Nothing beats the feeling of snuggling up in your sleeping bag after a long day on the trail. Your sleep system is one of the most important elements of your hiking and camping setup, but finding the right sleeping bag can be an adventure in itself. Sleeping bags are designed with a wide range of materials, weights, temperature ratings, fits and end-uses – all of which play a role in determining which sleeping bag is right for you. To make your decision easier, our team has selected the best sleeping bags for every kind of adventure below.

Quick Glance: Our Top Sleeping Bag Picks

Best Overall Sleeping Bag: Mont Helium 450

Best Camping Sleeping Bag: Nemo Jazz

Best Hiking Sleeping Bag: Sea to Summit Spark III / Flame III

Best Sleeping Bag For Warmth: Western Mountaineering Puma

Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag: Mont Zero Ultralight

Best Affordable Sleeping Bag: Sea to Summit Trailhead II

Best Sustainable Sleeping Bag: Rab Solar Eco

Best Overall Sleeping Bag

Mont Helium 450

Weight: 835g – 1kg

Temperature Rating (lower limit): Women’s  -1°C | Men’s -7°C

Why We Love It: Lightweight and compact all-rounder

Bagging the top spot, Mont’s Helium sleeping bag range is a classic for a reason. Available in a range of sizes, fits, and temperature ratings, you’re guaranteed to find a bag that meets your needs. 800+ fill power down is crammed into a combination of horizontal and vertical baffles that help distribute the down effectively and maximise warmth in the right areas, whilst minimising weight. The tapered shape features a wide foot section for maximum comfort. Different models work well for different activities, but if you’re looking for an all-rounder bag, opt for the 450 version. With a  -1°C temperature rating for women and -7°C for men,  this sleeping bag will see you through most weather conditions and climates from basecamp to subalpine elevation.

Shop Mont Helium 450 Sleeping Bag for men and women.

Mont Heliujm 450 Sleeping Bag

Best Camping Sleeping Bag

Nemo Jazz

Weight: 2.72-4.05kg

Temperature Rating (lower limit): -1°C

Why We Love It: Like a 5 star hotel, but make it outdoors

The Nemo Jazz is the closest thing you’ll get to a real duvet in the outdoors. Equipped with a built-in removable bed sheet for next-to-skin comfort and easy washing, and a tapered design for roominess and warmth, this bag will make a night on the ground feel like a 5 star hotel. The integrated mat sleeve and pillow pocket keep your pad and pillow anchored for unrivalled support and comfort all night long. The Jazz is available in both single and double models for tranquil solo trips or snuggling up with your partner on a chilly night.

Shop Nemo Jazz Single and Double camping sleeping bags.

Nemo Jazz Camping Sleeping Bag

Best Hiking Sleeping Bag 

Sea to Summit Men’s Spark III / Women’s Flame III

Weight: 655g-745g

Temperature Rating (lower limit): Men’s -8°C |  Women’s  -10°C 

Why We Love It: Unrivalled warmth-to-weight for multi-day trips

Light and compact by design, the Sea to Summit Men’s Spark III/Women’s Flame III takes the top spot when it comes to the best sleeping bag for hiking. Packed full of 850+ fill-power down, it provides exceptional warmth for its weight category, making it a great choice for those who are trying to minimise pack weight. The contoured mummy shape locks in warmth whilst Sea to Summit’s ULTRA-DRY™ water repellent treatment protects the down from moisture and condensation. This is one of the best sleeping bags on the market in terms of warmth-to-weight, which is why it’s our go-to companion for extended multi-day trips. It’s also great value for money when compared with other warm lightweight bags.


Shop the Sea to Summit Men’s Spark III and Women’s Flame III.

Sea to Summit Spark Sleeping Bag

Best Sleeping Bag For Warmth

Best Sleeping Bag For Warmth

Western Mountaineering Puma

Weight: 1.7-1.785g

Temperature Rating (lower limit): -32°C

Why We Love It: Can handle it all: any adventure, anywhere

For the most gruelling expeditions and the coldest climates, look no further than the Western Mountaineering Puma sleeping bag. Filled with a kilo of 850+ fill power down, the Puma is the perfect choice for people who require serious warmth on their adventures. You’re guaranteed to stay cosy whatever the elements throw at you with ultra windproof GORE-TEX Infinium and WM’s signature V-Block Draft tube that eliminates drafts along the zipper. Weighing in at 1700 grams, this sleeping bag is unbeaten in terms of warmth, weight, and compressibility. It’s definitely an investment, but you’ll struggle to find a location in the world that the Puma can’t handle.

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Western Mountaineering Puma Sleeping Bag

Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag

Mont Zero Ultralight

Weight: 294g

Temperature Rating (lower limit): Men 6°C | Women 12°C 

Why We Love It: Minimising pack weight has never been easier

Mont’s Zero Ultralight is the best sleeping bag on the market for the gram counters among us. Weighing in under 300g and packing down to less than the size of a 1L water bottle,  minimising pack weight and size on your adventures has never been easier. Using the world’s lightest downproof nylon for the shell, this sleeping bag is the perfect choice for weight-conscious activities like bikepacking and thru-hiking. It doesn’t skimp on warmth either, using 1000+ fill power down to achieve a men’s lower limit of 6°C and women’s 12°C. If you need something with a touch more warmth in cooler climates, try the Mont Zero Superlight.

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Best Budget Sleeping Bag 

Sea to Summit Trailhead II

Weight: 1040-1200g

Temperature Rating (lower limit): -1°C 

Why We Love It: The perfect entry-level sleeping bag for spring/summer camping

If you’re new to the outdoors or camp just a few times a year, investing a lot of money in outdoor kit is (understandably) not a priority. That’s where the Sea to SummitTrailhead comes in. The ideal value-oriented sleeping bag for beginners and occasional campers, this bag features cosy synthetic insulation that will keep you warm even in the shoulder season. Roomy and comfortable, it zips out to a blanket in the warmer months, offering great versatility for 3-season camping. If you’re heading to colder climates, opt for the Trailhead III, which trades $30 for 6 degrees in temperature rating.

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Sea to Summit Trailhead 2 Sleeping Bag

Best Sustainable Sleeping Bag 

Rab Solar Eco 2

Weight: 910-1105g

Temperature Rating (lower limit): -1°C

Why We Love It: Fully recycled for a lower impact on the planet

If you’re searching for an eco-friendly sleeping bag option, the Solar Eco is where it’s at. UK-based Rab are taking huge strides in their sustainability efforts, and this sleeping bag range is no exception. Every element from the shell to the insulation is made with fully recycled materials, and coated with a fluorocarbon-free DWR to minimise chemical impacts on the environment. A do-it-all versatile bag suitable for a range of activities, it’s a great choice for those of us who are making more conscious gear choices. For something a little toastier, try the Solar Eco 3 for men and women.

Shop the Rab Solar Eco 2 sleeping bag for men and women.

Rab Solar Eco Sleeping Bag

Still browsing? Check out our full range of top sleeping bags for camping and hiking here. To find out how to choose the right sleeping bag for your needs, read our guide for more information.

About The Author

Darcy Smith

Darcy is an outdoor lover from the east coast of Scotland who is trying out life in Australia. Having travelled through much of Europe and Asia, her favourite place in the world remains the Scottish Highlands. Darcy loves hiking, camping, bulldogs, brunch and sunsets.

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