If you are on the lookout for a super compact and lightweight sleeping bag you’ll know that the majority use down fillings which makes them a very expensive option. However we’ve put together a list of budget options which all come in under £60. Ideal for bikepacking and backpacking in warmer climates or for use with a specialist thermal liner
1. Vango Microlite 50
The pack size of this sleeping bag is ridiculously small! Its packed with technical features to save heat and reduce pack size. The Thermal Embrace system features elasticated threads which allow the sleeping bag to hug you to reduce space. The 3D hood, arrow foot shaping and omega shaping all help to shave off those grams
Size: 205 x 80/50cm | Pack Size: 23x12cm | Weight: 580g | Season Rating: 1 | Comfort Temp: 14°C
2. Highlander Trekker Superlite
A very popular option here at SBS and a model that has been around for a good few years now. The unique central zip makes it work for both left and right handers and it allows easy ventilation in warmer destinations. A super lightweight 580 grams with luxury 400T/20D Ripstop Nylon which is ultra compressible and has a silk like feel. For an ultralite bag this has large dimensions at 220 x 80/50 giving you room to move around.
Size: 220 x 80/50cm | Pack Size: 18x12cm | Weight: 580g | Season Rating: 1-2 | Comfort Temp: 12°C
3. Snugpak TravelPak 1
The Travelpak series were the first range of sleeping bags designed for travelling and backpacking and include features such as a built in mosquito net and anti-bacterial fabrics. Although this has a 1 season rating it has an impressive comfort temperature of 7 degrees which is a 2 season for a lot of brands.
Size: 220 x 80/55cm | Pack Size: 18x15cm | Weight: 850g | Season Rating: 1 | Comfort Temp: 7°C
4. Snugpak Jungle Bag
Supposedly used by the armed forces in tropical countries, this light and compact bag has a square base giving much more space. It also means it zips out into a quilt when it’s too hot to sleep inside. Still only weighing 900 grams it features antibacterial materials and a mosquito net built into the hood. Uses Snugpak’s Travelsoft filling which creates a high amount of loft with the minimum of pack size. With a comfort temperature of 7°C it’s almost in 2 season territory.
Size: 220 x 80cm | Pack Size: 18x15cm | Weight: 900g | Season Rating: 1-2 | Comfort Temp: 7°C
5. Solotrekk Microtraveller 50
More an ultralight quilt than a sleeping bag, solotrekk designed the Microtraveller to fulfil a number of functions whilst backpacking around the world. With its square shape it still weighs only 575grams due to the superfine 380T/20D nylon used in its construction. It packs down incredibly small leaving room for a liner to be stored in the compression sack as well!
Size: 190 x 75cm | Pack Size: 15x15cm | Weight: 575g | Season Rating: 1-2 | Comfort Temp: 16°C