Updated October 18, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Flannel Lined Sleeping Bags

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in September of 2020. After an exciting day of hiking, setting up camp, and roasting marshmallows, you’ll likely be craving a good night’s sleep. There are many types of sleeping bags made with a wide variety of materials, but when it comes to comfort, flannel is hard to beat. If you love the outdoors, but wish you could teleport your bed to the campsite, one of the items on our list may offer a solution. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. Redcamp Cotton

2. Canway Lightweight

3. Desert & Fox Hoodie

Editor's Notes

October 14, 2020:

Flannel sleeping bags are great if your skin is sensitive to coarse material or you simply want that wrapped-in-a-blanket feel. It's good to remember that flannel traps moisture, so it's best suited for moderate to dry climates. It’s also great at trapping heat, so if you’ll be backpacking through Thailand, you made want to try other material options like taffeta, which is more conducive to heat and humidity.

Avid campers know it’s important to pay attention to temperature rating. Nothing can ruin a camp trip like sweating though the night or feeling the bitter cold cut right through poorly insulated fabric. If warmth is a concern, look for bags with a high rating, like the Redcamp Cotton four pound option, which is made for a range of 32 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit. If temperatures will drop below freezing, the Forceatt Sack is a good choice, as it utilizes 400 grams per square meter spray-bonded cotton filling and is warm enough for temperatures as low as 14 degrees. Likewise, the Teton Sports Celcius 100R is rated for 0 degrees. However, the most heavy-duty bag on our list when it comes to warmth is the Alps Outdoorz Redwood, which can keep you toasty in -10 degrees. Alternatively, if you’ll be in a warm area, but still want that cozy flannel lining, check out the Redcamp Cotton two pound option, which is breathable even in 77 degree climates.

Some of the well-insulated bags are heavier than average models, so if you’ll be backpacking, you may want to stick with a lightweight model like the Redcamp Cotton or the Canway Lightweight, both of which weigh about four pounds. However, the lightest option on our list is the Campmax Sleeper with two pound filling, which weighs just under four pounds, but is still tough enough for 40 degree nights.

If convenience is a necessity and you want to avoid rolling up your bag each day. Look for a model that utilizes an easy-to-pack compression sack, like the Desert & Fox Hoodie or the Bessport Waterproof. They are compact enough to fit in a backpack.

Special Honors

Cloud Layer Single If you’re more into glamping than roughing it, the Cloud Layer may be what you’re looking for. It’s a sleeping bag and air mattress combined, and features detachable layers that can be removed or added depending on temperature. The cotton sheets and camp quilt are so cozy you may not even miss your bed. sylvansport.com

4. Bessport Waterproof

5. Alps Outdoorz Redwood

6. Coleman Dunnock

7. Teton Sports Celcius 100R

8. Campmax Sleeper

9. Forceatt Sack

10. Coleman Green Valley


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on October 18, 2020 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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