Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

Brand

The North Face
Valandré
Western Mountaineering
Mountain Hardwear
Marmot
L.L.Bean
EMS
Slumberjack
Rab
NEMO

User

Unisex
Men's
Women's

Price

less than $200
$300 - $399.99
$400 - $499.99
$500 and above

Recent Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag Reviews

L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20°

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A very good down winter bag with enough length to store stuff. Excellent warranty and excellent attention to details. I was looking for a -20° F down bag with DWR down treatment like Dri Down or Bean's Down Tek to ward off moisture collection over several days of winter use. Anyone who has winter camped with a down bag for a week or so knows the down gradually collects respiration and perspiration  moisture, losing insulative ability and making the bag heavier. DWR treated down like Bean's Down… Full review

Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Bought specifically for Kilimanjaro (so generally expected dry weather). Did the job, but I won't be using it again as it didn't really survive washing afterwards (Kili is very dusty). Warmth: Never felt cold unlike some of my teammates. I did use it with an Exped inflatable mat, which I think made a big difference. Fit & Comfort: Pretty good, no scratchy bits. Found it most comfortable when worn with a base layer as has been mentioned it's not very breathable. Entry & Exit: ip is not very… Full review

Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

rated 5 of 5 stars The warmest sleeping bag on the market. I used this bag in Northern Saskatchewan while working in geology. The temperature was minus sixty degrees Fahrenheit. I was cool, but at that temperature, what do you expect? This is the best sleeping bag I have ever owned. The sleeping bag is bulky, but will endure a lot of punishment. The bag can open up fully and be used as a comforter if necessary. This bag will keep you warm at -40 degrees. Full review

Western Mountaineering Bison GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars There's nothing wrong with a little overkill when you're serious about survival. I bought this bag two years ago for dead-of-winter camping in the mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. I wanted an overkill bag and decided to go all the way. The coldest temps I'm likely to see are maybe -10° on Stratton Bald. The coldest I have actually experienced was around 0° and this bundle of joy handled that with aplomb. I'm 5'9" and bought the regular 6 ft bag.  The zipper is well conceived,… Full review

Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars Stephenson's Warmlite Triple bag is a top notch camping and backpacking sleep “system.” While an old design, it is still unique in the market, has a wonderfully comfortable mattress, and covers an extremely wide temperature range due to the dual tops design, for a price that is very attractive if you consider the alternatives. After many years, it was time to upgrade to a new sleeping bag and pad. One of my sons decided to “confiscate” my old cold weather sleeping bag and cold weather pad,… Full review

Ajungilak Goose Bay

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Good bag. I've spent approximately 400 nights in this bag so far, and have no complaints about anything but the zipper. It snags easily, and can be especially difficult to open when you're just waking up and trying to get out of the bag as soon as possible to escape the heat.  The included compression sack is also useless. I didn't like the design, and one of the straps broke the first week. Ajungilak replaced it, but I prefer using a traditional compression sack instead.  After 5 years of heavy… Full review

Big Agnes Crosho SL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, cozy, light, compact. Performs very well. I'm used to using two bags in Minnesota during the cold season since it often reaches -20° F here in the winter. Packing in two bags, two pads, and other gear gets heavy and bulky. I fill up my 95L pack. If I hike in a long ways, I normally pull my bag in on a sled. At a compact 4lbs 1oz (long), I can finally pack in on my back.   The bag repels water well. (I washed it after I bought it online. I hand kneaded water into it and it took forever… Full review

Black Pine Sports Backside Bside 800 Super Down -40

rated 1 of 5 stars Manufacturer's website claims the bag is filled with superior 800 down. Material tag on bag shows it is filled with 600 down (see photos on Amazon.com review). They have not explained why that is. Bag was returned. I stand corrected. One customer service employee said 800 is just a name. Strongly suggest they revise their website. Full review

Western Mountaineering Bison GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars Incredible quality in materials and craftsmanship. Packs down very small and is very lightweight (under 5 lbs) for its temp rating of -40F. I have no doubt it will live up to its reputation when put to the test. ***FEB. 3, 2015 UPDATE after field testing the Western Mountaineering Bison GWS****** So last night the temps got down to 23F here in Atlanta, so I set up my tent in the back yard and slept in the WM Bison GWS. WOW!!!  AWESOME BAG!!!! I have added a few photos to show the loft of the bag… Full review

Top-Rated Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C
$729 - $959
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor
$900 - $1,049
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS
$1,065 - $1,119
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40
$1,000 - $1,050
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS
$945 - $969
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ
$699
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20°
$900 - $950
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20°
$349
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary
$468 - $619
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -20
$174
Slumberjack Lapland -20
$140 - $153
Rab Expedition 1000
$825
Rab Neutrino 800
$550 - $574
Rab Andes 1000
$775
Western Mountaineering Cypress GWS
$1,130
Valandré Freja
$720
NEMO Canon -40
$800 - $999
Fjallraven Polar -30
$1,000
Western Mountaineering Lynx GWS
$845
Western Mountaineering Bristlecone MF
$880
The North Face Inferno -20F/-29C
$599 - $789
Valandré Odin
$765 - $899
Valandré La Fayette
$495
Rab Expedition 1200
$925
Marmot Col MemBrain
$659 - $819
Brooks-Range Drift -10
$750
Rab Expedition 1400
$1,025
Marmot CWM MemBrain
$799 - $899
Exped Lite 900
$469
Marmot CWM EQ
$799
Valandré Swing 900
$500
Western Mountaineering Lynx MF
$750 - $774
Western Mountaineering Puma MF
$820
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
One Planet Dandelion
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Ptarmigan
$719 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Snowy Owl
$999 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Peregrine
$759 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Widgeon
$639 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose
$869 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #0
$459 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Neosphere -15°
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
One Planet Winterwarm
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs BTU -5
$440 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Crosho SL
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Classic Dragon 1000
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ajungilak Goose Bay
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The Backside Blue Ice -50
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