Best Double Sleeping Bags & Quilts For Camping & Backpacking

Get cozy with the best double sleeping bags – warm, comfortable 2-person options ideal for car camping and backpacking.

View inside of camping tent set up on the beach

Do you love to go camping with your partner? If you do, then you’ve probably experienced the nightly “I-want-to-snuggle-but-we-can’t” thing that happens when everyone is confined to their own sleeping bag.

I know I like to cuddle, especially when it’s chilly outside. If this sounds familiar, it might be time to get a double sleeping bag. Unlike a single sleeping bag, a double sleeping bag is big enough for two to sleep side-by-side comfortably.

When I first presented the idea of a double sleeping bag to my partner Ryan, his reaction was that it sounded hot and too confining. Luckily, many of the newer two-person sleeping bags allow for freedom of movement, and flexibility to air out each side — and can even save weight in your backpacking setup. Now, we pretty much use 2-person sleeping bags no matter if we’re car camping or backpacking.

If you’d like to try out a two-person bag, below are the best double sleeping bags on the market.

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    Best Double Sleeping Bags at a Glance

    Car Camping


    1. REI Co-op Siesta Hooded 20

    Bearfoot Theory Synthetic Bag Team Pick

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Car camping
    • Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz (reg); 8 lbs 7 oz (long)
    • Fits up to: 72″ (regular); 78″ (long)
    • Temperature Rating: 20F
    • Insulation Type: synthetic (polyester)
    • MSRP: $239

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    • What we like: Uses recycled and bluesign-approved materials, unzips into two separate sleeping bags, hood keeps warmth in and pillows in place
    • What we don’t like: Too heavy for backpacking

    The REI Co-op Siesta Hooded Double Sleeping Bag is a great all-around pick for car camping. It’s super comfortable, silky soft, spacious, and can be unzipped to create two separate sleeping bags when camping separately.

    Each side has a small interior stash pocket, perfect for a headlamp or for keeping your phone out of the cold which can drain the battery.

    We also long the design of the hood – the draft collar helps keep warmth in and also does a good job of holding your pillow in place.

    While this double sleeping bag is rated to 20 degrees F, it’ll really keep you comfortable to the low 30s – below that you’ll want some extra layers.

    REI  Co-op Siesta Double Sleeping Bag set up in a camper van with the back doors open
    BFT team member Linda used the REI Co-op Siesta Double Sleeping Bag on a camper van road trip

    2. REI Co-op HunkerDown 20

    Bearfoot Theory Down Bag Team Pick

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Car camping
    • Weight: 6 lbs 11 oz
    • Fits up to: 78″
    • Temperature Rating: 20F
    • Insulation Type: 600 fill down
    • MSRP: $329

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    • What we don’t like: Not as warm or lightweight as other 20F bags on this list

    If you prefer lightweight down filling over a synthetic bag, the REI HunkerDown 20 is a great, moderately priced option. It’s very similar to the Siesta Hooded bag above, but almost 2 lbs lighter thanks to the feather-light down insulation.

    I tested out the HunkerDown on a trip to Maui and while the temps didn’t get down into the 20s, we still appreciated it as a soft and cozy blanket. One of the reasons it works so well in warmer temperatures is because it has a wrap-around zipper that provides ample venting opportunities.

    You could use this sleeping bag on shorter backpacking trips, but at 6 lbs 11 oz, it’s more ideal for car camping.

    Double sleeping bag and sleeping pad in erected tent with camping gear spread out around it
    I took my REI HunkerDown double sleeping bag to Maui and it worked great as a lightweight car camping bag

    3. Enlightened Equipment Accomplice

    Best Backpacking Double Quilt

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Backpacking
    • Weight: 1-3.5 lbs (depending on temperature rating and add-ons)
    • Fits up to: 72″ (reg); 78″ (long); 84″ (XLong)
    • Temperature Rating: 0-50F
    • Insulation Type: 850 or 950 fill down
    • MSRP: $370 – $805

    Where to shop

    • What we like: Ultralight, customizable, compresses down small, handmade in Winona, Minnesota
    • What we don’t like: Expensive, some people may not like the quilt design, requires a compatible sleeping pad for maximum warmth

    The Enlightened Equipment Accomplice Two Person Quilt is an awesome ultralight double quilt for backpacking that I use on every trip with Ryan. It’s my personal favorite two-person sleep system for overnight backcountry trips.

    Available with temperature ratings between 0°- 50°F and several different sizes and colors, I love that you can totally customize the quilt to fit your needs.

    I find the Accomplice Quilt to be very warm and spacious. It doesn’t feel tight because each of us can access our own side and move around freely, just like at home.

    First, we strap our sleeping pads together using the provided straps, and then the quilt attaches to those straps. If one of us gets hot in the middle of the night, we can simply unhook each side as needed to provide better airflow. For more insulation, you can add a lightweight hood for your head.

    Be forewarned – there are a couple of things that differentiate a quilt from a sleeping bag. Quilts do not have zippers or built-in hoods and are meant to be paired with a proper sleeping pad to provide insulation and warmth underneath you.

    The idea behind this is to cut weight and space in your backpack. In this case, this 2-person quilt weighs less than 2 separate 1-person sleeping bags together, which is why I highly recommend it for backpacking.

    Enlightened Equipment Accomplice 2-Person Backpacking Quilt in a tent on the beach on Catalina Island
    The Enlightened Equipment 2-Person Accomplice sleeping bag can help shave weight on any backpacking trip

    4. Big Agnes King Solomon 20

    Best Backpacking Double Sleeping Bag

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Backpacking
    • Weight: 4 lbs
    • Fits up to: 72″
    • Temperature Rating: 20F
    • Insulation Type: 650 fill down
    • MSRP: $450

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    • What we don’t like: Doesn’t work well with pads wider than 42″

    If you prefer a sleeping bag over a quilt for backpacking, the Big Agnes King Solomon is one of the lightest-weight double sleeping bags out there. At just 4 lbs, it can save precious ounces by eliminating the need for two bags.

    The King Solomon is also packed with a ton of great features like a removeable top layer that can be used as a quilt around camp, a roomy foot box so you’re not playing footsie all night, a pillow pocket to keep your pillow from sliding around, and a pad-cinch system to keep the bag attached to your pad all night long.

    There have been some reviewers that mentioned that this pad doesn’t work well with sleeping pads wider than 42″, so be sure to test it out with your gear before heading into the backcountry.

    5. Sea To Summit Ember Ultralight 50F

    Best Warm-Weather Double Sleeping Bag

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Summer backpacking
    • Weight: 1 lb 6.9 oz
    • Fits up to: 72″
    • Temperature Rating: 50F
    • Insulation Type: 850+ fill down
    • MSRP: $479

    Where to shop

    • What we like: Ultralight weight, feels like sleeping with a cloud, QuiltLock System for added warmth with compatible bags, easy to use straps to secure to sleeping pad
    • What we don’t like: straps can be hard to adjust in the middle of the night

    If you plan on doing warm-weather backpacking, the Sea to Summit Ember Ultralight 50F Quilt is our top pick.

    At only 1 lb 6.9 oz, it’s super lightweight yet still provides enough warmth and coziness for summer nights out on the trail.

    This quilt is designed with a ton of great features including straps that secure it to your sleeping pad and a drawstring at the foot area to keep your feet warm at night.

    Another interesting feature is the QuiltLock System which allows you to snap this quilt onto any compatible Sea To Summit sleeping bag to increase its temperate rating — this is great if you have any cold weather camping trips planned.

    Essentially, with this quilt and a three-season bag, you have 3 different options: a lightweight summer quilt, a 3-season bag, and a 4-season setup when the quilt is paired with the regular sleeping bag.

    Last, but not least, Sea To Summit has a great guarantee for all of their products, so you can be sure your bag will last a long time.

    6. Teton Sports Mammoth 0F

    Warmest Double Sleeping Bag

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Cold weather car camping
    • Weight: 16 lbs 8 oz
    • Fits up to: 84+” (bag is 94″)
    • Temperature Rating: 0F
    • Insulation Type: Synthetic
    • MSRP: $210

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    • What we like: Very warm, soft liner, rectangle shape gives you more space, lifetime warranty
    • What we don’t like: Heavy, doesn’t pack down small

    If you plan on car camping in cold weather or you’re a cold sleeper by nature, you’ll probably want to look into an extra-warm bag.

    The Teton Sports Mammoth double sleeping bag is rated 0F, so it will keep you nice and toasty on cold nights, especially if you are sleeping next to your partner.

    The biggest downside to this bag is that it’s heavy. Very heavy. At 16.5 lbs, you definitely won’t be lugging it on any backpacking trips or want to take it too far of a distance from your car. But if you will only be car-camping and you want a nice, super thick sleeping bag, this is a great option.

    7. The North Face Dolomite One Duo

    Most Versatile Double Sleeping Bag with Layers

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Car camping
    • Weight: 8 lbs 13 oz (reg); 9 lbs 7 oz (long)
    • Fits up to: 78″ (reg); 84″ (long)
    • Temperature Rating: 15-50F
    • Insulation Type: Synthetic
    • MSRP: $250 – $260

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    • What we like: Versatile temperature control with 3 temperature layers, good in cold weather
    • What we don’t like: Layers do not fully detach from the bag

    The North Face Dolomite One Duo is a versatile sleeping bag designed with an interchangeable 3-layered temperature system thanks to removable layers.

    The lowest temperature rating you’ll get with the 3-layer setup is rated at 15°F, but if that’s too warm simply ditch one of the layers and make it 30°F bag. Or, if you’re stargazing in the summertime, opt for the single 50°F layer.

    Each layer is lined with soft material for comfort and features a watch pocket for quick go-to items. This 3-in-1 is the ultimate double sleeping bag for car camping that would be suitable for all your 3-season adventures.

    8. NEMO Jazz 30

    Most Comfortable Double Sleeping Bag

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Car camping
    • Weight: 8 lbs 14.7 oz
    • Fits up to: 78″
    • Temperature Rating: 30F
    • Insulation Type: Synthetic (polyester)
    • MSRP: $350

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    • What we like: Fleece liner is ultra-soft and removable for easy washing
    • What we don’t like: liner can come unsnapped easily

    The NEMO Jazz 30 is a cozy and luxurious sleeping bag for two people. There’s a comfortable amount of space for two people and it’ll keep you nice and warm even in cold weather.

    A great feature of this bag is that it comes with a built-in soft integrated sheet that is removable so you can wash it between camping trips to keep your sleep set up nice and clean. It also has an integrated pad sleeve to keep your sleeping pad from shifting around at night.

    For added warmth, pull up the hood and draft collar to keep you nice and cozy when the temps drop.

    9. Ohuhu Two Person Sleeping Bag

    Best Budget Double Sleeping Bag

    Key Features

    • Ideal activity: Car camping
    • Weight: 6 lbs
    • Fits up to: 87″ in length
    • Temperature Rating: 45F
    • Insulation Type: Cotton
    • MSRP: $53

    Where to shop

    • What we like: Cheapest double sleeping bag, zips into two separate bags for more versatility
    • What we don’t like: Summer bag only (chilly below 50 degrees), cotton insulation doesn’t dry fast if it gets wet

    If you’re really just looking for something super simple and super cheap, I get it – you just need something to sleep in and that’s it. Enter the Ohuhu double sleeping bag!

    For just over $50, it has rave reviews from campers that were warm and comfortable snuggling with their companion all night. And, you can split it into two bags if you need a single sleeping bag.

    The Ohuhu works best in above-freezing temperatures, so if you’re looking for a budget-friendly double sleeping bag for warm weather camping trips, this is a good contender.

    It could also work on short backpacking trips, but I suggest separating it into two pieces to lighten the load and share the weight, otherwise, 6 pounds is pretty heavy to carry on your back.

    Factors to Consider When Buying a Two Person Sleeping Bag

    Before we get into the details, it’s important to understand how sleeping bags work. Your body’s metabolism creates and emits heat to balance your internal temperature. So when you’re inside a sleeping bag, it traps that heat and creates an insulating layer around you.

    Since small spaces have less air to heat, it’s easier to maintain a comfortable temp. That’s why it’s best to get a sleeping bag that fits your body for maximum efficiency and warmth.

    Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating

    All sleeping bags have a temperature rating based on the comfortable sleeping temperature of the average sleeper; these ratings are further broken down into “comfort” and “lowest-limit” ratings. The comfort rating is the average temperature a “cold sleeper” would feel comfortable in and the lowest-limit rating is the average temperature a “warm sleeper” would feel comfortable in. Keep this in mind if you tend to run especially warm or cold at night.

    These temp ratings classify the sleeping bag for use in summer, 3-season, or winter (4-season). So, you need to think about where and when you’ll use your bag. Generally, a 3-season double sleeping bag should be suitable for most people unless you plan to be in sub-freezing temps.

    Aside from temperature ratings, there are several other factors that affect how warm or cold you feel, like your sleeping pad, clothing, weather (wind, humidity), and your metabolism. But the ratings are a good way for you to compare products and their warmth potential.

    It’s smart to get a sleeping bag that will stand up to the lowest expected temperatures of most of your trips, and maybe even 5-10° colder. You can always unzip your bag or sleep without it if you’re hot, but there’s not much you can do if you’re cold except layer on more clothes.

    Sleeping Bag Shape

    You’ll encounter a few different shapes on your search for the best 2-person sleeping bag: mummy, semi-rectangle, rectangle, and quilt. Each shape has some benefits and will make a difference in your comfort and warmth.

    Mummy sleeping bags are designed for reduced weight and maximum warmth because there’s less space to heat. Since you’re wrapped up like a mummy, the idea is that the bag moves with you as you move and it holds in heat, but it can feel restrictive for some sleepers.

    Semi-rectangular sleeping bags are a combination of mummy and rectangle. Mummy on top and rectangle on the bottom, so you get warmth and roominess.

    Rectangular sleeping bags have more room to stretch and tend to have zippers all the way around, but there’s more empty space which could mean more cold air getting in.

    Sleeping quilts have maximum room to stretch out because they lack a hood and zippers, providing more freedom of movement and ventilation, but they do require a sleeping pad to insulate the bottom.

    Sleeping Bag Insulation Material

    Sleeping bags are insulated with either down or synthetic materials and there are some significant differences between the two.

    Down is generally warmer, more lightweight, and able to compress smaller which is especially a consideration if you’re looking for a double sleeping bag for backpacking. Down sleeping bags last a long time and are pretty durable, but don’t do well in damp, wet conditions. In addition, down is generally plucked from ducks or geese which isn’t exactly animal friendly. All of the double sleeping bags recommended here that do contain down are certified to the Responsible Down Standard which ensures the down is sourced as humanely as possible.

    Synthetic materials on the other hand will continue to insulate when damp. They also dry fast and tend to be less expensive than down. However, sleeping bags made with synthetic materials don’t generally compress as small as those made with down, which is something to consider if you’re looking for a compact sleeping bag for backpacking.


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    Are you a solo-sleeper or snuggling-snoozer? Have you tried any double sleeping bags? Let us know in the comments below!

    Bearfoot Theory | Looking for the best way to snuggle up with your partner on your next camping trip? Look no further than these best double sleeping bags! From cozy options for cold weather camping to lightweight choices for summer adventures, we've got you covered. Our top picks offer comfort, durability, and convenience for a memorable and enjoyable outdoor experience. Don't settle for separate sleeping bags when you can stay close and warm with the best double sleeping bags on the market.

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    1. Great list! My partner and I love our Nemo Duo Tango Sleeping System. It’s expensive like so many of these, but worth it for longer backpacking trips because only 1 person needs to carry the bag, which is the size of a single sleeping bag anyways. It’s very light and keeps you warm 40+ temps (it’s rated 30, but we find it chilly when the temps drop into the 30s), but you can always layer up if it’s colder. Also it paired nicely with our Luno Air Mattress for when we sleep in the back of our car before hitting the trail, or if we don’t feel like bringing the tent when camping at sites.