The 10 Best sleeping bags

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Getting a good night's kip can make or break a trip to the great outdoors. Here are our top choices on how to stay snug

{1} Gelert Sleeping Pod

This award-winning sleeping bag, which is also available in a junior size, is wide enough for those who tend to move and groove in their sleep or who like curling up in the foetal position. It’s super-comfortable too.



{2} Snugpak Chrysalis

Here’s one for night-time readers. A first for the industry, this sleeping bag boasts a light that’s stored in a small pouch.  And just in case you find yourself in a touch of trouble, it also has a flashing SOS function.

From £69.95,


{3} Vango Aurora Double

Gone are the days when lovers had no choice but to zip two single sleeping bags together. New for 2013, this combines the best sleeping bag qualities with your own cosy double duvet from home. There’s ample room for two and it’s durable, too.



{4} Mountain Equipment Snowline

Climbing into this at the end of a day of hardcore climbing will be as blissful as it gets. Designed for climbers even on the most remote peaks, this super-light and highly water-resistant sleeping bag is filled with the finest down and is designed to have minimum bulk  and weight. 



{5} Urban Escape Tahoe

Off to a festival? You can get sleeping bags cheaper than this, but chances are that you’ll wake up stuck to the cheap, shiny fabric, wishing you’d spent just a fraction more. This mummy-shaped one has an impressively high-spec, given the price, and is perfectly suited for spring to late autumn.



{6} GLTC Snuggle Sack

This cosy fleece sleeping bag, complete with built-in pillow, is just the thing for children’s sleepovers or simply snuggling up in front of the telly on a Saturday evening. It’s machine  washable, tumble dryable and also  available in a range of designs, as  well as a personalised version.



{7} Vaude Dreamer Adjust

A convertible sleeping bag that can grow alongside your child. Summer camp after summer camp, it will still keep going, seeing your child well into their teenage years. Made from environmentally friendly material, it is highly breathable and easy to wash and dry.



{8} Gelert Tryfan Classic

A great all-rounder, providing good performance at an affordable price – just the ticket for weekends away and family camping. There’s a ridge hood, internal security pocket and compression sack.



{9} Vango Ultralite

The last thing runners and trekkers want is a heavy sleeping bag that takes up unnecessary room in their backpack. This one lives up to its name and is lightweight with a small pack size, but it doesn’t compromise on warmth, so you can sleep snugly and peacefully beneath the stars.



{10} Grobag Treetop Tales

Baby sleeping bags are ideal for wriggly tots who kick off blankets in the night, then wake up cold. This one is made from 100 per cent cotton, which means it’s gentle on babies’ skin, and it’s just one tog, which makes it perfect for the warmer months. 


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