventures, but the fact that this has added mosquito protection makes it a no brainer.
The protection is not 100% of course (all Nosilife products are 90% effective), but when used in conjuction with other Nosilife products such as clothing and liberal DEET spray, then the cumulative effect drastically and significantly – and I use both of those terms very specifically – reduces your chances of getting bitten by any insect and as a result reduces your chances of contracting insect borne diseases too.
As a result, I am not only recommending this product as a seasoned long term backpacker and world traveller, but also in my professional role as a qualified nurse too. Do yourself a huge favour and add this essential piece of kit to your gap year packing list now.
Ready to buy? You can get your very own sleep liner here.
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