Best Sleeping Bags

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 16, 2017
Are you looking for the right camping gear? With tents and pads packed, your outdoor overnight experience can be very unpleasant without a proper sleeping bag. We're reviewing the best sleeping bags to help you enjoy camping, no matter how tricky the weather is. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Sleeping Bag Design
Measures
Temperature Rating
Shell
Insulation Fill
Lining
Stuffed Size
Overall Weight
 
PROS
Grizzly sleeping bags for two feature a cozy flannel lining, double-layer offset quilting, and heavy-duty double zippers. These sleeping bags are machine washable. Stuff sacks with compression straps come included with the bags.
CONS
The outer shell of these bags is not waterproof enough for comfortable use in damp weather.
OUR VERDICT
Grizzly double sleeping bags provide plenty of room for two adult campers, your child or pet can join. These big sleeping bags are best for couples and families who often camp together.
detailed parameters
Sleeping Bag Design
Rectangular; Double Sleeping Bag
Measures
90 x 65 inches
Temperature Rating
-25°, 0°, +25° F Sleeping Bags Available
Shell
Cotton Duck Canvas / Ripstop
Insulation Fill
Hollow Microfiber
Lining
100% Cotton Flannel Lining
Stuffed Size
20" x 20" x 24"
Overall Weight
15 pounds
PROS
TETON Sports Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags have an inner pocket for your valuables. They feature a dual layer fill with staggered seams. The zippers open top to bottom and allow you to zip two bags together. The bag comes with an Oxford stuff sack.
CONS
Petite people might find it difficult to keep warm in these large bags.
OUR VERDICT
These spacious, light sleeping bags are designed for occasional outdoor activities. The two Fahrenheit bags can be zipped together for extra space.
detailed parameters
Sleeping Bag Design
Envelope; One-Person Sleeping Bag
Measures
90 x 39 inches
Temperature Rating
-25°, 0°, +20° F Sleeping Bags Available
Shell
Taffeta
Insulation Fill
SuperLoft Elite™ 4-Channel Hollow Fiber
Lining
100% Cotton Flannel Lining
Stuffed Size
17" x 12.5" x 12.5"
Overall Weight
7 pounds
PROS
Coleman sleeping bags are machine washable. They have protected two-way zippers for better ventilation. Comfy hoods will keep your head warm. The bags come with stuff sacks. A 5-year limited warranty is provided.
CONS
These sleeping bags are quite bulky even when stuffed. It can be zipped to only a few other bags.
OUR VERDICT
Coleman North Rim 0-degree sleeping bags are mummy-shaped with comfy semi-hoods, perfect for frequent camping. They can be used extensively as military sleeping bags.
detailed parameters
Sleeping Bag Design
Mummy Bag; One-Person Sleeping Bag
Measures
82 x 32 inches
Temperature Rating
0° F
Shell
Diamond Ripstop Polyester
Insulation Fill
100% Polyester Coletherm
Lining
Polyester
Stuffed Size
17" x 11.2" x 10.5"
Overall Weight
4.6 pounds
PROS
Kelty Tuck 22 sleeping bags have media-integrated storage pockets. The unique Comfort-Tuck Zipper System lets you put your feet out. These are very lightweight sleeping bags with only 3 lbs in total weight.
CONS
The bags aren't suitable for use in winter. They can't be zipped to other bags.
OUR VERDICT
Kelty Tuck 22 are tucked, compact sleeping bags are a good choice for camping amateurs. They are very good backpacking sleeping bags thanks to their light weight and compact size.
detailed parameters
Sleeping Bag Design
Mummy Bag; One-Person Sleeping Bag
Measures
Regular: 72 x 31 inches; Long: 78 x 32 inches
Temperature Rating
+22° F
Shell
75D Polyester Taffeta
Insulation Fill
ThermaPro™ Synthetic
Lining
75D Polyester Taffeta
Stuffed Size
8" x 13"
Overall Weight
3 pounds
PROS
The two sleeping bags can be used separately or zipped together. When used as double sleeping bags, the zipper can be opened from both the inside and outside by each of the sleepers.
CONS
When used separately, these bags provide no space for a pillow.
OUR VERDICT
These sleeping bags are great for family use in the warmer months, they can serve as a blanket or a comfy sleeping bag for two people.
detailed parameters
Sleeping Bag Design
Blanket; Double Sleeping Bag
Measures
2 x 80 x 33 inches
Temperature Rating
+35 to +45° F
Shell
Polyester
Insulation Fill
100% Polyester Triloft II Fiber Fill Insulation
Lining
Plush Micro Polyester
Stuffed Size
14.3" x 18.3" x 21.5"
Overall Weight
10.8 pounds

What is a Sleeping Bag

Are you a passionate camper? Or do you enjoy camping overnight on occasion? Don’t forget to bring your sleeping bag! Camping is all about having a good time and getting lots of positive emotions, so don’t let a bad sleep ruin the mood. Sleeping bags are essential gears for every camper who wants to sleep warm and comfortably. They let you sleep, relax and recover your strength and protect you against overcooling at night. In our sleeping bags review, we focus on what to look for when choosing these essential camping gears and share our shortlist of the best sleeping bags for your warm, comfortable sleep!

For people, traveling a lot, we recommend reading our reviews on camping stoves and headlamps that both can help make your outings more enjoyable. 

What Features to Compare

Choosing a sleeping bag is a relatively simple task if you know exactly where, when, and what for you’re going to use it.

The Temperature Ratings of a sleeping bag is the first parameter we recommend paying attention to. Most manufacturers rate their sleeping bags to help you choose the right one for your preferred season and weather. For example, 4-season sleeping bags with comfort ratings of 25 degree F will keep you warm on a cold winter’s night. 3-season sleeping bags (often rated as 0-degree sleeping bags) will suit for a comfortable outdoor sleep in spring, summer or autumn. The bags rated +25 Degree F will be perfect for summer camping.

The Shape of a sleeping bag is another important parameter. The two most popular types in the market are rectangular, i.e. ‘blanket’ sleeping bags, and tapered, hooded sleeping bags, so-called “Mummy bags”. Rectangular sleeping bags can be zipped from the very top to the very bottom, they can be unzipped completely and used as a comforter or a blanket. These sleeping bags are well suited for simple camping trips, or for people who travel by car. They can also be zipped together with some other sleeping bags for more room. Mummy-type sleeping bags are tapered to the bottom and don’t unzip completely. Thanks to their anatomical shape, such sleeping bags are lightweight and compact, they also retain warmth very well. Mummy bags are hooded, keeping your head warm and protecting you against cold drafts. You might need some time getting used to sleeping in mummy-type sleeping bags, as they aren’t as roomy as rectangular ones. Also, note that some sleeping bags allow connecting two bags. Just zip your two sleeping bags together to cuddle up and sleep comfortably. Just remember to pay attention to the zippers, there are left-side and right-side sleeping bags. Mummy-type sleeping bags are well-suited for backpacking, hiking or mountaineering due to their light weight and great insulation capabilities.

The Materials used in sleeping bags determine where and in what conditions you can use them. Most sleeping bags have a durable outer shell and a softer lining, and are filled with an insulation material. All the materials in sleeping bags must serve to retain warmth and provide comfort to their owners, they have to be both strong and lightweight. The outer shell must be breathable, wear- and water-resistant. Polyester and nylon are most often used for outer shells, keeping the cold weather out. The inner lining must also be breathable and soft, allowing you to sleep comfortably with no excess sweating. Manufacturers generally use cotton, flannel, fleece and nylon fabrics. Insulation fillers are made of quilted natural or synthetic fiber materials. Down sleeping bags provide great warmth insulation. However, the down can shift sometimes, and if a sleeping bag gets wet it might take a long time to dry. Synthetic fillers dry quickly because they do not absorb moisture. Sleeping bags with synthetic fiber insulation are well-compressible and restore their shape quickly, you can even wash them in a washing machine. Durable polyester fibers, having a structure similar to natural down and leaving no cold spots, are distinctive features of best sleeping bags.

Convenience, as regards transportation and use, is a very important thing to consider before you buy your camping gears. The lighter your sleeping bag is, the less trouble you will have taking it with you. Most sleeping bags come with a stuff sack which allows you to compress your bag and free extra space for your other gears. To choose the right sleeping bag to fit you comfortably, add about 6-8 inches to the height and width of your body. For example, children’s sleeping bags have an average size of 28 x 57 inches, teenage bags are usually 28 x 57 inches, the standard adult size is about 29” x 75” or more, and there are larger sleeping bags of about 33 x 78 inches. If you’re traveling with your family, you might want to give a try to double sleeping bags which fit two people comfortably. Also, pay attention to the additional features, such as convenient zippers, inner pockets, and other extras which will facilitate the use of your sleeping bag.

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Review of Black Pine Grizzly 40008-P Two-Person

Black Pine Grizzly 40008-P Two-Person

Black Pine Grizzly 40008-P Two-Person

Temperature Ratings

These sleeping bags allow you to sleep comfortably at temperatures down to -25 degrees F and Black Pine also provides lighter Grizzly double sleeping bag models suitable for 0-degree and +25-degree temperature limits — a wide choice of large sleeping bags for different weather conditions. Grizzly sleeping bags for two people are designed to ensure that you and your dear person won’t have to sleep separately any time you go outdoor camping.

Shape

Grizzly by Black Pine 2-Person Sleeping Bag are rectangular, ‘blanket’-type bags which fit two people comfortably with enough room for movement. Wide, soft headrests provide enough place to put a pillow. Wide zippers can be opened from both sides of the bag, so that you won’t need to crawl over another sleeping person whenever you need to get in or out. You can also unzip the bag completely and use it as a warm comforter.

Materials

Grizzly sleeping bags are available in either cotton duck canvas or polyester ripstop inner shell fabric. Both options feature two-layer offset constructions, ensuring that there won’t be any cold spots. The -25-degree bags are filled with 9 pounds of synthetic hollow microfiber insulation fill. The inner lining is made of nice and soft cotton flannel for extra comfort. All the materials are machine-washable.

Convenience

Grizzly sleeping bags for two people are huge, incredibly warm and super-comfortable, but pretty heavy and bulky. The cold-weather, -25-degree canvas sleeping bag model has 17.5 pounds of overall weight. Such weight is quite a challenge for backpacking or hiking on foot, considering that you’ll also have other camping gears to pack. The bag measures 90 x 65 inches, providing more than enough room for two tall people. Even a child or a pet can join in. Grizzly 2-Person Sleeping Bags come with a durable stuff sack and measure 20 x 20 x 24 inches when compressed. These sleeping bags are perfect for car-style camping.

VIDEO
Black Pine Sports, how to fold a 2 person sleeping bag
Black Pine Grizzly 40008-P Two-Person
Black Pine Grizzly 40008-P Two-Person
 
Review of TETON Sports 1058R-P Fahrenheit XXL

TETON Sports 1058R-P Fahrenheit XXL

TETON Sports 1058R-P Fahrenheit XXL

Temperature Ratings

TETON Sports provides different Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags or different temperature ratings. You can select and buy the bag which is right for you, according to the time of the year when you prefer camping. There are TETON Sports Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags for the winter period, rated -25 degrees F; sleeping bags for spring and autumn seasons, rated 0 degrees F and +25-degree F bags for summer camping.

Shape

TETON Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags are designed to provide a good outdoor sleep to one person. They are offered with right-hand and left-hand zippers, which allows not only to choose the most convenient option for you, but also to zip two Fahrenheit XXL bags together, turning them into one double sleeping bag. The bags provide extra area at the top to put in a small pillow while the adjustable mummy hood keeps your head warm. TETON Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags boast dual layer construction with staggered seams, allowing for the eve distribution of the filler and eliminating cold spots.

Materials

TETON Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags feature light, durable taffeta outer shell. SuperLoft Elite™ 4-channel Hollow Fiber insulation filler ensures that you will be warm even when the night gets wet and cold. It also returns very quickly to its original shape. 100% cotton flannel lining adds extra warmth and comfort. Reliable anti-snag, self-repairing zippers open top to bottom, allowing you to adjust ventilation or connect another sleeping bag.

Convenience

These sleeping bags are spacious, measuring 90 x 39 inches when unfolded. By connecting the second bag, you can create a shared sleeping space for two — just make sure the zipper type fits. The total weight of one sleeping bag is 7 lbs. When compressed, the bag measures 17 x 12.5 x 12.5 inches. TETON Fahrenheit XXL sleeping bags might be too heavy for backpacking, but the comfort you get compensates for any inconvenience.

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TETON Sports 1058R-P Fahrenheit XXL
TETON Sports 1058R-P Fahrenheit XXL
 
Review of Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather

Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather

Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather

Temperature Ratings

These Coleman sleeping bags are rated 0º F — this is the lowest temperature at which you’ll be able to sleep comfortably in the bag. They will keep your body warm during your winter camping adventures or on chilly nights in spring or fall. Thanks to the unique Coletherm insulation, natural ‘mummy-type’ shape and double-batt, offset quilt construction, the bag does an outstanding job of retaining the warmth with no cold spots or drafts. With regard to your summer camping gears though, you might need a lighter sleeping bag.

Shape

Coleman North Rim are 0-degree mummy-type sleeping bags for one person. Thanks to their tapered design, the bags keep your body warm and don’t let any drafts in. Semi-sculpted hood and insulated chest baffle add to the warmth and comfort while you sleep. The secure, two-way zipper won't open accidentally while you're sleeping and opens top to bottom if you want to use the bag as a comforter. Coleman North Rim sleeping bags are perfect for extensive use.

Materials

Thanks to the 100% polyester fill, Coleman North Rim sleeping bags are warm and lightweight. Their double batt, offset quilt construction leaves no chilly spots, and when you get the bag out of the compression bag, it restores its original shape in seconds. The outer shell and lining are also polyester, adding to the overall light weight and durability of the bag. The diamond-textured shell cover adds to the rapid draining of moisture if the weather is wet.

Convenience

Coleman North Rim 0-degree sleeping bags are lightweight, allowing you to take them with you on your backpacking campaigns. The bag weighs only 4.6 pounds, measuring 32 x 82 inches and fitting most people up to 6.2 feet tall. When folded and stuffed into a stuff sack, this sleeping bag measures 12 x 12.35 x 17.1 inches. This might seem quite a big size for a mummy-type bag, just note that the stuff sack which comes with the bag is not compressive.

VIDEO
Coleman North Rim 0 Degree Sleeping Bag- Bug-out, Survival, Camping Vlog #59
Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather
Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather
 
Review of Kelty 35411715LR-P Tuck 22 Degree

Kelty 35411715LR-P Tuck 22 Degree

Kelty 35411715LR-P Tuck 22 Degree

Temperature Ratings

Kelty Tuck 22 are 3-season sleeping bags — backpackers can rely on them in spring, summer or fall. Their natural shape and thermal comfort hoods ensure you get a warm and comfy sleep at temperatures down to 22º F. ThermaPro™ Synthetic fiber is specifically designed by Kelty to provide perfect insulation and keep the warmth in, and if you get too warm, you can always untuck your feet and let them out.

Shape

Kelty Tuck 22 are anatomically shaped, mummy-type backpacking sleeping bags for one person. These sleeping bags are roomy, they combine the comfy zipper design with the unique comfort tuck zipper which allows you to unzip the lower part and put your feet out on warmer nights. A thermal-comfort hood will protect your head from drafts. Please note that these sleeping bags cannot be zipped together with any other sleeping bags.

Materials

Both the outer shell and the inner lining in Kelty Tuck sleeping bags are made of light, durable 75D Polyester Taffeta. These sleeping bags are filled with the ThermaPro™ Synthetic fiber insulation material which is extremely lightweight and retains warmth well. As a result, Kelty's ultralight sleeping bags can be easily compressed but return to their original shape thanks to their offset quilt construction.

Convenience

These Kelty sleeping bags are available in two sizes — the 72” x 31” Regular and the 78” x 32” Long, so you can select and purchase the one that will suit your stature best. Kelty Tuck 22°F are ultralight sleeping bags with a total weight of 3 pounds. Thanks to their lightest weight and the most compact size — only 8” x 13” when compressed — Kelty Tuck 22°F are perfect backpacking sleeping bags for your daring camping activities.

VIDEO
Kelty Tuck 22 Sleeping Bag Review
Kelty 35411715LR-P Tuck 22 Degree
Kelty 35411715LR-P Tuck 22 Degree
 
Review of American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double Person Giant

American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double Person Giant

American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double Person Giant

Temperature Ratings

These sleeping bags are designed for use in warm periods only, with comfort ratings about +35–45 degrees F. They can serve as 3-season sleeping bags two people would use in warm springs or autumns, but aren’t suited for freezing cold temperatures. In addition to their main application, you can also use the bags as giant blankets for your whole family when hiking or simply going outdoors. If you often travel by car with your family, it’s worth having these sleeping bags in your cabin.

Shape

American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double 2-Person Giant Sleeping Bag, or actually two sleeping bags which can be zipped together, have a rectangular design. You can use the bags zipped together and share one large bag with someone, or as single-person sleeping bags and sleep separately. The full-length, self-repairing zippers can be unfastened from both inside and outside when the bags are together, so that neither of the two sleepers would disturb the others' rest.

Materials

The outer shell of American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double 2-Person Sleeping Bags is made of durable polyester. The bags have plush micro polyester linings with convenient head sections. The sleeping bags are stuffed with 7 lbs of polyester Triloft II fiber fill insulation to keep you snug and warm when the weather gets chilly. Thanks to these materials, these sleeping bags do not absorb moistures and are machine-washable.

Convenience

The great thing about these bags is that they can serve both as two single-person bags or a double sleeping bag. Zip the two separate sleeping bags together and you'll get a 66" x 80" double sleeping bag. Each of the two bags, respectively, has a size of 80 x 33 inches. The total weight of the sleeping bags is 10.8 pounds. When stuffed and packed, the sleeping bags take up to about 14.3 x 18.3 x 21.5 inches. The bags have plush polyester lining and the head sections are peached for a comfortable sleep. When used by two people, the sleeping bag can be unzipped on each side for more convenience.

American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double Person Giant
American Trails Ozzie and Harriet Double Person Giant