How to Choose the Right Sleeping Bag Weight for Your Next Camping Trip

Person 1: Hey, I’m planning a camping trip and I’m trying to figure out which sleeping bag to get. What weight should I be looking for?


Person 2: That depends on a few things. What time of year are you going?

Person 1: It’s in the summer.

Temperature Stuffer Type Filling Filling weight
40º F; 4º C Synthetic Spirafil 120 12 oz
40º F; 4º C Synthetic Climashield HL 1 lb 3 oz
40º F; 4º C Down 650 Goose Down 10 oz
40º F; 4º C Down 650+ Goose Down 10 oz
40º F; 4º C Down 850+ Goose Down 12 oz
Two Season Sleeping Bags

Person 2: Okay, then you’ll want to look for a lightweight sleeping bag. You’ll want something that’s rated for temperatures between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. That way, you’ll stay warm enough without having to lug around a heavy bag.

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