Sleeping Bags and Pads

Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews

Klymit Pillow X Large

rated 1.5 of 5 stars pillow does not hold air. not good for long distance backpacking. I did due diligence in reviewing this pillow. The other pillow I have had for my long distance backpacking trips is great, but not large enough. I decided to purchase this Klymit X large pillow for a 8 day backpacking trip. It arrived within 4 days. I immediately took it out of package and proceeded to blow it up. It too 4 breaths to blow up. It held the air for a couple minutes so I thought it was good and deflated. The 1st night… Full review

DIY: -40 Degree Down Sleeping Bag

rated 5 of 5 stars 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

Katabatic Gear Alsek

rated 5 of 5 stars The Katabatic Gear Alsek is the most comfortable and functional quilt that I have used. It is well-designed, durable, and conservative in its temperature rating, such that it really stands out amongst the competition. It has exceeded my expectations for warmth, comfort, and reliability. *I listed the origin of my quilt as a Pro and the expense as a Con, understanding that they are directly related. When I purchased my quilt in May 2016, all production was done in the USA. Katabatic Gear now offers… Full review

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Compact and comfortable mat for backpacking. Almost self-inflating, but requires a few puffs to fully inflate. Provides superb insulation, even on cold ground. My backpacking tent only has around 80 centimeters of head height and this mat does not reduce this by much. I have used this mat for three years now and it has proved to be well made and reliable. Full review

Therm-a-Rest Down Snuggler

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I’ve tried this underquilt a few times in the backyard, but not yet overnight in the woods. Twice in the low 30s, it’s still been a little cool on my shoulder areas. I had to add a thin foam pad (from packing material that I salvaged) under my shoulders. I’m still experimenting with which end to use the adjustable cord side on. With my Therm-a-Rest Snuggler I noticed it was better to put the adjustable side on the head end to really snug it up under the hammock and bring more cover up around… Full review

ALPS Mountaineering Versa Pillow

rated 5 of 5 stars Super small, light, and comfortable This is by far the best pillow yet. Packs down to the size of an apple. Put just enough air in for comfort, the plush surface is wonderful to sleep on. This is my new go-to pillow, Nice job, ALPS!  Looks like it will hold up well, ALPS has a great warranty and stands behind their products. Been camping with this two times, looking forward to many years of service. Full review

Mountain Warehouse Everest Down Sleeping Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars 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

Sea to Summit Comfort Plus

rated 5 of 5 stars Supremely comfortable. Comfort: This is with no doubt the most comfortable pad I have ever used. It simply feels like a nice mattress. Size: I have the Regular Tapered and at my 172 cm (5'8") with relatively wide shoulders it is plenty wide enough to easily lie on my back with my arms to my sides and roll around (I am a side sleeper). Inflation: The pad has two independent air chambers and this offers two main advantages. First, you can adjust the pad very easily, and second, it has a lot of built-in… Full review

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (12)
Western Mountaineering MegaLite 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$470
user rating: 5 of 5 (7)
Western Mountaineering VersaLite 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$560 - $590
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
NEMO Cosmo Air Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$90 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
The North Face Inferno -40F/-40C Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$729
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 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
$11 - $18
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Marmot Lithium 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$499
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
$200 - $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
$133
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Exped MegaMat 10 Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$149 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Big Agnes Ethel 0° 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$225 - $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
$650
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Microfiber Mummy Liner Bag Liner
$21 - $25
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest Lite Seat Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$21 - $29
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$121 - $189
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Exped Schnozzel Sleeping Pad Accessory
$14 - $17
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Self Inflating Air Pads Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad
$40 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Micro MC II Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$349
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
$159 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Cocoon Silk MummyLiner Bag Liner
$60 - $64
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Mini Pump Sleeping Pad Accessory
$30 - $39
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Marmot Col EQ Cold Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$699
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina -15 Cold Weather Synthetic Sleeping Bag
$260
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$169 - $280
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy 800 2-Season Warm Weather Down Sleeping Bag
$160
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Astro Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$60 - $99
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
$13 - $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
$177
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Western Mountaineering Tamarak 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$270 - $285
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Exped SynMat Hyperlite Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$169 - $178
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear Lamina Z Spark 34 Warm Weather Synthetic Sleeping Bag
$95 - $158
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes Q-Core SL Air-Filled Sleeping Pad
$125 - $175
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Rab Neutrino 400 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$269 - $399
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
$360 - $379
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sea to Summit Trek TK II 3-Season Down Sleeping Bag
$164 - $319
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