Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

Brands

The North Face
Valandré
Western Mountaineering
Marmot
Mountain Hardwear
Crux
NEMO
MontBell
Sierra Designs
Montane

Genders

Unisex
Men's
Women's

Price

less than $500
$500 and above

Recent Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag Reviews

The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent choice for winter camping, very packable for its size and true to its warmth. Have used it in a lean-to with no tent in miserable conditions and was quite comfortable. I have not slept out in -40° temperatures yet, but it was excellent at -20°. Closed up enough around the face to not freeze, actually ended up taking off my hat halfway through the night! A bit long for me, I'm 5 foot six, but I put extra clothes at the bottom. Easy to get in and out unless you are wearing lots of layers,… Full review

Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme

rated 5 of 5 stars I have owned this bag since 1980 when I purchased it new here in London, Ontario, for $200 at that time. This is a seriously warm and lightweight bag for its temperature rating as compared to my old eiderdown 3 Star bag which weighs in excess of 21 pounds. The Mount Blanc Supreme was the top of the line semi-mummy bag with 3 pounds of goose down fill and a nylon outer shell. Baffled construction and nice light green outer with yellow inner lining. It weighs in at about 4.75 pounds. Although a little… Full review

The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a sleeping bag equipped for extreme cold and it is made to keep you warm and comfortable when other products don't. The North Face Inferno is an excellent sleeping bag. It fits any needs for extreme cold nights. With it being waterproof the morning dew doesn't bother you either. I use my Inferno bag every time I go out in cold weather. I fully recommend the sleeping bag to anyone who would sleep in that weather. Full review

Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars We go backpacking for three week stretches every summer. I remember when my parents bought their custom made zip together bags, and slipping in the bag from time to time WAS PURE BLISS. I have now inherited their 30-year-old bags and me and my wife ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM. Vapor barrier technology was something new in the '70s and I never liked the clammy feeling of VPB shirts, but in the sleeping bag it is great. This is the best sleeping bag EVER built. I have had Marmot, Sierra Designs and (when… Full review

Valandré Thor

rated 5 of 5 stars This sleeping bag seems a little expensive. The weather rating is really high. This bag is best for the experienced backpackers and hikers. I would not recommend it. I was really warm, even on the coldest night. It fit well enough and I am really tall. There was an easy transition. Full review

Valandré Thor

rated 4 of 5 stars This is not a full review, but more some random notes for potential buyers. I feel there's not too much info out there about this bag. I haven't given this bag a rating since I haven't used it yet, but wanted to write this before forgetting. I have a Big Agnes -20F (-29C) that I've been happy with. It doesn't have down on the bottom side, but you're suppose to use it with an air sleeping pad that you insert into the bottom part of the sleeping bag. This has been working fine. It's very light but… Full review

Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20°

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This bag is different since it doesn't have down on the bottom side of the bag, but instead room for a fitted sleeping pad. I have used this bag since 2010 for winter hiking and in most cases in the Adirondacks, but also on the West Coast but then in a bit warmer temperatures. I've experienced temperatures down to -20°F, which I think is the limit for what I'd feel comfortable in. I normally just sleep in a thick fleece base layer when sleeping in cold weather.  I've never really taken the included… Full review

REI Kilo Plus -5

rated 5 of 5 stars I have the men's version (gold and grey color). Awesome bag! Snug as a bug in a rug! I have the men's version of this bag, bought it in 2002 I think. The thing rocks! Its shell is water resistant (always a good thing with a down bag), and while there's higher fill-power bags out there, for the price you will have to look hard to find a better value in a sub-zero bag.  I have taken this bag out in zero degree temps in Shenandoah National Park, sleeping in an open-sided shelter with wind-blown snow… Full review

Deuter Neosphere -15°

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent bag up to - 15° C. It is a German brand as you all know, but the bag is Chinese made, a very good one indeed. Unfortunately it still is not sold in the U.S. market. It comes in two sizes; regular (6'), long (6.6'). It weighs approximately 3 pounds and 8 ounces. The outer shell is Deuter-Diamond 30D Nylon and the inside lining is Tactel Nylon. It is a new model down sleeping bag with amazingly good insulating qualities. Thermo Stretch Comfort System on the inside: the lining which is soft… 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
$699
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor
$900 - $949
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS
$915 - $940
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ
$669
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF
$795
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20°
$810 - $950
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS
$1,065 - $1,090
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary
$450 - $524
Crux Torpedo 900
$1,099
Western Mountaineering Cypress GWS
$1,100
NEMO Canon -40
$1,000 - $1,049
MontBell U.L. Super Spiral Down Hugger Exp
$609
Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 4-Season
$480 - $519
 
Western Mountaineering Lynx GWS
$820
Montane Deep Heat
$898
Western Mountaineering Bristlecone MF
$855
The North Face Inferno -20F/-29C
$569 - $599
Mountain Equipment Iceline
$825
Big Agnes Crosho SL
$500
Valandré Odin
$800
Valandré La Fayette
$570
Mountain Equipment Glacier 1250
$480 - $639
 
REI Expedition Sleeping Bag
$529
NEMO Coda -20
$890
Rab Expedition 1200
$841
Marmot Col MemBrain
$649
Rab Expedition 1400
$872
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20°
$480
MontBell Down Hugger 800 #0
$459
Marmot CWM MemBrain
$719
Marmot CWM EQ
$699
Western Mountaineering Lynx MF
$725 - $775
Western Mountaineering Puma MF
$795 - $824
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
One Planet Dandelion
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Stephenson's Warmlite Warmlite Triple Bag
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Ptarmigan
$719 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40
$680 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Snowy Owl
$999 MSRP
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 of 5 (4)
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Classic Dragon 1000
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The Backside Blue Ice -50
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20°
$600 MSRP
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