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Where to Find Vegan Sleeping Bags

It’s that time of year again. Warmer weather means… lots more camping trips! Yes!

There are endless amounts of sleeping bags available, but many are made with down. Geese need their feathers, and we can definitely stay warm and cozy without them. We don’t need no down!

I, personally, have The North Face Dark Star -40 sleeping bag. (I run pretty cold.) It’s so so so warm. It’s super comfy. And yeah, I love it! It is pretty big and at over 5 lbs, not ideal for backpacking. But for car camping in the colder weather, it’s perfect.

This collection includes a wide range of temperature ratings and weights, so check them out and pick one that’s just right for your adventure style!

The North Face

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The North Face Aleutian

*Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
*Heatseeker Eco insulation
*Weight: 5 lbs 12 oz

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The North Face Snow Leopard

*Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
*Heatseeker Eco insulation
*Weight: 4 lbs 10 oz

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The North Face Elkhorn

*Temperature Rating: -20 degrees F
*Heatseeker Eco insulation
*Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz

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The North Face Dark Star 0

*Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
*Climashield insulation
*Water resistant
*Weight: 4 lbs 0 oz

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The North Face Dark Star -20

*Temperature Rating: -20 degrees F
*Climashield insulation
*Water resistant
*Weight: 5 lbs 3 oz

 

Mountain Hardwear

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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 0

*Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
*Lightweight synthetic insulation
*Water resistant
*Weight: 3 lbs 10 oz

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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 Women’s

*Temperature Rating: 20 degrees F
*Lightweight synthetic insulation
*Women-specific fit
*Water resistant
*Weight: 3 lbs 7 oz
*Also in men’s(2lbs 14 oz)

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Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35 Women’s

*Temperature Rating: 35 degrees F
*Lightweight synthetic insulation
*Women-specific fit
*Water resistant
*Weight: 2 lbs 5 oz
*Also in men’s (2 lbs 6 oz)

 

Marmot

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Marmot Mavericks

*Temperature Rating: 40 degrees F
*SpiraFil insulation
*Water resistant
*Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz

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Marmot Trestles Women’s

*Temperature Rating: 30 degrees F
*Synthetic high loft insulation
*Women-specific fit
*Water resistant
*Weight: 3 lbs 4 oz
*Also in men’s (3 lbs 3 oz)

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Marmot Sunset

*Temperature Rating: 20 degrees F
*Thermal R insulation
*Women-specific fit
*Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz

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Marmot Rockaway

*Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
*Synthetic insulation
*Water resistant
*Weight: 5 lbs 8 oz

 

Kelty

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Kelty Ignite

*Temperature Rating: 40 degrees F
*ECOPET insulation
*Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz

Am I missing any? Own one of these? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

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3 thoughts on “Where to Find Vegan Sleeping Bags

  1. xVx

    A sleeping bag is rendered almost useless without a sleeping pad. Sleeping pads insulate you from the ground so you don’t lose your heat and some will even help reflect heat back up to you. A sleeping bag is compressed by your weight so the insulation cannot do much.

    For a lightweight summer or warmer sleeper bag, the Mountain Hardwear Ultralamina 45 is a great choice and is probably one of the lightest bags I have found and one I use myself. I also recommend getting a bag liner such as the coolmax liner from Sea To Summit. It helps keep your bag cleaner and some can also add some warmth or be used as a hot weather bag.

    1. Jessica

      Thanks so much for your comment! Sleeping pads are definitely a must. (And I can’t think of the one I have off the top of my head…) Would there be any materials in sleeping pads that vegans should look out for?

      I haven’t heard of the Ultralamina 45, but I’ll definitely add it to the list. And I’ve been thinking about getting a bag liner, so I’m going to look into the Sea To Summit coolmax liner. I was a little bit chilly Sunday night in my Marmot EcoPro 30 bag. A liner would’ve done the trick nicely, I think.

      1. xVx

        I mean potentially glues if not sonically welded. Probably not much else though. I haven’t seen any made with animals in any form but knowing this sick world anything is possible. Thinking about it, maybe some of the insulated pads might use down but I am quite sure the Big Agnes insulated pad is Primaloft and that is the only one off the top of my head.

        I would recommend Therm-a-Rest because they really put a lot of effort forth to make the best pad they can and have a wide range for all sorts of budgets and uses. I currently have a Big Agnes but it is heavy for not being self inflating and can bow in the middle. Klymit does some neat stuff but I have yet to actually test any of their stuff.

        The Ultralamina is basically the high end version of their Lamina bags. I have talked with their reps a few times about making a synthetic version of the Ueli Steck bag (super light zipper less, slide on bag) because they make the down filled Mtn Speed which is more civilian friendly (Ueli is crazy this one I believe has a partial zipper) but it doesn’t seem likely. I guess if we lobbied them they might???

        Also for the colder and more budget conscious or those not concerned as much with weight, the MHW Pinole and Petaluma are great bags rated to about 20 degrees. Also the Flip which is 35/50 degrees is synthetic though unfortunately they do have the same model with feathers taken from someone else. I believe TNF does a double wide bag for those with partners or friends they want to be close to. I might send a list of other synthetic bags because as I am writing this I am coming up with a ton more.

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