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

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: 3 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Echo Lake -20 added Jan 10, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme added Oct 3, 2014
discontinued
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: 5 of 5 (1)
Browning McKinley -30 added Sep 27, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eddie Bauer Kara Koram -30 added Apr 10, 2012
$799 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine -20 added Apr 7, 2012
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kelty Mistral -20 added Feb 21, 2012
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
EMS Mountain Light -20 added Jan 4, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30 added Feb 21, 2011
$280 - $300
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Feathered Friends Snow Goose added Jan 5, 2011
$869 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Slumberjack Big Timber -20°F Synthetic
$140 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: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Crescent Lake -20 added Jun 18, 2010
$100 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
High Peak Extreme Pak added Jun 16, 2010
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: 4.5 of 5 (2)
GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy added Feb 1, 2010
$475 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman Big Game -5 added Jan 29, 2010
$110 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: 5 of 5 (1)
Outbound Toaster 6000 added Apr 27, 2009
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Slumberjack Esplanade -20ºF added Apr 17, 2009
$100 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
High Peak Cascade -5 added Dec 14, 2008
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MEC Cygnet -10C added Nov 20, 2008
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Wiggy's FTRSS added Sep 14, 2008
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sherpa Adventure Gear Tenzing 1 Premium -40°F added Mar 17, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Hahns Peak SL -20° added Feb 1, 2008
$600 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Yellow Wall SL 0° added Feb 1, 2008
discontinued
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Outbound Toaster 10000 added Jan 15, 2008
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (6)
Slumberjack Latitude -20°F added Dec 23, 2007
$85 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
U.S. Military Modular Sleep System MSS added Oct 2, 2007
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Warmlite Triple Bag added Sep 5, 2007
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear 4th Dimension Synthetic
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Zephyr -15 Down
discontinued
 
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Nebo Sports Teton -10 added Apr 27, 2006
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Eureka! Eagle Point added Apr 26, 2006
$100 MSRP
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
EMS Boreal -20 added Apr 7, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Lyell SL -15° added Mar 12, 2006
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina -15 added Jan 22, 2006
$260
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