Reviewed on March 1st, 2018
There’s no “best sleeping bag for most people,” but we think the unisex Montbell Down Hugger is the best backpacking sleeping bag for people with broad shoulders and narrower hips who tend to get hot at night, as well as for people who move a lot in their sleep. It’s rare to find a comfortable down bag that costs less than $300, yet the Down Hugger was softer and had more loft than some bags that cost $100 more. The bag’s shape and diagonal baffles made it feel far roomier and more accommodating than most of the traditional mummy bags we tested. We didn’t notice any fraying during our testing period, either—but should the fabric tear or should a zipper break, the bag is backed by Montbell’s lifetime warranty.