Sleeping Bags and Pads

Recent Sleeping Bag/Pad Reviews

Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Mat

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

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

user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Mat reviewed Jan 16, 2019
$76 - $189
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (22)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite reviewed Jan 15, 2019
$130 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
REI Flash Insulated Air Pad reviewed Dec 30, 2018
$100
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Disco 30 reviewed Dec 27, 2018
$260 - $279
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Feathered Friends Swift reviewed Dec 12, 2018
$409 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir All Season reviewed Dec 10, 2018
$96 - $108
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Klymit Massdrop x Klymit Ultralight V reviewed Dec 6, 2018
$60 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Enlightened Equipment Accomplice reviewed Dec 2, 2018
$375 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Wilderness Experience Latok 1 reviewed Nov 29, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 / 20 Degree reviewed Nov 29, 2018
$290
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Dream reviewed Nov 29, 2018
$145 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper Duo reviewed Nov 27, 2018
$300
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Outdoor Vitals StormLoft 15 Down Underquilt reviewed Nov 19, 2018
$215 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes McKinnis reviewed Nov 14, 2018
$140
 
user rating: 2 of 5 (7)
Ozark Trail Sleeping Bag reviewed Nov 8, 2018
$16 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (5)
REI AirRail 1.5 Self-Inflating Pad reviewed Nov 4, 2018
$63 - $69
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Big Agnes AXL Air reviewed Oct 31, 2018
$140 - $189
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest Down Pillow reviewed Oct 27, 2018
$22 - $29
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Therm-a-Rest Proton Blanket reviewed Oct 24, 2018
$120
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (11)
Enlightened Equipment Revelation reviewed Oct 24, 2018
$250 MSRP
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
NEMO Punk 20 reviewed Oct 15, 2018
$100
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (8)
The North Face Ibex reviewed Oct 14, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Cloud 800 / 20 Degree reviewed Oct 9, 2018
$300 - $319
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
L.L.Bean Ultralight Sleeping Bag, 0° Mummy reviewed Oct 7, 2018
$299 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Hightail 3S 15 reviewed Oct 2, 2018
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
MEC Deluxe Pillow reviewed Oct 1, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (20)
The North Face Blue Kazoo reviewed Sep 24, 2018
$160 - $309
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
NEMO Fillo Elite Ultralite reviewed Sep 17, 2018
$40 - $44
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Woods Canada Arctic 5 Star reviewed Sep 10, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hyke & Byke Eolus 800 Fill Power 15°F reviewed Sep 9, 2018
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core Ultra reviewed Aug 23, 2018
$76 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Exped DownMat 7 reviewed Aug 12, 2018
$172 - $199
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Nitro 800 / 0 Degree reviewed Aug 12, 2018
$380
user rating: 0.5 of 5 (1)
MAC-Gear 35 Degree Down Top Quilt reviewed Aug 3, 2018
$90 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Klymit Pillow X reviewed Jul 26, 2018
$13 - $24
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Nitro 800 / 20 Degree reviewed Jul 25, 2018
$330 - $349
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 / 35 Degree reviewed Jul 25, 2018
$250 - $269
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Zissou Plus 700 2-Season reviewed Jul 25, 2018
$130 - $159
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Phase 30 reviewed Jul 12, 2018
$399 - $419
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Torch 0 reviewed Jul 7, 2018
$182 - $260
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Katabatic Gear Flex 22°F reviewed Jul 6, 2018
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Mat reviewed Jul 6, 2018
$150 - $219
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (18)
Kelty Cosmic 20 reviewed Jul 5, 2018
$104 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
The North Face Dolomite 20/-7 reviewed Jul 4, 2018
$89 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (7)
Exped DownMat 9 reviewed Jul 4, 2018
$206 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
NEMO Tensor Insulated reviewed Jul 2, 2018
$90 - $169
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Therm-a-Rest DreamTime reviewed Jul 1, 2018
$134 - $229
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Klymit Static V Luxe reviewed Jun 28, 2018
$73 - $99
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Cloud -30 reviewed Jun 24, 2018
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Exped DownMat UL 7 reviewed Jun 22, 2018
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