Here are 10 quality backpacking sleeping bags for every budget that definitely won’t disappoint
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REI Co-op Joule
, from $299
A little rain won’t ruin your night in the woods when you snuggle up in the water-resistant REI Joule 3-season bag. A classic mummy bag, it’s filled with a polymer-coated down and brilliantly features extra waterproofing at the sides, hood, and feet so you don’t end up soggy from bumping against a damp tent wall.
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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed
, from $212
Tired of feeling like you’re in a straight jacket when you’re sleeping on the trail? The genius zipperless design of the Backcountry Bed is roomy enough for side-sleepers who like to toss and turn without sacrificing warmth. The DriDown bag features a built-in comforter that can be used inside or outside the bag so you’re always perfectly comfortable.
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Kelty Cosmic Down
There are few bags that can touch the value for price of the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 degree bag. Clocking in at under $200, this is a super warm 3-season mummy-style bag filled with DriDown to protect against moisture. Great basic, high-quality bag for those on a budget.
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Patagonia 850 Down
Patagonia’s brand new sleeping bag line is getting rave reviews from the hiking community. The 850 Down Sleeping Bag comes in 19- and 30-degree models and both come with two stuff sacks—a tiny ultralight one for trips and a larger breathable option for storage. As with all of their products, Patagonia is committed supply chain transparency and guarantees the down in their bags never comes from live-plucked or force-fed geese.
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Klymit KSB 20
The KSB is a 3-season bag that fulfills every expectation. It’s lightweight and cozy, and, best of all, the flexible stretch fabric is forgiving enough for restless sleepers but still hugs your body to trap in warmth. You’ll have a hard time finding a better bag for the price.
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North Face Cat’s Meow
If you prefer a synthetic bag over down, you can’t go wrong with the Cat’s Meow. The bag features sweet interior hand-warming pockets as well as a handy pouch for storing phone, keys, earplugs, or anything else you like to keep close by. You’ll never wake up chilly in this bag.
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Mountain Hardwear Phantom Flame
This 15-degree bag is a hardcore backpacker’s best friend. The Phantom Flame is especially lightweight and super compressible to fit in your tiniest stuff sack. The bag’s mummy cut is slim to keep pack weight down and warmth trapped inside. And can we talk about that cyber green?
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Big Agnes Sentinel 30 Double Wide
If you like cuddling with your bae out on the trail, you definitely need this bag-built-for-two. The fill is a down/synthetic blend with a unique draping effect and a microfiber softshell interior that mimics the comfort of your own bed at home. Dual zippers make it easy to get in and out on either side. Looks like snuggling just got even better!
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Feathered Friends Swallow Nano 20
This popular bag strikes the perfect balance between weight and warmth. Feathered Friends bags are made by hand in Seattle and are filled with down from geese raised with the highest humane standards. The Swallow (the women’s version is called the Egret) is going to be with you for many trails and years to come.
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The 3-season Hydrogen, at one and a half pounds, really is just about as light as air. It’s filled with water-resistant goose down for ultimate warmth and dryness, and has an extra-cushy footbox to keep your toes nice and toasty.