How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

How do we pick the best sleeping bag? Here are a few criteria to pay attention to when shopping for one.

Where will it be used

There are many uses to sleeping bags, and it’s always best to go shopping for one with an idea of what we want to do with it. Will it mostly be used for indoors sleeping, in hostels, or RVs? Will you be carrying it on your back or are you planning to go camping in a car? Do you normally travel in a cold or warm climate? Answer these questions to help figure out the weight and insulation you need for your perfect sleeping bag.

How do I travel

Besides having an idea of whether you travel by car or by foot/public transport, ask yourself if you mostly travel alone or with your partner or spouse. If you travel with your significant other it might be nice to get sleeping bags that have the option of connecting to a double sleeping bag, keeping your options open.

My budget

While it’s important to know your travel habits and intentions to figure out what would be your perfect sleeping bag, those can end up quite pricey. Start from finding the ideal option and slowly compromise down to a realistic budget.