Sleeping Bags and Pads

Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews

Therm-a-Rest Men's NeoAir XLite

rated 2 of 5 stars Light, but fragile and uncomfortable. It is a relatively light pad, but you get what you ... ask for. My pad had a leak on the first night. Just luck of the draw but it brought home the problem with this type of design: one tiny leak means your sleeping night is over. I am 172 cm (5'8"), relatively broad shouldered, and the pad was not large enough for my arms if I slept on my back; it is thin, and it has a very narrow range of inflation that somewhat works for comfort. Too little and you hit the… Full review

REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

rated 3 of 5 stars The REI Flash is a compact ultralight pad that performs well. It’s comfortable at 2" (5 cm), insulated (3.7 R-Value), and easy to inflate—all at 15 oz. The drawbacks are that it’s loud, the welds may fail, and it has a tendency to slide around at night. I found the Flash at a co-op garage sale and picked it up for a measly $10. The tag said that it leaked. Leaked it did! There were several micro perforations. I found the leaks with some soapy water; they were all at where the pad and welds… Full review

The North Face Bigfoot

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

NEMO Disco 30

rated 5 of 5 stars It’s comfortable, stayed warm when camping in the 20s. Packs up nice and small. Perfect for backpacking. Have taken this bag on extended backpacking trips and it met all my needs. Kept me warm even when it was in the 20s. It was lightweight in my backpack and always fluffed up nicely when I took it out of the stuff bag. Love the shape as it gave me extra wiggle room. The foot box gave me extra warmth right where I needed it. Full review

Feathered Friends Swift

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased this Swift at the FF store across from REI about 1998. The Swift is light, compresses well, and holds up to a great deal of abuse. It has kept me comfortably warm down to its published temp range of 20° F with only a base layer inside a homemade liner. I definitely recommend it for PCT section hikers from Oregon North to Manning Park; as well as weekend or holiday treks where you may encounter wet/cold conditions. DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE This is a Swift, serial number 95448, 800 fill… Full review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A comfortable and reliable insulated air mattress, good on cold ground down to about 0˚C. Our pair has served us well over the last five years. We (my wife and I) purchased a pair of these from a Norwegian retailer in the run-up to our 2014 two-family hike on the John Muir Trail. We used them on that 25-day journey and every backpacking trip we have done since, and for a lot of frontcountry camping as well. I would guess that it all adds up to six months of nights out over nearly five years now. Full review

Klymit Massdrop x Klymit Ultralight V

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This pad was specially made for Massdrop, and was an excellent deal at $60. Although it has a lot of good qualities (high R-value, light, easy inflation/deflation), ultimately it was just not comfortable enough for my backpacking sleep needs. It may work well for back sleepers, but was not comfortable for me, a slender built side and stomach sleeper. I was searching for a sleeping pad for my backpacking trips that was light, had a high R-value, was comfortable and packed down tight. The Klymit Ultralight… Full review

Enlightened Equipment Accomplice

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An ultralight and ultracomfy sleeping solution for two, with top-quality treated down fill, silk-like shell fabric and thoughtful details. Save weight, sleep with a friend! For years we have used an opened-up TNF rectangular bag, now probably 25 years-old, as a summer sleeping quilt for the two of us. In winter, we zip it together with its twin for more airtight warmth down into the teens if not single digits. But as of 25 years ago, 700 or maybe 750 fill down was the good stuff, and shell materials… Full review

Wilderness Experience Latok 1

rated 5 of 5 stars Thirty-four years later the bag is in excellent shape. Now November 2018...Highly Recommended. So I bought this bag back in the early '80s when I lived in Minnesota as it was rated for -20 degrees I believe. Paid $220 for it new then from Midwest Mountaineering. Slept in my Chevy Van for awhile during -20 degree winter and this thing kept me comfortable.I'm not a climber or anything—just like good gear and to go camping occasionally. Decided to take this thing out of storage and air it out some. Full review

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Western Mountaineering MegaLite 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$450 - $470
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Western Mountaineering VersaLite 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$560
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
NEMO Cosmo Air Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$72 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$729 - $748
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Klymit Cush Pillow / Camp Chair
$8 - $12
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Valandré Thor Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$990
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Atom Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$154 - $246
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Teton 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$224 - $299
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Western Mountaineering Apache MF 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$525 - $565
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Therm-a-Rest Stuff Sack Pillow Pillow
$12 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Lithium 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$441 - $519
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Valandré Shocking Blue 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$648 - $719
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma GWS Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$945 - $995
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Bison GWS Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$1,095 - $1,150
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Marmot Angel Fire 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$129 - $259
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Caribou MF Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$355 - $375
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$145 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mountain Hardwear Banshee SL 0° 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$640
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Exped MegaMat 10 Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$189 - $208
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Ethel 0° 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$210 - $263
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Western Mountaineering Puma Super MF Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$865
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ghost SL -40 Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$700 - $1,050
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kelty Weekender Pad Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$45
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Microfiber Mummy Liner Bag Liner
$21 - $22
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$21 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exped Schnozzel Sleeping Pad Accessory
$18
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$52 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Micro MC II Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$295 - $348
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Disco 30 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$260 - $279
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Big Agnes Fish Hawk 30° 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$161 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Cocoon Silk MummyLiner Bag Liner
$65
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump Sleeping Pad Accessory
$40
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$719
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$195 - $280
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 2-Season Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$160 - $179
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Astro Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$48 - $89
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Ascent 500 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$275
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Phase 30 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$399 - $419
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ALPS Mountaineering Foam Mat Closed-Cell Foam Sleeping Pad
$10 - $33
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Cloudrest Pillow
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Trekker Pillow Case Pillow
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped DownMat Lite 5 Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$115
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Vela 35F/2C Quilt Top Quilt
$192
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Tamarak 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$270 - $280
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$126 - $188
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark 34 Warm Weather Synthetic Sleeping Bag
$95 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Q-Core SL Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$136 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neutrino 400 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$289 - $384
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Everlite 45 Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$300 - $315
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Nitro 800 / 20 Degree 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$330 - $349
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