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: 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 - $995
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Wiggy's Super Light FTRSS reviewed Dec 8, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals Summit 0 reviewed Dec 6, 2017
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
U.S. Military Modular Sleep System MSS reviewed Dec 6, 2017
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Col MemBrain reviewed Nov 20, 2017
$699 - $718
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Wiggy's Ultima Thule reviewed Feb 18, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Mummy -20° reviewed Jan 5, 2017
user rating: 2.5 of 5 (6)
Slumberjack Latitude -20°F reviewed Sep 18, 2016
$85 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS reviewed Nov 27, 2015
$1,150
user rating: 3 of 5 (14)
The North Face Dark Star -40 reviewed Oct 30, 2015
$359 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Warmlite Triple Bag reviewed Oct 25, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina -30 reviewed Aug 13, 2015
$225 - $299
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Yellow Wall SL 0° reviewed Aug 8, 2015
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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: 3 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Echo Lake -20 reviewed Jan 10, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C reviewed Oct 15, 2014
$729
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Woods Canada Mount Blanc Supreme reviewed Oct 3, 2014
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Desert Pine -20 reviewed Jul 3, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor reviewed May 28, 2014
$1,000 - $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)
ALPS Mountaineering Crescent Lake -20 reviewed Apr 13, 2014
$100 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: 2.5 of 5 (2)
Outbound Toaster 10000 reviewed Dec 16, 2013
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: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Nebo Sports Teton -10 reviewed Mar 17, 2013
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 (1)
Kelty Mistral -20 reviewed Dec 21, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
GoLite Adrenaline 4-Season Mummy reviewed Dec 7, 2012
$475 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Browning McKinley -30 reviewed Sep 27, 2012
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Wiggy's Antarctic reviewed Jul 31, 2012
 
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Wiggy's -40° mummy reviewed May 28, 2012
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
The Backside Blue Ice -50 reviewed May 27, 2012
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Pine Sports The Big Johnson -5 reviewed May 17, 2012
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Pneugear Cocoon 4 reviewed May 5, 2012
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user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Wiggy's Ultra Light FTRSS reviewed Apr 19, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Valandré Bloody Mary reviewed Apr 6, 2012
$550 - $579
 
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
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