Backpacking Sleeping Bags Comparison Tables 2019

There are a lot of data points with sleeping bags - length, shoulder girth, hip girth, fill power, fill weight - to name a few. The tables below summarize the data we gathered in our research to find our top backpacking sleeping bags. With an initial list of more than 25 reviewed sleeping bags in 2019, we narrowed it down to a top 4 list of the best sleeping bags, based on reviews from professional testers, reputable gear review sites, personal use, input from adventurers, and poring through hundreds of reviews.

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The Basics

The table below summarizes the Treeline Award, MSRP, fabric, and down resistance/ethics for our top backpacking sleeping bag picks.

SLEEPING BAGAWARDMSRPFABRICWATER RESISTANT DOWNTRACEABLE / ETHICAL DOWN
Best Overall$509 Pertex® Endurance® 10 denier water-resistant/breathableNoYes
Best Overall$529 Pertex® Endurance® 10 denier water-resistant/breathableNoYes
Best for big & tall$485 12D ExtremeLiteNoYes
Budget$369 Pertex® 15-denier ripstop nylonYesYes
Budget$369 Pertex® 15-denier ripstop nylonYesYes
Best for Side Sleepers$319 20-denier Ballistic rip-stop nylonNoNo
 

Sleeping Bag temperature ratings, fill power, and fill weight

Below we summarize backpacking sleeping bag temperature rating, EN Comfort, EN Lower Limit, fill power, and fill weight. Sort the table if you’re looking for a specific set up.

SLEEPING BAGADVERTISED TEMP RATING (F)EN COMFORT (F)EN LOWER LIMIT (F)FILL POWERFILL WEIGHT (oz)
20N/AN/A950+17.3
20N/AN/A950+16.7
30N/AN/A850+12.0
1717385023.5
16281685015.9
30403180011.0
 

Fill Weight Comparison Chart

The fill weight is the actual weight of the insulation in the sleeping bag. All other things being equal, more fill weight generally means a warmer bag.

A chart with fill weight of our top picks.
 

Backpacking Sleeping Bag Total Weight and dimensions

Sort backpacking sleeping bags by total weight, shoulder girth, hips girth, and height for each of our winning picks.

SLEEPING BAGTOTAL WEIGHT (oz)SHOULDERS (in)HIPS (in)FOR HEIGHT (in)
27.2545669
27.0605672
24.0645672
36.0605766
28.2635772
24.253-7544-6272
 


Backpacking Sleeping Bag Total Weight comparison Chart

Here we show the total weight of each of our winning best backpacking sleeping bags - fill weight and other weight (fabric, zipper, etc.).

A chart summarizing fill weight and total weight of each of our backpacking sleeping bag picks.

Didn’t Make the Cut

Some of the sleeping bags we reviewed didn’t make the cut and fell short of the criteria we set, even though they are still popular models.

SLEEPING BAGREASON
Western Mountaineering UltraLiteFit is narrow
Marmot Phase 20Many complaints about the zipper
Patagonia Down 850Heavy, expensive
Montbell Down Hugger 900 #2Pricey for the features
Nemo Disco 30Heavy
Therm-a-Rest Hyperion 20Half zipper
REI Igneo 25Some users cold