- REI Co-opHelio Sack 55 Sleeping Bag$59.95 - $64.95
- REI Co-opKindercone 25 Sleeping Bag - Kids'$59.95
- KeltyGalactic 30 Sleeping Bag$119.95
- REI Co-opSiesta 30 Sleeping Bag$84.95 - $99.95
- MarmotTrestles 15 Sleeping Bag - Men's$109.00 - $129.00
- REI Co-opKindercamp 40 Sleeping Bag - Kids'$40.93 - $59.95
- REI Co-opMagma 15 Sleeping Bag - Men's$369.00 - $389.00
- MarmotTrestles 30 Sleeping Bag - Women's$99.00 - $109.00
- MarmotTrestles 0 Sleeping Bag$139.00 - $159.00
- KeltyCosmic 20 Sleeping Bag - Men's$159.95 - $179.95
- KeltyDiscovery 15 Sleeping Bag$79.95
- KeltyTuck 0 Degree Sleeping Bag - Regular$72.73 Compared to$109.95You save 33%
- REI Co-opSiesta 30 Double Sleeping Bag$149.00 - $159.00
- The North FaceOne Bag Sleeping Bag$289.00 - $299.00
- REI Co-opTrail Pod 15 Sleeping Bag$44.89 Compared to$89.95You save 50%
- Big AgnesVictoria SL 30 Sleeping Bag - Women's$94.93 - $99.93 Compared to
- REI Co-opMagma Trail Quilt 30$279.00 - $319.00
- The North FaceDolomite 40 Sleeping Bag$79.95 - $89.95
- REI Co-opDown Time 0 Down Sleeping Bag$159.99 - $187.99 Compared to
- The North FaceDolomite 20 Double Sleeping Bag$159.95 - $169.95
- MarmotTrestles 15 Sleeping Bag - Women's$109.00 - $119.00
- REI Co-opTrail Pod 30 Sleeping Bag$39.89 - $49.89 Compared to
- NEMODisco 15 Sleeping Bag - Men's$224.89 - $239.89 Compared to
- REI Co-opJoule 21 Sleeping Bag - Women's$209.29 - $223.29 Compared to
- NEMOSonic Down -20 Sleeping Bag$427.39 Compared to$569.95You save 25%
- REI Co-opIgneo 17 Sleeping Bag - Men's$209.29 - $230.29 Compared to
- REI Co-opMagma 15 Sleeping Bag - Women's$369.00 - $389.00
- MarmotNever Summer 0 Sleeping Bag$279.00 - $299.00
- REI Co-opBackpacking Bundle$275.00Bundled together for big savings
- REI Co-opIgneo 25 Sleeping Bag - Men's$188.29 - $202.29 Compared to
Sleeping Bag Buying Tips
Whether backpacking or car camping, having the right sleeping bag can make all the difference.
It's important to be warm enough while sleeping, whatever your activity. The temperature rating of your bag should be your first consideration. Choose a summer, 3-season or winter bag. Decide if you are going to be sleeping in temperatures +32 degrees and higher, +10 degress to +32 degrees or +10 degrees and lower. Just remember, your metabolism, sleepwear and shelter can all affect your level of comfort. When a bag is called a "20-degree bag," that means that most users remain comfortable if the air temperature is no lower than 20 degrees F. Keep your own tendency to sleep warm or cold in mind, as this changes user to user.
You'll next want to make sure that you're getting the right insulation type. You will be choosing a synthetic or down sleeping bag. Down is lightweight, easily compressible and works well in cold, dry conditions. Synthetic insulation is quick-drying, insulates you even went wet and is non-allergenic.
Consider the weight and shape next. Most backpacking bags are mummy sleeping bags. It's hard to keep warm in a bag that is bigger than you need, but it is also nice to have some room for comfort. The sleeping bag length is another factor. Most bags come in sizes Regular or Long. Choose a bag that is only as long as you need for your height. Women-specific sleeping bags are usually shorter, narrower at the shoulders and wider at the hips.
There are plenty of features to look into as well. Do you want sleeping bags that zip together? Do you like a hood with a pillow pocket? Draft tubes, collars and face mufflers are also all great features that keep your head and neck warm. Stash pockets, pad loops or sleeves and trapezoidal foot boxes are all options too--it's up to what is important to you.