Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

Brand

The North Face
Valandré
Western Mountaineering
Mountain Hardwear
Marmot
Mountain Equipment
Rab
NEMO
Fjallraven
Exped

User

Unisex
Men's
Women's

Price

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

Recent Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag Reviews

Sierra Designs Cloud -30

rated 5 of 5 stars I have had my -30 Cloud for over 20 years. The newer Clouds have a larger foot, which I like, but my bag has been great winter camping and summer. I unzip it for summer and use it as a cover. In winter it performs excellent. If my current bag wasn't so reliable, I would buy the new Cloud just for the foot space. Full review

Woods Canada Arctic 3 Star

rated 5 of 5 stars I slept in this bag for four months in the Arctic and slept like a baby. Full review

Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF

rated 5 of 5 stars Super WARM and very light... I have used this bag down to -15° and have been completely warm and comfortable. I have no doubt it would be OK even down to -25°, and I am a VERY cold sleeper. I usually need a bag that is rated at least 20 deg warmer than claimed, but not with this bag. When it is not too windy I often just sleep in an open lean-to or under a tarp, and am just fine in the middle of winter. The MF shell offers excellent wind and water resistance, zipper works great, there is plenty… Full review

Western Mountaineering Puma GWS

rated 5 of 5 stars The Puma GWS lives up to the ratings and is high quality. The zipper works flawlessly and the cinch cord is easy to use. I slept out in -5 degrees with 25mph winds in a single person tent, warm all over. Remember a sleeping bag is only as good as its sleeping pad. In the winter you will get cold with any sleeping bag if you use a cheap sleeping pad. Full review

The North Face Ibex

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought an Ibex sleeping bag from The North Face over near the Stanford shopping center in 1974 or '75. I used it for years and years. Finally had some problems with the zipper in 2001. Sent it in and North Face repaired it and refilled the bag with new down and charged me $30 cleaning fee. I now use it for winter camping. With layers on I have slept comfortably in single digit temps. Full review

Outdoor Vitals Summit 0

rated 5 of 5 stars Backpacking in the winter can be discouraging if you don't have the proper sleeping bag. OutdoorVital's Summit 0° sleeping bag will keep you toasty with its down insulated properties, baffle design, hood, and overall comfort. In addition this sleeping bag packs down, weighs under 3 lbs, and most importantly, it's not overpriced! This sleeping bag has kept me warm on several nights in the teens. I haven't experienced any cold spots including around the zipper or hood. The fit is amazing. If you… Full review

Marmot Col MemBrain

rated 5 of 5 stars Embrace the caterpillar in you! With this bag, I feel and look like a squashy green caterpillar. Zip it up, snuggle down, and after the coziest sleep in the coldest temps, you'll emerge in the morning a beautiful butterfly. That is if you can bear to come out! I'm a 5'4" smaller woman. I sleep cold and this bag works well for me in even the coldest of temps. I've still paired it with a liner for truly -20°F temps and that works well in a four-season tent.  Zipping all the way up can be a slight… Full review

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

Top-Rated Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

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user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C
$729 - $749
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor
$990 - $1,049
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS
$945 - $969
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS
$1,095 - $1,119
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF
$820
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40
$1,000 - $1,050
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20°
$900 - $950
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain
$659 - $719
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary
$520 - $549
Mountain Equipment Kryos
$540
Rab Expedition 1000
$825
Rab Neutrino 800
$570
Rab Andes 1000
$790
Marmot CWM
$818
Western Mountaineering Cypress GWS
$1,130
Valandré Freja
$720
NEMO Sonic -20
$550 - $579
NEMO Canon -40
$850 - $1,049
Fjallraven Polar -30
$1,000
Exped Winterlite -42C/-44F
$599 - $649
Western Mountaineering Lynx GWS
$845
Mountain Equipment Glacier Expedition
$435
Western Mountaineering Bristlecone MF
$880
The North Face Inferno -20F/-29C
$599 - $619
Valandré Odin
$765 - $899
Valandré La Fayette
$495
Exped Waterbloc -42C/-44F
$779
Rab Expedition 1200
$925 - $939
Therm-a-Rest Polar Ranger -20F
$700
Marmot CWM MemBrain
$799 - $819
Exped Lite 900
$321
Marmot CWM EQ
$819
Western Mountaineering Lynx MF
$750 - $775
Western Mountaineering Puma MF
$820
Fjallraven Polar -20
$900
 
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)
Sierra Designs Cloud -30
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)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs BTU -5
$440 MSRP
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