There are some sleeping bags out there that are made for serious outdoorsman, sleeping bags that can keep you warm in below zero temperatures. Depending on the temperature rating, these bags are great if you need something like that, but if you’re looking for something simple to take with you on a summer camping trip, you probably don’t need a thick mummy bag that can keep you toasty in the winter. Plus, they’re really expensive if you’re not going to use them in sub-zero temperatures.
There are a lot of sleeping bags available that you can use summer, spring, and fall that will keep you warm and comfortable while sticking to a modest budget. Here are five of the best budget sleeping bags to consider that won’t break the bank.
X-CHENG really knows what they’re doing when it comes to great sleeping bags on a budget. Because it’s lined with flannel, it can keep you warm and cozy even on cooler nights. The hollow fiber filling keeps the weight down and increases durability and warmth. This sleeping bag holds in body heat and feels as soft as bed sheets. It’s even rated for use in temperatures as low as 32 degrees F. It’s also windproof, waterproof, and machine-washable.
This sleeping bag has a half-circle, mummy-style hood with a drawstring to keep your head off the ground and retain even more warmth. It includes a pillow for extra comfort and a carrying bag so you can easily take it along with your while you hike, backpack, or even just walk from the car to your campsite. Plus, it only weighs 5.6 pounds so you won’t be bogged down with extra weight.
This mummy-style sleeping bag from Oaskys is a 3-season bag that’s safe in temperatures as low as 50 degrees F. The double-fill technology protects you from any dampness from the ground or inside your tent and helps you get a good night’s rest on those spring and summer adventures. The outer cover is made of 210T, a double layer of polyester that’s anti-tear, waterproof, and breathable. Inside, polyester pongee adds a bit more insulation and a soft lining to sleep in.
The hooded design has a drawstring that you can pull around your face that not only helps you retain warmth, it also keeps you more comfortable while you sleep by giving you a little extra cushioning and keeping your head off of the ground. It’s available in army green, light green, blue, light blue, dark blue, and orange. It comes with a carrying bag and is easy to carry along on your journey because it only weighs 3 pounds.
X-CHENG makes our list again with this awesome lightweight sleeping bag rated for as low as 40 degrees F. The waterproof design keeps out moisture and is machine washable and easy to clean. Something great about this bag is that you can zip two of them together to make a large sleeping bag, perfect for couples or parents with young children who need to sleep close by. It’s also really long at 73 inches which makes it a good choice for anyone who’s tall.
One bag weighs about 3.5 pounds and includes two carrying bags that make it easy to travel with. Use one for the bag itself and the other to carry anything else you’ll need on your trip. That’s not all: the bottom zipper can be vented to let in cooler air if you’re camping in warmer weather so you’ll be sure to stay comfortable throughout the night. They even throw in an added pillow to help you sleep even better.
Next up is this sleeping bag from CERTAMI. One thing that might strike you about this one is how quick and easy it is to take care of. For one thing, it has a special control design that makes folding it quick and easy. It’s also easy to clean since it is machine-washable. The outer cover is made of 290T, a durable, waterproof polyester fabric that’s surprisingly soft. This is a 3-season bag that’s rated for as low as 32 degrees F that’s available in 6 different colors: black, green, red, purple, sky blue, and red.
The CERTAMI sleeping bag is designed so that you can zip two of them together if you want a large sleeping bag for you and your partner or if you want to keep young kids closer to you while camping in the great outdoors. The half-moon hood has an adjustable drawstring that you can pull tighter when you need to keep more body heat. Carrying it around is really easy, too. It comes with a travel bag with two straps that you can carry on your back and it only weighs about 4 pounds.
Last but not least is the ANCHEER sleeping bag. It has a 120T outer shell and hollow cotton filler to it’s a perfect balance of weight and warmth. It only weighs about 3 pounds and is perfect for temperatures as low as 41 degrees F. That’s not all: at 82.7 inches long, this bag can comfortably fit anyone up to 6 feet 3 inches tall.
Because it’s so lightweight, it’s easy to carry and even comes with a compression carrying bag to make it as small as possible. It’s waterproof, windproof, and machine washable, too. You get a few different options to choose from, too. One style is the military green single bag. If you get two of these, you can zip them together to make a double bag. Or, go with the double blue option which is designed as a double bag that you can separate into two singles bags. Finally, the single blue option is perfect if you want a bag that’s just for you as it cannot be used to make a double bag.