Best Sleeping Bags for Camping of 2023

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Published Feb 15, 2023 11:00 AM

No adventure packing list is complete without one of the best sleeping bags for camping. But whether you are choosing one bag for an off-trail shoulder season hunt or outfitting the entire family for the first time, it’s important that you choose the right bag for your conditions and budget before you head deep into the woods. To help you choose, we took a look at some of the best sleeping bags for camping from top outdoor manufacturers. 

Sleeping BagPriceTemperature MaterialsWidthLengthSierra Designs Boswell$20F and 35FPolyester shell, synthetic fill34 inches84 inchesKlymit Wild Aspen Rectangle$20FPolyester shell, synthetic fill 34 inches74 inchesKelty Galactic $$30FPolyester shell, 550fp duck down fill34 inches76 inchesKelty Tru Comfort Doublewide$$20FPolyester shell, synthetic fill64 inches84 inchesMarmot Idlewild$30FPolyester, synthetic fill34 inches82 inchesStone Glacier Chilkoot$$$$0F and 15FPertex shell, 850fp goose down fill32 inches77 inches

Testing the Best Sleeping Bags for Camping

I’ve been camping and backpacking for decades, and have spent my fair share of nights uncomfortably cold in a too-thin synthetic sleeping bag. Conversely, I’ve also crawled out of my bag entirely after waking up overheated and sweaty. I used that knowledge to call in and assess sleeping bags from some of the biggest names, including Kelty, Marmot, Stone Glacier, Klymit, and Sierra Designs. Several of the sleeping bags in this review were selected in part for their affordable price point, specifically for families buying bags for multiple people at the same time.

Because more than one of the sleeping bags in my test did not have ISO certification, I also tested their ability to trap warmth in adverse conditions. To do this, I took the sleeping bags out into mid-30s…


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