Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bags

Recent Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

My Five Star was my best friend summer and winter for three years in the Canadian bush. The geologist for whom I worked recommended I buy a Woods 5 Star Arctic bag. I was afraid of being cold. I worked in northern Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario for three years—summer and winter. I slept in comfort in my Five Star even in summer! We slept in tents and shack tents like prospectors of old. I was young then, in the late '60s and early '70s. I lost my bag and everything else in a tent… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

Worked on the north slope in the sixies and several years after that. Had an eider down bag and when the oil stove quit it sure felt good. Worked all over the north slope and over to Anuvik, Canada. Gary A Wiles, Anchorage, Alaska This was a very heavy bag and was warm at sixty below. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
The North Face Ibex

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Sierra Designs Cloud -30

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Woods Canada Arctic 3 Star

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag added Mar 15, 2019
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Cloud -30 added Jun 24, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0 added Dec 6, 2017
$300 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports Backside Bside 800 Super Down -40 added Mar 9, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme added Oct 3, 2014
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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
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° added Aug 27, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season added Mar 12, 2013
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
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
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain added Oct 7, 2010
$699 - $718
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS added Sep 29, 2010
$1,095 - $1,150
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20° added Jun 1, 2010
$610 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary added Apr 27, 2010
$390 - $599
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Woods Canada Arctic 3 Star added Apr 22, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs BTU -5 added Mar 31, 2010
$440 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #0 added Sep 2, 2009
$459 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS added Jun 4, 2009
$945 - $1,000
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MEC Cygnet -10C added Nov 20, 2008
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Tenzing 1 Premium -40°F added Mar 17, 2008
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20° added Feb 1, 2008
$600 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Warmlite Triple Bag added Sep 5, 2007
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Zephyr -15
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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Lyell SL -15° added Mar 12, 2006
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs XPD3 added Mar 6, 2005
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
One Planet Winterwarm added Apr 5, 2004
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs EPD3 added Mar 22, 2004
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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor added Mar 15, 2004
$750 - $1,079
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star added Dec 11, 2003
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user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Ritter Stormlight added Jul 6, 2002
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ajungilak Goose Bay added Aug 30, 2001
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Big Horn Super MF added Mar 6, 2001
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
SlumberSystems Mummy added Jan 4, 2001
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering -40° mummy added Dec 16, 2000
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Classic Dragon 1000 added Nov 8, 2000
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Mountain Designs Serac added Apr 30, 2000
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Pneugear Cocoon 4 added Mar 8, 2000
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Snowy Owl added Dec 29, 1999
$999 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL added Dec 6, 1999
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
L.L.Bean Expedition -5° added Aug 30, 1999
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Aiguille added Sep 22, 1998
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Kodiak Super DL added Jun 24, 1998
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot CWM Dryloft added Apr 13, 1998
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
One Planet Dandelion added Feb 27, 1998
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Eider added Jan 18, 1998
$669 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MEC Swan Super DryLoft added Jan 18, 1998
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user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Feathered Friends Tern added Jan 7, 1998
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