Gear Guides: Sleep Systems

From sleeping bags and quilts to pads and pillows, this is your one-stop-shop for recommended ultralight backpacking sleep systems.

testing the best backpacking sleeping bags

Best Ultralight Sleeping Bag For Backpacking 2024

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Find the best ultralight sleeping bag for backpacking! We've compiled the lightest and warmest backpacking sleeping bags in existence.
testing an ultralight 0 degree quilt for winter

Best 0 Degree Quilt For Winter Backpacking 2024

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An ultralight 0 degree quilt is the best way to stay warm in sub-freezing temps, and offers the highest warmth to weight ratio.
person camped out in the desert resting on a therm-a-rest sleeping pad, one of the best for backpacking

Best Backpacking Sleeping Pad Ultralight 2024

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In this guide, we showcase the very best sleeping pads on the market, the ones we use the most. We back up these recommendations with a data-based analysis of weight, warmth, & cost as well as extensive field experience in a broad range of conditions. With better sleep comes more spring in your step, more alertness on the trail, and wider smiles all day long. Sweet dreams!
a backpacking test of ultralight camp quilts

Best Ultralight Backpacking Quilt 2024

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This buyers guide will help you choose the best ultralight backpacking quilt based on objective warmth-to-weight ratio.
Best Backpacking Pillow for ultralight hiking

Best Backpacking Pillow Ultralight 2024

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What makes the best backpacking pillow is (1) ultralight, (2) comfortable, (3) mass user-approved. These ultralight pillows are top tier!
a person in a 2 person sleeping bag in a tent

Best Double Sleeping Bag & Quilt For Backpacking 2024

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We will help you choose the best double sleeping bag or quilt for backpacking. Minimalism and high warmth to weight ratio are prioritized.
0 degree sleeping bag in a tent

Best 0 Degree Sleeping Bag For Winter Backpacking 2024

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This data based guide evaluates each 0 degree sleeping bag based on its warmth-to-weight ratio. We focus on lightweight and ultralight winter sleeping bags for backpacking.
Testing the Best Winter Sleeping Pad For Backpacking

Best Winter Sleeping Pad For Backpacking 2024

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A winter sleeping pad for backpacking should have an extremely high R-Value to weight ratio. The warmest and most lightweight mat is best.