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 January 18, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews
The closest to home bed pillow I could ever find: silent, soft, adjustable. Not the lightest or most compact trekking/camping pillow out there, but well worth carrying around for a good and restoring night. A few words on sleeping comfort and camping pillows Different people have different needs, but everyone can benefit from a good night of sleep to restore energy when we’re backpacking, camping or trekking. Sleeping comfort is relative too, and depends on so many factors. When I’m really tired,… Full review
Good blend of performance, weight, and price. Spent WAY too much time searching for a sleeping bag that hit my top three "must haves" Lightweight Warm Not constricting Tried Big Agnes, North Face, a very attractive offering from Thermolite, REI's own brand, etc... Finally decided on the Trek TKII after a test of the TK I version at my local REI. It met my top three musts closely enough to earn a top rating. The Good: This is a semi-rectangular bag, not a mummy bag. That means is the shape is… Full review
We use our Pendleton blankets when winter comes and it gets too cold under the covers during the winter months. We're not hikers or campers but really like Pendleton products. Like I said, when it gets too cold under the sheets we use one of our Pendleton blankets to keep us warm. We bought two of these and I might mention they come in different colors. One is what's in this review (the Grand Canyon), the other is the Badlands version, mostly olive green with other bold earthy colored stripes. Seems… Full review
The Pendleton Grand Canyon Throw is a terrific item for extreme outdoor athletes, and for those who love to sleep in style. Not only is it warm, but it's also durable and built to be the perfect survival item. Most backpackers are known for skimping on luxury items. When you have so little space in your pack, you want to fill it with just the necessities. But Pendleton blends the world of luxury with the world of necessities by providing some of the market's best wool blankets. The Pendleton Grand… Full review
I never thought such a small addition could have such a big impact. I added a Rab Silk Ascent Hooded Sleeping Bag Liner to my down quilt and foam pad and found it greatly increased my sleeping system comfort and versatility. I use it alone on cool nights, with a down quilt to add warmth on really cold nights, and as an emergency bag/cover when sleeping in sketchy places. I never used a silk liner backpacking until my 2018 Appalachian Trail thru-hike. I love the feel and flexibility that a liner… Full review
Did some winter cold camping last year in about 10 degrees above temps. It kept me toasty warm. The extra footbed warmth saved my toes and the two-way zipper was great when I needed to use my hands. It is extremely light and great for backpacking. Very packable and light. Love the hood on the bag, cinches down nice to keep the face warm. The two-way zipper is great for sitting up and being able to use your arms. I did some winter camping with it in about 10 above temps. The extra warmth in the footbed… Full review
The Western Mountaineering Versalite is just an overall great sleeping bag. While a bit on the pricey side, the Versalite is a well thought out sleeping bag design that is roomy, provides great warmth for its weight, and utilizes quality materials and construction. The Western Mountaineering Versalite is a great choice for anyone who has reached the point where they are looking to invest in a sleeping bag that will provide great performance in a very lightweight design. Overview I’ve owned a number… Full review
Best pad ever, if it were a little wider. If you sleep on your side your butt and knees are off of the pad. Full review
Big & Comfy Compare to 5 gal bucket Wide I purchased another inexpensive winter bag and after a few nights realized that the only thing the liner wouldn't stick to is bare skin. And, well, let's face it, why use a bag you have to crawl out of without clothes when the temp is down into single digits? Not me anyway. I've seen this brand at REI for several years and took a closer look. For the price, it was an excellent value. It has baffles around the neck, a decent zipper with a baffle,… Full review