Cold Weather Sleeping Bags

Recent Cold Weather (below 0°F) Sleeping Bag Reviews

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
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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS

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

rated 5 of 5 stars
Wiggy's Super Light FTRSS

-4 degrees and as comfortable as could be. When you are outside in the cold and you know that everything is going to be OK, that's how I would describe this bag! This is the kind of bag you just can't wait to get into. Very warm (after about 15 seconds, then it warms right up). At -4 degrees it does everything I expect it to do. I'm a warm sleeper and most of the time it's unzipped. Packs great and puffs right up when you are ready to sleep. The bag is perfect for what I do, very durable heavy… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0

Backpacking in the winter can be discouraging if you don't have the proper sleeping bag. OutdoorVital's Summit 0° sleeping bag will keep you toasty with its down insulated properties, baffle design, hood, and overall comfort. In addition this sleeping bag packs down, weighs under 3 lbs, and most importantly, it's not overpriced! This sleeping bag has kept me warm on several nights in the teens. I haven't experienced any cold spots including around the zipper or hood. The fit is amazing. If you… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
U.S. Military Modular Sleep System MSS

It comes in three to four parts, where you can sleep in one part, two parts, three parts or four. I have slept in it all together and I had to open it up sometime during the night because I had gotten too warm. Come to find out it had gotten below freezing that night. I have also slept in just one part, the temp was at around 100° to 110° that night. Although it was hot, I was comfortable. Compresses down to about the size of a basketball, although it could probably compress smaller. Three to… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Marmot Col MemBrain

Embrace the caterpillar in you! With this bag, I feel and look like a squashy green caterpillar. Zip it up, snuggle down, and after the coziest sleep in the coldest temps, you'll emerge in the morning a beautiful butterfly. That is if you can bear to come out! I'm a 5'4" smaller woman. I sleep cold and this bag works well for me in even the coldest of temps. I've still paired it with a liner for truly -20°F temps and that works well in a four-season tent.  Zipping all the way up can be a slight… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag added Mar 15, 2019
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0 added Dec 6, 2017
$300 MSRP
 
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
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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
discontinued
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: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30 added Feb 21, 2011
$210 - $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
$1,150
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
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Woods Canada Arctic 3 Star added Apr 22, 2010
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy added Feb 1, 2010
$475 MSRP
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Coleman Big Game -5 added Jan 29, 2010
$110 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS added Jun 4, 2009
$995 - $1,050
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
MEC Cygnet -10C added Nov 20, 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: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Yellow Wall SL 0° added Feb 1, 2008
discontinued
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: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Kelty Zephyr -15 Down
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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: 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
$195 - $280
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Blue Ridge -20 added Jan 24, 2005
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user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor added Mar 15, 2004
$1,080 - $1,199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star added Dec 11, 2003
discontinued
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Nebo Sports Blue Moose -10 added Jan 7, 2002
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Campus Polar added Nov 9, 2001
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Ajungilak Goose Bay added Aug 30, 2001
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Wiggy's -40° mummy added Apr 29, 2001
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Black Out -15 added Feb 7, 2001
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Slumberjack -20°F Mummy added Jan 17, 2001
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Extel Deep Freeze oversized added Jan 13, 2001
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Nebo Sports Bear -10 added Jan 1, 2001
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Mountain Equipment Classic Dragon 1000 added Nov 8, 2000
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Pneugear Cocoon 4 added Mar 8, 2000
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Dark Star 3D added Jan 5, 2000
discontinued
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (10)
The North Face Tundra 3D added Dec 8, 1999
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super DL added Dec 6, 1999
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