A sleeping bag is your best companion on your wild trips, and so special care needs to be taken while choosing one. It is essentially an insulated covering, more like a quilt with a zip, that covers the person, and works like a bedding, used during outdoor trips.
Sleeping bags are available for both men and women, and probably one major reason why they differ in size. But these bags are not only gender specific, they also differ based on many other reasons.
Shapes of Sleeping Bags
There are three major shapes of sleeping bags – Square, Mummy and Sleeping Pods. But we have researched a little bit more and found some more varieties for you:
- Square Sleeping Bags: You will find these bags more spacious. They can be un-zipped and used as a cover. Square sleeping bags come in single and double styles.
- Mummy Sleeping Bags: You can rely on mummy sleeping bags more during extreme weather conditions. It will keep you warm, exposing only your mouth and nose.
- Sleeping Pods: These pods are ideal for those who need wider space to toss and turn around.
- Semi-Rectangular Sleeping Bags: You can use them for camping and sleepovers. They are warmer and also allow you to move during sleep.
- Body-Shaped Sleeping Bag:As the name so the shape. You can sleep, walk and run in these bags. In one-word body shaped bags are flexible and compatible.
The types will only give you an idea about the variety. But, here is what you should check while buying a sleeping bag:
Checking the temperature of your sleeping bag will help to know how much of cold or weather pressure it can bear. Most of the time expedition bags can go all the way down to -40⁰ F (4.44ºC) or lower. The ideal should be:
- For Summers: 32⁰F (0ºC) and above
- For all 3 seasons: 20⁰-32⁰F (-6.66⁰ to 0⁰C)
- For Cold Weathers: 20⁰F (-6.66⁰C) and below
Look for a bag that allows you to fit in well and keeps the overall weight of the bag low. This is the ideal combination. There is no point looking for a bag that is bigger in shape but not warm. Or, one that is too heavy to carry.
Insulation is what keeps the sleeping bag durable. Most of the times synthetic insulation is favored the most, as they last longer even when used roughly. But when it comes to versatility goose-down insulation and water-resistant down insulation are better.
With so many options available in the market, it is not easy to research before buying a sleeping bag. Hence, to help lessen the load we have done an extensive research for you, and listed down ‘5 Best Sleeping Bags’ to choose from.
Also, refer our “Buying Guide” for some smart tips and easy guide to learn more about sleeping bags.
5 Best Sleeping Bags of 2020
|Products||Temperature||Size||Shape||Weight||Insulation Material||Warranty||Buy Now|
|Trajectory Bonfire Sleeping Bag||15⁰C||Adult size of 6 feet 4 inches||Mummy||1.20 Kgs||19OT Polyester||Available but applicable for manufacturing defects only||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|STC Sleeping Bag Cum Mattress||Perfect for 0ºTemp||220cm x 70cm||Mummy||1.3 Kgs||Polyester fabric with hollow cotton filling||3 months warranty||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Coleman Sleeping Bag||2⁰C to 14⁰C||220 x 80 x 55cm||Mummy||0.99 kg||Ripstop polyester, with a brushed polyester lining||1-year manufacturer warranty||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|AmazonBasics Sleeping Bag||1.11ºC to 10ºC||5ft 11inch||Rectangle||1 Kg||100% polyester fill, but overall material is both polyester and velvet|
Warranty - 1 year limited
|1 year limited warranty||CHECK ON AMAZON|
|Harrisons Sleeping Bag||22⁰C to 6⁰C||225x75x71cm||Mummy||0.821 kg||Overall Polyester||Not Specified||CHECK ON AMAZON|
Best Sleeping Bags Reviews in India 2020
- Trajectory Bonfire Sleeping Bag: Has skin friendly polyester lining.
- STC Sleeping Bag Cum Mattress: Will not add too much to your travel gear.
- Coleman Biker: Great brand, recommended globally, superb quality.
- AmazonBasics: Washable bag meant for rough and tough use.
- Harrisons: Reversible bag, can be used multiple times.
Trajectory is a Trademark brand. So, when it produces a product it has to be best in quality and class. An important reason why we have put its Bonfire Sleeping bag first in our list. It keeps you warm, is easy to clean, and comes at an affordable price.
Going out for camping, hiking, long term travelling, make your travel plans the way you want to, just be rest assured that this mummy shaped bag will keep you warm and well-rested in every situation.
The Trajectory bonfire sleeping bag has a polyester lining that is skin-friendly. It comes with a travel friendly carry bag, a compression sack with straps that makes it easy to carry it around. It also has in-built pockets for carrying wallets and phones.
It fits everyone, as this bag is designed for adults as long as 6feet 4 inches. The size of sleeping bag WxHxD wise is 35inch x 193inch x 10inch, and it weighs 1.20 kilograms. It has got a temperature rating of 15, thus making it ideal choice for any type of atmosphere. The company uses high quality 19OT polyester on the outer side that makes its water proof. Also, the bag is stitched precisely to enhance its durability.
Warranty: Not sure of the period. But, warranty is there and applicable for manufacturing defects only. Also the product has a non-transferrable warranty, that is valid from the date or order.
Overall this is one bag that can be considered best for camping.
- Easy to clean and carry
- Very comfortable
- Not windproof
The next on our list is a multi-purpose sleeping bag. This STC product can be used as a mattress if you have a camp to lay it in. You can as well use it as a sleeping bag, for staying warm. The sleeping bag is worth the price.
It is a mummy shaped sleeping bag that also comes with a cape. It is green in colour with a camouflage design, giving you a feel of real-time adventure. The STC sleeping bag cum mattress is waterproof, thus making it an ideal choice for any type of weather.
This ultra-light sleeping bag also comes with an easy to carry bag. So while you are out on a trek, all that you would have to do is fold it, roll it and keep it in the carry bag. However, do note that you will not be able to return the product.
STC sleeping bag is perfect for 0-degree temperature. It is an adult sleeping bag with size 220cm x 70cm, and weighs 1300gms, which means you can load it on your back without feeling the load. The material used is polyester fabric, with a hollow cotton filling, which will give you a feel of a real bed.
Warranty: Comes with 3-month warranty.
Our suggestion is if you are looking for a trendy looking sleeping bag, which is also cheap, then this is the one for you.
- Best for extreme cold conditions
- Great design
- It has a blanket inside
- The width of the bag is short.
Coleman is a master brand when it comes to outdoor reaction products, especially camping gear. So, we have another super light-weight sleeping bag option for you – Coleman Biker 3 Season Sleeping Bag.
It is a mummy style sleeping bag that can be easily packed and stored in the smallest of spaces. Which is why it is best choice for motorcyclists, cyclists, and backpackers. In addition, it is stored in a weatherproof dry gear compression bag, making it easy to fit into any backpack.
Also, the Coleman Biker has a ZipPlow zipper, that works by channeling the fabric away from the zip, thus ensuring a smooth zip-up every time you get inside it. The sleeping bag also has safety pockets within, helping to keep your valuable belongings safe, no matter whether it is a travel-group camp that you are in or a jungle trip with friends.
The Coleman Biker Sleeping Bag’s weight is a mere 0.99kg, so now you know why we call it a super lightweight bag. Its dimensions are 220 x 80 x 55cm. Its shell is made up of diamond Ripstop polyester, with a brushed polyester lining, that makes it warm and durable, one that can withstand the roughest of weathers. The Ideal temperature of the sleeping bag is 2⁰C to 14⁰C. Its insulation is 1×100 g/m² coletherm micro with a filling weight of 340g, that will give you a comfy bed like feeling.
Warranty: Comes with a 1-year manufacturer warranty.
Overall it is a great choice for bikers, as not all the sleeping bags can be squeezed as much as this one, and to top that its dry gear bag makes packing an easy job.
- Very lightweight
- Washing does not affect its performance
- Difficult to pack inside its gear bag.
Now here is a private label product of giant corps Amazon, which is what made us choose and add it in our list of best. The sleeping bag is equipped with a 2-way zipper, that allows you to close and open it from different directions, thus providing a lot of flexibility in use.
Like the others, this too is suited for all kind of weather conditions. But, what is unique is its inner area. We found out that unlike other brands, that promise a size and offers a smaller sized product, this sleeping bag is larger, enabling it to cover you completely – length and breadth.
It is a rectangle shaped bag that can easily fit a 5ft 11inch man. The AmazonBasics sleeping bag is washable, so you can clean and dry it quite easily during your outdoor trips. Users have even recommended it saying one of the best sleeping bags for soldiers, proving its ability to withstand any type of rough and tough weather.
The Amazon sleeping bag is made of 100% polyester fill, allowing it to dry easily. But the overall material is both polyester and velvet giving a soft and comfy look and feel. The temperature supported by the sleeping bag is between -1.11ºC to 10ºC, so you can even use it in extreme cold weathers. Hikers have also confirmed on using this AmazonBasics sleeping bag in a 3º to 8º temperature in the Himalayas.
Warranty: The product comes with a 1 year limited warranty.
- Worth every penny
- Extremely warm and soft
- Inner cloth not that great
Harrisons a brand that has been providing quality travelling products to its consumers since 1959, is the last one to be added in our list. The main reason to take in our list of ‘Best Sleeping Bags’ is its reversible quality that gives the bag two unique looks.
The compact design of the bag makes it a perfect choice for hiking. It is also ultra-light, which helps it to fit into any rucksack or trekking bag, and make enough room for other camping essentials too. Like any other Harrisons product, even the reversible sleeping bag focuses on comfort and convenience. There are no zipper snags in this bag. It works by channeling the fabric away from the zipper coils, providing a smooth zipping operation.
The dimension of the product is 225x75x71cm, and it weighs 821g. The overall volume of the bag is 1177ltr. So you can carry it very easily. The material is polyester hence it can be easily washed and used in tough weathers too. The temperature supported by Harrisons sleeping bag is between 22⁰C to 6⁰C. To add up to all the good qualities, users of the sleeping bag have even liked the slant stitching that does not let the inside material slip up or down. Moreover, the zip is small, providing it a longer life, as the drag will be less.
Warranty: Not Specified.
All in all, here is a sleeping bag that will not let you down during your tough treks or camping expeditions.
- Fine and strong stitch
- Comes from a reliable brand
- The material is a bit thin.
A comfortable and cozy sleeping bag is every backpacker’s dream. But, choosing the right one is a task, though not any more, as we have after almost 75 hours of thorough research listed 5 best sleeping bags for you.
In fact, if you want to dive deeper, we did say it’s the Trajectory Bonfire Sleeping Bag that has caught our attention the most, and we recommend it for being skin friendly, because it fits everyone and is quite convenient to carry. In addition to that you will get the product at a very affordable price.
But if you need more space to rotate, and looking for a rectangle bag precisely, then AmazonBasics Envelope is ideal choice for you. The bag provides enhanced softness and comes with a 1-year warranty. So, you get to enjoy comfort and durability both.
Though we would say that all the 5 are the best among the lot. However, if you have any suggestions or any comments about these products, then we would be happy to hear about them.
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