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Sleeping bags

Match your passion for adventure with a high performance sleeping bag that will help you get a good night’s sleep wherever you’re headed. Innovative fabrics, shapes, insulation and features ensure maximum comfort and warmth for when you’re backpacking, camping, mountaineering, trekking or getting off the beaten track. You’ll find compact sleeping bags for every season, including those that can handle sub zero temperatures, plus ultra lightweight sleeping bags for easy carrying. 

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Robens Sleeping bags

Why choose a Robens sleeping bag?
 - Award-winning designs 
 - Maximum technical performance that won’t let you down
 - Every sleeping bag has undergone stringent tests to ensure it exceeds expectations 
 - Choice for every season – from summer sleeping bags to ultra warm 4 season sleeping bags
 - Choice for every adventure – from lightweight sleeping bags for backpacking, hiking and mountaineering to duvet-style sleeping bags for luxury camping

Robens sleeping bag ranges

The four new lightweight Couloir down sleeping bags have a Technical Mummy profile with a Toray nylon Taffeta shell to ensure performance. This is enhanced by the double zip baffle and the new oversize contoured thermocollar (except Couloir 250). This creates a snug fit over the shoulders to eliminate heat loss through the bellows effect. Hood and baffle drawcords are repositioned for ease of use from within the bag and all Couloir sleeping bags feature a centre zip for easy access – a feature appreciated when in the confines of a small lightweight tent.

The Standard Mummy profile of the three models in the new Serac range combine with a choice of Down fill weights in a box wall construction. This provides the best warmth to weight ratios that cover most general outdoor pursuits. They are very compressible thanks to the quality Down filling, making for a small pack size. They come with a compression stuff sack and mesh storage sack for optimal storage condition on tour and at home.

The four new Icefall sleeping bags use MicroThermo High Loft for superior insulation and compression. This sits between a nylon ripstop shell and polyester Taffeta lining in a double bottom layer and a shingle construction upper. This overlapping angled layers of insulation prevent cold spots by providing secure positioning and uniform loft – extra insulation is added to the footbox. The new thermocollar is contoured for a snug fit over the shoulders and is just one Icefall feature that defines use for demanding conditions.

The three sleeping bags in the new Glacier range offer a great combination of functional performance with superb value for money and include a Junior option. With the same attention to detail as other Robens sleeping bags, they offer features most often seen on high end models, like a YKK zip, anti-snag zip guard and insulated zip baffle. The mummy shape and AirThermo insulation make for good levels of warmth in all situations, with the synthetic fill construction tailored to suit intended use.

Far Away 
The two Far Away sleeping bags offer low weight and a compact pack size perfect for travel and backpacking in warmer climes. This is thanks to the lightweight construction and the trapez relaxed cut that provides a comfortable level of freedom to move while maintaining performance. Fully featured, with high quality YKK L-shaped zip for ventilation at feet and an insulated zip baffle, they use the innovative MicroThermo filling that provides good insulation and compressibility.

The new Crevasse range is designed for leisure campers looking for home comforts with a technical bias that ensures a good night’s sleep. It includes two new features for versatile temperature control. To cater for different sleep positions, the two sleeping bags have a half zip along each side that allow the front panel to be fully opened to create a ‘duvet’. This has small wings that can be tucked around the body for extra insulation. If the temperature falls then the duvet panel can be zipped up to create a full sleeping bag. The bags also feature a zip-close opening that allows feet to be slipped outside to cool when temperatures rise.

Sleeping bag types

Summer sleeping bags
Lightweight construction and less insulation make summer sleeping bags an ideal choice for travelling or backpacking in warmer climates. Handy features like zips that can underdo at the bottom offer ventilation for your feet, helping you keep cool on balmy nights. Choose 1 season or 1-2 season sleeping bags for optimal comfort.

Hiking sleeping bags
Also known as walking sleeping bags. These are lightweight sleeping bags that pack down to a compact size so they fit into your rucksack and can be easily carried for long distances. They are usually mummy shaped and come with hoods for extra warmth at night. Choose the right season rating for your trip to ensure maximum comfort at night.
We recommend a low weight down or synthetic bag.

Backpacking sleeping bags
When the world is your oyster, you need a compact sleeping bag that will perform across different climates and terrains. It needs to be able to keep you warm if you’re mountaineering and keep you ventilated in warmer climes. A 3 season sleeping bag with full length zip is ideal. These can handle wet weather and sub zero temperatures. Plus can be fully unzipped and used as a light duvet during warm weather. Go for a lightweight option with a small pack size for easy transportation.

Extreme camping sleeping bags
Going ice climbing, trekking round Patagonia or camping out of season? Cold weather demands a high tech thermal sleeping bag with advanced performance insulation. Go for the warmest sleeping bag you can find. A Down-filled 4 season sleeping bag will offer the best insulation and can comfortably handle sub zero temperatures. It is ideal for cold, dry conditions. Down sleeping bags also pack down to a small size for easy transportation. Other features to look out include:
 - Technical Mummy profile for optimum warmth to weight ratio
 - Neck baffle to minimise draughts and heat loss
 - A hood you can pull tight for efficient heat insulation

Family camping sleeping bag
Make the most of your camping holidays with a sleeping bag that offers maximum comfort. The Crevasse range brings home comforts to the campsite and are arguable the most comfortable sleeping bags available. The extra roomy mummy shape gives you space to move. The half zip lets you create a duvet-feel at the top and offers ventilation in warmer weather. There is also a zip at the feet so you can let in air at the bottom of the bag. Choose from a 2-3 season or 3 season sleeping bag, depending on where you are going and how warm you like to be.

Learn more - view our sleeping bag guide

Sleeping bag materials
Find out more about the insulation used in Robens sleeping bags.

Down sleeping bags
Down is the layer of fine fluffy plumage found underneath a bird’s feathers. It’s known as nature’s best insulator and can trap air and body heat. This makes it extremely heat efficient. It is also highly breathable and can wick moisture away from the body. Because of its superior warmth to weight ratio, it is highly compressible and able to pack into a very compact size. Down is very warm but doesn’t work well in wet or humid conditions.
 - Best for cold, dry conditions
 - Very warm
 - Breathable
 - Wicks moisture away
 - Highly compressible
 - Lightweight and packs down to a compact size
 - Loses insulation when wet
 - More expensive
Viev Robens sleeping bag ranges with Down filling here.

Synthetic sleeping bags
Synthetic materials, such as Airthermo and Microthermo High Loft, mimic the qualities of Down but are also able to retain their insulation when wet. This makes them effective in humid conditions. Synthetic materials have a higher warmth to weight ratio than Down, which means they can’t pack down to as small a size. 
 - Best for warm, humid conditions
 - Insulates when wet
 - Hypoallergenic
 - Slightly heavier than Down
 - Doesn’t compress as well as Down
 - Less expensive
View Robens sleeping bag ranges with Synthetic filling here.

Find out more about Robens sleeping bags here.

Looking after your sleeping bag
A brilliant, high performing sleeping bag is an investment, but with the right care and attention it will last for years. Even if you use sleeping bag liners, your sleeping bag will need cleaning every so often to keep it fresh and hygienic. Many people worry about washing sleeping bags due to the risk of ruining the insulation. Incorrect washing can affect the filling, but if you do it properly your sleeping bag will perform better as well as feel fresher. This is because dirt and body oils build up over the years and this can compromise the insulation. The safest way to keep your sleeping bag clean is to hand wash it. This is best to do in the bath tub, as you’ll have the space to wash the sleeping bag properly. Sinks are too small and water is likely to spill over the side and onto the floor.

How to hand wash your sleeping bag
1. Fill a bath with cool water 
2. Add a mild fabric detergent – use one that is specifically designed for sleeping bags, not standard laundry detergent
3. Zip up your sleeping bag and turn it inside out 
4. Place your sleeping bag in the water, keeping it as flat as possible
5. Leave it to soak for 15 minutes
6. Push down on the bag with your hands or feet to get the dirt out
7. Drain the dirty water and repeat with fresh water
8. Do this a couple of times until all the detergent is washed off the sleeping bag
9. Don’t squeeze or wring out the bag as this can make the filling clump together
10. Lie the sleeping bag over a flat surface to air dry. Always make sure the sleeping bag is completely dry before packing away and storing.
Note: Never put your sleeping bag in a tumble drier as this will ruin the insulation.

Machine washing sleeping bags
Some sleeping bags are able to be machine washed. Always check the manufacturing guidelines first. Only use a front loading washing machine as top loaders can ruin your sleeping bag’s insulation.
1. Wash one sleeping bag at a time
2. Do up all the zips on your sleeping bag and turn it inside out
3. Add mild detergent that is specially designed for sleeping bags (not your standard detergent)
4. Wash it on a gentle, cool cycle

How often does your sleeping bag need washing?
This depends on how often you use it. For most campers this is usually once a year. But if you camp regularly throughout the year, you may need to wash your sleeping bag more frequently. The general rule is to only wash it when needed and not too often.

How to store your sleeping bag
Whether you have a Down sleeping bag or Synthetic sleeping bag, storing it properly will keep it in the best condition and help it last longer. Down, in particular, doesn’t like being compressed for long periods so you should never store it in its stuff bag. In fact, all sleeping bags will benefit from being pulled out of their stuff bag when you get home.

Storing your sleeping bag
1. Take your sleeping bag out of its stuff sac
2. Make sure it’s 100% dry – we recommend air drying it for 24 hours before storing 
3. Place it in a loose, mesh bag – this lets the filling breathe and stops it clumping
4. Store your sleeping bag somewhere dry and cool, like a loft or under the stairs