Sleeping Bags, Quilts, and Pads

Sleeping bag reviews and backpacking quilts, mainly of bags that are lightweight and packable enough to pack in a backpack. This includes mummy sleeping bags, spoon-shaped sleeping bags, woman’s sleeping bags, hoodless rectangular sleeping bags, and ultralight backpacking quilts. We also cover foam sleeping pads, air mattresses, and self-inflating sleeping pads since they go hand-in-hand with a sleeping bag or quilt to form a complete backpacking sleep system.

NEMO Siren 45 Quilt Review

NEMO Siren 45 Ultralight Quilt Review

The NEMO Siren 45 is a bed-style lightweight quit that weighs 21 oz and is insulated with 850 fill power RDS down. It’s an updated and redesigned version of the NEMO’s 30 degree Siren Ultralight Down Quilt, which has horizontal baffles instead of the new vertical baffles found on the …

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Gossamer Gear Thinlight Foam Pad Review

Gossamer Gear Thinlight Foam Pad Review

The Gossamer Gear Thinlight Foam Pad is an ultralight and ultra-thin closed-cell foam pad that can be used to completely eliminate sleeping pad slip on silnylon and Dyneema DCF tent floors. A true multi-purpose item, this 1/8″ foam pad can also be used as a dog bed, a windbreak for …

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Outdoor Vitals MummyPod Review

The Outdoor Vitals StormLOFT Down MummyPod 0*F is a cold-weather sleeping bag that can be used either on the ground as a mummy bag or in a hammock as a peapod insulation system. Weighing under 3 pounds and filled with 800 fill power, responsibly-sourced DWR down, the MummyPod has a …

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NEMO Banshee 20 Quilt Sleeping Bag Review

NEMO Banshee 20 Quilt Sleeping Bag Review

The NEMO Banshee 20 is a quilt sleeping bag with a full-length zipper, drawstring collar, and drawstring foot box. Weighing 27 oz, the Banshee 20 is best thought of as a hoodless sleeping bag rather than a backpacking quilt because it doesn’t have an open back and doesn’t require the …

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Big Agnes Pluton UL 40 Sleeping Bag Review

Big Agnes Pluton UL 40 Sleeping Bag Review

The Big Agnes Pluton UL 40 is a minimalist mummy sleeping bag that weighs 15 oz, which is less than most comparable ultralight backpacking quilts at the same temperature rating. It’s insulated with 850 fill power DownTek water-resistant down and has a full length, two-way zipper, so you can vent …

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REI Magma Trail Quilt 30 Review

REI Magma Trail Quilt 30 Review

The REI Magma Trail Quilt 30 is a lightweight alternative to a mummy sleeping bag, weighing just 19 oz. It’s insulated with 850 fill power goose down and rated for temperatures down to 30 degrees. The Magma Trail Quilt 30 saves weight because it doesn’t have a hood, a zipper, …

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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sleeping Pad

The Therm-a-Rest Z-lite sleeping pad (long and short) is a top-rated non-inflatable foam sleeping pad you can buy from a mainstream manufacturer. With an R-value of 2, it doesn’t absorb rainwater and folds up like an accordion so it can be easily strapped to the outside of your pack. The …

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Sierra Designs Cloud 35 Sleeping Bag Review

Sierra Designs Cloud 35 Sleeping Bag Review

The Sierra Designs Cloud 35 is a zipperless, mummy sleeping bag with a sleeping pad sleeve and foot vent that lets you stick your feet out if you’re too warm at night. Weighing 23 ounces, it’s insulated with 800 fill power water-resistant DriDown with an adjustable hood and loose-fitting inner …

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NEMO Sonic 0 Down Sleeping Bag Review

The NEMO Sonic 0 Down Sleeping Bag has Thermo-Gills that let you vent the warmth of the bag up to 20 degrees without introducing drafts, so you can use it in warmer temperatures.

The NEMO Sonic 0 is an 800 fill power down winter sleeping bag that is cut wide around the knees and torso making it comfortable for back or side sleepers, much like NEMO’s spoon-shaped three-season sleeping bags. The Sonic 0 also features zippered vents down the front, called Thermo-Gills that allow …

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Sea to Summit Ultralight Sleeping Pad Review

The Sea-to-Summit Ultralight Inflatable Sleeping Pad has a dimpled surface that is especially comfortable for side sleepers.

The Sea-to-Summit Ultralight Sleeping Pad is quick to inflate and deflate, folds flat and compactly, and is covered with dimpled air cells that adapt to a sleeper’s curves like the mattress of their bed at home. Weighing just 12.5 ounces in a size regular, the Sea-to-Summit Ultralight  Sleeping Pad is also …

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