That stuff dreams are made of — sleep — is important when you're traveling, so you can make the most of the sights, smells and sounds you see. Unfortunately, travel takes a toll on energy levels, especially if you're hiking, camping or going to locations where comfort may be hard to find. In such situations, it's prudent to carry a sleeping bag. It's a travel essential that quite literally has your back — mimicking the comfort of your duvets and blankets at home, it'll keep you snug even in harsh environments. Here are the best sleeping bags available online. (Also check out sleeping bags for babies and this list of the best electric blankets)
The Best Sleeping Bags in India
Coleman Palmetto Cool Weather Sleeping Bag
Why we chose this: This one of the best sleeping bag offers good value for money. It accommodates heights of up to 5 feet 11 inches and is suitable for temperatures ranging from -1 to 10 degrees Celcius. You can unzip the bottom for extra ventilation on warmer nights, and join two of these sleeping bags for double the room. Machine-washable.
What users say: “We used this on a trip to Ladakh and it kept my child warm in temperatures that reached minus at night. I plan to buy one more for myself. Ideal for cold weather camping trips.”
Docooler Ultra-light Multifunction Outdoor Sleeping Bag
Why we chose this: At 700 grams, this one of the best sleeping bag is light, water-resistant, crease-proof and has a nylon exterior with a TC cotton lining. It fits moderately tall frames. Compactly folds up in a carry bag.
What users say: “This bag is VERY light weight, and packs up small. It was perfect for summer camping trips. We used it several times when the day time temperatures were in the 80's and the night time temps dropped down into the 60's and it was quite comfortable. This bag is fairly small and will fit a small adult or large child very well. Anybody closing in on six feet tall should look for a bigger bag.”
Coleman Biker Sleeping Bag
Why we chose this: At less than a kilo, this sleeping bag is light and made of polyester. It will keep you snug in temperatures as low as -2 degrees Celsius, which is good value for the price. Folds up into a storage bag. Not suitable for snowy climates.
What users say: “Tried this sleeping bag last week in Manali and I was staying in tent next to a river. The sleeping bag is quite warm. Had not expected it to be so warm so wore a fleece and slept but has to take it off mid night. The temperature outside dripped to -1 degree during late night and early morning but still the sleeping bag was quite effective. Amazed how such a small and compact sleeping bag be so warm.”
Envelope Lightweight Portable Waterproof Comfort With Compression Sack
Why we chose this: At 1.39 kilograms, this waterproof sleeping bag is a relatively light one to carry. It accommodates tall frames, but the 29-inch width may pose a problem for those who're looking for more room, making it rank among the best sleeping bag. It will usually keep you toasty, but if it's freezing outside, you should get a fleece blanket to line it with. Comes with a carry bag.
What users say: “We had to replace our sleeping bags and decided to try these out. I highly recommend them! I stayed warm at night but never got too warm. I love how lightweight they are and you can easily roll them up and put them in the bag.”
RuggedTrails All Season Waterproof Hooded Sleeping Bag with Compression Carry Bag
Why we chose this: This polyester RuggedTrails sleeping bag comes in three sizes: standard, superior and premium, so choose according to your needs. It's waterproof and great for cool temperatures, but won't work in the freezing cold. Light weight and folds compactly in a carry bag.
What users say: “Sleeping bag is of very good material and good quality. Felt very warm when used. I really liked it and value for money.”