The 15 Best Sleeping Bags Perfect For Every Budget And Every Need
Let’s talk sleeping bags, bros. Obviously, a good sleeping bag is a necessity in the camping game, but there are a surprising number of factors one must consider before heading off into the wild. First, you’ve got to figure out how cold the nights are going to be. A cheap, thin sleeping bag isn’t going to save you from frostbite.
But you’ve also got to know the size and the weight, especially if you’re packing it for your hiking trip. And, of course, there’s price, down vs. synthetic and a whole host of details that would overwhelm you if I wasn’t here to help. So, you know the deal. Pick the sleeping bag that works best for you, click on through and then feel free to snuggle up in one of these, the 15 best sleeping bags guaranteed to keep you safe and warm no matter your needs.
This is one of the most popular sleeping bags on Amazon and combines the perfect blend of comfort, warmth, style and price. With a rating of 20 degrees Fahrenheit, this bag will keep you warm in weather down to, well, 20 degrees. It’s also billed as lightweight – important for hikers – and its semi-rectangular design offers a hooded place for your head to rest. There’s a reason this sleeping bag is listed as “Amazon’s Choice.”
Another basic yet solid option, the Coleman Palmetto is one of the most affordable bags out there at only $19. It will keep you warm down to 30 degrees F, and for that price, you’re not going to find a more effective sleeping bag.
This “mummy bag” is designed so that you can effectively wrap yourself in a cocoon if you want, which is perfect for anyone who needs to sleep through a cold night following a day of hiking. With a rating of 15-30 degrees F, you should be good to go in most environments, plus the waterproof, weather-resistant fabric should keep you nice and dry too. This is a kickass bag for the price.
Price: $23.90 – $25.90
A double sleeping bag is a must for any couple that wants to snuggle up together on those cold nights. Or for anyone who just wants a ton of room. Either way. This particular double bag is one of the best with a temperature rating of 0 degrees F. It’s also sturdy as hell, with a taffeta shell over flannel lining providing the base for a 16-pound bag. This is not a lightweight bag by any means, but you can take comfort that this means you will be sleeping in a very soft, very comfortable – and very warm – fortress.
This is a double for that couple that doesn’t need something quite so hardcore. Or expensive, for that matter. It has a temperature rating of 23 degrees F, but it’s designed for maximum comfort in temperatures ranging from 32-50 degrees. It also comes with two small pillows, which is a nice added touch of comfort. But really, it’s all about the price here.
Another mummy bag, this one will keep you wrapped up nice and warm and tight in temperatures ranging from 0-10 degrees F. It’s also a little bit longer than some other mummy bags, built to fit people up to 6’2”, which is an especially important detail for this style of bag. You can also unzip the bottom for extra ventilation if you get too warm at night.
Speaking of longer bags, this bag is specially designed for taller people, with a length that will fit anyone up to 6’5” tall. It’s also a quality bag, though, with a temperature rating of 0 degrees F thanks to a warm cotton canvas cover and a flannel liner that locks in the heat. It also comes with a matching flannel pillow.
Another tandem bag, this one also falls in the “more affordable” category. It’s meant for milder nights, with a temperature rating of 45 degrees F. You don’t want to buy a bag that’s too warm either, you know? This bag also has a couple of things going for it that set it apart. First, it’s a long bag, fitting people up to 6’4” tall, and second, it can zip apart into two separate sleeping bags, making it one of the most versatile bags out there.
This two-person bag is unique in that it is basically a tandem mummy bag. That means you get all the benefits of a double while still having your own head space. And at 8 pounds, it’s half the weight of the Teton Mammoth Double, making this the double bag you want if you need to carry it all on your back. And with a temperature rating of 5 degrees F this will keep you warm in just about any environment.
As you can tell from the name, this is a quality bag, stuffed with goose down to keep you nice and warm – and comfortable – on those cold nights. A mummy bag, this 0 degrees F rated bag is also designed to be ultralight, adding only around 3 pounds to your pack. This is a badass bag designed for the serious hiker.
Price: $149.99 – $169.99
We’re getting serious now with this heavy flannel down bag designed to keep you warm in temperatures down to -25 degrees F. Yes, that’s a minus sign. Its design is semi-rectangular, which gives you the mummy-style hood while still giving your feet room to move around. -25 degrees!
It gets even more hardcore with this bag, which at almost 18 pounds is one of the heaviest bags you’ll find. But, it’s that heavy because it has to keep you warm down to -35 degrees F. You want to get even more extreme? Then this is the Teton bag for you.
Look, if your bag is gonna be called “The Grizzly,” then it better deliver, and this bag more than does that, with an absurd temperature rating of -50 degrees F. This is Arctic level camping, bros. It’s also 90 inches long, which is 7’6” if you’re math challenged, and means that anyone shorter than Wun Wun the giant from Game of Thrones can fit inside.
This is just “The Grizzly,” only for two people instead of one. Its sheer size means that it has to sacrifice just a little bit of warmth, but it’s still rated at -25 degrees F, which makes it by far the warmest two-person double sleeping bag out there.
Forget a normal sleeping bag, this is a goddamn sleep system. Oh, and it’s also US military so you know it’s hardcore. It’s actually two mummy style sleeping bags stuffed inside a water-proof Bivy made from Gore-Tex. All this means that you get an incredibly hardcore and versatile sleeping bag system that can keep you warm and dry down to -30 degrees F. Or that can keep you comfortable as you shed layers in warmer weather. It simply doesn’t get any better than this.
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