Multi Layered Sleeping Bags

There are no many multi layered sleeping bags on the market, but here you have my selection of the best of them, all very versatile and suitable for a variety of weather conditions.

Multi-layered sleeping bags presented here include bags that have at least two separate layers. But you will see some with three. This means that you can combine them in various ways and use in a variety of weather conditions and climates.

I am a mountaineer myself so when I am in mountains, I sometimes have drastic changes of elevation during the day. This is practically like going through several seasons in a single day. It is incredible how much difference you can have when you camp in a low valley and you move by car to a mountain pass that is over 2000 or 2500 meters. This is why having such a layering sleeping system is so convenient.

Does layering sleeping bags work?

I wish to stress here that this is not about layers you have on your body, and about how many layers you should wear in a sleeping bag. This is a completely different issue. This is about layering of the sleeping bag itself.

But this layering works the same way as layering of your clothing. It makes a sleeping bag versatile, and it also makes sleeping in it more comfortable. So it definitely works and having such a bag is a true advantage, and it saves space in the car as well.


My list of the best multi layered sleeping bags

So here is my list, the bags are ordered by weight from lighter to heavier:

 

If you are new to this, then it may be important to stress that these are products of some of the best known outdoor brands that have been around for many decades, so you know what you are buying.

I hope you will love the products I present below, I choose only the best that is on the market, those that I can fully recommend, and present them here in the site. Just a heads up that as an associate of Amazon and other sellers, I may earn some commission from qualifying purchases of products bought via links on this page, at no additional cost for you.

 


1. Coleman Adjustable Comfort 30 Degree Sleeping Bag

Coleman Adjustable Comfort 30 Degree Sleeping Bag.
Coleman Adjustable Comfort 30 Degree Sleeping Bag.

The reason for having this sleeping bag here are its two layers that include the shell bag and an integrated sheet. The sheet (the yellow layer in the picture) is sewn-in to the shell from inside on one side only. On the other side it attaches with three toggles and loops.

On the other hand, the shell bag has a unique zipper design so you can open it in various ways. When fully zipped the shape is rectangular and with an extension under the head.

The top area can be zipped only under the chest, and the lower part of the body can ventilate, or you can unzip the chest part while keeping the feet protected. You can also unzip both cover areas and sleep under the sheet only.

This is a machine washable set with a snag free ZipPlow zipper, and with their Roll Control design. The weight is 6.33 lb (2.87 kg), and the dimensions are 78 x 33 inches (198 x 84 cm). The temperature rating is in the wide range of 20 – 70 F (-7 to 21 C), and this is due to its adjustable features. The packed size (L x D) is 18.1 x 11 inches (46 x 28 cm).

What I like:

  • Versatility.
  • Price.
  • Machine washable.

What I dislike:

  • No stuff sack.


2. TETON Sports Polara 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag

TETON Sports Polara 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag.
TETON Sports Polara 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag.

The term 3-in-1 in the official name of this sleeping system means that there are two sleeping bags, one in another. So you can use them together as the picture shows, or separately.

The inner bag is a pleasant but thin fleece bag. You can use it for warm weather as a sleeping bag or as a blanket. The external bag is a much thicker shell, and here too you have a zipper that runs around its perimeter, so you can open it and use as a blanket. As you realize, you can combine these two blankets as well, so this is a system that is far more than just 3-in-1.

When used together, the official temperature rating is 0˚F (-18 ˚C). So this is a good and reliable 4-season sleeping set. The insulation of the shell bag is synthetic.

The total weight is 6.5 lb (2.95 kg), and the dimensions are 82 x 36 inches (208 x 91 cm). the packed size is (L x D) 17.5 x 12 inches (44 x 30 cm). You will want to know that this is a very affordable product, as usual for this globally known brand.

What I like:

  • Versatility.
  • Warmth.
  • Price.

What I dislike:

  • Not machine washable.


3. The North Face Dolomite One Duo Sleeping Bag

The North Face Dolomite One Duo Sleeping Bag.
The North Face Dolomite One Duo Sleeping Bag.

This is a multi layered rectangular sleeping bag that is described as a 3-in-1 system. Here is what this means. You have two separate upper layers. This means you can use any of them, or both together.

In view of such a design, you can have the following temperature ratings:

  • 30 Degrees F (-1 C).
  • 50 Degrees F (10 C).
  • 15 Degrees F (-9 C).

So this is again an incredibly versatile system, it is suitable for people who change elevations or climate frequently. Note also that when you unzip any of the two layers, you can use it as a blanket.

The insulation is synthetic, and the bag is machine washable. They build it in two sizes, R & L. So the weight is 8 lb 13 oz (4007 g) for the R size, and 9 lb 7 oz (4273 g) for the L size. The dimensions for the R version are 82 x 60 inches (208 x 152 cm) and its packed size (L x D) is 24 x 13 inches (61 x 33 cm).

What I like:

  • Double-wide.
  • Machine washable.
  • Versatile.
  • High quality.

What I dislike:

  • Bulky.


4. Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 45 Big and Tall Double Adult Sleeping Bag

Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 45 Big and Tall Double Adult Sleeping Bag
Coleman Tandem 3-in-1 45 Big and Tall Double Adult Sleeping Bag.

What you have here is a double-wide sleeping bag, and this is behind the word Tandem in its name. But it is here because it comes with a built-in detachable sheet for layering. The sheet is quite thin but when you have it in such a pad, it can make lots of difference.

The manufacturer describes it as a 3-in-1 sleeping system. This means the following. You have a large double size sleeping bag when needed, and its dimensions are impressive 81 x 66 inches (206 x 168 cm). However, the two halves can be completely unzipped, and you can use them as two separate solo sleeping bags. Just fold and zip each of the halves to itself, and you have two solo bags.

But you realize also that you can use the two halves as blankets as well, so it would be appropriate to describe it as a 5-in-1 system.

The insulation is synthetic, and this is their Coletherm hollow polyester fibers. The official temperature rating is 45 F (7 C). So I would describe it as a 2-season-plus sleeping bag.

The features include a 2-way patented ZipPlow system that prevent snags, and also what they call the ComfortCuff design, this is a warm and cozy fabric that is in contact with your face. You also have what they call the Roll Control design, a patented Quick Cord no-tie closure, and a stuff sack.

Note that it is machine washable, but bear in mind its packed size (L x D) 17.7 x 13.4 inches (45 x 34 cm). The weight is 9.5 pounds (4.3 kg). It is added also to my list of best double camping sleeping bags for adults.

What I like:

  • Versatility.
  • Detachable sheet.
  • Price.

What I dislike:

  • Packed size.
  • Not for really cold weather.


5. Coleman All-Weather Multi-Layer Sleeping Bag

Coleman All-Weather Multi-Layer Sleeping Bag.
Coleman All-Weather Multi-Layer Sleeping Bag.

The Coleman All-Weather Multi-Layer Sleeping Bag is a true multi layered sleeping bag with three bags nested in each other. So you can use them together as a multi-layer bag as its name suggests, but you can also use them separately, and combine two of them together.

Each of these three bags can be fully unzipped so you can use them as blankets. And here again this means together, separately, or combined. So all in all, you have 14 possible combinations. This is a sleeping bag for all weather conditions and all seasons.

The inner bag is a fleece material, and the other two are with a synthetic insulation. All of them are machine washable. The weight is 12.55 lb (5.7 kg). The dimensions are 79 x 36 inches (201 x 91 cm), and the packed size (L x D) is 16 x 21 inches (41 x 53 cm).

What I like:

  • Price.
  • Versatility.
  • Ease of use and maintenance.

What I dislike:

  • The weight.
  • No hood.

Final thoughts

So this was my selection of multi layered sleeping bags, and I am sure you have plenty of great options here regarding versatility and price. As you realize, you have single and double bags in the list, and the latter also allow for solo use when you take one side of such a bag and zip it to itself.

On the other hand, most of them can be fully unzipped and used as blankets as well. There is a comment box below so let me know if you have questions or comments. Thank you for reading.

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