Sleep soundly and wake up refreshed wherever you are with a sleeping bag that's perfect for you. Whether you're sleeping under the stars or having a sleepover in your living room, you can find the right sleeping bag at the right price at Walmart.com.
Different types of sleeping bags
Sleeping bags generally fall into one of three basic categories: summer, three-season, and winter.
Summer sleeping bags are great for warm temperatures. They're lightweight and have less insulation, so you can stay cool during the warmer months. They're also great for traveling because they can pack down into small carrying bags, taking up little space in your luggage or backpack. Many summer sleeping bags also have full-length zippers, so you can zip it completely open to use as a blanket or for air ventilation when it's hot. Summer sleeping bags are a great choice if you're looking for something simple without a lot of unneeded added features.
If you're looking for something to keep you warm during your spring and fall camping trips, a three-season sleeping bag would be your best bet. They have a little more insulation than summer bags to keep you warm when it gets chilly, plus many have added features like cinched hoods, draft collars, or zipper draft tubes for added warmth.
For colder temperatures, you'll want to go with a winter sleeping bag. Many have all the features of a three-season sleeping bag, but with more insulation to keep you warm during the chilliest months. However, since they have a lot more insulation, they're generally bulkier and more difficult to pack.
Types of insulation
When shopping for sleeping bags, you'll find two main types of filling: down and synthetic.
Down is a light, compressible filling that keeps its loft better than synthetics. While it's better at insulating for longer and is a lighter material, it's also generally more expensive than synthetic fibers. When shopping for down sleeping bags, check out the fill-power rating. Fill-power ratings compare the quality of the down and range from about 600 to 900. This number is the amount of cubic inches that one ounce of down can fill in a beaker, so the higher the number, the warmer the sleeping bag is going to be.
Synthetic insulation is generally a fluffy polyester fill, though different sleeping bags can be made up of different materials. Synthetic polyester fill doesn't absorb water, so it's a great choice if you're going to be camping in wet conditions. Compared to down, synthetic sleeping bags can be a little bulkier and heavier, but they're generally less expensive. No matter which type you choose, you can find a wide variety of down and synthetic sleeping bags from brands like Coleman, Ozark Trail, TETON Sports, and Slumberjack at Every Day Low Prices.
Sleeping bag shape
You'll also want to find the right cut of sleeping bag for your needs. The four main types that you'll see are mummy, rectangular, semi-rectangular, and double.
Mummy sleeping bags feature a tapered cut through the legs and feet, helping to contain your body heat in a small, efficient space. While mummy sleeping bags have more room in the arms and shoulders, if you toss and turn in your sleep, you may be more comfortable in a rectangular sleeping bag. Rectangular sleeping bags don't taper at the legs, so while they may not be as warm as a mummy bag, they provide plenty of room for restless sleepers.
If you'd like something in between, a great compromise is a semi-rectangular sleeping bag. Semi-rectangular sleeping bags are shaped similarly to rectangular sleeping bags, but are a little bulkier to provide the warmth of a mummy bag. Looking for something you can cuddle in under the stars? Check out our selection of double sleeping bags, so you can stay within arm's reach of your partner, even while camping.
From lightweight hiking sleeping bags to heavy winter mummy bags, you can find everything you need for a great camping trip at Walmart.com