Choosing a sleeping bag is not a question to be taken lightly. Whether you are going on a trek for several days, for a weekend hike with a bivouac, a night in a refuge, or even for a holiday in tents in a campsite, you need a sleeping bag that is adapted to your needs to have a good night's sleep and to ensure you sleep well. As you can see, the choice of sleeping bag is essential for your comfort. We will guide you to make the right choice and reveal our top 10 sleeping bags, followed by a comparative table of the different sleeping bag models that we offer on AlpinStore.




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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SLEEPING BAG?

The weight of the sleeping bag

First of all, it is important to look at the weight of the sleeping bag. If you are going trekking and you have to carry your sleeping bag all day, it has to be as light and compressible as possible. If, on the other hand, you are going on a road trip or camping, you will not be carrying the sleeping bag, so weight is not a determining factor for you.
However, it should be noted that if you need a sleeping bag for a trek with low comfort temperatures, it will inevitably be heavier.

The comfort temperature of the sleeping bag

All sleeping bags have 3 temperatures: comfort, limit and extreme.
- The comfort temperature: this indicates the temperature at which the person is comfortable and does not feel cold in the sleeping bag.
- The temperature limit of comfort: it indicates the temperature where the person must curl up on himself not to feel the cold.
- Extreme temperature: this indicates the temperature where the person feels the cold in their sleeping bag and risks hypothermia.
This is the comfort temperature that you should look at when buying a sleeping bag, as it is the temperature that is closest to your comfort and therefore the guarantee of a good night's sleep in the open air. If you're a cold person, we recommend a sleeping bag with a comfort temperature that's a little lower than the temperature you expect to experience.
To choose your sleeping bag, especially if you are going trekking, it is important to identify the geographical area of your hike, the altitudes where you will be sleeping, the season and the weather conditions in order to establish the comfort temperature you need for your sleeping bag.

Sleeping bag filling

The filling of your sleeping bag can also be a factor in determining your choice. For similar temperatures, a synthetic filling is often heavier and less compressible than down, but it is more resistant to moisture. We therefore recommend the synthetic sleeping bag for sleeping under the stars, for bivouacking in wet areas, or if you know that the region is subject to bad weather. The down sleeping bag is often lighter, compressible, insulating and breathable. However, if it gets wet it loses its insulating power, although some down sleeping bags are treated to resist moisture. It is therefore ideal for anyone who needs a light and warm sleeping bag.

Loftiness

The loft of a sleeping bag is something to look at for down sleeping bags. This is said to be good at 650 cuin (cubic inches) and above, and refers to the ability of the down and feathers to trap air and therefore expand, literally swelling to keep you warm.

The shape of the sleeping bag

There are 2 types of sleeping bag shapes:
- The sarcophagus sleeping bag allows you to optimize thermal protection by hugging the shape of your body, it is often lighter and takes up less space. It is this shape that is highly recommended if you are going trekking.
- The rectangular sleeping bag or blanket sleeping bag is more comfortable because it gives you more foot space but it offers less thermal protection because there is more air. We therefore recommend them for summer/spring camping.

Compressed Volume

The compressed volume is also an essential element to look at when choosing your sleeping bag, especially if you need to optimize your space in a hiking backpack. If you can't fit the compressed sleeping bag into your trekking backpack, or outside of it, your sleeping bag is not going to be very useful.



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OUR TOP 10 SLEEPING BAGS 2021 FOR TREKKING

Discover our ranking of the 2021 sleeping bags, we based our selection on a mix of down and synthetic sleeping bag for a low temperature of comfort to guide you in the choice of your sleeping bag during your bivouacs in altitude in the mountains.
  1. Baikal 1100 - Millet
  2. Nitro 800/35 - Sierra Designs
  3. Solar 2 - Rab
  4. Diadem Mild - Salewa
  5. Exosphere -6° - Deuter
  6. Hyperion -6C/2F Regular - Thermarest
  7. Syntek -5° Reg - Millet
  8. Downleaf - Lafuma
  9. Sioux 800 Syn - Vaude
  10. Light Down -5° - Millet

1 - Baikal 1100 synthetic sleeping bag - Millet

baikal 1100 millet

The Baikal 1100 sleeping bag from Millet is ideal for bivouacking in the mountains in summer, spring and autumn. It is made of synthetic material and therefore handles the moisture that is inevitably found in a tent very well. Very easy to care for, it ensures comfort and compressibility.
Key technical characteristics :
  • Composition: synthetic
  • Comfort temperature: 5°C
  • Weight: 1270 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 40 x 20 cm
  • Zip side: left or right

2 - Nitro 800/35 Down Sleeping Bag - Sierra Designs
nitro 800/35 sierra designs

The plus of the Sierra Designs Nitro 800/35 sleeping bag : its lightness and its hydrophobic treatment which allows you to go on an adventure in all lightness and making sure that the sleeping bag will dry quickly in case of strong humidity. You'll also love it for its comfort and coziness.
Key technical features:
  • Composition: down
  • Comfort temperature: 3°C
  • Inflation capacity : 800 cuin
  • Weight: 610 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 33 x 18 cm

3 - Solar 2 Synthetic Sleeping Bag - Rab
solar 2 rab

Quick-drying synthetic insulation, excellent warmth/weight ratio, with the Rab Solar 2 sleeping bag, you go on a bivouac well and comfortably equipped.
Key technical features:
  • Composition: synthetic
  • Comfort temperature: 4°C
  • Weight: 950 g
  • Zipper side: left or right


4 - Down sleeping bag Diadem Mild - Salewa
diadem mild salewa

Lightweight, warm and with a minimal footprint, the Diadem Mild sleeping bag from Salewa is the ideal partner for your trekking outings. Thermoregulation is enhanced by a robust water-repellent protection.
Key technical features:
  • Composition: down
  • Inflation capacity : 750 cuin
  • Comfort temperature: 3°C
  • Weight: 770 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 33 x 17 cm
  • Zip side: left or right

5 - Synthetic Sleeping Bag Exosphere -6° - Deuter
Deuter Exosphere -6°

The Deuter Exosphere -6 sleeping bag is ideal for hikers looking for an optimal warmth/weight ratio. The special feature of this sleeping bag is that it is made of a stretch material that allows it to stretch up to 25% in width. Comfort and good moisture management are on tap with this sleeping bag.
Key technical features:
  • Composition: synthetic
  • Comfort temperature: 0°C
  • Weight: 870 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 33 x 19 cm
  • Zipper side: left

6 - Hyperion Down Sleeping Bag -6C/20F Regular - Thermarest
Thermarest Hyperion -6C/20F Regular

The Hyperion -6C/20F sleeping bag from Thermarest is one of our lightest down sleeping bags with a comfort temperature of 0°C. Warmth, comfort and compressibility are the key words of this high performance sleeping bag for your mountain hikes.
Key technical characteristics :
  • Composition: down
  • Inflating power : 900 cuin
  • Comfort temperature: 0°C
  • Weight: 580 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 20 x 15 cm
  • Zipper side: left

7 - Syntek synthetic sleeping bag -5° Reg - Millet
MILLET Syntek -5°

Insulated with 100% synthetic material, the Millet Syntek -5 sleeping bag is designed for mountain bivouacs. Lightweight and compact, it also ensures good moisture management while remaining warm and resistant.
Key technical features:
  • Composition: synthetic
  • Comfort temperature: 1°C
  • Weight: 1250 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 35 x 19 cm

8 - Downleaf Sleeping Bag - Lafuma
LAFUMA Downleaf

The Downleaf sleeping bag by Lafuma is made from 100% recycled duck feather down. The water-repellent treatment is guaranteed PFC-free. Weighing less than 1 kg and taking up little space when compacted, the DOWNLEAF -2° trekking sleeping bag offers welcome thermal comfort to those hiking in the mountains.
Key technical features:
  • Composition: down
  • Inflating capacity : 650 cuin
  • Comfort temperature: 4°C
  • Weight: 990 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 31 x 16 cm
  • Zip side: left

9 - Synthetic sleeping bag Sioux 800 Syn - Vaude
sioux 800 vaude

The Sioux 800 from Vaude is a 3 season sleeping bag with a synthetic filling, breathable and easy to care for. Certified bluesign, you are making an eco-friendly purchase. Warmth and comfort will be the order of the day for your trekking.
Key technical characteristics :
  • Composition: synthetic
  • Comfort temperature: 2°C
  • Weight: 1500 g
  • Compressed size: 30 x 25 cm
  • Zipper side: left or right

10 - Light Down Sleeping Bag -5° - Millet
MILLET Light Down -5°

The insulation of the Millet Light Down -5 sleeping bag is 90% down versus 10% feathers, which is the best ratio of warmth and compression.
Key technical characteristics:
  • Composition: down
  • Inflation capacity : 700 cuin
  • Comfort temperature: 0°C
  • Weight: 950 g
  • Compressed dimensions: 27 x 18 cm

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COMPARISON OF SLEEPING BAGS

Product name Brand Comfort temperature in °C Temperature limit in °C Extreme temperature in °C Weight in g Dimension in cm Insulation Price in € (in €)
Active 10°C Lafuma 12 9 -3 700 25 x 13 synthetic 64,99
Dreamlite Deuter 16 13 3 605 12 x 22 synthetic 79,95
Active 5 Lafuma 8 5 -10 980 30 x 15 synthetic 79,99
Sioux 800 Syn Vaude 2 -3 -20 1050 35 x 22 synthetic 85
Women's Baikal 750 Millet 10 6 -7 830 30 x 15 synthetic 89,99
Baikal 750 Millet 10 -6 -6 850 30 x 15 synthetic 89,99
Active 0 Lafuma 4 -2 -17 1260 33 x 19 synthetic 99,99
Baikal 1100
Millet
5
0
-16
1270
40 x 20
synthetic
109,99
Women's Baikal 1100
Millet
5
0
-16
1270
40 x 20
synthetic
109,99
Baikal 1500
Millet
1
-4
-21
1590
40 x 22
synthetic
129,99
Ed 150
Camp
13
10
-3
500
28 x 13
down
135
Solar 2
Rab
4
-1
-16
1075
synthetic
139,95
Solar 3
Rab
0
-6
-23
1250
synthetic
159,95
Syntek 0° women
Millet
5
0
-15
1010
30 x 17
synthetic
159,99
Eco Trail
The North Face
-7
1756
25,4 x 45,7
synthetic
165
Ed 300
Camp
9
4
-10
670
33 x 14
down
169
Exosphere -6
Deuter
0
-6
-23
1460
33 x 19
synthetic
169,95
Ed 200 Plus
Camp
12
8
-4
500
32 x 18
down
174,9
Rozes Light
Salewa
9
4
-9
1050
18 x 34
synthetic
175
Ed 400 Plus
Camp
5
0
-15
850
32 x 18
down
199
Syntek -5° Reg
Millet
1
-5
-23
1250
35 x 19
synthetic
199,99
Light Down 5
Millet
10
5
-10
600
30 x 14
down
199,99
Rozes Mild
Salewa
4
-1
-17
1380
23 x 36
synthetic
200
Ed 500
Camp
4
-1
-17
870
17 x 34
down
229,9
Downleaf
Lafuma
4
-2
-17
990
31 x 16
down
229,95
Women's 0° Light Down
Millet
5
0
-16
750
30 x 16
down
229,99
Marwees 700 Dwn
Vaude
-1
-7
-25
1400
30 x 22
down
230
Perform Fiber Bag -7C
Mammut
-1
-7
-22
1550
synthetic
240
Questar 32F/0°C
Thermarest
5
0
-15
850
22 x 17
down
240
Trek Tk 1
Sea to Summit
5
-1
-16
760
40 x 18
down
249,95
Bed 650f Wmns 20
Sierra Designs
-4
-6,6
-11
1120
50,8 x 30,5
down
255
Light Down -5
Millet
0
-6
-24
960
27 x 18
down
269,99
Questar 20F/-6°C
Thermarest
0
-6
-23
990
23 x 19
down
270
Backcountry Bed 700f 20
Sierra Designs
-2
-9
1129
41 x 22
down
275
Backcountry Bed 650f 35
Sierra Designs
3
-3
1000
38 x 19
down
285
Backcountry Bed 650f 20
Sierra Designs
-2,2
-6,6
-9
1090
50,8 x 30,5
synthetic
315
Light Down -10
Millet
-4
-10
-30
1190
23 x 20
duvet
329,99
Journey Jo 2
Sea to Summit
-8
-15
-36
1180
46 x 20
down
339,95
Diadem Mild
Salewa
3
-2
-18
770
33 x 17
down
340
Nitro 800/35
Sierra Designs
3
-3
610
33 x 18
down
375
Diadem Warm
Salewa
-2
-10
-26
990
36 x 20
down
400
Hyperion -6C/2F Regular
Thermarest
0
-6
-23
580
20 x 15
down
420
L.I.M Down +1
Haglofs
6
1
-13
500
down
420
Nitro 800f 20
Sierra Designs
-2
-9
800
38 x 19
down
430