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Best Sleeping Bags in India - Reviews and Comparison 2021

We picked the best sleeping bags in 2021 for your budget and use cases.

Sleeping bags are an entirely different commodity! Initially invented by wanderers and hikers, sleeping bags have quickly taken over to become a daily thing. We even use them at home when we run out of extra mattress for guests and indeed when we go hiking! A portable bed is truly a fascinating concept, ain’t it! Here are our picks of the top 7 best sleeping bags in India that will be your home, away from home!

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12/8/2021

Model

Our Rating

Rating

Outer Material

Inner Lining

Pro's & Con's

Weight

Dimensions (HxW)

Shape

Occupancy

Season Rating

Temperature Range

Zipper and Zip guard

3D Foot Area

Auto-lock

Thermolock

Compression Valve

Hood

Compression Sack

Water Resistance

Inner Pockets

Dual Zipping

Machine Wash

Colour

Warranty Policy

10-days Returnable

Pathfinder

Coleman

Pathfinder

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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

12/2020

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Ripstop

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Brushed polyester

It has a hood
1x 100g/m square Colet herm micro insulation
Compression valve makes it easy to pack
Available in a single colour
1.7 kg
220 x 80/55 cm
Mummy
Single person
3
-2°C to 18°C
Not mentioned
Blue and grey

Coleman

Youth Glow

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Our Rating

9.4 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Tricot fibre blend

2 lbs of thermotech insulation
Two like bag zip together to make one double bag
Glow in the dark design
1.3 kg
152.4 x 66 cm
Rectangular
Single person
2
Up to 10°C
Grey and lime

Lixada

Envelope

LW180

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Our Rating

9.3 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Polyester

Breathable and soft fabric
Double-sided zipper
Can be used as a blanket too
816 g
Not mentioned
Rectangular
Single person
3
10°C to 25°C

Orange

Blue

Burgundy

Bleqys

Sleeping bag

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Our Rating

9.2 / 10

12/2020

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Nylon

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Hollow fiber

Durable 170t outer shell and a water-resistant carry bag
Bottom strap for easy cleaning
You can open up and spread the entire bag
1.36 kg
220.98 x 76.2 cm
Barrel
Single person
2
10°C to 15°C
Blue and grey

Coleman

Atlantic Lite

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Our Rating

9.1 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Synthetic hollow fibre

Hollow fibre fill traps heat for lightweight carrying
The patented no-tie closure makes fastening a cinch without tying
The Comfort Cuff design adds plush material to the edge of the bag, giving you soft, relaxing comfort close to your face while you sleep
1.19 kg
190 x 84 cm
Rectangular
Single person
2
-10°C to 8°C
Green and grey

Glymins

Sleeping Bag

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Our Rating

9.0 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Hollow cotton fibre

Comes along with an inflatable pillow
With the upgraded anti-pinch zipper, the sleeping bag can be spread out like a blanket
Openable bottom
Perfect only for cooler temperatures
950 g
(180+30) x 75 cm
Rectangular
Single person
2
25°C to 30°C
Blue and green

Kefi

Outdoors

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Our Rating

8.9 / 10

12/2020

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Polyester

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Microfiber

Widest sleeping bag in its category
Anti-snag Two-Way zippers
Unzip the bottom for extra ventilation
Ideal only for cooler temperature
2.85 kg
86.6 x 59 cm
Rectangular
Single person
1
Up to 25°C

Double black

Double olive green

Single blue

Single green

Coleman

Pathfinder


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Our Rating

9.5 / 10

12/2020

Pro's & Con's

It has a hood
1x 100g/m square Colet herm micro insulation
Compression valve makes it easy to pack
Available in a single colour

Features

Outer Material

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Ripstop

Inner Lining

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Brushed polyester

Weight

1.7 kg

Dimensions (HxW)

220 x 80/55 cm

Shape

Mummy

Occupancy

Single person

Season Rating

3

Temperature Range

-2°C to 18°C

Zipper and Zip guard

3D Foot Area

Auto-lock

Thermolock

Compression Valve

Hood

Compression Sack

Water Resistance

Inner Pockets

Dual Zipping

Machine Wash

Not mentioned

Colour

Blue and grey

Warranty Policy

10-days Returnable

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Buyer’s Guide - Best Sleeping Bags in India

For a dreamy sleep under the stars!

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Features: Most important purchase criteria for sleeping bags

Consider these quick checks while purchasing a sleeping bag!

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FAQs: Learn more about the details

Get your doubts solved here!

1. Features: Most important purchase criteria for sleeping bags

1.1 Material

While selecting a sleeping bag, you need to look at two types of material. One the outer cover and second the inner lining. The materials used are responsible for insulation and comfort. The material also needs to be breathable to provide proper ventilation so the bag will stay dry on the inside too.

Outer Material: Materials like nylon, polyester and taffeta are used in making of the outer shells of the bags, but are also the least durable ones. They are ideal for indoor use or family camping. The plus point is that they are breathable and come at an affordable price. They are a good fit for dry conditions. 

Ripstop: This fabric is nylon or polyester which has been strengthened with heavier threads. This makes it more durable and still maintains breathability. It would be the right choice for moderate camping trips or frequent use bags.

Some bags have DWR, which is a Durable Water Repellent finish that assists in reducing moisture absorption. Bags that are reinforced with this are great to take camping to moisture-rich places like the tropics.

Our Recommendation: If you are a person who loves family outings with mild conditions, choose nylon or ripstop. But if you are someone who has an eye for adventure, then try investing in DryLoft or some more premium fabrics.

Inner Material: Your sleeping bag should feel very comfortable and breathable. It shouldn’t try to kill you with suffocation. This is why the inner lining material is equally important as the shell material. More breathable it is, costlier it will be. It will trap just the right amount of heat to keep you warm.

Nylon, polyester and taffeta are used throughout the range of sleeping bags and are soft on the skin along with excellent breathability.

Polycotton is very gentle on the skin, but it takes significant time to dry. However, it is an excellent choice for indoor use during the summer!

Silk is used in expensive bags and is soft, but is more vulnerable to tears and can also be tough to repair.

Our Recommendation: Choose a foam on nylon for moderate camping trips. As for materials with higher performance, silk or taffeta are fine.

While selecting a sleeping bag, you need to look at two types of material. One the outer cover and second the inner lining. The materials used are responsible for insulation and comfort. The material also needs to be breathable to provide proper ventilation so the bag will stay dry on the inside too.

Outer Material: Materials like nylon, polyester and taffeta are used in making of the outer shells of the bags, but are also the least durable ones. They are ideal for indoor use or family camping. The plus point is that they are breathable and come at an affordable price. They are a good fit for dry conditions. 

Ripstop: This fabric is nylon or polyester which has been strengthened with heavier threads. This makes it more durable and still maintains breathability. It would be the right choice for moderate camping trips or frequent use bags.

Some bags have DWR, which is a Durable Water Repellent finish that assists in reducing moisture absorption. Bags that are reinforced with this are great to take camping to moisture-rich places like the tropics.

Our Recommendation: If you are a person who loves family outings with mild conditions, choose nylon or ripstop. But if you are someone who has an eye for adventure, then try investing in DryLoft or some more premium fabrics.

Inner Material: Your sleeping bag should feel very comfortable and breathable. It shouldn’t try to kill you with suffocation. This is why the inner lining material is equally important as the shell material. More breathable it is, costlier it will be. It will trap just the right amount of heat to keep you warm.

Nylon, polyester and taffeta are used throughout the range of sleeping bags and are soft on the skin along with excellent breathability.

Polycotton is very gentle on the skin, but it takes significant time to dry. However, it is an excellent choice for indoor use during the summer!

Silk is used in expensive bags and is soft, but is more vulnerable to tears and can also be tough to repair.

Our Recommendation: Choose a foam on nylon for moderate camping trips. As for materials with higher performance, silk or taffeta are fine.

1.2 Insulation Provisions

A sleeping bag is your bed away from home! Looking at its use, it is evident that we would want to feel the comfort and warmth after a challenging hiking or camping day. There are two types of insulations that you will have to select from; down and synthetic.

Down: It is nothing but a bunch of feathers that are stuffed under the shell and made of feathers. Down is the lightest, most efficient insulation you can get. The most compressible, the down insulation also retains warmth. However, it is expensive than synthetic and can be measured through fill-power. It is a way of rating the quality and ranges from 600 - 900, higher this number, the warmer you will be!

Synthetic: These are nothing but fluffed polyester which does not absorb water. It is thus a smart choice for any hiker who loves to trek in the rain and moisture-rich conditions. These are not expensive but can be quite a load to carry!

A sleeping bag is your bed away from home! Looking at its use, it is evident that we would want to feel the comfort and warmth after a challenging hiking or camping day. There are two types of insulations that you will have to select from; down and synthetic.

Down: It is nothing but a bunch of feathers that are stuffed under the shell and made of feathers. Down is the lightest, most efficient insulation you can get. The most compressible, the down insulation also retains warmth. However, it is expensive than synthetic and can be measured through fill-power. It is a way of rating the quality and ranges from 600 - 900, higher this number, the warmer you will be!

Synthetic: These are nothing but fluffed polyester which does not absorb water. It is thus a smart choice for any hiker who loves to trek in the rain and moisture-rich conditions. These are not expensive but can be quite a load to carry!

1.3 Temperature Specifics and Season Ratings

The sleeping bag’s product description has to specify comfort, limit and extreme temperature. It will help you understand the temperature levels. Season ratings are different for different manufacturers. So make sure you check them well!

Our Recommendation: Check if the bag has EN13537 standard. It means that the bag has been tested using a thermal mannequin which helps to assert the temperature up to which the load can sustain well.

  • Season Ratings:
    1 season: Tropical climate
    4 season: Cold climates

The sleeping bag’s product description has to specify comfort, limit and extreme temperature. It will help you understand the temperature levels. Season ratings are different for different manufacturers. So make sure you check them well!

Our Recommendation: Check if the bag has EN13537 standard. It means that the bag has been tested using a thermal mannequin which helps to assert the temperature up to which the load can sustain well.

  • Season Ratings:
    1 season: Tropical climate
    4 season: Cold climates

1.4 Zippers

You will find two-way zippers on the majority of the bags which make it easy to operate them inside-out! There is also the “auto-lock zip” which keeps the bags locked if you are inside and open up when you want to step out. You may also find zip guards attached to the zippers; these prevent the zips from catching up on the bag's material.

You will find two-way zippers on the majority of the bags which make it easy to operate them inside-out! There is also the “auto-lock zip” which keeps the bags locked if you are inside and open up when you want to step out. You may also find zip guards attached to the zippers; these prevent the zips from catching up on the bag's material.

1.5 Compression Bag

You will also like to prefer a stuff sack which usually accompanies the sleeping bag. These are designed so you can carry your gear in a stuffed manner on your camping trip. They offer a 4-way compression which is accompanied by adjustable straps. These can be pulled to tighten and pack the sleeping bag in a compact form.

You will also like to prefer a stuff sack which usually accompanies the sleeping bag. These are designed so you can carry your gear in a stuffed manner on your camping trip. They offer a 4-way compression which is accompanied by adjustable straps. These can be pulled to tighten and pack the sleeping bag in a compact form.

1.6 Internal Pockets

Having internal pockets has become a fast picking-up trend, especially in sleeping bags. Internal pockets usually have a sleeve style pocket along with a velcro fastening so that you can store valuables without them getting lost and crushed while you sleep. Comes in handy while storing money or mobile phones when you are camping.

Having internal pockets has become a fast picking-up trend, especially in sleeping bags. Internal pockets usually have a sleeve style pocket along with a velcro fastening so that you can store valuables without them getting lost and crushed while you sleep. Comes in handy while storing money or mobile phones when you are camping.

2. Use Cases: The best sleeping bag for you

2.1 Which type of sleeping bag is best for people who prefer space?

The most common type and also ideal for people who love space while they sleep, is the rectangular bag. The shape ensures that there is plenty of room for moving and tossing around! However, they are infamous for their insulating properties and do not have a hood.

The most common type and also ideal for people who love space while they sleep, is the rectangular bag. The shape ensures that there is plenty of room for moving and tossing around! However, they are infamous for their insulating properties and do not have a hood.

2.2 Which sleeping bag provides maximum warmth?

If you want the comfort and space of a rectangular bag and yet not compromise on warmth, barrel shape is your perfect match. The design is tapered towards the shoulder area and foot to decrease some of the dead air in rectangular bags. These also have a hood sometimes!

If you want the comfort and space of a rectangular bag and yet not compromise on warmth, barrel shape is your perfect match. The design is tapered towards the shoulder area and foot to decrease some of the dead air in rectangular bags. These also have a hood sometimes!

2.3 Which sleeping bag is best for colder conditions?

Designed for colder conditions, these bags are contoured to the body with a highly tapered leg area. More width is allocated towards the hips and shoulders, and they come with a fitted hood that can be tightened with a drawcord. These are great at keeping you warm and cosy, plus are super light to carry. But since they offer less leg space, you may not find them very comfortable.

Designed for colder conditions, these bags are contoured to the body with a highly tapered leg area. More width is allocated towards the hips and shoulders, and they come with a fitted hood that can be tightened with a drawcord. These are great at keeping you warm and cosy, plus are super light to carry. But since they offer less leg space, you may not find them very comfortable.

3. FAQs: Learn more about the details

3.1 Are sleeping bags safe for newborns?

Yes. You can simply lock the zip and your baby won’t tumble out of the bag.

Yes. You can simply lock the zip and your baby won’t tumble out of the bag.

3.2 Are sleeping bags comfortable?

Yes, sleeping bags are incredibly comfortable.

Yes, sleeping bags are incredibly comfortable.

3.3 Are sleeping bags better than blankets?

It depends to which blankets you compare the bags. They aren’t good compared to the home blankets.

It depends to which blankets you compare the bags. They aren’t good compared to the home blankets.

3.4 Can sleeping bags be washed?

Yes, the majority of the bags can be machine washed. If not, you can also hand wash them.

Yes, the majority of the bags can be machine washed. If not, you can also hand wash them.

3.5 Can sleeping bags go into the dryer?

Yes, but it is not a good idea to put a sleeping bag in a dryer since the zip can come off.

Yes, but it is not a good idea to put a sleeping bag in a dryer since the zip can come off.

3.6 Can sleeping bags be zipped together?

Yes, some sleeping bags do have the facility to zip-up two same models to create a double sleeping bag.

Yes, some sleeping bags do have the facility to zip-up two same models to create a double sleeping bag.

3.7 How to attach a sleeping bag to backup?

The compression sack can be secured with a buckle or simply trapped under the bag’s straps.

The compression sack can be secured with a buckle or simply trapped under the bag’s straps.

3.8 Which sleeping bags are best in India?

Have a glance at our product reviews!

Have a glance at our product reviews!

3.9 Are sleeping bags waterproof?

No, but they are surely water-resistant!

No, but they are surely water-resistant!

3.10 Are sleeping bags expensive?

It depends on the type of bag and material you select!

It depends on the type of bag and material you select!

4. How-To: Usage hints and care instructions for sleeping bags

4.1 How to roll up a sleeping bag?

  1. Lay the bag on the floor. Keep it in a straight line.

  2. Flatten out any air bubbles that you can see.

  3. Apply pressure and start rolling the bag in from one end.

  4. If your sack is smaller, fold the sides of the bags in and then start rolling.

  5. Roll in a straight line.

  6. Now press the bundle well to compress any air.

  7. Stuff the bag in the sack and tighten the straps of the bag.

  8. You are ready to go!

  1. Lay the bag on the floor. Keep it in a straight line.

  2. Flatten out any air bubbles that you can see.

  3. Apply pressure and start rolling the bag in from one end.

  4. If your sack is smaller, fold the sides of the bags in and then start rolling.

  5. Roll in a straight line.

  6. Now press the bundle well to compress any air.

  7. Stuff the bag in the sack and tighten the straps of the bag.

  8. You are ready to go!

5. Did you know: Interesting facts, figures, and things to know about sleeping bags

5.1 “The Euklisia Rug” which is patented by Pryce Pryce-Jones in 1876, may very well have been the first step into inventing sleeping bags.

5.2 Sleeping bags for infants are essentially designed like garments. So the babies wear sleeping bags! How cool is that!

5.1 “The Euklisia Rug” which is patented by Pryce Pryce-Jones in 1876, may very well have been the first step into inventing sleeping bags.

5.2 Sleeping bags for infants are essentially designed like garments. So the babies wear sleeping bags! How cool is that!

6. Our Picks: How we picked the best sleeping bags

Sleeping bags offer us the comfort of a bed even though they aren’t the traditional type! The right bag is all that you need to make a perfect camping night. Here are our product reviews that will assist you in selecting better.

Sleeping bags offer us the comfort of a bed even though they aren’t the traditional type! The right bag is all that you need to make a perfect camping night. Here are our product reviews that will assist you in selecting better.

6.1 Coleman Pathfinder: The better amongst the best!

  • Why?

    • The mummy-shaped bag is extremely lightweight.

    • The outer material is ripstop polyester, and the inner lining is brushed and fluffed polyester too. This ensures that the bag is excellent to keep you warm in colder climates.

    • Compression bag makes it very easy to store and carry this bag, and it is also waterproof!

    • It is accompanied by a hood which can be tightened through a drawcord. It will ensure that the heat stays inside.

    • With 3 season temperature rating, the bag is designed to sustain colder temperature. So if you love hiking to the mountains with snow, this is your travel buddy!

    • The inner pockets take care of your valuable items while you sleep.

    • The zip guards make the zipping effortless as it doesn’t get stuck in the lining.

    • Even though the cost is high, it is a lifetime investment. If you look at it that way, then the price seems negligible.

    • It is ideal for people whose height is around 6 feet and up!

  • Why?

    • The mummy-shaped bag is extremely lightweight.

    • The outer material is ripstop polyester, and the inner lining is brushed and fluffed polyester too. This ensures that the bag is excellent to keep you warm in colder climates.

    • Compression bag makes it very easy to store and carry this bag, and it is also waterproof!

    • It is accompanied by a hood which can be tightened through a drawcord. It will ensure that the heat stays inside.

    • With 3 season temperature rating, the bag is designed to sustain colder temperature. So if you love hiking to the mountains with snow, this is your travel buddy!

    • The inner pockets take care of your valuable items while you sleep.

    • The zip guards make the zipping effortless as it doesn’t get stuck in the lining.

    • Even though the cost is high, it is a lifetime investment. If you look at it that way, then the price seems negligible.

    • It is ideal for people whose height is around 6 feet and up!

6.2 Coleman Youth Glow: The shinny companion!

  • Why?

    • This rectangular bag is an ideal fit for the mild cold to summer temperature.

    • The polyester on the outer side and fibre on the inside lets the bag trap only required heat inside.

    • It has a season rating of 2, so if you wish to take it out camping in the tropics, you made the right choice.

    • You can also zip two similar bags together to make a double bag.

    • The design is unique; it will glow in the dark, giviing you company even at night!

    • The bag can be unzipped from the below to let out the extra heat.

    • Although expensive, you will be investing in the right place. If you are a frequent camper to the beach sides, this is a must-have!

  • Why?

    • This rectangular bag is an ideal fit for the mild cold to summer temperature.

    • The polyester on the outer side and fibre on the inside lets the bag trap only required heat inside.

    • It has a season rating of 2, so if you wish to take it out camping in the tropics, you made the right choice.

    • You can also zip two similar bags together to make a double bag.

    • The design is unique; it will glow in the dark, giviing you company even at night!

    • The bag can be unzipped from the below to let out the extra heat.

    • Although expensive, you will be investing in the right place. If you are a frequent camper to the beach sides, this is a must-have!

6.3 Lixada Envelope: Engulfing you in its comfort!

  • Why?

    • The outer and inner material is polyester, which makes it superbly easy to carry and store. It also traps adequate heat inside.

    • The zippers are double-sided, that means you can operate them from inside as well as the outside.

    • It can unfold and be used as a blanket too.

    • You can connect two same bags to use it as a double sleeping bag.

    • With 3 season ratings, you can use this in colder climates, but since this is a rectangular shaped bag, it may not provide you with enough warmth.

    • The compression bag has 4 straps to fit the bag in a compact set.

  • Why?

    • The outer and inner material is polyester, which makes it superbly easy to carry and store. It also traps adequate heat inside.

    • The zippers are double-sided, that means you can operate them from inside as well as the outside.

    • It can unfold and be used as a blanket too.

    • You can connect two same bags to use it as a double sleeping bag.

    • With 3 season ratings, you can use this in colder climates, but since this is a rectangular shaped bag, it may not provide you with enough warmth.

    • The compression bag has 4 straps to fit the bag in a compact set.

6.4 Bleqyes Sleeping bag: The best value chap!

  • Why?

    • Its is a perfect bag for summer escapades with its nylon and hollow fibre filling!

    • It is also perfect for indoor settings as it functions well for mild climates.

    • Inner pockets are available.

    • The bag is water-resistant and has both side zippers to make it easier for you to operate the bag.

    • It can be opened up and spread like a mattress or a quilt.

    • It also has a zipper at the end that can be opened to let the dead air out.

  • Why?

    • Its is a perfect bag for summer escapades with its nylon and hollow fibre filling!

    • It is also perfect for indoor settings as it functions well for mild climates.

    • Inner pockets are available.

    • The bag is water-resistant and has both side zippers to make it easier for you to operate the bag.

    • It can be opened up and spread like a mattress or a quilt.

    • It also has a zipper at the end that can be opened to let the dead air out.

6.5 Coleman Atlantic Lite 10: The users choice!

  • Why?

    • One of the most famed bags of Coleman, this one is a people’s favourite.

    • With polyester being used for the shell and the lining, the bag is perfect for higher temperature.

    • It doesn’t have a hood and foot area like the Pathfinder, but you will still find it extremely comfortable to roll around.

    • The zippers come with signature zip guards by Coleman, that won’t let it entangle with the bag’s lining.

    • The Comfort Cuff is an addition in this one; the material is pushed towards one end to create a cushion that will provide soft padding near the head.

  • Why?

    • One of the most famed bags of Coleman, this one is a people’s favourite.

    • With polyester being used for the shell and the lining, the bag is perfect for higher temperature.

    • It doesn’t have a hood and foot area like the Pathfinder, but you will still find it extremely comfortable to roll around.

    • The zippers come with signature zip guards by Coleman, that won’t let it entangle with the bag’s lining.

    • The Comfort Cuff is an addition in this one; the material is pushed towards one end to create a cushion that will provide soft padding near the head.

6.6 Glymins Sleeping bag: Free pillow giver!

  • Why?

    • Polyester is used as the shell material, and cotton fibre makes up the lining, making the bag very soft and feels too cosy.

    • The zippers are double, so you can operate them form both sides, and they also have guards.

    • This bag also includes an inflatable pillow along with an attached hood. So you can just inflate the pillow and stash it in the hood to make a comfortable bed!

    • The bag is effortless to carry and perfect for summer temperature.

  • Why?

    • Polyester is used as the shell material, and cotton fibre makes up the lining, making the bag very soft and feels too cosy.

    • The zippers are double, so you can operate them form both sides, and they also have guards.

    • This bag also includes an inflatable pillow along with an attached hood. So you can just inflate the pillow and stash it in the hood to make a comfortable bed!

    • The bag is effortless to carry and perfect for summer temperature.

6.7 Kefi Outdoors: The big boy!