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The 7 Best Sleeping Bags of Summer 2012

The 7 Best Sleeping Bags of Summer 2012

Sleeping bags keep getting lighter thanks to thinner fabrics and ever finer and fluffier grades of down. Which is a good thing, except when it isn’t. A couple of the bags we tested didn’t make the cut because, though the bags met their rating in the European Norm lab tests, those tests don’t account for air movement in real-life conditions.

Frederick Reimers
Jun 1, 2012
How Can I Take Care of My Sleeping Bag?

How Can I Take Care of My Sleeping Bag?

I'm a proud owner of a new 800-fill down sleeping bag. I want to make sure it stays clean and warm for years to come. What should I do?

Doug Gantenbein
Jun 1, 2012
What's the best bag for a ten-month trip?

What's the best bag for a ten-month trip?

I'm going on a multi-country, 10-month, round-the-world trip, from Patagonia to the Himalayas. What lightweight, 10- to 15-degree sleeping bag should I bring?

Doug Gantenbein
Jul 27, 2011
Marmot Plasma 15 Sleeping Bag

Marmot Plasma 15 Sleeping Bag

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Marmot Plasma 15 sleeping bag.

Frederick Reimers
Jun 6, 2011