Review The Best Kids Sleeping Bags



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Review The Best Children’s and Kids’ Sleeping Bags for Your Kids

Finding the best children’s and kid’s sleeping bags depends more on how and when they camp than just the features of the bag. So before you pull out your wallet – take a minute to consider these basic questions to determine what the best sleeping bags for your kids might be.

If they only camp once a year, in the summer, or even year-round in a camper or RV, then there is no need to buy an expensive 0° sleeping bag when a typical children’s sleep-over bag will do.

But on the other hand, children that are active and/or year-round tent campers will need a good low-temp bag.

Plus there is the age and size of the kid to consider – some elementary and pre-teen age children could be past the kid’s sleeping bag stage and would be better served by looking at adult-size sleeping bags

*The links provided are my own Amazon affiliate links that I only use to recommend high-quality camping gear.


Kid’s Sleeping Bags Styles and Features:
If you don’t know which style sleeping bag, mummy or rectangular, or which features you should be looking for, here is a guide that answers those basic questions: How to Pick the Best Children’s Sleeping Bags


The reviews below are geared to camping sleeping bags first, and “sleep-over” sleeping bags last.


Mummy-style Kid’s Sleeping Bags:

Kelty Mummy-style Kid's Sleeping Bags• Kelty Mummy-style Kid’s Sleeping Bags
   ★★★★★ Top Pick for Tent Camping

This mummy style sleeping bag from Kelty is junior-sized version of Kelty’s famous adult mummy bags, with all the same premium features, but made with kid’s in mind. Rated to 20°, this sleeping bag is rated as a three-season bag, but in truth it will keep the the kids warm and toasty in all but the most extreme temperatures.

Like all Kelty premium quality sleeping bags, this version, called the “Little Tree” is loaded with features: • Two-layer off-set quilt construction • Two-way, locking blanket zipper • Zipper draft tube with anti-snag design • Can be fully unzipped and opened flat for use as a blanket • Internal liner loops • Sleeping pad security loops • Ground-level side seams prevent heat from escaping • Differential cut to maximize loft and warmth • Extra insulation centered over the chest • FatMan and Ribbon™ drawcords • Captured cordlock

Pro:
• Fits kids up to 5’4″ tall
• Great for back-packing – only 3.5 pounds

Con:
• Not the best choice for indoor and “sleep-over” type use, due to Mummy styling and low temperature rating

*Note: This bag is especially well-suited to 8-12 year-old Scout campers.

The picture and links will show you other boy’s and girl’s sleeping bags available from Kelty, and, actual customer reviews. This sleeping bag was made for kid’s that are serious about camping and parents that are serious about quality.

Rating: Best Buy in the $53 to $79 price range

Note: This item,as well as almost all camping items on Amazon, qualifies for Free shipping on orders over $25

Eureka Mummy Kid's Sleeping Bags• Eureka Grasshopper – Kids Sleeping Bags
   ★★★★ Top Pick for Camping and Indoor use

This semi-mummy bag from Eureka is an adapted full mummy design made with kid’s in mind. Rated to 30°, this sleeping bag will keep them warm and toasty to below freezing temperatures, but with a little more wiggle room than a traditional mummy bag.

Eureka quality, (their tents have been prized by campers for decades), is evident in all the features found in this premium camping sleeping bag. The picture and links will take you to see the company’s promos about its technical features, but what you should really check out are the actual customer reviews. This sleeping bag was made for kid’s camping and it does the job very well.

Pro:
• Fits kids up to 5′ tall
• Great for back-packing – only 2.5 pounds
• Modified mummy styling, and 30° rating make this a good choice for indoor use also

Con:
• Only suitable for kids up to 5′ tall, so that 10-12 year-old growing spurt might mean an adult bag could be a better choice.

Rating: Best Buy in the $32 to $49 price range


Rectangular Kid’s Sleeping Bags:

Eureka Minnow Kid's Sleeping Bags• Eureka Regular Style Kid’s Sleeping Bags
   ★★★★ Top Pick for Camping and Indoor use

Eureka again, but this time in a three-season traditional rectangular kid’s sleeping bag. This bag is rated at 45°, but as with most premium sleeping bags, it will keep the kids warm even in much lower temperatures.

Just like the Eureka mummy bag above, the Minnow is loaded with all the features you expect to see in quality camping gear. Eureka’s children’s sleeping bags are designed to the same standards as their more rugged camping cousins.

Just click the links to see other boys and girls sleeping bags from Eureka, and again, see actual customer reviews from people that have put them to the test. This sleeping bag was made for kid’s that like a lot of room, and also works great as a sleep-over bag.


Rating: Best Buy in the $26 to $42 price range


Coleman Kid's Sleeping Bags• Coleman’s Regular Style Kid’s Sleeping Bags
   ★★★★ Top Pick for Camping and Indoor use

Coleman, a trusted camping equipment name since 1935, shows its standards of quality in this three-season rectangular kid’s sleeping bag. This bag is rated at 30°, but as with most premium sleeping bags, it will keep the kids warm even in much lower temperatures.

Just like the Eureka sleeping bag above, the Coleman is loaded with all the features you expect to see in quality camping gear, but without the complexities.

Using a synthetic tubular filling design that is one of the best in the industry, and durable synthetic shell and liner material, Coleman shows that it can incorporate all the quality design features you expect in a good sleeping bag, without the pitfalls or restrictions of a complicated design.

**Fits kids up to 5’11′ tall!


Just click the links to see other boys and girls sleeping bags from Coleman. This bag also works great as a sleep-over bag.

Rating: Best Buy in the $26 to $42 price range


Disney themed Kid's Sleeping Bags• Disney Themed Kid’s Sleeping Bags
   ★★★ For Indoor Camping and Sleep-overs

Great for indoor camping and sleep-overs, these themed children’s sleeping bags are rated at 45°, and are best suited for younger camping kids

These themed boy’s and girl’s sleeping bags roll up to fit in their own carry sack for easy transportation

Just click the links to see other boys and girls sleeping bags. This sleeping bag was made for kid’s that like a lot of room, and works great as a sleep-over bag too.


Rating: Best Buy in the $26 to $42 price range


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Camping Tent Lights
• Camping Tent Lights
For their convenience, and peace of mind, a portable tent light will make tent camping life easier for everyone. These new LED tent lights make batteries seem to last forever. And many of them also have a night-light setting for younger campers that are used to having them at home.




Kid's Camping Flashlights
• Kid’s Camping Flashlights
Save your strength, – every kid needs their own camp flashlight, instead of arguing who gets yours or who has had it the longest and who’s turn it is now.
(ps. this is a great camp light for kids, but you can just pick some up at the Dollar store if you want)


Be ready for rainy days with a Kid’s Bad Weather Survival kit!
Indoor camping activities for kids – games and crafts


** These are Amazon links, which is usually the most inexpensive and trustworthy online marketplace, and my primary source for all things camping, but if you have the luxury of choice, – the Dollar store is still your best bet for these items.

CampingwithGus.com Rainy Day Camping with kids games and activities



Available as an all-in-one kit Just click the image on the right to see a complete all-in-one camping activities and camp games for kids “Bad Weather Survival kit” – All you have to do is select the item quantities to match your number of kids!





Pie Iron for Campfire CookingPie Irons for Campfire Cooking
If you go camping with kids, you should have at least one Pie Iron, (preferably one for each kid), in your camping cookware. They are versatile – you can make anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to instant fruit pies. And they are so safe and easy to use that you can let your young campers make their own fun camping recipes for kids.

Just pop in the ingredients, close, cook over the campfire, and out comes delicious sandwiches, or biscuit-dough fruit tarts, or dozens of other camp food choices.

Tip: With young kids in camp, a portable camp toilet will make your life a lot easier. No interruptions for a long trip to the campsite bathrooms, and no “scary” after dark trips to the latrine in the woods.

ps. You will be surprised how convenient and inexpensive portable camp toilets are. Here are some cheap portable camp toilets on Amazon. Check them out.


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