What better excuse to go camping than trying out your awesome new sleeping bag?
By Jasmine Dilmanian|
Whether it’s for a teenage sleepover or camping (or glamping!) in the great outdoors, a good sleeping bag will never go unappreciated. We tend to think of these camping essentials as the sleepover necessities of our youth, but skeeping bags have far evolved since then. The performance sleeping bags of today have innovative features and sleek designs. They’re sturdy, almost impossible to rip and won’t leave you shivering thanks to amazing insulation. They also come with nifty extra features like hoods, interior pockets, carrying cases, mummy-style designs that cling to your body for extra warmth and double-layered surfaces. So get rid of that floppy ’80s bag in your parents’ basement and take a look at our list of the best sleeping bags of today.
North Face is known for its wearable outdoor gear like jackets and fleeces, so as you’d expect, they make a great sleeping bag. The Dolomite model is good-looking, affordable, and has some of the most useful features of the bunch.
Those who aren’t messing around when it comes to sleeping bags will want to invest in the Therm-a-Rest Parsec. Engineered for adventure, this lightweight bag has down insulation, a mummy cut, is quick-dry and ergonomically designed, and has a pretty yellow gradient print.
For those seeking an investment in quality, this down-stuffed sleeping bag is sure to satisfy. Think maximum warmth, durability, water and snow resistance, and pure comfort by outdoors legend Eddie Bauer.
For heavy-duty users, there’s no better option than the Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Torch 0. This sleeping bag is “mummy-cut” with excellent insulation, durability, softness, and compressibility. Plus, it weighs less than four pounds.
Made for the perils of outdoor life, the unique features of the Browning McKinley 30-Degree bag maximize heat and durability. This one will keep you grounded and will handle just about anything mother nature has to offer.
This EMS long sleeping bag is perfect for the taller set – a group often neglected in the sleeping bag world. The Peregrine Saker 35 is water resistant, super snuggly, and even has a mesh pocket inside it to stow nighttime essentials.
Transcending typical camping gear is this ultra-luxury AirBender sleeping bag from Eddie Bauer, complete with an inflatable sleeping pad and top performance when it comes to heat, weather protection, and longevity. Pump included!