Camping is typically thought of as a summer activity, but with the right gear, you can answer the call of the wild year-round. With an all-weather sleeping bag, camping can take place any time of year. You still may want to leave your bathing suit at home during the colder months, though.
An all-weather sleeping bag is designed to fight frigid temperatures with water-resistant or waterproof outer linings and heavy duty filling to keep users warm. Drawstring hoods help to block out wind, while added features like warm footbeds ensure that users have a warm place to rest their tootsies at night.
All-weather sleeping bags are also a great item to keep in your home or car in case of disaster. From car accidents in remote areas to the power outages, insulated sleeping bags can keep users warm and safe when the temperatures plunge.
Whether you’re looking for a sleeping bag to take on your next outdoor adventure or want to be prepared in case of an emergency, these four sleeping bags will help keep you warm.
1. Coleman North Rim 0 Degree Sleeping Bag
The Coleman North Rim 0 Degree Sleeping Bag is designed to keep users warm even when the temperatures hit the freezing mark. The mummy-style sleeping bag can accommodate most users up to 6’2” and uses quilted construction and an insulated footbox to keep people extra toasty through all four seasons. The semi-sculpted hood can be tightened with a drawstring to produce a seal against wind. A Thermolock draft tube helps to keep the heat in and cold air out. When using in warmer weather, the Coleman has a zippered bottom that can be opened for ventilation. A ZipPlow system moves the sleeping bag’s fabric away from the zipper to prevent snagging.
Pros: The Coleman has the best cold weather rating of all the sleeping bags on our list and is appropriate for use in temperatures as low as 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cons: At 5.8 pounds, the Coleman is the heaviest sleeping bag on our list. It also comes with a big price tag and is narrow, making it uncomfortable for larger users.
2. FARLAND Sleeping Bag
Wake up warm and dry with the FARLAND Sleeping Bag. The all-weather sleeping bag is rated for use between 20 to 625 degrees Fahrenheit thanks to its 400GSM filling material. The outside of the bag is waterproof and weather resistant, protecting users against dew and dampness that can collect in a tent overnight. The Farland comes with a matching carrying case and is available in several colors, making it easy to distinguish between sleeping bags when multiple units are purchased. The lightweight sleeping bag can be zipped with another sleeping bag to make room for two users.
Pros: Farland makes its all-weather sleeping bags in three styles, including double for two people, mummy-style and rectangle (shown here).
Cons: That Farland is rated for use in 20-degree weather but is more appropriate for 45 degrees and up.
3. SOULOUT Sleeping Bag
For a warm and comfortable night’s rest, try the SOULOUT Sleeping Bag. The Soulout is rated for use in 32 to 77 degree Fahrenheit weather and is made with 400 GSM filling material and an adjustable drawstring mummy hood to help keep heat in. The bottom of the sleeping bag provides a cushioned based and the 210T polyester lining is safe for sensitive skin. Waterproof, double-layer technology keeps users warm and safe even in cold weather. The Soulout recently redesigned its all-weather sleeping bag to measure 86.7 inches wide, making it more comfortable for larger users. The portable sleeping bag comes with a carrying case and weighs only 4 pounds.
Pros: The Soulout has an inner pocket near the opening that is ideal for storing small flashlights or cell phones while you sleep.
Cons: The two-way zipper on the Soulout can sometimes unzip if the person inside moves.
4. UPSKR Sleeping Bag
For a lightweight sleeping bag with a unique design, we recommend the UPSKR Sleeping Bag. At 3.3 pounds, the UPSKR is the lightest sleeping bag on our list and the best for travel, with the included travel pouch measuring only 14 inches by 9 inches when the sleeping bag is inside. The lining of the sleeping bag is made with 210T polyester pongee for a soft, crack-resistant finish. Fastener tape and a mummy design with an outside and inside zipper help to keep cold air out. The water-resistant bag has a removable polyester lining that makes it ideal for warm weather use as well.
Pros: The UPSKR has a unique design that includes two-way zippers designed for making your arms accessible while still in the sleeping bag.
Cons: The UPSKR is 74.8 inches long, making it the shortest option on our list and the least conducive for taller users. The zipper can easily snag is although the sleeping bag is rated for temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s better suited for 50 degrees and above.