Table of Contents
- 1 How to choose the best compact sleeping bag for your needs
- 2 How We Review To Find The Best
- 3 Buyer’s Guide
- 4 Measurements and Temperature Conversions
- 5 The Review – (Ranked 1 – 10, with 1 being the Top Pick)
- 5.1 1. Top Rated – Teton Sports Trailhead Ultralight Mummy (w/vaulted floor box)
- 5.2 2. ABCO Tech – Lightweight, Envelope, Compact Sleeping Bag
- 5.3 3. Active Era Mummy Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack
- 5.4 4. Ecoopro – Warm Weather Sleeping Bag
- 5.5 5. CAMTOA – Ultralight Envelope Sleeping Bag – ¾ Seasons
- 5.6 6. Winner Outfitters – Mummy Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack
- 5.7 7. Besteam Camping Sleeping Bag (Envelope)
- 5.8 8. ieGeek – Basic Warm Weather Bag
- 5.9 9. OutdoorslabMan – Ultralight, Compact Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack
- 5.10 10. Survival Frog Tact Bivvy – Emergency Survival Bag – Extremely Small
- 6 In The Bag
How to choose the best compact sleeping bag for your needs
Sleeping bags are essential components to any camping trip, whether you are backpacking, camping, hunting or fishing. Maybe this is the first sleeping bag you purchase, maybe you’re looking to upgrade. The same criteria applies to everyone.
A sleeping bag must be compact, lightweight, durable, waterproof and comfortable. These standard checkpoints apply regardless of your level of outdoor experience, how often you get to use it or where you will be using it.
Lovers of the great outdoors come in all shapes and sizes, just like the compact sleeping bags we have reviewed for you. But certain factors are common, you all need protection from the elements, you all want the best deal and the best quality bag.
And you want something that is designed to last, will keep you dry, comfortable and warm. And you want your sleeping bag to be easy to roll up, compact and light. We all know how much space and weight other camping/fishing/hunting gear take up.
How We Review To Find The Best
Time is always of the essence. You want to buy a new bag and we want to help. Our reviews are thorough, unbiased and practical. We research all aspects of our products, from the brands that make them, to the sportsmen and women that endorse them, to the cost, quality, and special features they have.
Most bags will comply with certain standards but a great bag will stand out from others. It will have unique features and aspects that cater to specific needs.
We don’t waste time reviewing inferior products. This is not a watchdog site. It is purely designed to take the hassle away from the consumer by delivering concise, relevant specs on good products. We highlight unique or new design features. Relevant if you want to upgrade and informative if camping is a new hobby for you and your family.
This is the section where we brief you on common, sleeping bag jargon so you can get through the review faster and with a better understanding on the features and terms used by camping gear specialists (and sales people).
If you know what you are looking for skip to the review. But for novice campers or first time buyer’s this section will clarify and simplify your search even further.
When it comes to sleeping bags you want the 3 C’s. Comfort, Compact and Convenience
Comfort: This is related to the temperature range of the bag. Some bags are designed for 3 seasons, others only for warmer climates (summer). And then you get the extreme bags for snow conditions. Or sub-zero temperatures.
So while you might think comfort refers to how “comfy” the bag is, it is in fact to do with how warm you will be, and what the limits are with regard to actual temperature.
A general guideline is to look for a versatile temperature range between 20°F/40°F. If you know for certain you will only be camping in warm, summer conditions, there are bags designed for summer. Most bags will cover 3 out of 4 seasons. Very cheap sleeping bags from no-name brand manufacturers may only be suited for warm climates and may not be waterproof. So always check for this.
You also want a bag that doesn’t leave you lying in a puddle of condensation so comfort is also about good ventilation, and goes back to temperature. This time not the outside temperature, but the temperature inside your sack!
Temperature control. Some designs have zippers that allow you to open the bottom and let your feet hang out. So if you start overheating, this is a great way to ventilate, some bags have webbing for ventilation,
Draft Tubes: These are added tubes, stitched on the inside of bag that run from top to bottom, in line with the zipper. The purpose is to stop wind and cold air from entering through the zipper section of your sack. So zippers lined with draft tubes are good extras to look for.
Compact: Compact, lightweight gear reduces weight and increases space. A good hike or trip will be one where you pack light and take up the least space.
So between your tent, your sleeping bag, clothes and food you need to find ways to reduce your load. The less space your gear takes the more space you have for other essentials like headlamps, cameras, cooking utensils, hunting and fishing gear. For kayaking enthusiasts, space is even more precious.
Compression Sacks: A good bag will come with a compression sack, a stuff sack and get made from lightweight materials that offer warmth and dry fast. Compression sacks usually have 2 to 4 straps that can further compress your sleeping bag, to reduce size.
Convenience: You need a bag that is going to make your outdoor experience a pleasure. You want a good night’s sleep. Your bag should be warm, weatherproof against wind and rain, and comfortable. This means the design will be a big consideration.
Durable: The word durable, in the context of sleeping bags, implies that the stitching is strong, it will wash well and will be made from materials that can endure the elements. The elements being, wind, rain, heat and cold.
Design Concepts: Sleeping bags need to be functional, practical and user-friendly. Extra features include;
- Interior pouches for storage,
- double sided zippers,
- anti snag zippers,
- draft tubes and collars,
- integrated pillows
- and drawstrings hoods.
Envelope Design: Some bags will be straight “envelope” design, which is practical for turning into a double blanket or zipping up with another bag, of the same size and using as a double sleeper.
Mummy Design: A more recent design is a “mummy” bag. Which, as the name suggests resembles a tomb-shaped sarcophagus. These bags have many advantages but cannot zip out into doubles.
They do however lend themselves to being compact and made from high grade materials, as most mummy bags are sold by specialized camping gear outlets and brand names.
The only downside is perhaps they are costlier than the traditional shaped bags.
Extra straps sewn onto inner of bag will stop you from sliding all over.
Interior pouches to store torches, cell phones or other valuables are very handy.
Size/Dimensions: Having a bag that can be reduced to the smallest carry size possible is convenient, but more important than this aspect is that the actual bag is long and wide enough for the user to fit into comfortably. One of the most common complaints from customers is that they purchase a bag online and when it arrives they find it is not as spacious as they were led to believe.
Fortunately all the bags we have reviewed carry a good return policy and/or money back guarantees.
Materials: The most convenient bags will be made from superior materials that will last, be shrink and mildew resistant (nylon and polyester) and be machine washable. The outer shell should be water resistant, coated with something or made from Ripstop nylon, so it can’t tear if punctured.
The lining should be doubled and the lining should be from silk-like cotton and lined with polyester filler. Polyester is lightweight and is also hypoallergenic, Many salespeople will use the term “skin-friendly”.
Common Materials: These include 350T Nylon, 210T Polyester, 350T Polyester. The T denotes how light 9 km of that fabric will weigh. So 210T polyester will weigh 210g per 9km of thread.
Warranties: Most reputable dealers will offer a money back guarantee, a 100% risk-free, satisfaction guaranteed option or a limited lifetime warranty. While this always sounds good, they will come with terms and conditions. So if there really is a manufacturing problem or a blatant deviation from what was advertised, these guarantees are usually honored, without a hitch.
Measurements and Temperature Conversions
10” (inches) = 25.4 cm
3.28 ft = 1 m
10°C = 50°F
1 oz (ounce) = 28.349 g (grams)
Right, now that we are all on the same page with what to look for in a good “sleep sack”, let’s compare the 10 Best Compact Sleeping Bags for 2018.
The Review – (Ranked 1 – 10, with 1 being the Top Pick)
1. Top Rated – Teton Sports Trailhead Ultralight Mummy (w/vaulted floor box)
Best Mummy Design For Cold Weather and Serious Outdoor Enthusiasts
- FOR THE LOVE OF COMFORT: The innovative fill packs down without sacrificing performance; Roomy footbox; Zipper draft tube; Soft liner provides a comfortable night's sleep
- NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON provides a great compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in, then tighten the heavy-duty straps
- LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOFTY: Lightweight for backpacking, hiking, and camping; Innovative microfiber insulation offers more loft and first-rate compressibility without sacrificing performance
- SLEEP WARM: Fluff your sleeping bag and use an insulated camp pad to sleep warmer; Hang loops for long-term storage
- TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports
Teton Sports specialize in manufacturing high quality, camping gear. Their sleeping bag range caters for all sizes and all conditions. Teton manufactures and sells to retailers, as well as selling under their own name.
The company is reputable, transparent and traceable. They have created a platform where all parties from factory to floor, are aware of the other.
Their guarantee on returns and defective parts is to replace rather than return, for customer convenience.
Teton have many styles, sizes and comfort ranges to choose from. This review is focusing on lightweight, compact bags though and the bigger styles are much heavier. For example, the Teton Sports Mammoth has a pack size of 16.5lbs, compare that to the Trailhead, at at roughly 2.6lbs!
Comfort Rating: 35°F/50°F Limit – 20°F (extreme)
Dimensions: 7.3” long, 2.8” width top, 1.1” width bottom / 87cmx32cmx22cm
Pack Size:14.5”x6.5” / 37cmx17cm
Weight: 2.4-2.9lbs / 1.4kg
Shell:75D Diamond Ripstop (2mm), water resistant
Liner: Brushed Poly flannel, P5 high count lining for extra insulation
Filler: Polar-like insulation
Colors: Comes in 2 colors: two tone – gray/green or gray/orange
- Drawstring hood
- Interior pocket
- Draft tubes along zipper
- Taped, anti-snag zip and webbing
- Comes with compression sack(with straps) and stuff sack, no need to roll up.
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
Possible Drawbacks: May be a bit pricey for casual campers, that will only use sleeping bags in warm climates.
2. ABCO Tech – Lightweight, Envelope, Compact Sleeping Bag
Best Envelope Design For Cold Weather
- ULTRA COMFORTABLE SLEEPING BAG – Abco sleeping bags are designed to ensure that after a tiring day of trekking, hiking, travel or any other exploration you can get a good and relaxing night’s sleep.
- EASY TO CLEAN AND CARRY – Our sleeping bags are also extremely easy to clean as they are safer for machine wash too. Moreover, each sleeping bag comes with a travel-friendly carry bag, a compression sack with straps, which makes it quite convenient to store and carry the sleeping bag along. The bags are not only ideal for cold conditions but even for warmer weather.
- LIGHTWEIGHT, SKIN-FRIENDLY AND DURABLE – The sleeping bag offers you extra comfort during Adventurous activities but without adding any extra pounds to your backpack. It has 100% polyester lining which is skin-friendly and uses high quality 210T polyester on the outer side to offer durability to the sleeping bag. The high-quality precisely done stitches enhance the durability even further.
- 100% RISK-FREE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – We also offer you 100% risk-free satisfaction guarantee to let you buy with confidence; no questions asked. However, we are quite sure that this sleeping bag would bring enormous comfort during your rough and adventurous rides, camping, hiking, or long term travel, while also making it extremely convenient to carry along.
ABCO Tech is a design company that has a wide product range that includes outdoor, sport and lifestyle accessories. Their camping gear is above average in both design and quality. The price is affordable.
It may be too narrow for big guys, so double check the dimensions. It is advertised for boys though, so in all fairness, they are not selling it as a one size fits all bag. It is affordable and the envelope design means it can be zipped together as a double which takes care of the size issue if you are a hulk of a man. Ideal for women, teens and children.
The best feature of this bag is that it can take very cold weather and has a drawstring hood, which makes it even more equipped to insulate warmth in cold, windy conditions.
Comfort Rating: 20°F
Dimensions: 86.6”x29.5” or 220 cm x 75 cm
Pack Size: 46.6cm x 22.9cm / 16”x9” – compressed size is 13”x7”x8”
Weight: 1.9kg / 4.2lbs
- Waterproof, water resistant, double-filled technology.
- Sleeping bags are stitched with S- shaped stitching (quilted design for extra hold of filler).
- Dries fast, durable, non-allergenic.
Shell: 210T Polyester
- Machine washable
- Integrated pillow
- Unzips into double blanket
- Comes with compression sack and carry bag
- Design is barrel-shaped, slightly wider at shoulders than feet, but not mummy style.
Warranty: 100% Risk Free Guarantee
Possible Drawbacks: Due to design it can unzip to double as blanket but cannot zip onto another bag to create 2 man sleeping bag.
3. Active Era Mummy Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack
Best For Canoe Trips/Overnight Kayaking – Extremely Light and Compact
- Ultra Warm Design: This sleeping bag has been designed with a 300GSM (2 x 150g/m2) double-layer filling making it perfect for use in 3-4 seasons. Whether you are camping, hiking or traveling this sleeping bag will keep you warm and comfortable after a long day of activities.
- Temperature Range 15°F to 50°F: This sleeping bag will keep you warm and snug in temperature ranges between 30°F to 50°F, but can be used in extremes down to 15°F. Also equipped with a wind-proof double zipper and adjustable drawstring hood for extra protection from the elements.
- Upgraded Zipper & Internal Pocket: Our advanced zipper design ensures your zip never gets caught when opening or closing the sleeping bag in a hurry. Keep your valuables and cell phone close to you throughout the night with an internal storage pouch on the inside of your sleeping bag.
- Water Resistant & Machine Washable: Our sleeping bags are treated with an invisible water-repellent layer to ensure they stay dry in damp weather whilst remaining lightweight and durable. The hard-wearing and easy to clean material means the sleeping bag is fully machine washable too.
- Money Back Guarantee: We are so confident you will love this sleeping bag it comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you have any questions, please get in contact with our dedicated customer service team who will be happy to help.
Active Era is a global brand with its head office based in London and warehouses across Europe, North America and the UK. Their camping gear range is a simple one, consisting of tents, mattresses, sleeping bags and, for some reason, scales.. But that small random fact aside, their bags compress down.
A relative newcomer to the camping goods arena, they launched in 2016 and have almost reached sales of 3 million products already
Comfort Rating: 15°F/50°F – 3 out of 4 seasons.
Dimensions: 220 cm x 80cm x55 cm / 87” x 31” x 22” Because this is a mummy design the top will be wider than the vaulted box below, hence the l x w x b measurements.
Pack Size: 14.5” x 8” x 8”
Weight: 1.5kg / 53 oz
Outer shell: 190T Polyester, water resistant, treated with a water repellent layer,
Inner: 300 GSM filling. Dries fast, machine washable, lightweight
- Upgraded 2-way zipper
- Internal pocket
- Anti-snag zipping action
- Draft tube
Warranty: 100% Money Back Guarantee
Possible Drawbacks: Strictly a one man bag due to mummy design. Other than that this bag is designed for compact packing and sleeping. Perfect for small spaces.
4. Ecoopro – Warm Weather Sleeping Bag
Best Compact Bag For Warm Weather
- 【Ultra Comfort & Durable】Outer material: Nylon (Waterproof and Durable), Lining:100% Polyester (Breathable and skin-friendly), Premium TC Cotton keeps the temperature from 55 to 60℉ and provides a ultra-comfort sleep environment to people.
- 【Professional Design】The sleeping bag is waterproof and weatherproof. And the smooth zip closure makes it more convenient. Our sleeping bag measures 83"L x 30"W, the size fits for most people. It can accommodate an adult or two children.
- 【Compact & Lightweight Easy To Carry】Unlike down sleeping bags, Our envelope sleeping bag is easy to roll up into the carrying sack and it can be compressed down to just 11" in height and 1.7lbs in weight. It's ideal for backpacking enthusiasts.
- 【MULTIPURPOSE VERSATILITY】You can use our warm weather sleeping bag without sleeping bag liner in multiple weather conditions. It's a perfect sleeping bag for Outdoor camping trips, Boy Scouts or mountain hiking，also works as camping comforter.
- 【FULL YEAR WARRANTY】If you have any quality problems, please send us an email and we will reply within 24 hours.
This is the best choice for a lightweight, compact, summer bag. It is very affordable. Overall quality, in terms of stitching, compression bag and zipper, all above average.
Comfort Rating: 48°F/59°F
Dimensions: 83” x 30”
Pack Size: 7.5” x 11.4”
Shell: Nylon, no stitching, only a smooth outer. Good design.
Inner: 100% polyester, lightweight, breathable.
Lining: TC cotton
- Smooth zip closure
- Compresses to very small size
- Compression sack included
Warranty: 1 Year warranty
Possible Drawbacks: May not fit extra large people. Quite thin, definitely a summer bag.
5. CAMTOA – Ultralight Envelope Sleeping Bag – ¾ Seasons
Best For Women, Teens and Children (warm and cool weather)
CAMTOA supplies a small range of outdoor accessories, including sleeping bags. Their bags are well made and come with a compression sack. They come in 5 colors but only one size. This sleeping bag rates high on being waterproof and comfortable to sleep in.
It may be too narrow for very wide guys but thanks to the envelope design, 2 bags can be zipped together. They are very light and compact (less than 700g) so this is the compromise.
With most brands though, you will find the larger sizes weigh more and often don’t come with compression sacks.
Comfort Rating: 20°C/15°C Limit – 8°C
Dimensions: 1.9 m x 0.75 m / 6.23”x2.46”
Pack Size: 11.4” x 4.7” / 29 cm x 12 cm
Liner: Silk-like cotton (TC cotton) and spinning cotton
Shell: Water resistant, breathable, crease resistant fabric, 320D Nylon
Colors: 5 colors: Army Green, Blue, Deep Blue, Orange and Red
- Compression bag included, reduces size by 1/3.
- Double sided zipper.
- Due to envelope design, can unzip into blanket, which means can be zipped to second bag to make into a double sleeping bag.
Warranty: 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Possible Drawbacks: May not be suited to very large adults and does not come in range of sizes. May need an extra liner bag in cold weather.
6. Winner Outfitters – Mummy Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack
Best Mummy Design For Warm Weather
- High-quality material: 350T Polyester with coating shell makes the sleeping bag ultra soft, waterproof and rip-stop, So it can keep you warm even in extreme weather and prevent you from any dampness. Comes with 200G/㎡ Hollow Fiber fill which enhances non-allergetic, pro-environmental and better insulating performance. You'll feel comfortable when temperature is between 35F and 40F. But these are designed to keep the average sleeper warm even at near-freezing temperatures(20F).
- Two Sack Note:Our compression sack and sleeping bag load in one random color stuff sack,when you get the sleeping out, you will find the compression sack.Skin-Friendly & Easy to Clean: The bag has 350T polyester lining which is skin-friendly and soft, you feel very comfortable and sleep like kids or baby when you lie in it.Our sleeping bags are also extremely easy to clean as they are safer for machine wash too.
- Lightweight & Portable: Thanks for the Mummy design, this sleeping bag weighs only 2.8 pounds. Mummy sleeping bag not only fit adult body very well, but also reduce extra weight. Moreover, each sleeping bag comes with a travel-friendly carry bag, a compression sack with straps, which makes it quite convenient to store and carry the sleeping bag along. It's really perfect for camping, hiking, travel & Outdoor Activities.
- SBS zipper: With SBS double slider zipper, it can adjust the temperature according your demand. So the camping sleeping bag could be used in 3-4 season. SBS is the famous zipper company like YKK. Every zipper takes 120,000 times stretch test to make sure the performance. The bag has draft collars and zipper draft tubes, which could prevent warm lose and cold come in. Finally it enhance insulation performance with the draft tubes.
- Holiday Gift Choice for Christmas, We provide detailed instructions for use and maintenance procedures in the pictures and description, if there are other problems, we will reply you in the first time.
Winner Outfitters is another reputable, manufacturing brand that has moved away from supplying large brands and chains and now focuses on delivering good customer service and affordable quality gear direct through Amazon.
They focus on camping gear but because of the material they use they also have a sideline range of grill covers, dog seat covers and grow bags. But they are primarily manufacturers of camping gear, so their products are specialized for this niche.
What I like about the company ethos is that there is an emphasis on promoting ways to be environmentally conscious when spending time in the wild.
Comfort Rating: 35°F/40°F Limit 20°F
Pack Size: 8”x14” (old model – 7”x13.5”)
Shell: 350T Polyester with coating, ripstop, soft, waterproof
Liner: 350T Polyester
Filler: Hollow fiber, 200g/m², non-allergenic, better insulation
Colors: 4 colors available: Orange/dark sepia, Royal blue/sky blue, Olive green khaki, Navy blue/dark blue
- Double sided SBS zipper
- Draft collars
- Full length draft tubes
- Drawstring, adjustable hood
Warranty: 1 year 100% risk free, with 5 year limited warranty guarantee
Possible Drawbacks: The zipper tends to snag, but if one zips up slightly slower, problem is alleviated. In all other aspects it is a well-designed, strong weather durable bag.
7. Besteam Camping Sleeping Bag (Envelope)
Best For Regular Summer Family Camping Trips
- ✅ WATERPROOF AND COMFORTABLE - Nylon outer & with soft silk-like cotton liner filling, Breathable and keep you warm. The TC cotton that blocks out temperatures over 59 degrees to give you a warm, ultra-comfortable night's rest
- ✅ LIGHTWEIGHT, SMALL & EASY TO TRAVEL WITH - This space-saving summer sleeping bag for men, women, boys and girls can be compressed down to just 6.9IN in height and weighs about 1.54 lbs. EASY TO CARRY, Great ideal for backpacking & travel
- ✅ Comfortable Temperature Range: 59 - 77 degrees Fahrenheit, Two sleeping bags(Any color) zipped together to be double sleeping bag. makes your camping experience more easy and convenient
- ✅ PERFECT MULTI-USE SLEEPING BAG - it's the perfect teen sleep bag for camping trips, BoyScouts or mountain hiking. Great for traveling, backpacking, golf, home, hiking, trekking or scouts and many more
- ✅ 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - Your Satisfaction is our #1 priority! If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can easily reach out to us for our Hassle-Free 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Zero Risk!
These sleeping bags work well in warm weather. They are affordable, machine washable and lightweight. Once compressed they are perfect, compact bags for casual, warm weather camping trips.
Comfort Rating: 59°F/77°F (15°C/20°C)
Dimensions: 75” x 30”
Uncompressed – 10.4” x 4.9”
Compressed – 6.9” x 4.9”
Materials: Machine washable.
Shell: 400T Nylon, water resistant fabric.
Inner: TC cotton, breathable
Cover: Polyester pongee
- Fastener tape
- Double sided zipper
- Doubles out as blanket or can zip up into double, using two bags
Warranty: 100% Satisfaction guarantee. Lifetime warranty.
Possible Drawbacks: Size may not work for wide individuals.
8. ieGeek – Basic Warm Weather Bag
Best Bag For Casual Summer Campers
- ★ XL-SIZE FOR 2 PERSON USE: Unfolds to 80.7 x 33" in XL, the outdoor sleeping bag is suitable for 1-2 person, adults, teens and kids over 5 years older, ensuring you a warm, ultra-comfortable night's rest.
- ★ SKIN-FRIENDLY & WATERPROOF: Made of TC cotton lining which is skin-friendly and uses high quality 380T Nylon on the outer side to offer durability to the envelope sleeping bag, waterproof fabric to avoid getting wet easily outdoor.
- ★ PROTABLE & SPACE-SAVING: ieGeek Ultra Lightweight Sleeping Bag comes in a 4-compression-strap carry bag, it can be compressed to 7.6in/ 19.5cm in height and weights only 1.92lb/ 870g, supper space saving and compact to carry for camping trips.
- ★ A VERSATILE SLEEPING BAG/BLACKET: With double-sided zipper, it's convenient to use and can be turned to double sleeping bag when you connect two sleeping bags together (Only one bag included). Unfold the ultralight sleeping bag, you can also use it as a blanket.
- ★ OUTDOOR & TRAVEL ESSENTIAL: The comfortable temperature rating at 15°C - 20°C, ideal for spring, summer & autumn (NOT suitable for cold-weather camping). With silk-like cotton filled inside, the waterproof camping sleeping bag is very comfortable and warm for backpacking, hiking, travelling, outdoor activities.
Although ieGeek is not a camping gear specialist, this bag exceeds expectation because most larger size bags either don’t compress down or weigh too much. This bag is both compact and light. Suited for warm weather only. Comes in two sizes. And it is very affordable.
Comfort Rating: 20°F/15°F
12.2”x5.1” 290mm, compresses to 195cm. Average size water bottle is 225mm high.
Weight: 1.92lb (870g)
Lining: TC cotton (silk-like)
Shell: 380T Nylon, waterproof, machine washable
- Double sided zipper, with fastener and tape strap
- Compression sack
Warranty: Does not offer a money-back guarantee outright. May prove tedious trying to claim back on faults.
Possible Drawbacks: No advertised return policy, although they do provide links. Only suited to warm climates.
9. OutdoorslabMan – Ultralight, Compact Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack
Best Envelope Design (with inner straps) To Prevent Sliding
- ULTRALIGHT & COMPACT - Our ultralight cold weather sleeping bag weighs only 2.9 lbs. and packs down small for easy carrying and storage. It’s lightweight, compact, machine washable, and perfect for backpacking, hiking, camping, travel and more.
- PERFECT 3-SEASON WARMTH – Chilly nighttime temps under the stars are no match for this camping must-have. An additional layer of fleece keeps you cozy while the drawstring hood covers your face and head for extra warmth.
- DRYNESS & COMFORT – No need to “rough it”! This sleeping bag is a little luxury out in the wild. High loft synthetic filling and a breathable, soft lining keep you super comfortable.
- LARGE ENOUGH FOR ADULTS & COZY ENOUGH FOR KIDS! - The zipper foot box lets you stick your feet out for extra comfort and temperature control. Easily make a 2-person double sleeping bag by simply zipping together 2 same size bags (1 dark blue & 1 sky blue).
- LIFETIME WARRANTY – Outdoorsman Lab sleeping bags for adults and kids include back straps to keep your sleeping pad in place, an integrated pillowcase for sleeping comfort, an inner zipper pocket to help keep your valuables safe, and is backed by a Lifetime Warranty!
Like quite a few of the sleeping bags featured in this review, the OutdoorslabMan brand developed from a need to bring cost-effective, quality camping gear to the public by changing the way they market.
In the past many camping gear manufacturers would supply large brands and chains. They came to realize the market was becoming saturated, either by poor quality brands or overpriced good quality gear.
So they changed their strategy and instead of their products getting lost amongst many other inferior or overpriced goods, the customer can buy online from reputable brands that specialize in outdoor camping and sporting goods.
OutdoorslabMan focus on gear that is well-designed, durable, within everyone’s price range and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Comfort Rating: 47°F/38°F. Note: Add an extra fleece for another 10-15 degrees of extra comfort (warmth).
Dimensions: OutdoorslabMan sleeping bags come in two sizes.
- 85”x29.5” (regular)
- 87”x32.5” (XL)
Regular: 15”x6.5” – can be further compressed to save further space but only with regular size. Comes with extra compression sack.
XL: 16”x7” (no compression sack)
Weight: 3lb (regular)
Shell – Water resistant, 210T Polyester
Liner – Soft, quick drying
Colors: 2 colors: Dark Blue and Sky Blue.
- Machine Washable
- EN 13537 protocol testing
- Upgraded zipper system, easy-to-use zipper tag and anti-snag
- Opens completely so it can double as a blanket, or two bags can be zipped together to make a double sleeping bag.
- Added inner pocket
- Integrated pillowcase
- Inner straps to prevent you from sliding around
Warranty: Lifetime warranty, with no registration needed. Other terms may apply.
Possible Drawbacks: Some users have reported poor stitching and snagging zippers but fortunately this company provides good efficient customer service and valid issues will be dealt with professionally.
10. Survival Frog Tact Bivvy – Emergency Survival Bag – Extremely Small
Best For Emergency Situations
- Ultra Lightweight Compact Sleeping Bag: Made out of ultra-lightweight HeatEcho reflective polyester film, this thermal survival blanket sleeping bag weighs just 4.8 ounces. It also compresses into a tiny oversized stuff sack, so you can reuse and carry this emergency sleeping bag with your survival kit everywhere you go. Use as a sleeping bag liner and raise your body temperature by 20°!
- Made for Emergencies: The bright orange color of this light weight sleeping bag cover helps rescuers identify you with ease. Plus, the HeatEcho material reflects 90% of your body's heat back to you, making it an essential survival tool and addition to your bug out bag, emergency shelter, camping gear or car emergency kit.
- Incredibly Durable: 100% WATERPROOF: For its weight and thinness, these sleeping bags will surprise you with their strength. The material ensures these sacks are tear-resistant, windproof AND water proof. Plus, these emergency Tact Bivvy bags feature reinforced taped seams, creating weather-resistant barriers between you and the frigid cold.
- Extra Features: The drawstring is actually para-tinder paracord, so you can use it to tie down your gear or expose the tinder cord and use as a fire starter! On the end of the drawstring you will find a 120 decibel whistle for emergencies, and a carabiner to you can clip to your bag or pack.
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Thermal, survival sleeping bag. Reflects 90% of body heat back onto you.
This product has been reviewed along with the sleeping bags due to its extremely small pack size. But it is essentially not a sleeping bag. It is, however, an essential item for hikers. It acts as an emergency sleeping bag.
It is so small it can fit into the palm of a hand.
If lost, trapped or injured, this will be the item that may save your life. You will keep warm until rescued and the reflective inner can boost heat but also act as a reflector to draw attention. The bright orange outer acts the same way.
Some bivvies double as emergency tents, this one does not. It is better than a space blanket though. And while it could be used as a liner, I don’t suggest it as condensation will form and you will be left wet, and then cold.
Comfort Rating: N/A
Dimensions: 7’ x 3’ (feet)
Pack Size: Fits into the palm of a hand. 4” x 2.5”
Materials: HeatEcho (trademarked) reflective Polyester film
- Tear resistant
- Reinforced taped seams
- Weather resistant barriers
- Can use as a sleeping bag liner
- Can raise body temperature by 20°C
Warranty: 6 month “Any Reason” guarantee.
Possible Drawbacks: Cannot substitute for a sleeping bag except in emergency.
In The Bag
We hope this review has given enough choice on ten affordable, quality bags. Remember to choose according to your size. All the bags are compact and light so the main criteria is whether you need a bag for summer, winter, spring or fall. All the brands offer some type of warranty. It pays to go with a reputable brand, most times the quality will mean you won’t need to use the warranty, as it is always a hassle returning goods, even if service is good.
Hope your outdoor adventures keep you all active, happy and healthy!