With an autumn chill in the air, it can be easy to think that camping season is over. However, you can arm yourself with a good quality, 3 or 4 season sleeping bag and enjoy outdoor adventures well into the winter! Here we list 5 of the best sleeping bags for autumn camping in the UK, with prices to suit all budgets…
The Vango Venom 400 is great for cold autumn nights at the camp site, and it particularly useful for trekking and lightweight backpacking. Filled with 95/5 duck down with 700 fill power, the Venom 400 provides an excellent warmth to weight ratio and has a comfort temperature of 2°C. It also comes in a roll top dry bag stuff sack, which is great for keeping it dry in the outdoors.
Why it made our top 5: Excellent warmth to weight ratio & great for lightweight camping trips
Dimensions: 210 x 75/50cm
Pack Size: 22 x 16cm
Comfort Temperature (°C): 2
Extreme Temperature (°C): -20
Filling: 95/5 duck down (700 fill power)
Lining: Polair supersoft mini ripstop nylon
Shell: Polair 30D mini-ripstop nylon
The Chrysalis 3 from Snugpak has a 3 season rating and comfort temperature of -5°C, the foot section also features thermal suede to help keep you comfortable and reduce heat loss. Another great feature of this sleeping bag is its expanding zip baffle, which enables campers to increase its width, and it also comes with an LED light in the hood.
Why it made our top 5: Expanding zip baffle & in-built LED light
Dimensions: 220 x 75/87.5cm(expanded)/32cm
Pack Size: 19 x 21cm
Comfort Temperature (°C): -5°C
Extreme Temperature (°C): -10°C
Filling: Softie Insulation
Lining: Paratex Light
Shell: Paratex Micro
There aren’t many sleeping bags on the market that are specifically designed for women, but the Challenger 350 from Sprayway is tailored to meet the requirements of female campers, with a shorter body length and fleece lined foot area. The Challenger 350 Women’s sleeping bag has a comfort temperature range of +14°C to -1°C, making it ideal for use during the autumn in the UK.
Why it made our top 5: Shorter length for women, stylish colour way & fleece lined foot
Dimensions: 195 x 80/50cm
Pack Size: 40 x 23cm
Comfort Temperature (°C): +14 to -1°C
Extreme Temperature (°C): -12°C
Shell: 210T Polyester
A 3-4 season sleeping bag, which would be perfect for use on colder autumn nights. The Highlander Phantom 250 is part of their Military range, and is designed to be durable and comfortable, whilst offering a high performance with QFX3D hollowfibre insulation, which traps air for optimum insulation even in damp weather conditions. Its camouflage colour is bound to be a hit with cadets, fishing enthusiasts and scouts.
Why it made our top 5: Great for fishing camping trips, high performance insulation, wind resistant outer & good range of heat retaining features for the price.
Dimensions: 230 x 80/35cm
Pack Size: 43 x 22cm
Comfort Temperature (°C): -5°C
Extreme Temperature (°C): -15°C
Filling: 250g/m2 QFX3D Hollowfibre Polyester
Shell: Wind Resistant Ripstop Polyester
The Vango Ultralite 900 is a compact and lightweight option, with a 3-4 season rating. Vango designed this sleeping bag with long distance backpackers and wild campers in mind, and it’s weight of 1.5kg and pack size of 25 x 22cm reflect this. The Ultralite 900 has a comfort temperature of 0°C, so it will easily keep you warm on autumn camping trips. It is also recommended for use by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Association, which is testament to this bag’s quality.
Why it made our top 5: Recommended by the Duke of Edinburgh Award Association, Lightweight & compact pack size. Good for backpacking & wild camping.
Dimensions: 215 x 80/50cm
Pack Size: 23 x 18cm
Comfort Temperature (°C): 0°C
Extreme Temperature (°C): -22°C
Filling: Insulite Superfine
Lining: Super-soft Mini-Ripstop Nylon
Shell: Mini-Ripstop Nylon with Water Resistant finish
Please note that you should always consider the climate and conditions in which you will be camping, as not all sleeping bags on this list will be suitable for your particular style of camping or activity!