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 August 22, 2019. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.
Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews
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
Bad brass valves and bad valve seat to canvas attach. No quality control, not a stand up company. Quality control from Eureka! (Johnson Camping) is non-existent. The brass twist close valve in this air pad is often cross threaded, and thus impossible to close. I also received an air pad where the glue was nearly completely lacking between the pad canvas, and the brass valve's mount seat (which is made of a plastic or probably epoxy resin) for the valve to be pressed into. With this bad glue job,… Full review
Enables me to go with a 40-liter pack for four days and three nights in summer. With this bag, I can get my summer sleep/shelter system down to around 4 1/2 pounds. The bag compressed (15 oz) in its Ultra sil compression sack (blue) on left with a Sea to Summit Ultralight Pillow (2 oz) in the sack also. Next to it is the Marmot Tungsten UL 1 (pole bag, tent body, fly in an ultra sil (yellow) and stake bag (2 lbs 9 oz), and the Nemo Tensor mummy sleeping pad in it's stuff sack (15 oz) on the far… Full review
The super lightweight Xero 200 sleeping bag is designed to pack down really small. It is ideal for those who like to travel light without suffering too much discomfort. It is an excellent 2/3 season bag that works well as the integral part of a sleep system. The Mountain Equipment Xero 200 is the central part of my sleep system. It has a comfort limit of 2°Celsius but used with a liner you should get a good night’s sleep down to 0° Celsius. Used in combination with a silk liner and down liner… Full review
A very lightweight and compact inflatable pillow that is designed for both back and side sleepers. I have used all three sizes, but use this one (medium) for short trips when I want to keep my pack light and compact. This is the smallest of the range and weighs just 45g. It packs down really small and only takes a couple of breaths to inflate. It fits into a bag and packs down to the size of a packet of tissues. The valve is flat and serves both to inflate and deflate the pillow. There are two loops… Full review
A ightweight and compact liner that improves insulation and protects the inside of a sleeping bag. Can also be used on its own for really hot muggy nights. I always use a liner as part of my layered sleep system. Foremost, it gives the inside of the bag a degree of protection, especially on longer walks where access to washing facilities is limited. Additionally, it actually does improve the insulating properties of a sleeping bag by a couple of degrees —I really notice the difference with and… Full review
The Mont Helium 300 is a fantastic, lightweight, three-season bag. It's very compressible and light for such a warm bag. This bag has a full hood and with good layering you can take this into a mild winter's night, and contains 300g of 800+ loft white down. The Mont Helium 300 is my three-season bag for wilderness guiding in Tasmania. I am typically a warm sleeper, but with the temperature swings we are prone to here on the island, it is good to have a versatile sleeping bag. Construction:I own… Full review