Sleeping Bags and Pads
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The best sleeping bags and pads, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 15, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews
This self-inflating mat replaces a worn out Therm-a-Rest and so far it is doing the job well. This product is cheap enough and is very comfortable. It is used about 20 times throughout the last two years. Summer, winter, it doesn't matter. This self-inflating mat is large. If you are after small and compact this is not for you. I had been using Therm-a-Rests over approximately 30 years and I finally needed something thicker and more comfortable and cheaper so I bought the Vango Comfort 7.5. This… Full review
A lightweight quilt for around 50deg F. One side is waterproof breathable and the other is a nice taffeta fabric that is quite soft and comfortable. It is about the same price as a MilSpec poncho liner (woobie) but pretty much better in every way. Lighter, more compressible, water resistant, just as warm. I have used my Jungle Blanket and its close cousin the Snugpak Poncho Liner countless times. I use both far more often than I do actual sleeping bags anymore. Both are really versatile and far… Full review
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
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
LOVE this mat! As someone who's had two lumbar, one cervical, and one hip surgery...as well as being a side-sleeper...I don't sleep very well while tent camping. This mat has helped to change that. It pumps up so fast, and is so comfortable that my quality of sleep while tent camping has honestly been surprising since I purchased two of these pads for my wife and I a couple of years ago. Frankly, the most uncomfortable part of tent camping is no longer the sleeping part (it's now the discomfort… Full review
Just a simple pad. Does a fair job on a cot and I use it for this purpose. I don’t plan on hiking with it. Full review
An extra-wide and cushy insulated air mattress for two in the backpacker weight class. Suitable for three-season use. Long enough for people in the 180 cm+/6 foot+ league, extra wide at the head end, 9cm/3.5" thick. No leaks after a solid month of use. Requires purchase of a Big Agnes Pumphouse for efficient and moisture-free inflation. My wife and I had a problem. It was all because of the Canyon. Not the Grand, Zion, or Bryce, but the much smaller gap that opened up between our backpacker’s… Full review
The REI Flash four-season pad outcompetes nearly every other pad in its class but its one flaw is a serious one; evidence suggests that many of them leak at the heat welded seams. Let me start by saying, the REI Flash All Season Pad has exceeded all of my expectations. It’s warm, really warm. I’ve used the pad this past summer in Northern MN where temps are consistently in the low 50's at night. Each time, the pad kicks back so much heat that I have to unzip my sleeping bag (I have used a 20°F… Full review
A great two-person setup—for warm weather. Rating is 30°, but no way is it comfy at 30. Been using this for a couple years now and have been cold several nights. Took it to Utah's Uintahs and froze in the 30's. Took to southern Utah in the 40's and was fine. I originally did not have insulated pads and that was terrible. But even with insulated pads, this won't keep you warm in the 30's. Really needs something to connect the quilt to the hood between the two campers to keep the cold out. Full review