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7 Best Sleeping Bags for 2021

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While tents are one of the most important items of camping gear that you need, a close second is your sleeping bag. Whether you are looking for something to take with you on a serious backpacking adventure, or you’re a first-time camper, we’ve got you covered. Here are the best sleeping bags for camping. 

Best Budget Sleeping Bag – Coleman Sun Ridge 40° Warm Weather Sleeping Bag

Coleman Sun Ridge 40°F Warm Weather Sleeping Bag, Blue
Amazon

Costing less than $30, this sleeping bag from Coleman is 100% polyester, and is everything you need for summer camping. Lightweight, with Coleman’s ComfortCuff fabric trim along the edges surrounds your face with softness, for an ultimate nights sleep. With a QuickCord, no tie closure, there is no fuss or frustration when packing up. Fits campers up to 5’11 tall. 

Best Down-Alternative Sleeping Bag – Marmot Trestles 30 

Marmot Trestles 30 Mummy Sleeping Bag, 30-Degree Rating
Amazon

This sleeping bag from Marmot is filled with SpiraFil high-loft insulation, a synthetic alternative to the typical down sleeping bag, yet will keep you toasty even when it dips to 30 degrees. With dual zippers, an anti-snag main zipper and a fold down zipper for easy access, you’ll feel snug and secure. An inner zippered pocket is perfect for small personal items you want to keep close while you sleep. 

Best Mummy Sleeping Bag – Nemo Kayu Sleeping Bag

Nemo Kayu Sleeping Bag
Nemo Equipment

The Kayu sleeping bag from Nemo is ultra lightweight, and with Nemo’s Thermo Gills™ design, you can ”regulate temperature without letting in drafts, deeply extending the useable temperature range.” It’s waterproof hood and footbox will keep you dry on rainy nights, and the 800 FP Down is 100% Responsible Down Standard (RDS) certified, and is super packable. Added bonus? Sleeping bags can be zippered together to create a double sleeping bag, for extra warmth or extra snuggles! Available in men’s and women’s sizes. 

Best All-In-One Sleeping Bag – North Face the One Bag 

North Face the One Bag Sleeping Bag
The North Face

If you camp all-year round, and would rather have one bag you can use no matter the weather, look no further than the North Face The One Bag. This patent-pending interchangeable design allows you to convert the sleeping bag to whatever you need. On mild nights, you can simply use the outer layer by itself, use the mid layer for cooler nights, and both layers for the coldest of nights (recommended for 5 degrees or warmer). The mid layer also doubles as a shawl, so you can stay warm while sipping your coffee in the morning. Available in regular or long sizes. 

Best Sleeping Bag for Kids – Kelty Kids Callisto 30

Kelty Kids Callisto 30 Sleeping Bag
Kelty

Whether for sleepovers or camping, the Kids Callisto Sleeping Bag from Kelty will keep kids comfy and cozy. With Cloudloft™ insulation, kids will stay warm even when it gets down to 30 degrees out. It’s durable, and it comfortably fits kids up to 5 feet tall, so it’s sure to last most of their childhood! 

Best Sleeping Bag for Side Sleepers – Big Agnes Sidewinder 

Big Agnes Sidewinder Sleeping Bag
Backcountry

This sleeping bag from Big Agnes is designed specifically for side sleepers, so you really can’t go wrong. Its unique design, water-repellent coating, and a zipper that stays out of the way, creating the way for a perfect night of sleeping under the stars. Available in various warmths, as well as men’s and women’s. 

Best Sleeping Bag for Backpacking – Western Mountaineering MegaLite Sleeping Bag

Western Mountaineering MegaLite Sleeping Bag: 30F Down
Backcountry

For serious backpackers only! This sleeping bag from Western Mountaineering is not for the casual camper. Folding up to just 6 inches by 12 inches for the smaller size (5 feet, 6 inches), and 7 inches by 12 inches for the bigger (6 feet, 6 inches), and weighing less than 2 lbs, it doesn’t take up a lot of space, nor does it add a lot of weight to your backpack- making it ideal for serious backpackers. Water-resistant, and a mummy shape with wider waist and shoulder, giving you plenty of room to move around while you sleep. 

Best Double Sleeping Bag – The North Face Eco Trail Bed Double 20

The North Face Eco Trail Bed Double 20 Sleeping Bag
The North Face

For couples who like to snuggle, singles who want extra room, or even if you just want your dog to be able to sleep with you, the North Face Eco Trail Double sleeping bag is what you are looking for. Made from fully-recycled materials, with an internal pocket for your phone or other small personal items, this double sleeping bag fills all of your co-sleeping needs. Available in regular and long lengths. 

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