This article is a list of the top 9 most popular (ie best selling) sleeping bags as of June 2014. These bags are in general the best for the average person on a typical camping trip, but may not be suitable for all purposes, so please read the descriptions carefully to see if the bag is a good fit for you.

9.  Coleman Nimbus Large Warm-Weather Scoop Sleeping Bag (ad)

Description: Made of and filled with polyester, this sleeping bag is from Coleman and done in the scoop style. It is rated for 40 to 60 degrees fahrenheit, uses ThermoTech technology, and fits people up to 6′ 4″ tall.

Pros:
+ From a trusted brand, Coleman
+ Very affordable
+ Open style for those who don’t want to have a hood

Cons:
– Only rated for temperatures down to 40 degrees, so doesn’t work in colder weather.
– Not as durable as more expensive models.

Overall: This is an excellent bag for a beginner level camper, or just for young adults going off to summer camp. It probably isn’t a good fit for a person that is camping in the wild, in cold weather, hiking, or using it on a regular basis for a long period of time.

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8. Coleman Palmetto Cool-Weather Sleeping Bag (ad)

Description: Made from polyester and filled with cotton, this bag is rated for use down to 30 degrees. This bag is done in the classic style, with no hood or scoop style.

Pros:
+ Very easy to roll up.
+ Comes with a 5 year warranty
+ Affordable

Cons:
– Only for campers up to 5′ 11″
– The inside is flannel, so it can get hot in warm weather.

Overall: Much like the last bag, this one is from a trusted brand, Coleman, and is very affordable and durable. It fits most campers basic need.

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7. Coleman Taos 25 Degree Sleeping Bag (ad)

Description: Polyester bag filled with polyester, fits people up to 6′ 2″, weighs under 3 lbs. The bag is in the mummy style, and is graded for temperatures down to 25 degrees fahrenheit.

Pros:
+ Warm
+ Lightweight
+ Great quality considering the low price

Cons:
– Folds up rather large, so it might be a problem to store and/or carry despite the low weight limit.

Overall: This bag would be great for an intermediate camper. You could use it for almost any purpose, provided the temperature is above 25 degrees at night. The bag seems to be extremely durable and lightweight, which makes it ideal for heavy use and hiking. It does fold up rather large, which might bother some people.

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6. Coleman North Rim 0 Degree Sleeping Bag (ad)

Description: This bag is very similar to the bag above, it just is rated for 0 degrees instead of 25. The bag is polyester and filled with polyester. It has the mummy style with a hood.

Pros:
+ Lightweight
+ Stuff sack storage
+ Durable and should last awhile

Cons:
– Folds up on the large side which can make it problematic to store and/or carry.

Overall: Another great bag from Coleman that is ideal for intermediate campers, or even for hardcore campers just looking for a good value. It won’t keep you warm above 15 degrees, and it does fold up a little bulky (although it is lightweight) but for most people this would be a terrific bag and it has a great price.

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5. Slumberjack Latitude 20 Degree SyntheticSleeping Bag (ad)

Description: This bag is insulated with Slumberloft Synthetic. It is rated for use down to 20 degrees fahrenheit and has the hood style.

Pros:
+ Lightweight at around 3 lbs.
+ Fits people up to around 6′ 2″

Cons:
– Bulky

Overall: A terrific bag for intermediate campers that both will keep you warm in temperatures down to 20 degrees fahrenheit, and it also is lightweight. It is a little more expensive than the last model (the Coleman 0 degree), but seems to also be made of thicker stuff so it would be more durable.

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4. TETON Sports TrailHead +20 Degree F Ultralight Sleeping Bag (2.9 lbs, 87″x 32″x 22″, Orange/Grey) (ad)

Description: This bag is 87 inches long, which makes it about 7 feet. If you are really tall, this is probably one of the few bags that will actually fit you. The bag uses PolarLite Insulation, is done in the mummy style with a hood, and is rated for down to 20 degrees fahrenheit.

Pros:
+ Longer than average, so it fits tall people.
+ Packs up nicely, isn’t bulky.

Cons:
– Weight 5 lbs, which is on the heavy side
– The orange is more of a yellow

Overall: Excellent bag for anyone camping in 20+ degree weather. It has more room than a lot of similar bags, yet also packs very tightly. Might be a little heavy if you are planning on hiking.

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3. Ledge Sports FeatherLite +20 F Degree Ultra Light Design, Ultra Compact Sleeping Bag (84 X 32 X 20) (ad)

Description: This bag is 84 inches long, has a filament fiber fill, and is rated for 20+ degree weather. At 3.5 pounds, it is lightweight, and it packs up nicely. The bag is in the mummy style with a hood.

Pros:
+ Lightweight and packs up nicely, this would be a great bag for a hiker.
+ Comes in multiple colors

Cons:
– Compared to some other 20 degree rated bags, this one seems to be on the cold side. You might want to consider it a 30 degree bag instead.

Overall: Excellent bag for anyone camping in 30+ degree weather, especially for hikers or people that will be carrying the bag around a lot. It packs up very nicely and it lightweight.

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2. Kelty Cosmic 20 Degree Down Sleeping Bag (ad)

Description: This bag has a power-down fill that is extremely comfortable. It is only 6 feet long, done in the mummy style with a hood, and weighs just 2 pounds and packs tightly.

Pros:
+ Lightweight and packs tight.
+ Very comfortable

Cons:
– The longest size fits a 6 foot person, so the bag isn’t for tall people.

Overall: This is the type of bag that people who are camping a lot will want to invest in. It basically is excellent in every category: comfort, weight, ability to pack it tightly, etc.  The one negative is it only fits people up to 6′ tall.

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1. Kelty Ignite DriDown 20-Degree Sleeping Bag (ad)

Description: This bag is filled with Fill-Power Dri-Down, which is extremely comfortable. The bag is in the mummy style with a hood, and is rated for down to 20 degrees fahrenheit. The bag is very similar to the last Kelty bag that we ranked at 2. This one is just the latest and greatest. The one issue we had with the last bag was size. This one corrects that and the large fits a person up to 6′ 6″ tall. Again, this bag is lightweight at 2 lbs and packs up tightly.

Pros:
+ One of the best sleeping bags that money can buy
+ comfortable, lightweight, packs tightly, fits lots of sizes

Cons:
– Expensive

Overall: This is one of the best sleeping bags that money can buy, and it does cost quite a bit. You are paying to get a bag that is excellent in every category: comfort, weight, ability to pack tightly, and size.

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