I’m starting to learn that there isn’t many things that are more enjoyable than sharing my love of nature and the outdoors with my children. I want them to learn at a young age the fun of camping, fishing, and hiking.
One piece of camping equipment that is handy to have for children is a kid’s sleeping bag. Companies are now creating kids sleeping bags that are specifically designed to make camping more enjoyable for children – so by association – more enjoyable for parents.
These sleeping bags are also perfect for backyard camping trips, where you can let the children setup their tent and see how long they actually stay outside before they wander back inside the house.
The features are what make children sleeping bags such a good buy. They are specifically designed to fit kids, but they also come in fun designs and have fun gimmicks like the ability to glow in the dark.
Below is our list of the best kids sleeping bags. They are very affordable, very durable, and will do a great job of keeping your children warm on those chilly nights!
Please note: the sleeping bags we are reviewing below are more for outdoor usage and outside camping.
What are the best kids sleeping bags?
The Best kids sleeping bags are the Wenzel Moose Sleeping Bag, Coleman Kids 50 Sleeping Bag, Coleman Plum Fun Sleeping Bags, and the TETON Sports Celsius Junior.
Please enjoy our much more detailed review of each option below!
QUICK BEST KIDS SLEEPING BAGS LIST
Below is a quick reference chart showing the top rated kids sleeping bags. After the reference chart there is a more detailed breakdown of each individual sleeping bag listed in the above chart.The Best Kids Sleeping Bags Reviewed
COLEMAN SLEEPING BAGS
Coleman makes a couple of very good sleeping bags designed for kids.
What is nice about Coleman is their sleeping bags are very affordable – so if they get beaten up, it won’t be a big issue.
The Coleman Kids 50 Degree Sleeping Bag is one option that is very popular.
It is recommended for children ages 6 and up. It has a sleeping space of 60 x 26 inches, which should provide plenty of room for kids.
It has a fun rectangular design, and it does glow in the dark which most kids will love. It has easy to use zippers, and the materials are very comfortable.
The outside is turquoise in color and the inside has a fun design.
The temperature rating is 50 degrees – which should be plenty warm for those warm weather backyard camping adventures!
At a price of around $25, this is a great option for kids that won’t break your pocket book!
The most popular Kid’s Sleeping Bag from Coleman is simply their Coleman Youth Sleeping Bag or Coleman Plum Fun Sleeping Bag.
It is also recommended for children ages 6 and up, with a sleeping space of 66 x 26 inches.
That sleeping space should fit children up to about 5 feet 5 inches in height.
The temperature rating is 45°F; which is plenty warm enough for the camping trips I would take my children on.
The materials are very comfortable (they are synthetic materials) – and the insulation should keep you warm and comfortable.
It does have some interior pocket that can be used for storing small items. Two of these bags can be zipped together to double the sleeping space.
A stuff sack is included, and parents will love how it is machine washable (you will also love the 5-year limited warranty).
There is a blue exterior, blue camo interior color scheme you can pick; or a purple exterior with a pink interior pattern option.
Priced between $20 to $30 depending on color scheme, you get a great value when you purchase this option.
You can also purchase the Coleman Illumi-Bug 45 Degree Youth Sleeping Bag.
What I really like about this sleeping bag is the great light green color scheme and glow in the dark design that makes it really fun for children. I guess with a name Illumi-Bug you would expect some nice glow in the dark capabilities, and this sleeping bag delivers!
The sleeping space is 66 x 26 inches and it has a temperature rating of about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. That sleeping space will fit most children up to that 10, 11, 12 age range.
It has what is called a quick cord system – which are cords that help keep your sleeping bag packed up when it is rolled up. The insulation keeps you warm and comfortable.
The price is right around 35 dollars for this sleeping bag, and the reviews online are overwhelmingly positive for this sleeping bag.
You should be happy with any of these Coleman sleeping bags for your children – and the price for Coleman sleeping bags is hard to beat!
You also get the added benefit of the Coleman name, they have been producing great outdoor gear for a very long time!
WENZEL SLEEPING BAGS
The Wenzel Moose Sleeping Bag is a fun option for children and a great pick for parents that are looking for a fun design for their child’s sleeping bag. I imagine if your child loves Moose, this sleeping bag will probably blow their mind!
The reason it is called the “moose” sleeping bag is because of the fun moose print incorporated into the design. The stuff sack even has the same moose pattern on it!
The size is 66 x 26 inches, which is large enough to fit children up to that 5’5” size – give or take a couple of inches.
It weighs about 3 pounds 4 ounces, which is light enough for children to carry around.
The temperature rating is 40 degrees, which will keep your child plenty warm. The insulated thermal material is what allows you to stay plenty warm while sleeping.
It is a really warm sleeping bag, so it is much better for outdoor use, but between the comfortable materials and great design, you child will be happy with this sleeping bag!
The price is normally just above $30, which is a great price for this high quality kid sleeping bag.
You can also pick from the Wenzel Backyard 30°F Mummy Sleeping Bag.
This is one of the few kid’s sleeping bags that uses a mummy design instead of the traditional rectangular shaped sleeping bags.
The 30F temperature rating is too warm for indoor use, but is perfect for outdoor camping.
That temperature rating means you can use this sleeping bag in temperatures as low as 30°F – and I can’t imagine too many kids camping in temperatures lower than that.
The sleeping space is 66 x 26 inches and it weighs 2 pound 12 ounces. It uses an insulated thermal material to keep you warm and cozy.
The mummy style design helps to keep your head warm. You also have two colors to pick from, purple and green.
Your price is normally between $24 to $26, which is fantastic, especially for a mummy style sleeping bag.
Wenzel makes some very high quality sleeping bags, and again, an affordable mummy style sleeping bag designed for children can be difficult to find!
OTHER GREAT OPTIONS
There are some other great companies that make great children’s sleeping bags.
Kelty is one of those great sleeping bag manufactures, and one of their popular options is the Kelty Woobie 30 Degree Kids Sleeping Bag.
This sleeping bag is recommended for children ages 6+, and has a sleeping space that will fit kids up to about 4’6” in height. It also weighs just a tad bit over 2 pounds.
It is a very highly rated sleeping bag online, and a lot of that is because of cloud loft insulation and materials the sleeping bag is made from.
It is very comfortable and children will love it. These materials also last a very long time, meaning this sleeping bag will be part of your child’s outdoor adventuring for a long time!
It also have a very fun design, which really wraps around you to keep you comfortable. It comes in a pink or blue color that children should love.
Depending on the color scheme and option you pick, you can expect to pay anywhere from $50 to $70 for one of these sleeping bags.
Kelty is known for producing a very high quality sleeping bag, so this will be an investment that lasts you a long time….or until your child grows out of it!
Kelty also produces the Kelty Big Dipper 30 Degree Kids Sleeping Bag. There are a few similarities between this choice and the Kelty Woobie Sleeping Bag reviewed above, but there are also some major differences.
From a similarity stand point, they are both made from the same soft materials and the same warm insulation.
They are also both rated with a 30°F survival rating – meaning they can be used in temperatures as low as 30°F.
Now for the differences. The Kelty Big Dipper is larger in size, fitting children up to about 5 feet in height. It is also a little heavier, weighing about 3 pounds.
Another difference is this sleeping bag is recommended for children ages 4 – 12 years of age.
The color schemes are also a little different, you have an ocean blue and an awesome looking purple option you can pick from. For me, that purple color is a home run, it is very vibrant looking!
You are looking at a price of between $60 to $80, and this is another high quality sleeping bag that will last you for a very long time!
Teton Sports makes one of the best cold weather sleeping bags designed for children.
The TETON Sports Celsius Junior for Kids +20F Sleeping Bag is your premier cold weather choice.
This sleeping bag is sized at 66 x 26 inches, which will provide plenty of sleeping space for your kid.
It also has a right hand zipper version, and a left hand zipper version. These versions can be zipped together to make one giant sleeping space – that can fit multiple children!
That makes these sleeping bags a great choice for families with a couple of children!
These sleeping bags are also made from very durable materials which Teton Sports is known for. The sleeping bags have interior pockets that make storing small items very easy.
The 20F temperature rating is fantastic, and I don’t see my kids camping in temperatures much lower than that.
The sleeping bag is right around $40, and it comes with a limited lifetime warranty – Teton Sports has great customer service.
Teton Sports also runs special promos often – for example – a portion of your purchase being donated to support breast cancer research, which is just fantastic.
Any of the above sleeping bags will provide a great sleeping experience for your children. The sleeping bags reviewed are meant more for outdoor camping, your kids will be a little warm camping indoors with some of these options.
We hope you enjoyed this list, and we advise you to pick the right sleeping bag for your situation based on temperature rating, design, quality, and most importantly – what do you think your kid’s are going to love! We did also write some information about the best toddler sleeping bag – which are a lot of fun too!
For a complete list – I should say exhausting list of all the best sleeping bags you can pick from – please click on this Best Sleeping Bags Reviewed article. We would also encourage you to take a look at some of the best Children’s Outdoor Tents; which would pair perfectly with a new sleeping bag!