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Best Kids Sleeping Bags That Are Cool and Comfy

by Amy L. Hogan


Best Kids Sleeping Bags That Are Cool and Comfy
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Whether you’re planning an epic family backpacking adventure along the Appalachian Trail or something a lot more simple like a sleepover in the spare bedroom, your kids are going to need sleeping bags at some point. Rest assured, they’ve come a long way in both comfort and construction since the old-school stuck-zipper, faded Cabbage Patch Kid and quilted-plaid monstrosities our parents shoved into the wayback of the family station wagons.

 

Today’s sleeping bags come in a range of technologically advanced fabrics and styles. Some of them have built-in pillows and hoods, which help to make packing more streamlined. Many are lightweight and also roll up or fold down into tiny compact carrying bags that fit easily in the backseat of compact cars as well as behind the third row seating of the bigger SUVs.

 

 

Best Overall Sleeping Bag: Lands’ End Kids Sleeping Bag With Pillow

 

Best Affordable Sleeping Bag: Coleman Plum Fun 45 Youth Sleeping Bag

 

Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag: Kelty Try Comfort Kids 35

 

Best Sleeping Bag For Camping: L.L. Bean Deluxe Flannel-Lined Camp Bag 30

 

Best Sleeping Bag For A Pajama Party: The Little Mermaid Sleeping Bag For Kids

 

Best Inflatable Sleeping Bag: PAW Patrol Junior Ready Bed Sleepover Solution

 

Best Hooded Sleeping Bag: REI Co-Op Kindercone 25 Sleeping Bag

 

Best Disney Sleeping Bag: Spider-Man Sleeping Bag For Kids

 

 

 

What to Consider When Buying a Sleeping Bag for Kids

 

When picking a sleeping bag for a younger child, the character options, animal shapes and whimsical tails are a great way to ease them into the idea of sleeping somewhere other than their own bed. Parents who have been camping with their kids for years tend to agree that letting them play with and sleep on a sleeping bag for a few weeks before a trip is a great way to transition them into travel sleep. It comes in equally handy for sleepovers at Grandma’s house, where you might not need one with tons of insulation and waterproofing.

 

But if you’re really ready to tackle the great outdoors, you’ll want to invest in a kids camping sleeping bag that has multiple fabrics and kids down sleeping bags to keep them warm,dry and comfortable no matter the weather while camping. Some can be worn by a child while walking around (super-important for late-night trips to the latrine) yet others inflate with air and are basically a bed.

 

Sure, the hundreds of styles and options and brands out there can seem overwhelming, but we’ve broken it down to make picking the best kids sleeping bag for your needs a breeze.

 

Image Credits: Lands’ End

Best Overall Sleeping Bag

Lands’ End Kids Sleeping Bag with Pillow

Price:$80.00

This cozy kids sleeping bag is crafted from peached polyester (that makes it super soft) with a sherpa fleece inside, guaranteed to keep kids warm and comfortable all night long. It’s extra roomy, which guarantees years of use, yet it rolls up easily. And it’s a parent’s top pick because of the attached pillow — that’s one less thing to remember to pack! Plus, it can be personalized with a monogram, so there’s never a mix-up when it’s time to head home from the slumber party.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We purchased a bunch of these sleeping bags for our nieces and nephews. They’re a big hit. I was impressed with the coziness and quality”

“When my daughter used this at her first slumber party all the other kids wanted one, too. Super soft and comfy”

“This sleeping bag is warm and plush. My girls love them.”

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Best Affordable Sleeping Bag

Coleman Plum Fun 45 Youth Sleeping Bag

Price:$28.00

This Coleman sleeping bag for kids features ThermoTech insulation and ComfortCuff to ensure a comfortable sleeping experience for kids up to 5-foot-5-inches tall. It comes in a choice of three color combos and is rated for temperatures as low as 45 degrees Fahrenheit. Parents are big fans of the ZipPlow system that helps prevent snagging during zipping.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“It’s very warm and quite roomy for the price. The pockets are a nice touch and the zippers were easy to operate”

“This sleeping bag is wonderful for my 8-year-old daughter. It’s durable and adorable and is not made of anything chip or flimsy”

“My 4-year-old absolutely loves this sleeping bag! It’s very sturdy and well made. He has been using it every night for almost a night in his bed. It’s been washed and has held up really well.”

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Best Lightweight Sleeping Bag

Kelty Tru Comfort Kids 35

Price:$70.00

Your kids can adjust this Kelty sleeping bag, no matter what the temperature. The unique 2-layer blanket system and comfort-tuck zipper allow them to control their comfort whether they’re sweating or shivering. Parents appreciate that the mummy style bag weighs just over 2 pounds, so it’s perfectly portable and ready for every adventure.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This bag is high quality for a reasonable price”

“This is the best sleeping bag I’ve ever purchased for my kids. It’s lightweight and yet does the job when it gets cold on our hiking outings”

“I recommend this to anyone who likes to be in the great outdoors with their kids as well as anyone whose kid goes to sleepover parties.”

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Best Sleeping Bag for Camping

L.L. Bean Deluxe Flannel-Lined Camp Bag 30°

Price:$90.00

L.L. Bean has redesigned their iconic sleeping bags for kids. This updated version has a roomier fit and is made of even more comfortable materials, including buttery-soft cotton flannel. They’ve even added an extended hood, which can be used as a pillow when sleeping under the stars. Two bags can also be zipped together to form a double bag, yet they roll up compactly for easy packing and storage.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This sleeping bag is cozy and my granddaughter loves it. It’s perfect for kids”

“I can’t believe how comfortable this sleeping bag is. We used it on a cross country trip and the flannel lining is softer than any sheets I’ve ever owned”

“My kids use this when having sleepovers at their friends house as well as when camping in their grandparents cornfield. We highly recommend.”

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Best Sleeping Bag for a Pajama Party

The Little Mermaid Sleeping Bag for Kids

Price:$50.00

Disney does it again! Your little one will feel like a real mermaid with this adorable Disney sleeping bag. The famous fishtail is constructed from quilted shimmering aqua and silver fabric and includes a built-in shell-shaped pillow. This makes for a fun and comfortable place to nap, or let their imaginations swim free as they pretend to play under the sea when they should be sleeping. It’s a must have for every sweetie at the slumber party.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“Great product. It’s really soft and the sparkles are beautiful. My Disney loving daughters take these everywhere with them”

“My daughter uses this daily. She is over the moon for this thing. It’s very soft”

“My daughter loves this. It’s really soft and she uses this all over the house. It’s replaced all of her favorite blankets and other sleeping bags.”

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Best Inflatable Sleeping Bag

PAW Patrol Junior Ready Bed Sleepover Solution

Price:$55.00

A perfect place to sleep is ready on the double with this colorful, inflatable sleeping bag. The stars of the Nick Jr. show PAW Patrol star are featured on this fully portable travel bag, which has a one-touch valve for quick inflation/deflation. It also comes with a foot pump. This inflatable sleeping bag is especially handy for sleepovers, vacations and backyard adventures.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This product is way better than I was expecting. The print is bright, attractive and great for young children. It folded up easily to fit into the attached bag, also”

“This is a great product! My little boy loves it and it’s a great product for nights away from home”

“Kids just love this. I found it easy to store and blow up. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable portable bed situation.”

Image Credits: REI

Best Hooded Sleeping Bag

REI Co-op Kindercone 25 Sleeping Bag

Price:$60.00

The roomy hood on this lightweight, nylon REI kid’s sleeping bag has an adjustable pull cord and a stretch opening for a personalized fit around a kid’s face. Parents love that little ones never cry about getting stuck inside, because the two-way, anti-snag coil zipper is easy for small fingers to open and close on their own. And the synthetic fibers form a brilliant barrier against the elements during chilly overnight camping trips.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“We purchased these for both of our daughters, age 4 and 7, and they’ve been used on multiple camping trips. They have been toasty warm and comfortable all night, while the adults were shivering”

“I love the attached stuff sack. It keeps things neat and organized. I never have to search for these bags and they’ll last for years”

“My kids sleep comfortably in these bags without any complaints. It’s a really nice touch that REI designed this kids sleeping bag with blue sign materials and I’m extremely happy to see that they are taking the lead on designing products that are safer for us to use.”

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Best Disney Sleeping Bag

Spider-Man Sleeping Bag for Kids

Price:$50.00

There’s nothing Mickey Mouse about this awesome sleeping bag from Disney, which packs double the bang for your bucks. The polyester, zippered bag has a reversible pattern featuring two different scenes of the iconic superhero Spider-Man. It’s little dude-approved and easy enough for kids to roll up and stuff into the compact duffel bag for easy carrying and storage.

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The colors are clear, beautiful and the quality is great. My sons both fight over this bag”

“Highly recommend this sleeping bag. We bought them for our grandsons and they were a huge hit. They hold up to a lot of wild boy antics with no broken zippers”

“Bought this for our 4-year-old grandson and his jaw hit the floor when he saw it. It’s his new favorite thing every. It’s soft inside and out.”