The first thing that comes to mind when you think of a wearable sleeping bag is, “What exactly is a wearable sleeping bag?” Well it literally is a sleeping bag you can wear. It combines a standard sleeping bag with the convenience of an all in one jumpsuit or coveralls.
If you’re scratching your head wondering why on earth anyone would want a wearable sleeping bag, think about it! You can lounge around your campsite all day and simply curl up and go to sleep at night. Or if you’re feeling tired at any time of day, you can very easily find a comfy spot to rest. Then too, you don’t need to face freezing when it’s time to get changed. You’re already rugged up and warm.
Wearable sleeping bags offer you superior warmth and convenience. Once you embrace the concept, you’ll find them extremely valuable for hiking, camping or lounging around your home. The best wearable sleeping bags are windproof, waterproof and offer you comfort and warmth without weighing you down. Check out our selection of wearable sleeping bags that you must have during your next camping or hiking trip.
The Best Wearable Sleeping Bag
The Selk’bag Lite 5G is the ultimate in camping comfort. This wearable sleeping bag will keep you warm and dry thanks to the lightweight and comfortable materials. The form fitting construction gives you the freedom to enjoy your day outdoors without freezing, and all you need to do at night is curl up and go to sleep. The booties of this all in one sleeping bag and jumpsuit zip off for when you need to put on your hiking boots to go exploring and the easy access hand openings allow you to get your hands in and out with ease so you can be toasty warm one moment, and ready for action the next. This wearable sleeping bag is available in different sizes so you can outfit your whole family next time you spend a weekend in the great outdoors. You may also like to check our guide to the regular sleeping bags.
Zip-off booties for when you need to wear real shoes
No-hassle hand openings
Better two-dimensional anatomical fit
Comfortable and lightweight
Sizing: S through to XL
- ModelSelk’bag Lite 6G
- Weight2.1 pounds
If you love to lounge around and relax when you’re out camping then you need this super cozy, walking sleeping bag. Sportneer Wearable Sleeping Bag is a portable 4 seasons walking sleeping bag with zippered holes for arms and feet for kids and adults, camping, hiking, traveling. The zippered armholes give you the freedom to read or enjoy your coffee, and the bottom of this wearable sleeping bag unzips so you can walk around your campsite or for when you want to relax in cozy comfort at home. The warm cotton filling keeps you as snug as a bug in a rug during chilly nights outdoors and the durable shell will protect you from the elements. This sleeping bag is lightweight and portable, so you can take it with you anywhere and it’s machine washable so you can wash it after each weekend out and have it fresh and clean for the next outing. It also comes with a convenient carry bag making this a wearable sleeping bag that you won’t want to leave home without. You can also combine this sleeping bag with one of the camping blankets from our list.
Wearable, innovative zipper design
Warm cotton filling
Durable and weather-resistant
Lightweight and portable
- Weight4.4 pounds
Camping, hiking or hunting generally means roughing it. That doesn’t mean you need to be uncomfortable. Sleeping bags for adults have come a long way from those boring old zip up bags that didn’t really offer much in terms of comfort and freedom. This Selk’bag Adult Pursuit Wearable Sleeping Bag is the ultimate in camp side comfort. It is made from soft polyester with a microfiber shell and it has a durable, weather resistant finish that will keep you warm on dry on those weekends away. Its design is quite simple, but what is more important is the synthetic insulation that helps you retain heat and stay warm, regardless of whether you are relaxing or running around keeping busy. The booties are removable but the outsoles are reinforced so you can walk around the campsite without a care in the world. The camouflaged pattern is great for hiding out. Think about it! They can’t interrupt your sleep, if they can’t find you. If you like a good night sleep when you are camping, check out our guide to the best camping mattresses.
Made from soft polyester with microfiber shell
Durable weather resistant finish
Simple design and synthetic insulation
Removable booties with reinforced outsoles
Zippered leg and chest vents shed heat when needed
Elastic no-hassle hand openings
Nothing is more convenient for camping or backpacking than a sleeping bag with arm and leg holes. It gives you the freedom to zip yourself up when it’s time to sleep and you can unzip the bottom and arm holes for complete mobility when you’re up and about making coffee or breakfast. Odoland Waterproof Envelope Sleeping Bag with armholes and adjustable foot section offers comfort for backpacking outdoor hiking, traveling and survival. This wearable sleeping bag is best suited for use in spring, summer or autumn because even though the days are warm, the night can still be pretty chilly. It is ultra lightweight making it perfect for hiking trips, yet warm and durable so you can sleep in your cozy cocoon. It is large and comfortable giving you plenty of room to move while you sleep and it is waterproof so you won’t have to worry about being stuck in a damp sleeping bag. Ideal for camping and hiking, this is also a great sleeping bag to keep in the car in case of emergencies. Be sure to combine this with a cool camping cot from our list.
100% Polyester Fiber
Suitable for use in spring, summer and autumn
Ultra-light for backpacking or camping
Comes with a compression bag
Large and comfortable
Waterproof, sturdy and durable
- Weight3 pounds
If you’ve ever woken up in a tent on a chilly morning and dread getting out of your warm sleeping bag, you’ll love this wearable camping sleeping bag from VINSONMASSIF. You can unzip the bottom so you can freely walk around the campsite and the arm holes make it possible to get that first, hot cup of coffee without leaving the comfort of your walking bed. The outer shell is made from 210T Polyester making it durable enough to withstand the elements weather and the rough treatment of camping. You can tuck yourself in from top to toe thanks to the great looking hood. When you’re done you can compress it nicely and neatly into the compression bag which is included, and take it with you to your next adventure. Keep one at home and take one camping with you so you’ll never be caught out. Stay warm and cozy wherever you go. Our handy guide to the best large camping tents features more great products like this.
Easy to get in and out of with the twin locking zipper
210T Polyester durable outer shell
Compression bag for convenient carrying included
Available in 3 great colors
- Weight2.31 pounds
Wearable Sleeping Bag Buying Guide And FAQ
Features To Look For In A Wearable Sleeping Bags
Temperature Rating – The main purpose of a wearable sleeping bag is to keep you warm, particularly when you are sleeping or lounging around the camp fire. The best wearable sleeping bag will come with a temperature rating. This rating will tell you whether the sleeping bag will offer you adequate warmth. There are different temperature ratings if you are camping in the middle of winter or if you are camping during warmer months or at a lower altitude. It’s always better to have a sleeping bag that offers more warmth than less. You can very easily unzip parts of your wearable sleeping bag to cool down a little, but if your sleeping bag is not warm enough, it’s a lot harder to get warm, and stay warm.
As a general rule summer sleeping bags and those for lower elevations are rated at 32° F or higher. Sleeping bags that are suitable for summer, spring and autumn are rated at between 20° to 32° F, and cold weather and winter sleeping bags have a rating of 20° F or lower.
The temperature ratings in our selection of wearable sleeping bags cover most of the different climate conditions so you should be able to find one perfect for you and the conditions you expect to use the sleeping bag in.
Size – Sleeping bags, like a lot of other camping and hiking gear, comes in different sizes. When choosing a wearable sleeping bag, the hood should fit snugly around your head, the arm holes should give your hands lots of freedom and the bottoms should completely cover your feet with a little bit of extra wiggle room. This is particularly important when the wearable sleeping has separate feet and legs. Whether you prefer a sleepsuit style sleeping bag, or a sleeping bag with arms and a zippered bottom that gives you complete freedom of movement, remember you still need to sleep in your wearable sleeping bag so you need enough room inside your sleeping bag to move naturally while you sleep. Fortunately, most of the wearable sleeping bags in our selection do cater for different sizes so you should be able to find the perfect size for yourself and other family members.
Warmth – The way a sleeping bag is designed will have an impact on how warm it will be for you. The shape, materials and stuffing will all affect the warmth of your wearable sleeping bag. First of all, a sleeping bag is not like a heater. There is no on and off switch to turn the warmth on. In this way, a sleeping bag is more like a thermos. It is more about maintaining the temperature and warmth of the person snuggling inside the sleeping bag, and keeping the cold out. That is why it is always best to choose any type of sleeping bag a little more form fitting and snug. The less voids within the folds of the sleeping bag, the faster it can heat up. A hood is also quite important for warmth, particularly if you find yourself in a windy situation. The hood will not only keep your head and neck warm, it will also prevent heat escaping from the top of the bag and also stop cold and drafts from creeping in.
Comfort – Sleeping in the wilderness can be challenging enough at the best of times but there is no need to go without your creature comforts. Hiking and camping in general can be exhausting activities so getting a good night’s sleep is extremely important. You also want to be comfortable while you are relaxing around your camp fire. Our selection of wearable sleeping bags have been designed for comfort and warmth. Most of them are water and wind resistant making them a warm and cozy cocoon surrounding you. Then too, many of them are padded with cotton or a polyester blend which makes them quite cushiony. All of this will ensure you feel comfortable, no matter what you are doing. The wearable sleeping bags in our selection are so comfortable, you’ll find more uses for them than just hiking or camping. You’ll want to use them on those lazy afternoons when you just want to relax around the house, or if are having a BBQ in the late afternoon when the weather can go from sunny to chilly.
Wearable Sleeping Bag FAQ
Q: How can I improve the temperature performance of my Wearable Sleeping Bag?
A: Camping and hiking is all about preparation but when it comes to the weather, particularly in the mountains, all of your precise preparation can be useless in a region where weather changes are sudden and unpredictable. If you’ve chosen a wearable sleeping bag for its temperature rating, you shouldn’t have too many problems in keeping warm at night. However, no matter how accurate weather forecasts claim to be, the temperature and conditions in the mountain can go from one extreme to the next quite suddenly and drastically.
If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you probably already have quite a decent collection of hiking apparel and equipment and this should include various layers of clothing. The most important base layers are usually made from synthetic thermal fabrics that wick away moisture but keep the body warm. Couple that with a good wearable sleeping bag and you won’t have to wear excessively bulky clothes within your sleeping bag so you will be able to sleep quite warmly and comfortably.
The other thing to remember is that your wearable sleeping bag can only keep you warm if you keep the cold air out and the warmth within. When you tuck yourself into your sleeping bag for the night, make sure all the zippers have been secured and that includes your hood. By securing all the openings of your wearable sleeping bag, you’ll improve the temperature performance and sleep snugly.
Q: How to store my Wearable Sleeping Bag?
A: As tempting as it may seem to store your wearable sleeping bag in its own stuff sack, it’s best not to do this. Keeping it stuffed in the stuff sack compresses the materials and the insulation. Prolonged compression of this insulation will affect how well it can plump up, or loft again. This can considerably decrease its insulation properties. The other thing you should avoid at all costs is to not air your warble sleeping bag out when you return home from your outdoor adventure. If the sleeping bag has even a miniscule amount of moisture or dampness in its folds, it can become a mold problem and ruin the entire sleeping bag.
Each and every time you return from a camping or hiking trip and you’ve used your wearable sleeping bag, take it out of the stuff sack, shake it out and let it air dry for at least a day or two. You should then fold it loosely and keep it on a shelf. Alternately, you can store it in a cotton or mesh bag, but only if it can be loosely stored.
Of course, before you even consider storing your wearable sleeping bag, make sure it is clean.
Q: How to wash a Wearable Sleeping Bag?
A: Many wearable sleeping bags are machine washable so this takes the guess work out of getting your sleeping bag clean. Simply follow the care instructions on the label and wash it at the right water temperature setting. You can then hang your wearable sleeping bag outside on your clothes line until it is completely dry.
Some sleeping bags are not suitable for machine washing and may need to be washed by hand. This is quite a difficult task as the sleeping bag will become heavy and difficult to work with once it has absorbed a lot of water. Simple fill your bathtub with tepid water and a mild detergent and rub any stains gently. You may need to change the water a number of times to rinse off all the soapy residue and you may need some assistance in wringing out the water before hanging your sleeping bag out to dry.
If this is all too tedious for you check around your local area for a dry cleaning service that knows how to properly clean camping items like hiking jackets and wearable sleeping bags. Or better yet, ask your fellow hikers who they take their sleeping bags to for cleaning.
Whichever style of wearable sleeping bag you choose, one thing you will love is the convenience of not having to get out of a warm sleeping bag on a frosty morning just to make breakfast. You can lounge around your campsite and completely immerse yourself in the natural beauty around you without rushing. And isn’t that the best part of enjoying the great outdoors?