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Sleeping Bag Reviews

In the sleeping bag reviews at ActiveGearReview.com, you’ll get the first hand user experience from a well versed tester who’s an experienced camper and backpacker.  We test sleeping bags from brands like The North Face, Marmot, Big Agnes, Thermarest, and more in a wide range of scenarios including car camping, backpacking, and winter camping.

Therm-a-Rest Mira Down Sleeping Bag Review

Therm-a-Rest has spent over 40 years researching how to “provide the best night of sleep for the outdoors.”  The dedication to this research was evident in the Therm-a-Rest Mira Down Sleeping Bag.  The Therm-a-Rest Mira Down Sleeping Bag is the all-around winner for ultralight camping adventures. This three-season temperature rated sleeping bag, 15F/ -9 C, provides overall consistency and comfort for ...

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Kelty Woobie Review

Kelty Woobie

What’s the best way to get your kids into camping?  Well, clearly by getting them their own gear to bring to the party.  The Kelty Woobie is a good pick for your child to stay warm and happy throughout the night.  This junior-sized bag fits kids to 4 feet tall, and was perfect for my 44″ five year old.  His ...

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The North Face Furnace 5 Review

The North Face Furnace 5

This mummy bag from The North Face was made for warmth and comfort.  I tested The North Face Furnace 5 which, as the name suggests, is rated down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit.  The North Face also offers a 20 degree version. Features The North Face Furnace 5 sleeping bag has 550-fill water-resistant ProDown, and also includes an anti-compression layer of ...

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Sierra Designs Zissou 6 Review

Sierra Designs Zissou 6

When camping in temperatures below 20 degrees F, you generally don’t want to take too many  chances with your gear.  Cold nights without the right gear can turn cold into freezing and well rested into restless sleeping.  This season, Sierra Designs has come out with a 6 degree F sleeping bag called the Sierra Designs Zissou 6.  The SD Zissou ...

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Deuter Dreamlite 500 Review

Deuter Dreamlite 500

Finding a sleeping bag appropriate for warm-weather camping can be tough for me. Choosing the right gear to keep warm seems easier when temperatures are expected to be near or just above freezing. But when conditions can include anything from rain to howling wind and the temps can range from 40-60 degrees, I find it much more challenging. Enter the ...

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