Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

Recent Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag Reviews

DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars A DIY down -40 degree bag can be made for under $100 if secondhand materials are used and purchased at a steep discount. The features can be identical to commercial products of the same temperature rating.                                         Baffle mesh pulled through 8-inch zipper                                     Draft neck collar and zipper draft tube installed            Three sleeping bags partly filled… Full review

Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars A good bag for what it says, lofts well, very warm. To Jo Bets, the bag is rated -11° comfort and -19° limit. If you use it at -3° you will sweat, fabrics are only so breathable. I have used it at -13° and found no problems. Get yourself a bag to suit warmer temps, say 2° comfort and -7° limit. I previously had one of their Everest models and 15 years on it's still usable. All in I've been outdooring for over 40 years. For the money it's good. Full review

The North Face Ibex

rated 5 of 5 stars Great bag for winter camping used on a mat. My wife and I each purchased an Ibex in the mid 1970s. Have used on many winter backpacking trips in the Smoky Mountains, and many fall and summer backpacking trips as well as wilderness canoe trips in Canada and BWCA, week-long bicycle trips, and fall camping in Wisconsin. Fantastic bags as held up well and are still in use. Have had repairs to zipper (replaced), fabric tears, and need for down replacement all under warranty except need to have bag cleaned. Full review

Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a serious cold weather bag. I’ve slept in mine in an open lean-to at -45°F and had to get up and take clothes off to cool down. On the heavy side, but this bag is worth it. Only used it a couple of times and now not camping anymore so will soon sell it. If doing serious cold weather camping I wouldn’t touch anything else. Full review

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

Western Mountaineering Cypress GWS
$1,130 - $1,230
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS
$1,095 - $1,150
NEMO Canon -40
$850 - $1,049
Fjallraven Polar -30
$1,000
Rab Expedition 1400
$1,000
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Snowy Owl
$999 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS
$945 - $995
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor
$990
Rab Expedition 1200
$950
Western Mountaineering Bristlecone MF
$880 - $925
Mountain Equipment Iceline
$675 - $925
Fjallraven Polar -20
$900
Rab Expedition 1000
$900
Western Mountaineering Lynx GWS
$845 - $890
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose
$869 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF
$865
Western Mountaineering Puma MF
$820 - $865
Mountain Equipment Snowline
$840
Marmot CWM MemBrain
$799 - $819
Western Mountaineering Lynx MF
$750 - $815
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Kara Koram -30
$799 MSRP
Exped Waterbloc -42C/-44F
$779
Valandré Odin
$637 - $764
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Peregrine
$759 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C
$729
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Ptarmigan
$719 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain
$699 - $719
Therm-a-Rest Polar Ranger -20F
$532 - $699
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ
$699
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40
$650
Exped Winterlite -42C/-44F
$629 - $679
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Eider
$669 MSRP
Mountain Equipment Glacier Expedition
$660
Mountain Equipment Kryos
$640
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Widgeon
$639 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20°
$610 MSRP
Montane Deep Heat Sleeping Bag
$600
VauDe Ice Peak 750
$600
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20°
$600 MSRP
Big Agnes Crosho UL -20
$465 - $599
NEMO Sonic -20
$464 - $599
The North Face Inferno -20F/-29C
$599
Rab Andes 1000
$575 MSRP
Rab Neutrino 800
$500 - $534
Valandré Chill Out 850
$531
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary
$390 - $519
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
The North Face Solar Flare
$499 MSRP
discontinued
Valandré La Fayette
$412 - $494
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #0
$459 MSRP
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Long Mummy -20°
$449
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