June 29, 2021
Purchasing a sleeping bag is a long-term investment, something you don’t want to skimp on —a good sleeping bag is one of the most critical elements in ensuring a good night’s sleep away from your bed.
For this roundup,, we used our wealth of expertise and experience with sleeping bags in all kinds of environments. We also interviewed other experts on which sleeping bags perform best based upon weight, price, warmth-to-weight ratio, insulation, or size. Then, we tested the bags they recommended in a variety of conditions: backpacking versus car camping, in warm weather and cold weather, with kids and without. As the best overall option, we like the Patagonia Fitz Roy, because the centered zipper with three sliders offers gaps so you don’t have to climb out of the bag to cook or climb.