Vegan Sleeping Bags

Last updated 5/18/17

It’s always camping season, as long as you’ve got the right sleeping bag!

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.

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! Leave a comment below and let me know what bag you’re using and how you like it.

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Big Agnes

Big Agnes Big Creek 30

Big Agnes Big Creek 30 – Unisex
* Temperature Rating: 30 degrees Fahrenheit
* Double-wide design without adding bulk
* Includes a mesh storage sack and nylon stuff sack

Big Agnes Buffalo Park 40

Big Agnes Buffalo Park 40 – Unisex
* Temperature Rating: 40 degrees Fahrenheit
* Double zipper design
* Pillow Barn keeps your pillow from slipping away during the night

Big Agnes Encampment 15

Big Agnes Encampment 15 – Women’s
* Temperature Rating: 15 degrees Fahrenheit
* Featuring 100% recycled material
* No-draft collar; no-draft wedge; no-draft zipper
* Also in men’s

Big Agnes Hog Park 20

Big Agnes Hog Park 20 – Unisex
* Temperature Rating: 20 degrees Fahrenheit
* Cordlock lets you un-cinch the hood with just 1 hand
* Quiltlike construction

Big Agnes Lulu 15

Big Agnes Lulu 15 – Women’s
* Synthetic fill is designed to excel in all conditions
* Prevents cold air from entering
* Stretch panel on pad sleeve doubles as pillow stabilizer

Big Agnes Whiskey 0

Big Agnes Whiskey Park 0 – Unisex
* Temperature Rating: 0 degrees Fahrenheit
* Exterior loops for hang drying or storage
* Unique quilt-like construction

Enlightened Equipment

Enlightened Equipment Convert APEX

Enlightened Equipment Convert APEX
* CLIMASHIELD™  APEX synthetic insulation
* High value quilt that combines great all weather performance and versatility in a low-cost package.

Enlightened Equipment Enigma APEX

Enlightened Equipment Engima APEX
* CLIMASHIELD™  APEX synthetic insulation
* Hybrid sleeping bag that combines great all weather performance and versatility

Enlightened Equipment Revolution APEX

Enlightened Equipment Revolution APEX
* CLIMASHIELD™  APEX synthetic insulation
* partially zippered/drawcord footbox allows the quilt to be used fully or partially open, or to be cinched closed.
* Lightweight
Available in:
* 50 degrees F – 13.94 oz
* 40 degrees F – 19.72 oz
* 30 degrees F – 25.8 oz
* 20 degrees F – 31.87 oz


Marmot Trestles 30

Marmot Trestles 30 – 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)

Marmot Trestles 15 – Women’s
* Temperature Rating: 15 degrees F
* Synthetic high loft insulation
* Durable Water Repellant finish
* Weight: 3 lbs 14 oz

Marmot Trestles 0

Marmot Trestles 0 – Men’s
* Temperature Rating: 0 degrees F
* SpiraFil 120 high loft insulation
* Durable Water Repellant finish
* Weight: 5 lbs 5 oz

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Torch

Mountain Hardwear Hyperlamina Torch

Mountain Hardwear HyperLamina Torch
* Temperature Rating: 3 degrees F
* Thermal.Q insulation
* Weight: 3 lbs 4oz

Mountain Hardwear Laminina Z Spark

Mountain Hardwear Laminina Z Spark

Mountain Hardwear Laminina Z Spark Women’s
* Temperature Rating: 34 degrees F
* Thermal.Q insulation
* Durable Water Repellent finish
* Women-specific fit
* Weight: 2 lbs 7oz
* Also in men’s


Nemo Celesta 25

Nemo Celesta 25
*Temperature Rating: 25 F range
*Perfect for side sleeping
*Women-specific design

Nemo Celesta 35

Nemo Celesta 35
*Temperature Rating: 35 F range
*Women-specific design has extra insulation
*Moisture resistance and packed volume

Nemo Mezzo Loft

Nemo Mezzo Loft Duo Double – Unisex
*Temperature Rating: 30 degrees F
*Warmth even in damp conditions
*Integrated blanket fold

Nemo Mezzo Loft Luxury 30

Nemo Mezzo Loft Luxury 30 – Unisex
*Temperature Rating: 30 degrees F
*Waterproof, breathable
*Temperature control

Nemo Symphony 25

Nemo Symphony 25 – Unisex
*Temperature Rating: 25 degrees F
*Soft sheet and synthetic comforter
*Roomy rectangular cut

Nemo Verve 20

Nemo Verve 20 – Men’s
*Temperature Rating: 20 degrees F
*Warmth even in damp conditions
*Integrated blanket fold

Nemo Verve 30

Nemo Verve 30 – Men’s
*Temperature Rating: 30 degrees F
*Waterproof, breathable
*Temperature control


REI Lyra

REI Co-op Lyra 24
* Draft collar and face muffler
* Interior pocket for stashing essentials
* Overlapping layers eliminates cold spots

REI Siesta

REI Siesta

REI Siesta
* Temperature Rating: 30 degrees F
* Polyester synthetic fill
* Polyester shell is treated with a durable water repellent finish to repel moisture and stains
* Roomy design allows for stretching out, perfect for car camping
* Weight: 3 lbs 12 oz

Sleeping Pads

Big Agnes

Big Agnes Q-Core SLX Sleeping Pad
* Insulation for 3-season use
* Aviation grade durability
* Antimicrobial treatment prevents microorganism growth

Exped MegaMat

Exped MegaMat Duo 10 Sleeping Pad
* Surface fabric is durable
* Foam offers efficient insulation
* Includes minipump for inflation


Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad
* V-shape chambers limit air movement and heat loss
* Can be inflated with just 10 – 15 breaths
* Includes a stuff sack and patch kit

REI Flash

REI Co-op Flash Insulated Air Sleeping Pad
* Efficient weld-through construction
* 2 flat valves: 1 for inflation and 1 for deflation
* Tapered mummy shape


Therm-a-Rest Luxury Map Sleeping Pad
* Compressible foam core
* Soft, stretch-knit surface
* Made in USA.

What’s your current favorite sleeping bag? Let me know in the comments below!


Comments (24)

  1. Thank you so much for sharing this helpful blog about the vegan sleeping bag. I hope you will post this type of helpful blog in the future.

  2. I just bought 3 down bags from REI over the weekend and now I need to take them back. I eat a plant based diet and try my best to avoid buying new products that aren’t vegan. I will shop some more. I’m looking for a 29degree bag. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated.

  3. Hi, thank you for your great listing job. I was wondering if any other Thermarest were actually Vegan ? I’m interested by the All Season SV and the Neo air – X Therm, but could not find any info about wether or not they were Vegan friendly.

  4. Hi Vegan Outdoor Adventures, I am wondering if you have any updates to this list? It has been a while since you posted anything and I was just curios. Thanks! : )

  5. I have an Enlightened Equipment Prodigy. I currently have the 50F Degree version, and I am thinking about getting the 40F Degree version, too. My 50 Quilt, in the Long and Wide version) weighs in at 15.1 ounces, including straps to secure it to my pad.

    This company allows for lots of customization, such as length, width, outside covering material, and colors. The material dries out quickly. The workmanship is very good.

    About the only negatives I have found: They suggest hand washing, so you can’t just throw these in the washing machine. I found that the 50F degree quilt was not warm enough, once down to 50 degrees (actually, it was 48F), and this was while wearing warm thermals under it. This being said, this will not stop me from ordering the 40 to replace it for colder weather. The quilt is well made, light, and packs well.

  6. Hey everyone,

    I follow a Vegan diet and Plant Based lifestyle and want to know whether there are any strictly vegan camping swags. I am wanting to go stealth camping soon and I want a 100% no animal product and bi product swag to use. I would prefer the swag(s) to be either; black, dark green, camo or brown in color. I have not yet found any on the internet and am wanting to know as soon as possible.

    Thank you everyone.

  7. I currently own a 20 degree quilt by Enlightened Equipment that comes in at exactly 2 pounds. Probably the lightest synthetic you can get for that temperature rating, and it packs down small too! Though I know most prefer mummy style bags, quilts do have a lot of advantages. Anyways, just thought I’d mention that for others who are reading. I just stumbled upon this page and wish I could’ve found it sooner.

    1. Hi David! Thanks for the heads up! I’ve never used a quilt, but recently, with a few friends currently on or planning for thruhikes, I’ve been hearing more and more about them. It’s been about a year since I posted this list, so it’s about time I revamp it and add some more options anyway. I’ll definitely include the Enlightened Equipment quilt! I’ve never heard of them before but they look like a great company. ~Jessica

      1. Awesome! Do check them out. I forgot to mention that it’s their “Prodigy” line of quilts. All others are made of down.

  8. You’re missing the Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina range here. I did a lot of research before buying my bag, and right now it seems the UltraLamina is by the far the best synthetic bag out there. When I looked around it was the lightest synthetic bag available in ever temperature range without going to a quilt or similar.

    I have the UltraLamina 15, which is rated to -9c and weighs in a 1.18kg

  9. I have the Mountain Hardwear Lamina 35 Women’s and really like it for warmer camping. It’s light enough for backpacking, stuffs down fairly small, and is cozy. I am still looking for a colder weather bag – all the synthetic ones I’ve seen are bulky/heavy. The MH Lamina 0 might be worth checking out though, especially since I know I already like the 35 bag… Thanks!

    1. Mountain Hardwear is a great company! Did you ever end up getting the Lamina 0? I want to get a fleece liner this year. I have a -40degree bag for cold weather because I freeze, but it’s super bulky. I think I 0 degree bag with the fleece liner might work for me. ~Jessica

        1. There’s also the lamina -15. I hear people “make it work” at those temps with the right amount of warm gear on while they sleep of course. Check the forums for more.

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