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How to choose a sleeping bag

A good sleeping bag is an essential part of any overnight adventure. Find the one that’s right for the weather and your camping style.​

Types

Browse our roomy rectangular sleeping bags

Rectangular sleeping bags

Rectangular sleeping bags are ideal for car camping. They’re roomy and can be used as a blanket or duvet when unzipped. You can also connect two bags together, providing the zippers are compatible.
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Discover our versatile barrel sleeping bags

Barrel sleeping bags

Barrel sleeping bags are narrow at the feet and wider in the middle. They provide the warmth of a mummy bag with the roominess of a rectangular bag.
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Check out our warm and light mummy sleeping bags

Mummy sleeping bags

If you are a serious camper, possibly facing extreme weather conditions, consider a mummy sleeping bag. These bags are warm, light and usually include a hood. They are meant to fit snug to the body and can usually be compressed more than other bags.
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Temperature

See our assortment of mild-temperature sleeping bags

Mild

If you’re only camping in the summer or using the sleeping bag indoors or inside an RV, look for a bag that’s rated for 6°C (43°F) or warmer.
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Explore our cold-temperature sleeping bags

Cold

If you camp throughout the spring, summer and fall, you’ll be better served with a sleeping bag that’s rated for up to -7°C (19°F). 
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Find the very cold-temperature sleeping bag you need

Very cold

And if winter and fall are your favourite camping seasons, stay warm with a sleeping bag rated for up to -45°C (-49°F)
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Material

Choose the right lining for your sleeping bag

Lining

Sleeping bag linings are generally made of polyester, which offers the greatest value; cotton flannel, which gives you a bit more comfort; and a poly-cotton blend, which is very soft. Choose what feels the most comfortable to you.
Feel warm and comfortable with the proper sleeping bag fill

Fill

Sleeping bags are filled with a variety of materials, from synthetic fills, like polyester, to down. Look for a fill that has the warmth rating you need and that can be compressed as much as you require, particularly if you’ll be backpacking.

Features

Find out why to choose a full-length draft tube sleeping bag

Full-length draft tube

A full-length draft tube is an insulated flap runs the entire length of the zipper and prevents heat from escaping through the zipper coils.
Learn about sleeping bags with quilted construction

Quilted construction

Bags with quilted construction have the inner lining and the outer shell stitched together to prevent the fill from shifting. Since there’s no fill along the stitched through line, this can result in cold spots. More premium sleeping bags have offset quilted construction, which prevents cold spots. 
Zippered vents can help regulate temperature in your sleeping bag

Zippered vents

If you like to be able to regulate your temperature and allow air circulation, look for bags with zippered vents along the side of the sleeping bag or near the foot box.
Hood and neck yoke sleeping bags can reduce heat loss

Hood and neck yoke

You can lose up to 80% of your body warmth through your head, so a hood and a neck yoke can reduce that heat loss and help you stay warm.

Types

Temperature

Material

Features