You never know what a summer evening will be like. The best hot weather sleeping bags should stand up to morning dew, nighttime temperature drops, and sticky humidity. Going to bed cool and waking up warm: That's what you need from a good bag.
Material can make or break your outdoor gear. At the risk of overheating, you'll need to look for features like a breathable lining and lightweight construction. It's always a good idea to look at the exact temperature range each bag is intended for before purchasing. To aid you in your search, here are 12 of the best sleeping bags for summer camping.
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The subtly insulated shell and lining with no hardware make this compressible sleeping bag a top pick for light packing.
This ultra-lightweight material breathes and yet provides shelter from chilly morning dew. It's also made from soft nylon fabric that repels water.
Sometimes the best hot weather sleeping bag isn't one at all, but a silk liner, which helps to regulate body temperature, is naturally mosquito repellent, and hypoallergenic. The sack is made to fit into a sleeping bag or be used on its own.
Skip the sleeping bag altogether on scorching nights and purchase a bivy bag. A single-pole system creates headspace within the enclosure, while a mesh window keeps nighttime bugs out.
This is an affordable, warm-weather sleeping bag that works well in temperatures of 40-77 degrees Fahrenheit — and if it happens to hit 80 one night, simply open the bottom to let your feet breathe.
This mummy sleeping bag (with a secret, interior valuables pocket) is excellent for warmer nights. If the evening temperature drops below 55 degrees, however, you might feel a chill.
Designed with ripstop face fabric to wick moisture away from your body, this two-person sleeping bag will keep you cool so you wake up refreshed. Bonus: It'll keep you looking cool, too.
Designed with flexible baffles to eliminate air movement and an overstuffed foot box for cozy comfort, this bag is great for those "not too hot" nights.
Sleep as you do at home, with room to get comfortable and twist and turn, in this double-wide sleeping bag.
Made with 800 fill power goose-down and lightweight construction, this bag is a good choice for comfortably sleeping under the stars.
Here's another hardwareless design that can function as a mummy sleeping sack or as an ultra-soft lightweight quilt and works for temps as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Don't worry, we didn't forget the kiddos. Pesticide- and herbicide-free, this kids' sleeping bag is made with linen, which allows excellent ventilation and keeps the little ones dry.