Down

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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

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

Is there a good reason to buy a women’s-specific sleeping bag?

Stephanie Pearson
Nov 3, 2011

What are your ten favorite pieces of outdoor gear from the past ten years?

Doug Gantenbein
Oct 12, 2011

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