Sleeping Bags & Camp Bedding

Sleeping bags are another essential part of your camping gear. When looking through the wide range of sleeping bags that are available you will find that there are a number of options to consider.

 

 Temperature Rating

Invest in sleeping bags that are rated for the worst conditions that you are likely to endure.For example, if the worst temperature that you are going to sleep in will be 0 degrees, choose sleeping bags that are rated to minus 10 degrees. Go the extra 10 degrees for the sleeping bags. Remember it is easier to cool down than warm up.

*35°F + Higher *+10° to +35° *-10° to +10° *-10° + Lower

If you are planning on doing a lot of camping during the winter then you would be looking at winter sleeping bags. On the other hand, if do a lot of camping during only the other parts of the year then three season sleeping bags are the way to go.

 

Popular Camping Gear - WINTER SLEEPING BAGS


TETON Sports Celsius XL -32C -25F Winter Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating -25F

Weight 9.5lbs

Dimensions 90"x36"

Shape: Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.7


TETON Sports Deer Hunter -35F Winter Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating -35F 

Weight 17.5lbs

Dimensions 90"x39"

Shape: Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.6


TETON Sports Fahrenheit XXL Winter Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating -25F

Weight 10.5lbs 

Dimensions 90"x39"

Shape: Rectangular 

Customer Review Rating 4.5


Grizzly by Black Pine Winter Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating -50F

Weight 9.5lbs

Dimensions 90"x40"

Shape: Rectangular 

Customer Review Rating 4.4

 


Klymit KSB 0° Sub Freezing Winter Sleeping Bags with Stretch Baffles

Temperature Rating -10F 

Weight 6.85lbs

Dimensions 86"x36"

Shape: Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.4


Marmot Col MemBrain Down Winter Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating -20F

Weight 1lbs 

Shape: Mummy

Customer Review Rating 4.8

 

 

 

 Shape & Style

There are generally two different shapes of sleeping bags.

Mummy Sleeping Bags are wide at the shoulders and taper down to the feet. Advantages are a snug fit with less heat loss and will weigh less. The disadvantage is less room to move about.

 

Rectangular Sleeping Bags are the same width at the top as they are at the bottom which gives you more room to move about. Good sleeping bags if you are not concerned about the weight.

 

Semi Rectangular Sleeping Bags are wide at the shoulders and taper down to the feet but not as much as the mummy sleeping bags. This will give you that little bit more wriggle room at the foot of the bag.

 

Popular Camping Gear - THREE SEASON SLEEPING BAGS


Coleman North Rim Extreme Weather Three Season Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating 0-10F

Weight 3.75lbs

Suits to 6'2"

Shape: Mummy

Customer Review Rating 4.5


Coleman Big Basin Extreme Weather Three Season Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating 15F

Weight 9.35 lbs 

Suits to 6'6"

Shape:  Semi Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.7


Coleman Basin 20 Degree Three Season Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating 20F

Weight Less 5 lbs

Suits to 5'11"

Shape:  Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.4


Coleman Palmetto Cool Weather Three Season Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating 30F

Weight 3.5 lbs

Dimensions: 80"x37"

Shape: Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.4


Coleman Big Game -5 Degree Big and Tall Three Season Sleeping Bags

Temperature Rating 5F

Weight 11.5 lbs

Suits to 6'5"

Shape:  Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.6

 

TETON Sports Celsius XXL -18C 0F Three SeasonSleeping Bags

Temperature Rating 0F

Weight 7 lbs

XL 90"x36" XXL 90"x39"

Shape: Rectangular

Customer Review Rating 4.4

 

 

Insulation

There are two different of filling for sleeping bags. Both have their advantages and disadvantages.

Down Sleeping Bags are lighter, longer lasting, warmer, compress to a smaller size, but are more expensive than synthetic and have no insulation when wet.

Synthetic Sleeping Bags are heavier and bulkier than down sleeping bags but are cheaper and do not absorb water as much and therefore dry reasonably quickly

 

Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Invest in the best lightweight sleeping bag you can afford. The majority of sleeping bags that are designed for hikers and backpackers are lightweight and compact so they can keep the weight to a minimum.

Look for sleeping bags that are rated for the worst conditions that you are likely to endure. For example, if the worst temperature that you are going to sleep in will be 0 degrees, choose sleeping bags that are rated to minus 10  degrees. Go the extra 10 degrees. Remember it is easier to cool down than warm up.

A self inflating  pillow would also be a good addition to your hiking gear.

 

Popular Hiking Gear - LIGHTWEIGHT SLEEPING BAGS

 

Waterproof 4 Season Lightweight Sleeping Bags With Compression Sack

Rated to 20F

Weight 3 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.4

 

TETON Sports TrailHead 20F Ultralight Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Rated to 20F

Weight 2.9 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.1

 

TETON Sports Tracker 5F Ultralight Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Rated to 5F

Weight 4.1 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.4

 

BESTEAM Ultra-light Warm Weather Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Rated to 59-77F

Weight 1.54lb

Customer Review Rating 4.5

 

Ultralight Mummy Down Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Rated to 0 F

Weight 3.86 lb

Customer Review Rating 4.8

 

TETON Sports LEEF Ultralight Mummy Lightweight Sleeping Bags

Rated to 0 F

 

Weight 4.2 lb

 

Customer Review Rating 4.5