You wont find many double sleeping bags on the market, but they definitely do exist, and if you're looking to get cozy with a special someone, double sleeping bags are ideal. Of course just as with any sleeping bag, there are some important decisions to make. Do you want a sleeping bag with down insulation, or will synthetic insulation do the trick. Do you want a rectangular shaped double sleeping bag, or is something with a more tapered shape right for you? Decisions, decisions.
Double Sleeping BagsWhat to look for when shopping for double sleeping bags.
- Length - When getting a double sleeping bag you will need to make sure to get a sleeping bag that is long enough for the taller of the two people that are going to be using it. Of course the one major drawback is that if there is a big difference in heights, that leaves you with a lot of wasted space in the sleeping bag to heat up.
- Insulation Material - Double sleeping bags, just like the single person versions, come with either down insulation or synthetic insulation. Down is generally better, because it keeps you warm for less weight, but synthetic insulation will still keep you relatively warm when wet, while down wont.
Best Double Sleeping BagsThe very best in double sleeping bag technology.
- The North Face Twin Peaks +20 Sleeping Bag - The Twin Peaks is a synthetic double sleeping bag, rated for +20 temperatures. It comes with two zippers, so that either person can get in and out without disturbing the other sleeper. What stands out about the Twin Peaks, however, is that it has a tapered design, which helps keep the weight down and leaves less room for cold spots. The Twin Peaks weighs 5 pounds, 13 ounces, or 2.64 kilograms.
- Big Agnes King Solomon 15 Double Bag - The King Solomon is a double sleeping bag with a temperature rating of 15 degrees, as the name suggests. It's insulated with 600 fill down, rather than synthetic insulation, which helps to save on weight and also makes it more compressible, for fitting in to a backpack. It also comes with two separate zippers for each sleeper. The King Solomon weighs 5 pounds, 3 ounces, or 2.35 kilograms.
- Big Agnes Dream Island Sleeping Bag - The Dream Island is another double sleeping bag from manufacturer Big Agnes. This one is also rated to 15 degrees, but is synthetic, whereas the King Solomon is down. Because the Dream Island is synthetic it costs less than the King Solomon, but also weighs quite a bit more, at 9 pounds 5 ounces, or 4.22 kilograms. So a good choice for car camping, but definitely not for anything that involves a backpack.