After using a variety of sleeping bags I have rounded up my personal favorites that are best suited for backpacking. When I created this list of the best backing sleeping bag I considered a variety of things that I know are important particularly to backpackers. They are:
Lightweight and portability: One of the most important things for any backpackers is of course the portability of the sleeping bag as they will be always on the go and they need something lightweight that isn’t going to bog them down with extra weight to carry.
Price / Value for money: I know myself as a backpacker I want a sleeping bag that not only offers a quality product but it also a cheap and affordable price.
Quality of Materials and Durability: It’s important to me that the product is well made and can be rugged. It’s especially important for a backpacker because the tent is never going to be in one place, it’s going to be moved around consistently so it’s essential that its rugged and can take a lot of abuse.
Repacking: As a backpacker you are always on the go so an important thing to consider is if the sleeping bag can be packed back to the transport bag easily and quickly. Some sleeping bags have can be hard to get back into their transport bag. That’s why in my list of sleeping bags below all of the them do not have this issue.
I have rounded up all my favorites up below and they all meet these criteria with flying colors and will definitely be a great fit for your next backpacking trip!
Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag – My Favorite 5
OutdoorsmanLab Lightweight Camping Sleeping Bag For Backpacking
The first thing I noticed about this sleeping bag with its amazing overall quality. Even though it is lightweight it feels strong and well-made and very comfortable to sleep in. It all packs away into a small and portable carrying bag. There are nylon straps with the bag which greatly helps with making the sleeping bag compressed down to be as portable possible. The best feature about this sleeping bag has to be how lightweight it is, if you are someone who hates adding unnecessary weight to your backpack then this is the perfect sleeping bag for you.
Outdoor Vitals OV-Light 35 Degree 3 Season Mummy Sleeping Bag
This sleeping bag is designed with a backpacker in mind. The bag is quick weighting in at just over 2 lbs and can be compacted done to 10×7 inches it makes it very easily to transport around with you. In terms of materials used and things like the reinforced zippers it really makes this sleeping bag the best decision if you want a sleeping bag that is durable and can withstand many trips over and over again and still be in solid condition, if that’s you I would recommend you this sleeping bag. One final thing to mention about this sleeping bag is it comes with a year’s warranty which is much appreciated if you did happen o have any issues with it you are covered within the first year which is great.
Tough Outdoors: 3 Season 50°F Mummy Sleeping Bag
If you are a taller backpacker I would recommend you this sleeping bag it can sleep anyone up to the height of 6ft 6”. There sleeping bag are bigger than the others, I personally enjoy them because they are offer room to move around in and are great for bigger guys who need the extra room. While this sleeping bag is not the most lightweight or portable of the bunch is still does a solid job and I personally had no issues carry it with me everywhere. It was personally worth it for me (6ft 1” guy) because of the extra room it provides and the comfort that comes with that.
IFLYIING Outdoor Ultra-Compactable Lightweight Sleeping Bag
This is one of the most affordable sleeping bags that I have used that I am very impressed with. While not made for the most premium materials it still does a great job for what it’s meant to do. Its lightweight and quite compact overall, and I do enjoy the comfort of the material they have used with it, it’s on power with some of the best sleeping bags on the market and all for a fraction of the price. While the sleeping bag isn’t rated as a sleeping bag that can be used in very hot temperatures, the sleeping bag can be fully opened on one side, not only does that really help with ventilation but it allows you to sleep more comfortably in very hot and humid temperatures in my experience(90F).
Almond By EGOZ Mummy Sleeping Bag
This sleeping bag is the ideal sleeping bag for warmer weather that is very affordable as well. Most of the materials used in this bag are made from polyester which makes it really lightweight and the perfect candidate for hot weather, it also makes it very light to carry and transport that can be done used the included zip tie bag. One may have assumed that the zipper is of poorer quality on this bag due to being a very cheap price but you would be wrong with that assumption, it feels quite solid and able to withstand some punishment.