Sleeping Bags

Camping Sleeping Bag

When you camp a lot in the mountains, you know the nights can get pretty dang chilly most of the year. Be prepared with a zero degree sleeping bag, plus an insulating sleep pad. Extra wool blankets wouldn’t hurt either. Wool underneath you, down comforter on top. Now you’re talking.

The camper who wants to be out Spring, Summer & Fall will benefit from a 3 season sleeping bag. Rated lower than summer bags, this puppy should keep you warm in the chilly, high altitudes. If uncertain on weather conditions or higher elevation, buy a zero degree bag. Girls get cold easy, so choose a sleeping bag accordingly!


If you prefer a lot of ‘foot room’, then choose a square bag instead of a mummy style bag. Narrower bags are good for backpacking since they take up less space, but many campers feel claustrophobic inside one.

Ocotillo Camping Coyote Wash

Anza Borrego Desert State Park

After owning several brands of bags including Northface and Coleman, Slumberjack is the bag of choice for Total Escape! This large and roomie bag is the best sleeper for the bucks; lasting well over a decade and still holding strong. Kelty and Sierra Designs would be more of our top choices.



Perfect Primitive Campsite

see also – sleeping pads and ultralight backpacks