What you’ll find here – The overall best sleeping bag, the best essentials sleeping bag, and the best budget sleeping bag. We review sleeping bags from the top sleeping bag brands like REI, Feathered Friends, NEMO, and Therm-a-Rest as well as provide expert advice on how to figure out which bag is best for you. From lightweight sleeping bags to 0 degree sleeping bags, find the best sleeping bag for your needs here.
New to sleeping bags? We have you covered. Start with what is most important to you: temperature rating, down vs synthetic, or weight.
Sizes: Men’s, Women’s
Temperature rating (ISO): 16°F
ISO/EN are standardized rating systems that keeps ratings consistent across brands. The number is usually the lower limit rating which indicates the temperature at which a warm male sleeper still might feel comfortable.
Type: 850-fill-power goose down
Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz.
Pros: Very nice material, is lightweight for how warm it is, our best bang for the buck bag and the zipper is high quality.
Cons: The bag tapers pretty high up which makes it feel snug. Some people like the snug mummy fit and some don’t.
Bottom line: The REI Co-op Magma 15 (men’s) and Magma 15 (women’s) sleeping bags are warm and of high-quality. It’s hard to find a better cost to quality bag. REI did a really good job with this one. The mummy shape, good and hood fit well and keep you warm. The bag is high on sustainability as well as it the down is certified to the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) and contains materials that meet the bluesign® criteria (both are good things).
Accessories: If you’re looking to add a little more warmth, check out Thermolite sleeping bag liners. They can ad 5-25°F warmth to the bag and can extend the life of the bag too.
Top pick: If you’re wanting a one bag quiver for a good price this is the bag for you. Also, if you primarily camp in fair weather you may want to check out the Magma 30, which is not as warm of a bag. We recommend being choosing on the warm side… you can always take layers off.