Posted on by Beckworth & Co.

It can be overwhelming to choose from a bunch of sleeping bags out there, considering their features, price, and reviews. So, let’s break down the essential features of the best outdoor sleeping bags available now. Usually, sleeping bags are designed to make you warm when it’s cold and breathable when needed. Some bags are meant for winter season while others are for triple seasons. The mechanism of the sleeping bag is they keep you warm as they trap air holding a layer next to your body. The more compact the air space in your bag, the more you feel and stay warm. Your body shape and size is also important in choosing what sleeping bag you will get. The weight of the bag needs to be considered as it will determine the convenience of carrying it. The fabric material used is also a big factor on how comfortable the bag is.

The good news is mummy sleeping bags are multipurpose as they can work for backpacking and camping. There are countless of options out there, as they provide the warmth you need, they are lightweight, easy to pack and carry, has a lot of room including a hood to cover your head, and comfortable to sleep on.

Here’s your guide on the best mummy sleeping bags for your next camping and backpacking adventure.

WINNER OUTFITTERS Mummy Sleeping Bag with Compression Sack

  • Amazon's Choice based on high ratings
  • Lightweight and well constructed materials
  • Long and roomy enough
  • Hood easily holds pillow under your head
  • Folds down to a small compact size
  • Zipper gets stuck, catches fabric 
  • A bit slippery when placed under a sleeping pad or slanted ground
  • Amazon's Choice for "lightweight sleeping bags for backpacking"
  • Lightweight and compresses easily
  • Foot box is relatively large for a mummy style sleeping bag; great for those that have some foot phobias or for side sleepers
  • Inside fabrics is very soft and comfortable
  • Barely meets the temperature rating
  • Hard to zip the bag from the inside
  • Amazon's Choice for "sleeping bags for adults cold weather"
  • Extremely warm, thick, and plush
  • Bag is snug around the head but not constricting
  • Keeps you comfortably warm in temperatures well below freezing
  • Plenty of room inside
  • Stuff sack a little too big for backpacking
  • Bulky sleeping bag
  • Difficult to put sleeping bag back in stuff sack
  • Great budget sleeping bag
  • Footbox is adequate; perfectly fits people with large body frames
  • Strong zipper and not prone to getting off track
  • Durable outer shell does a good job of blocking wind and moisture
  • Soft inner fabric 
  • Sleeping bag is hard to fit back in the  compression sack
  • Compression bag does not compress well
  • Super lightweight sleeping bag
  • Fabric is soft and gentle on the skin, yet durable
  • Warm enough to have to unzip a little despite heavy winds and snow 
  • High quality construction and material
  • Bag can be compressed down to a very small size
  • Feathers are coming out at the seams
  • Some customers complain about a distinct ‘bird’ smell
  • Zipper tends to get snagged easily