10 Best Car Camping Sleeping Bags for 2020


If you plan camping at places with motorized access, you might want to check this list with best car camping sleeping bags designed for comfort and for people who need space to sprawl.

Car camping may imply a few different things, but I guess the usual meaning is just camping by sleeping in the tent near your car or sleeping in the car if this is about a tour. The latter is usually my case, I am a mountaineer so I sleep in the car most of the time. For such situations, you will want a sleeping bag that offers comfort so that you are warm but not constricted.

This is why the sleeping bags in the list are wider models, and some of them you can open and use as an ordinary blanket. If you are in the car, this is already a layer of protection, it is normally warmer than in a tent. So it is not essential to have a narrow bag with high thermal efficiency and all that goes with it.

I have been in situations where the car is in ice in the morning but I was quite fine inside during the night. In fact, I am writing this text in the time when the borders are opening again after a couple of months of lockdown due to the virus, so I am hopeful that in a few weeks I shall be in the mountains again.

For the same reasons, the list below includes some zipperless sleeping bags. Sierra Designs brand is particularly known for such items and they have been developing several different zipperless bags for years, but see also the bag in the picture.

ALPS Mountaineering Fusion +40 zipperless sleeping bag.
ALPS Mountaineering Fusion +40 zipperless sleeping bag.

If you sleep in a tent next to your car, then you will not care about the weight of the bag. You want to feel comfortable, and I have included a few heavy items for such a purpose, reliable and warm, suitable for just any weather conditions no matter how cold it may be.

You will notice that there are a few double sleeping bags here, and this is on purpose. You can use them if you are on the tour with your partner, but they are also great items for solo use for people like me who feel claustrophobic in any bag, no matter how big it may be.

In some cases, such tours may also imply overnight excursions and sleeping away from the car, so you will have to carry your sleeping equipment. I normally have a separate bag in the car for such a use, and I go with two tents as well. But I have added some great examples of bags that are zipperless and comfortable, yet lightweight enough to be carried on the tour.

So here is my list with best car camping sleeping bags, as of the moment of writing this text they are indeed available on the market. As you have probably seen, the situation with supplies and shipping at big sellers like Amazon and others is far from ordinary in these months of struggle with the virus, so many great products are ‘currently unavailable’.

Well, these should be available. Please have a look, those are all different sleeping bags so the list is in alphabetical order, this is not a ranking. You will notice also that these are sleeping bags from some of the top brands in the industry:

ALPS Mountaineering Fusion +40 Degree Sleeping Bag
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ALPS Mountaineering Fusion +40 Degree Sleeping Bag
  • Outer shell made of highly durable and extremely soft 380T 20D nylon fabric, giving you long-lasting comfort
  • Zipperless hybrid design features a hydrophobic-down filled top that folds open offering freedom, or can be tucked in and secured for extra warmth
  • Keeping you plenty warm, this +40 degree bag is filled with our 2.5 denier TechLoft Micro insulation
  • Hood can be adjusted using the draw-cord allowing you to trap extra heat inside bag
  • Dimensions: 82" x 32", Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz., Top Fill Weight: 6 oz., Bottom Fill Weight: 18 oz.; Compression stuff sack included
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Browning Camping McKinley -30 Degree Sleeping Bag
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Browning Camping McKinley -30 Degree Sleeping Bag
  • Outer shell made of extremely durable 210T nylon diamond rip stop fabric paired with a brushed polyester liner
  • Designed to keep you warm during extreme weather this -30 degree bag is filled with our 7 denier TechLoft Silver insulation
  • Insulated chest and zipper baffle with two-layer construction s to trap in maximum heat and prevent unwanted cold spots
  • Our Browning Camping McKinley Sleeping Bag is on our best sellers list a must-have in your camping collection
  • Dimensions 36" x 90" Weight 12 lbs 12 oz Fill Weight 160 oz Compression stuff sack included
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Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 45 Big and Tall Double Adult Sleeping Bag
  • Double sleeping bag with 3 in 1 design can zip apart into 2 separate sleeping bags
  • Can accommodate most people up to 6 feet 4 inches in height; One size fits most
  • Coletherm hollow polyester insulation provides warmth in temperatures as low as 45 degrees Fahrenheit
  • ZipPlow system plows away fabric to prevent snagging during zipping
  • Roll Control design, Quick Cord system, and stuff sack for easy rolling, fastening, and toting
Kelty Kush 30 Degree Synthetic Fill Car Camping Sleeping Bag (2020)
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Kelty Kush 30 Degree Synthetic Fill Car Camping Sleeping Bag (2020)
  • Car Camping Champion: new for 2020, the Kelty Kush 30 degree synthetic sleeping bag is your new go-to for camping in comfort, while meeting your high aesthetic standards.
  • 3-in-1 Versatility: the Kush is equal parts car camping sleeping bag, campsite or cabin comforter, and ready for a snooze at a moment’s notice pillow. The unique pillow case style stuff sack makes this bag useful even when it’s all packed up.
  • Quilted Stitch Pattern: Cozy Cloudloft insulation is kept in place and lofted like your favorite bedroom pillow thanks to the unique stitch pattern, which eliminates cold spots and maximizes campsite comfort.
  • Room to Wiggle: Rectangular shape, natural fit footbox, and wide top opening provide ample room for your night moves. A hefty 43oz (regular size) to 46oz (long size) of insulation will keep you draped in comfort from head to toe.
  • Kelty Craftsmanship: Kelty is synonymous with quality in the outdoor community. Kelty gear is built for play, and built to last. The Kush is ready to be put through the ringer on the trail, campground, and everywhere in between.
Klymit KSB 30 Degree Down Two Person Double Sleeping Bag, Blue
  • 650 Fill-Power down is exceptionally warm, yet very lightweight; packs down smaller than two full-size bags; soft touch fabric provides reliable DWR (durable water repellent) protection
  • Oversized hood can easily fit two large pillows; collar, hood, and zipper allow each Sleeper to customize their level of warmth while eliminating unwanted draft
  • Anti-snag, 4-way zipper provides smooth, effortless use; tall side baffling increases the overall sleeping area, while still fitting comfortably in a two-person tent
  • Sleeping bag top is removable and converts into a full-size down comforter
  • Pad sleeve on the underside of the bag keeps two regular sleeping pads in place, and is also compatible with the Klymit double V pad
Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed: Zipperless 35 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag, Long Blue/Grey
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Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed: Zipperless 35 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag, Long Blue/Grey
  • Patent-pending zipperless design provides an ultra-comfortable bag
  • Oversized, integrated comforter gives all the comforts of your bed at home
  • Full-length, insulated hand/arm pockets help to seal out drafts and seal in warmth
  • Patented self-sealing foot vent provides fast and easy ventilation
  • Sleeping pad sleeve keeps pad under you for comfort and warmth
TETON Sports Celsius Regular Sleeping Bag; Great for Family Camping
  • COMFORTABLE SLEEPING BAG: Soft lining; Half-circle mummy style hood keeps you warm and your pillow clean; Unzips at the top or bottom for easy access and ventilation; For camping in three seasons
  • NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON provides a great compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in, then tighten the heavy-duty straps
  • STAY WARM IN COLD WEATHER: You’ll be warm and rested in this sleeping bag; Innovative fiber fill, double-layer construction and draft tubes work together to keep the warmth in
  • SLEEP WARM: Fluff your sleeping bag and use a camp pad to sleep warmer; Hang loops for long-term storage to maintain maximum loft
  • TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports
TETON Sports Tracker Ultralight Double Sleeping Bag; Lightweight Backpacking Sleeping Bag for Hiking and Camping Outdoors; Compression Sack Included; Never Roll Your Sleeping Bag Again
  • WARM AND COMFORTABLE: Mummy hoods are designed specifically to eliminate the gaps to keep the warmth in around your head and face; Zipper draft tubes and added insulation in the vaulted footboxes provide much needed comfort and warmth
  • NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON provides a great compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in, then tighten the heavy-duty straps
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOFTY: Lightweight for backpacking, hiking, and other outdoor activities; Innovative microfiber insulation offers more loft and first-rate compressibility without sacrificing quality or comfort
  • SLEEP WARM: Fluff your sleeping bag and use a camp pad to sleep warmer; Hang loops for long-term storage to maintain maximum loft
  • TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports
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TETON Sports Mammoth 0F Queen-Size Double Sleeping Bag; Warm and Comfortable for Family Camping, Green Taffeta (111)
  • COMFORTABLE FAMILY SLEEPING BAG: Soft lining; Zipper and shoulder draft tubes keep the warm air in; Unzips on each side and the bottom for easy access; Innovative fiber fill for warmth
  • NEVER ROLL YOUR SLEEPING BAG AGAIN: TETON provides a great compression sack for stuffing your sleeping bag; Start at the bottom and stuff the bag in, then tighten the heavy-duty straps
  • SIZE DOES MATTER: Double sleeping bag is longer and wider than queen-sized mattress; 94x62 inches (239x157 cm)
  • SLEEP WARM: Fluff your sleeping bag and use a camp pad to sleep warmer; Hang loops for long-term storage to maintain maximum loft
  • TETON SPORTS PROMISE: Reach out to our AMAZING product support team if you have any questions or concerns; YOU CAN COUNT ON US to get you taken care of and back OUTDOORS with TETON Sports

Editor’s Choice: ALPS Mountaineering Fusion +40 Degree Sleeping Bag

Here you have a unique construction combined with some premium materials and an incredible price. This is one of the bags mentioned above that can be carried on the tours. So here is how I rate it:

ALPS Mountaineering Fusion +40 Degree Sleeping Bag

9.6

Features

9.5/10

Craftsmanship

9.6/10

Price

9.7/10

Pros

  • Unique design.
  • Zipperless.
  • Great price.
  • Lightweight.

Cons

  • Built in one size only.

You might need a good sleeping pad, so check my separate list with double sleeping pads, they will fit nicely the double bags presented here in the list. Thank you for reading. Let me know if you have any question, there is a comment box below. Have a nice day.

Last update on 2020-09-28  / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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