When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, we usually dream of our comfortable mattress and warm and cozy duvet. A sleeping bag is typically not the first thing that comes to mind. But whether you’re spending the weekend camping, need to create a makeshift bedroom in the living room for guests, or want to have a warm and waterproof portable bed on hand in case of emergencies, a high quality, lightweight and compact sleeping bag can be the things that dreams are made of.
Just as one blanket isn’t the right fit for every situation, there isn’t one sleeping bag that will work in every snoozing scenario. For outdoor adventures, you want something that will resist the elements, is light enough to carry on long treks, and keeps you cool in warm weather and warm in cooler temperatures. If you’re looking for a sleeping bag that will primarily be used in or near your home, something with added levels of padding that is affordable and practical may be a better fit. Want a sleeping bag that will stay in your car in cases of emergency? A compact sleeping bag with a compression bag will take up the least amount of space in your trunk and be ready to keep you and your family warm in a pinch.
Whatever your sleeping situation, there’s a sleeping bag that will fit your needs. Check out our top picks below.
1. Coleman North Rim 0 Degree Sleeping Bag
Stay warm in temperatures as low as 0 degrees F with the Coleman North Rim 0 Degree Sleeping Bag. The mummy-style bag provides protection for the whole body, including the head. Comfortable for most people up to 6’2”, the Coleman offers excellent warmth retention. The semi-sculpted hood can be tightened with a drawstring to trap in heat. Using quilted construction, an insulated footbox keeps toes warm on cold nights. The Coleman is machine washable, has a limited five-year warranty and comes with a carrying bag.
Pros: The Coleman uses a ZipPlow system that moves fabric to the side and prevents snagging on zippers.
Cons: The Coleman only comes in one color option.
2. REVALCAMP Sleeping Bag
The Revalcamp Sleeping Bag is a great option for the whole family or large groups, with the company offering more than 20 color options, which makes it easy to distinguish between sleeping bags. Two Revealcamp sleeping bags can be zipped together to create one oversized sleeping bag. The synthetic sleeping bag is ultra-lightweight and comes with a compression bag that makes for easy carrying. The sleeping bag measures 30” x 71” and is comfortable for kids and adults 6’1” and shorter. You can feel good about purchasing a Revalcamp since the company makes monthly donations of sleeping bags to communities in need across the United States.
Pros: The Revalcamp is the most affordable sleeping bag on our list.
Cons: The Revalcamp doesn’t have head protection like a mummy-style bag and does not fit close to the body, which helps with heat retention.
3. WINNER OUTFITTERS Mummy Sleeping Bag
Sleep comfortably in all four seasons with the WINNER OUTFITTERS Mummy Sleeping Bag. The Winner Outfitters sleeping bag is made with 350T Polyester and a coating shell that provides a comfortable and cozy cocoon for users. The waterproof, ripstop outer shell is ideal for inclement conditions and the sleeping bag will keep users warm in temperatures as low as 35 degrees F. The Winner Outfitters comes with a compression bag and weighs only 2.8 pounds when compressed.
Pros: Available in four colors, the Winner Outfitter sleeping bag has draft tubes and draft collars around the neck and two-way SBS zippers to allow users to block out cold air or provide ventilation in warmer months.
Cons: The sleeping bag is water-resistant, but not waterproof. It also narrows at the waist and legs, which helps trap heat, but may not be a comfortable fit for users with wider frames.
4. Sleepingo Double Sleeping Bag
Stay warm with body heat and a durable sleeping bag using the Sleepingo Double Sleeping Bag. The Sleepingo measures 87″ x 59″, making it comfortable for two adults to sleep side by side. Featuring a water-resistant outer shell made from durable camping-grade polyester fabric, the inside of the sleeping bag provides a comfortable cocoon thanks to its 210 thread count and mix of Tetron and cotton. Even with its extended size, the Sleepingo still rolls up into a compact 15” x 12” bag. The queen-sized sleeping bag can also be separated to make two separate standard sized sleeping bags.
Pros: The Sleepingo comes with two pillows for added comfort.
Cons: The Sleepingo weighs 6 pounds, which is more than twice as heavy as other single sleeping bags on our list.
5. MalloMe Camping Sleeping Bag
Sleep comfortably and stay dry with the MalloMe Camping Sleeping Bag. The MalloMe is designed to be used in near-freezing temperatures thanks to its double-layer construction and S-shaped stitches. Made with 100% polyester, the MalloMe is lightweight yet still provides warmth and durability. Safe for use in a washing machine, the MalloMe also comes with a compression sack that shrinks the folded sleeping bag down to a 12” x 9.5” sack.
Pros: The MalloMe has a highly waterproof outer shell that will keep users warm and dry even in inclement weather.
Cons: The MalloMe is advertised as a three-season sleeping bag but it’s best suited to warmer temperatures.
6. HiHiker Camping Sleeping Bag
Stop waking up with a stiff neck and feel refreshed in the morning with the HiHiker Camping Sleeping Bag, which comes with a soft travel pillow that can be used with the sleeping bag, as well as while in transit. Double-sided zippers make it easy to get in and out of the mummy-style sleeping bag while also giving users the ability to create airflow during warm weather. The waterproof sleeping bag is safe for use in a washing machine, comes in five color options and includes a carrying bag.
Pros: The HiHiker is made with heat retention technology and rated as appropriate for use with cold-weather temperature all the way down to 25 degrees F. The drawstring hood also allows users to adjust the hood to help trap heat in during cold nights.
Cons: The HiHiker weighs over 4.5 pounds, making it the heaviest single person sleeping bag on our list.
7. REDCAMP Cotton Flannel Sleeping Bags
The REDCAMP Cotton Flannel Sleeping Bag puts comfort first with its soft flannel liner and high-density rebound cotton fiber filling. A windproof layer protects users from cool gusts of air, with a drawstring closure helping to keep warm air in. The reverse zipper includes a zipper guard to protect against snags and the sleeping bag can be completely unzipped to act as a quilt. The Redcamp shown here has 2 pounds of filling and is rated to 59 degrees F, but is also available in warmer options for cold weather camping. Built-in cords make it easy to roll and store the sleeping bag in the carrying bag included.
Pros: Two Redcamp sleeping bags can be zipped together to make one sleeping bag for two people.
Cons: The Redcamp is not a mummy-style sleeping bag and doesn’t offer added length for the user’s head, making it appropriate only for users who are 6’ or shorter.