Sleeping bag comparison: our 15 best sleeping bags
Many factors come into play when choosing your sleeping bag, such as the climate and the use you will make of it (trekking, camping, bikepacking, hiking). The sleeping bag is the essential element of your trip that will allow you to benefit from optimal comfort and, above all, to spend a good night of rest after a hard day of activity. To help you make your choice, we have prepared a list of the 15 best sleeping bags available on our site.
Sleeping bag comparison:
|Millet LIGHT DOWN -5°||Deuter Orbit 0°||RAB Ascent 500||THERMAREST Questar -6C||Sea To Summit TrekTkI|
|Price incl. VAT||236.99€||115.00€||300.00€||229.99€||362.15€|
|Material||KDry™ hydrophobic duck down||Synthetic hollow fibre||Nikwax duck down with hydrophobic fluorocarbon free finish||Nikwax Hydrophobic Down™ 650||Silky smooth, lightweight and highly breathable 20D nylon lining fabric, durable 30D nylon outer shell|
|Storage volume||27x18cm||38x21cm||31x19cm||19x23cm||8.4 Litres|
|Zip||Side zip with internal cold flap / internal pocket||Bidirectional zip||Zip on the left/right side||Full-length anti-lock zip||Double zip and zipper at the feet. Can be paired with another bag.|
|Pajak Radical||The North Face Ecotrail Synth||Mountain Equipment Earthrise 400||Ferrino Lightech 800||Vaude Sioux 1000 SYN|
|Price incl. VAT||459.99€||140.00€||294.99€||225.99€||93.99€|
|Material||GELANOTS Ultra Light Rip Stop Shell||50D recycled ripstop polyester with DWR non-PFC water repellent finish||50x24x16.8||Outer fabric: 100% Nylon 390T 20D Inner fabric: 100% Nylon 390T 20D||Main fabric: 100% Polyester; 50D 300T Ripstop|
|Storage volume||2.2 L||21.59 x 38.1 cm||N.C||15x30cm||30x30cm|
|Zip||Non-locking zip||Wraparound J-zip for greater freedom of movement||Full-length Gemini zip panel and integrated collar with Lode Lock closure||2-way zip||Zip on left/right side|
|Mountain Hardwear Bishop Pass||Mammut Relax Fiber Bag 0C||Sierra Design Nitro 800F||Lafuma Downleaf -2C||Vaude Sioux 1000 SYN|
|Price incl. VAT||320.00€||189.99€||315.00€||209.99€||160.00€|
|Material||Fabric: 30D 49 g/m² plain weave nylon and Insulation: 650-fill Down RDS Cert/Fluorine Free||50D recycled ripstop polyester with DWR non-PFC water repellent finish||N.C||Insulation: 800FP PFC-Free Dridown and shell fabric: 15d nylon risptop||50D Polyester and 40D Polyamide Dia Ripstop with water repellent treatment|
|Storage volume||23 cm x 43 cm (11.3L)||21.59 x 38.1 cm||33 x 18 cm||31 cm x 16 cm (6L)||8.2 L|
|Zip||Reliable and lightweight bi-directional zip with anti-snagging slider||Improved YKK zip to reduce the risk of locking||Anti-fraud zip for easy entry/exit||Anti-pinch double zipper||Zip can be combined with another neck bag|
Choosing your sleeping bag
It is essential to choose the right sleeping bag when venturing out on an expedition, whether it is for one or more days. There are several parameters to consider when making this choice:
- Comfort temperature: it is important to distinguish between the comfort temperature and the minimum temperature that the product can withstand. The closer you are to the comfort temperature, the more relaxed you will be.
- Weight: Weight is an important criterion in the choice of bag as you will be carrying it throughout your activity. Generally, the heavier the bag, the more protection it will provide against low temperatures.
- Filling: the filling can be either synthetic or down, It all depends on what you like and on what you can handle most.
- The zip system: this may be considered a detail, but the zip system should be taken into account in your choice. An effective zip keeps the heat in and prevents cold air from seeping in. Some can also be combined with other sleeping bags.
As you have seen, your choice of sleeping bag will depend mainly on how you will use it and the climate you will face. The materials are different from one product to another and the characteristics are not the same, so it is essential to be well informed before your purchase. Here, we offer 15 sleeping bags that are suitable for the following activities: trekking, bikepacking and hiking. The main parameters taken into account are weight, temperature and the ability to be hybrid in use.