Best Camping Sleeping Bags – 2020

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Speaking from experience, you do not want to wait until you’re in your tent in the middle of the night and the temperature has dropped before 40 degrees before wishing you got a better sleeping bag. There are many different types so it is important to realize what you’ll be using it for. Are you going to be camping in Colorado in December? Camping in Arizona in the summer? Camping with a child? A partner? I’ve researched and listed out some of the best sleeping bags for every scenario below; sleeping pads also listed! Click on the links and get ready to camp comfortably.


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Best Bang For Your Buck

Marmot Trestles 0 Sleeping Bag – $119.19
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 1.9
  • Packed Weight: 4lbs. 9.8oz.
  • Best Feature: Heavy for backpacking but perfect for everything else. This will keep you super warm with plenty of space to move around. Unisex – perfect for all!




Most Cost Efficient

The North Face Furnace 20 Sleeping Bag – $189.00
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 20
  • Packed Weight: 2lbs. 10oz.
  • Best Feature: Anti-compression layer composed of Heatseeker™ Eco synthetic insulation is placed along the bottom panel to eliminate cold spots









REI Co-op Siesta 30 Sleeping Bag – $99.95
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 30
  • Packed Weight: 3lbs. 9oz.
  • Best Feature: 2-way main zip lets you open the bag fully for use as a quilt or unzip the bottom for ventilation






Expensive But Worth It

REI Co-op Magma 15 Sleeping Bag – $389.00
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 16
  • Packed Weight: 1lb. 12.2oz.
  • Best Feature: Designed with generous knee and foot space and a fitted silhouette that delivers the most efficient warmth-to-weight ratio in the REI Co-op brand sleeping bag line








Marmot Helium Down Sleeping Bag – $419.00
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 15
  • Packed Weight: 2lbs. 1oz.
  • Best Feature: Ultralight Pertex Microlight 20d nylon ripstop with durable water repellent finish is resilient to wear









NEMO Riff 15 Sleeping Bag – $314.89
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 15
  • Packed Weight: 2lbs. 9oz.
  • Best Feature: Thermo Gills extend the temperature range of your bag on milder nights, allowing you to unzip and let heat out without letting cold drafts in







Best Women’s Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Joule 21 Sleeping Bag – Women’s  – $319.00
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 21
  • Packed Weight: 2lbs. 3oz.
  • Best Feature: Designed to fit a woman’s body, this bag offers increased room at hips, decreased room at shoulders and extra insulation in critical heat-loss areas









Double Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Siesta 30 Double Sleeping Bag  – $159.00
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  • Temperature Rating (F): 30
  • Packed Weight: 6lbs.
  • Best Feature: Dual 2-way zippers let you unzip the foot sections separately for customized ventilation; you can also separate the top and bottom to use the bag as a quilt







Sleeping Pads

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping Pad 
 – $44.95
Cost efficient. Pad is engineered for extreme alpine climbing, adventure racing and long-distance backpacking when reducing weight is paramount

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Sea to Summit Comfort Light Insulated Sleeping Pad
– $199.95
Air Sprung Cell technology has 2 layers of high-resolution cells in torso area for max comfort and insulation; 1 layer of medium-resolution cells at head/legs reduces weight
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Exped MegaMat Duo 10 Sleeping Pad
 – $389.00
Sized to fit in large 2-person tents (or a variety of vehicles), this mat provides nearly 4 in. of cushioning for a dreamy night’s sleep.
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