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

Valandré Chill Out 850 added Mar 15, 2019
$531
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag added Mar 15, 2019
Rab Ascent 1100 added Oct 2, 2018
$400
Big Agnes Crosho UL -20 added Oct 1, 2018
$465 - $599
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Cloud -30 added Jun 24, 2018
Exped Winterlite -42C/-44F added May 23, 2018
$629 - $679
Exped Waterbloc -42C/-44F added May 23, 2018
$779
Therm-a-Rest Polar Ranger -20F added May 22, 2018
$532 - $699
NEMO Sonic -20 added May 17, 2018
$464 - $599
Mountain Equipment Kryos added Mar 28, 2018
$640
Mountain Equipment Glacier Expedition added Mar 28, 2018
$660
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0 added Dec 6, 2017
$300 MSRP
Slumberjack Lapland -20 added Jun 17, 2016
Exped Lite 900 added May 20, 2016
Brooks-Range Drift -10 added Apr 4, 2015
Mammut Altitude EXP Winter added Mar 14, 2015
Mammut Altitude EXP 5-Season added Mar 14, 2015
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports Backside Bside 800 Super Down -40 added Mar 9, 2015
Rab Neutrino 800 added Nov 9, 2014
$500 - $534
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme added Oct 3, 2014
discontinued
Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 4-Season added Sep 23, 2014
Mountain Equipment Iceline added Sep 18, 2014
$675 - $925
Montane Deep Heat Sleeping Bag added Jun 26, 2014
$600
Rab Expedition 1400 added May 14, 2014
$1,000
Western Mountaineering Cypress GWS added Mar 16, 2014
$1,130 - $1,230
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Neosphere -15° added Feb 5, 2014
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag added Jan 24, 2014
VauDe Ice Peak 750 added Nov 25, 2013
$600
Fjallraven Polar -30 added Oct 23, 2013
$1,000
Fjallraven Polar -20 added Oct 23, 2013
$900
NEMO Canon -40 added Sep 25, 2013
$850 - $1,049
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° added Aug 27, 2013
Mountain Equipment Snowline added Apr 19, 2013
$840
Mountain Equipment Glacier 1250 added Mar 14, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season added Mar 12, 2013
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Long Mummy -20° added Feb 26, 2013
$449
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Crosho SL added Jan 26, 2013
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Kara Koram -30 added Apr 10, 2012
$799 MSRP
The North Face Inferno -20F/-29C added Jan 14, 2012
$599
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -20 added Jan 4, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose added Jan 5, 2011
$869 MSRP
Rab Expedition 1000 added Dec 21, 2010
$900
Rab Expedition 1200 added Dec 21, 2010
$950
Rab Andes 1000 added Dec 21, 2010
$575 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain added Oct 7, 2010
$699 - $719
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS added Sep 29, 2010
$1,095 - $1,150
Western Mountaineering Bristlecone MF added Sep 29, 2010
$880 - $925
Marmot CWM MemBrain added Sep 24, 2010
$799 - $819
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20° added Jun 1, 2010
$610 MSRP
Valandré Swing 900 added May 17, 2010
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