The best sleeping bags reviewed (2023)

We've tested and reviewed the very best sleeping bags for year-round adventures, big or small!

Best sleeping bags for 2023

by Oli Reed |

Spring has sprung, the sun's out, camping season has arrived! As such, if you're hoping to join this year's great outdoor migration, you'll need a guide to the best sleeping bags for 2023. Picking your perfect product is no quick job. It's so easy to get hypnotised by flashy ads and jargon-heavy product descriptions, which is where we come in.

This may come as a surprise, but sleeping bags are remarkably varied and often specialise in particular niches. You can kick off the spring/summer season by falling down the rabbit hole of the best 3-season sleeping bags. Then before you know it, you're in search of something wintery.

Also, if we're being honest, sleeping bags can reach astronomical prices, and most first-time campers don't need to break the bank. So, here's the list that can cater for everyone, year-round. The very best sleeping bags for every season, every adventure, and for every wallet.

Our Shortlist

Rab Neutrino 400 – Gear of the Year Winner

Sea to Summit Spark SpIII – Best 3-season sleeping bag

Therm-a-Rest Parsec 0F/-18C – Best winter sleeping bag

Eurohike Adventurer 200 C – Best budget sleeping bag

Snugpak Explorer – Best sleeping bag for kids

Selk’bag Lite Recycled – Best sleep suit

The best sleeping bags reviewed

1. Rab Neutrino 400

Gear of the Year Winner


We're big fans of Rab's versatile Neutrino range. With 10 total products sporting various weights


  • Full of features
  • Great insulation
  • Customisable


  • Still not 100% sustainable
Rab Neutrino 400 Product Picture

2. Sea to Summit Spark SpIII

Best 3-season sleeping bag


This premium bag from Aussie brand Sea to Summit is stuffed with hydrophobic goose down for


  • Extremely light and packable
  • Very warm
  • Moisture-resistant down


  • Expensive
  • No internal pocket
  • Delicate fabrics
Sea to Summit Spark SpIII best 3 season sleeping bag 2023

3. Therm-a-Rest Parsec 0F/-18C 

Best winter sleeping bag


Therm-a-Rest make some of the [best winter sleeping


  • Excellent warmth-to-weight ratio
  • Sustainable construction
  • Very cosy


  • Not the best long-term durability
  • Could be too insulating for milder conditions
Therm-a-Rest Parsec 0F:-18C best sleeping bag for winter 2023

4. Eurohike Adventurer 200 C

Best budget sleeping bag


We’ll say from the outset that a wonder bag that costs 5p, weighs 5g, is suitable for year-round


  • Very affordable 
  • Includes some useful features 
  • Great for summer camping 
  • Roomy


  • Not very impressive warmth to weight ratio 
  • We’d like to see recycled materials used
Eurohike Adventurer 200C Sleeping Bags

5. Snugpak Explorer

Best sleeping bag for kids


We’re quite fortunate at Live for the Outdoors to have a primary school aged tester who’s prepared


  • Great value for money
  • Impressive feature set
  • Can also be used as a quilt
  • Available in 3 cool colours


  • Not quite thick enough for very cold nights
Snugpak Explorer best kids sleeping bag 2023

6. Selk’bag Lite Recycled

Best sleep suit


Be honest – you thought wearable sleeping bags were a gimmick, right? Well you’re wrong. We’ve


  • Move around camp without leaving your bed
  • Zip-off feet and built-in mitts help regulate temperature
  • Made from 100% recycled materials


  • Lite version can be a little chilly on cold nights
  • Slightly bulkier pack size than standard bags
Selk’bag Lite Recycled best wearable sleeping bag sleep suit
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