Cold Weather Sleeping Bags

Recent Cold Weather (below 0°F) 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 Bigfoot

Bought this bag in 1993 from REI and used it in the High Sierras for many years. It's a bit heavier than the Lost Ranger I've used since 2010. After sitting on my shelf for 10 years, I decided to pull it out for a snowshoe trip this year and now remember why this was the go-to bag for cold weather back in my youth. North Face quality, large foot area for storing things, and had to unzip it at 9,000 ft in the snow because it was too warm. One of the best investments I ever made in 45 years of backpacking. 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

 
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Ajungilak Denali Arctic
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ajungilak Goose Bay Down
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Ajungilak Tyin Elite Synthetic
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ajungilak Tyin Winter Synthetic
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Blue Ridge -20 Synthetic
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Crescent Lake -20 Synthetic
$100 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine -20 Synthetic
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Echo Lake -20 Synthetic
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Arctic Death -30° F Mummy Synthetic
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Crosho SL Down
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Elk Park -20° Synthetic
$230
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20° Down
$600 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Yellow Wall SL 0° Synthetic
discontinued
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports Backside Bside 800 Super Down -40 Down
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports The Big Johnson -5 Synthetic
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Browning McKinley -30 Synthetic
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Campus Polar Synthetic
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Cascade Designs Quantum -20 Synthetic
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman Big Game -5 Synthetic
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Deuter Neosphere -15° Down
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag Down
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Kara Koram -30 Down
$799 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Boreal -20 Synthetic
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
EMS LT -20 Synthetic
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -20 Down
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -40 Down
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Eagle Point Synthetic
$100 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Extel Deep Freeze oversized Synthetic
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Eider Down
$669 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Peregrine Down
$759 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Ptarmigan Down
$719 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose Down
$869 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Snowy Owl Down
$999 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Feathered Friends Tern Down
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Widgeon Down
$639 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Gaertner Tasilaqu Synthetic
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy
$475 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
GoLite Z -10 Four-Season Down
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Helsport Arctic Super Synthetic
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Helsport Baffin Modular Synthetic
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
High Peak Cascade -5 Synthetic
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
High Peak Extreme Pak Synthetic
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Highpoint 350 Synthetic
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Highpoint Calmaan IV Synthetic
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs EPD3 Down
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Integral Designs XPD3 Down
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Jack Wolfskin Black Ice Synthetic
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Mistral -20 Synthetic
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Zephyr -15 Down
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° Down
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