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: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star reviewed Sep 27, 2019
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag reviewed Mar 15, 2019
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag reviewed Feb 1, 2019
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
The North Face Ibex reviewed Oct 14, 2018
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Cloud -30 reviewed Jun 24, 2018
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Woods Canada Arctic 3 Star reviewed Jun 19, 2018
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF reviewed Jun 5, 2018
$865
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS reviewed Jan 7, 2018
$945 - $1,000
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0 reviewed Dec 6, 2017
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain reviewed Nov 20, 2017
$699 - $718
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° reviewed Jan 5, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS reviewed Nov 27, 2015
$1,095 - $1,150
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ajungilak Goose Bay reviewed Apr 24, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Crosho SL reviewed Apr 7, 2015
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports Backside Bside 800 Super Down -40 reviewed Mar 9, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C reviewed Oct 15, 2014
$729 - $748
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme reviewed Oct 3, 2014
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Warmlite Triple Bag reviewed Oct 25, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor reviewed May 28, 2014
$750 - $1,079
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20° reviewed Apr 15, 2014
$600 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
REI Kilo Plus -5 reviewed Mar 10, 2014
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Neosphere -15° reviewed Feb 5, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Kara Koram -30 reviewed Dec 13, 2013
$799 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season reviewed Apr 30, 2013
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose reviewed Feb 7, 2013
$869 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40 reviewed Jan 16, 2013
$680 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The Backside Blue Ice -50 reviewed May 27, 2012
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Pneugear Cocoon 4 reviewed May 5, 2012
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary reviewed Apr 6, 2012
$580
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MEC Cygnet -10C reviewed Mar 1, 2012
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs BTU -5 reviewed Jan 14, 2012
$440 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Wraith SL -20° reviewed Apr 9, 2011
$610 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ reviewed Nov 27, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Moonstone 800 Liberty Ridge reviewed Apr 6, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Spiral Down Hugger #0 reviewed Feb 8, 2010
$459 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Western Mountaineering Bristlecone Super MF reviewed Dec 20, 2009
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -20 reviewed Oct 31, 2009
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger EXP reviewed Aug 31, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Lyell SL -15° reviewed Jun 3, 2009
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user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison Super DL reviewed Feb 12, 2009
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user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #0 reviewed Jan 30, 2009
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Zephyr -15 reviewed Dec 19, 2008
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Big Bang SL reviewed Nov 2, 2008
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Tenzing 1 Premium -40°F reviewed Sep 14, 2008
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Lafuma Logan Expedition reviewed Dec 5, 2007
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL reviewed Nov 11, 2007
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
REI Kilo Expedition -20 reviewed Oct 24, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Superlight Endurance reviewed Jul 20, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -40 reviewed Apr 3, 2007
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell U.L. Super Stretch Down Hugger #1 reviewed Dec 2, 2006
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