Prediction of air temperature for thermal comfort of people using sleeping bags: a review

Abstract

Six models for determining air temperatures for thermal comfort of people using sleeping bags were reviewed. These models were based on distinctive metabolic rates and mean skin temperatures. All model predictions of air temperatures are low when the insulation values of the sleeping bag are high. Nevertheless, prediction variations are greatest for the sleeping bags with high insulation values, and there is a high risk of hypothermia if an inappropriate sleeping bag is chosen for the intended conditions of use. There is, therefore, a pressing need to validate the models by wear trial and determine which one best reflects ordinary consumer needs.

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Huang, J. Prediction of air temperature for thermal comfort of people using sleeping bags: a review. Int J Biometeorol 52, 717–723 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-008-0180-5

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Keywords

  • Human body
  • Outdoor environment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermal comfort