The Best Zero Degree Sleeping Bags

The Best Zero Degree Sleeping BagsThere is nothing better then slipping into a toasty sleeping bag after a long day of backpacking or mountaineering in frigid conditions. Having the proper sleeping bag for extreme environmental conditions is essential for a comfortable night's rest and warm appendages come morning. Here are three top-rated zero-degree sleeping bags.

Marmot Lithium

Awarded the Editor's Choice by Backpacker Magazine, the Lithium continues to be a favorite among gear reviewers and consumers alike. Weighing 2 lbs. 10 oz., this 800-fill goose down bag will keep even the most hardcore alpine adventurers warm at night. Featuring an insulated zipper draft tube and a right- or left-side zipper option, Marmot has produced a high quality and durable sleeping bag.

Mountain Hardwear Bozeman Torch

Esteemed as offering the ideal balance between lightweight materials and winter warmth, the Bozeman Torch is an extreme weather sleeping bag. Outfitted with an offset quilted construction to prevent cold spots, this sleeping bag is ready for anything. Compact and weighing 3 lbs., 14.5 ozs., this hardcore winter bag contains synthetic insulation for a good value. Additional features include an isulated draft tube with anti-snag panel along the zipper to block out cold air.

North Face Inferno

Recipient of glowing reviews from satisfied backpackers and mountaineers, the Inferno comes with a center zip for easy in and out. North Face has equipped the Inferno with Trapezoid Box Baffles, which keeps the 800-fill ProDown in place to prevent cold spots. Ideal for extreme mountaineering or seasonal backpacking, weighing 1 lb., 13 ozs. The Inferno additionally features a water-resistant NeoVent air fabric on hood, footbox and back for extra protection from moisture-prone areas.

Article Written By Patricia Poulin

Patricia Poulin is a freelance writer based out of the western slope of Colorado. Poulin's travels and insight have chronicled in print media resources, such as "Inside Outside" and "Breathe" magazine. She is also a regular contributor for other various publications including "USA Today." Poulin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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