Who doesn’t like camping? Being one-on-one with mother nature, far away from the noise and lights of a big city is arguably the best rest one can find nowadays.
There’s nothing more restful as an open-air sleep, if you have a sleeping bag that fits that is…
A problem that regular height people would probably not understand but for us taller folk make no mistake – finding camping equipment (tents, swags & bags) is hard work!
That is exactly why we have made it as easy as possible for our tall brethren and compiled our researched report in to the absolute best 10 best sleeping bags for tall people…
Don’t let the Alabaster King Size’s low price fool you, it’s one of the best bigger sized sleeping bags on the market. First of all, it’s really comfortable and wide and can cater for a larger built person. However if you’re taller than 6’3- 6’3 ¾ it’s not going to be the most ideal fit for you. It has however just scraped on to our list for its modest price of only around $40.
The bag also has a number of useful perks:
- velcro pocket for your keys and phone
- a heavy-duty zipper and coleman’s quick cord system for easy packing and storage (no tying required)
- layer of nice soft fabric around the top so that the outer thermotec material doesn’t irritate your face and neck while you’re sleeping.
But with all that said, the bag is not a great fit for a warm sleeper, as it tends to turn into a hot sauna as the night goes on. Weighs in at 6 pounds and will be comfortable to sleep in temperatures down to 30º F.
Made by Sea to Summit, this tapered-rectangular shaped sleeping bag is a solid choice for casual backpacking in the nearby park. Don’t try to go too extreme with it though, because it won’t save you from top of Everest-cold or crazy-hot nights. If you’re not very much into conquering total wilderness, you’re not taller than 6’8 and you like some kicking room when you sleep, you can get the Trek TKIII for around the $300 mark.
- Wonder feather ultra dry down (85% down, 15% feathers)
- DWR waterproofing finish
- Dual adjustable hood
One more feature that I especially liked about this bag is that it has a vent net at the bottom, which you can open to allow the bag to breathe better and keep yourself nice and cool. Very light at just over 2 pounds and will keep you comfortably down to 30º F.
Best Feature: Comfort
Basically, Coleman Heritage is a bigger and slightly more expensive version of its younger brother, the Alabaster.
Heritage’s price is still very reasonable at around the $70 mark. It can fit a person comfortably up to 6’7, which is a significant upgrade in terms of size and length nonetheless. Features:
- 5 Pounds Coletherm insulation
- No snag zipper
- Wrap n roll storage system
This bag proved itself to be soft and warm, with a nice temperatures range of down to 0º F., the only problem is of course if you’re looking to pack really light this one is a bit on the heavier side at 9 pounds.
Double wide you say? Basically, what ALPS came up with is a huge sleeping bag which could be separated into two smaller bags if need be.
If like most vertically gifted people you’re accustomed to sleeping diagonally or just like a lot of space to roll around when you sleep, this one will be almost perfect for you. Double wide comfortably caters for a 6’5 person or larger build, however if you’re sleeping solo in it can definitely take advantage of a little extra room sleeping corner to corner. Beginning at only $120 AUD it will certainly keep you warm and cosy on those colder nights. Features:
- 8 Separating zippers
- 2 handy zipper pockets
- Compression stuff sack and webbing straps
However bear in mind that even with the compression stuff sack, the Double Wide is not super travel friendly, as it takes up a lot of space when packed (14 pounds), so it’s more convenient for weekend camping trips rather than long-distance backpacking.
This bag lives up to its name 100%: fits a person about 6’6 high and up to 300 lbs comfortably and is extremely heavy-duty. Suitable for 20 to 0 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures. Other features:
- Wide bottom for leg room
- Sculpture hood for heat retention
- Quilted construction eliminates cold spots
Although it takes some 10-15 minutes to warm it up once you’re in it, after it you are in for a nice and warm night sleep. The lack of tightness in this bag is impressive too, especially in the upper-body part of the bag. This one also has an extremely good value to it, very reasonable weight and best of all – it’s available for around the $50 mark!
Neutrino Endurance was specially designed for alpine climbers, so it basically caters for the specifics of the sport: it’s very light and compact, but very warm and of a slim-fit variety. Further details:
- Mummy taper shape
- YKK coil zipped stash pocket
- Pertex, Rab and Nikwax technology
Beginning at around $700 it’s certainly not in everyones budget though. If you’re up to 6’6 tall, have a long winter trip or a mountain climb in your plans and value free space in your backpack, the Neutrino Endurance is a fantastic choice. Just make sure you choose the XL size.
MegaLite is almost perfect in terms of size-to-weight ratio. It doesn’t take up a ton of space when packed, but when lofted, it turns into a big roomy sleeping bag, easily big enough for a 6’7 person.
MegaLite is made up of:
- quality waterproof material
- soft fabric on the inside
The bag’s breathability is top-notch and it’s great for spring and autumn mountain trips, although it might become a tad hot to sleep in it in summer. The prices are generally around the $400-500 range, but MegaLite is definitely worth every penny. If we did have to nitpick however, the zipper can catch on the fabric at times.
As the name suggests the range of Big Agnes sleepers are designed with people of larger builds in mind. It will comfortably be suitable for anyone up to 6’7 and allows a bit broader shoulder build than some of the more slim-fit tapered designs on our list. At around $250 it’s a slightly upper market camping bag but definitely has no shortage of great features:
- Choose from left or right zip
- FlowTM construction
- Ergonomic hood
Perfect 3 season bag, the only slight let down of this bag is that you would not want to take it in to very cold climates.
The Country Squire is easily the most comfortable bag on this list. It’s wide and long, good for a solid 6’8 person or even two people and it also has a removable and washable cotton sheet liner which feels great against bare skin and makes the bag extremely soft and cozy to sleep in. Other features:
- Buffalo plaid flannel liner
- Bed like comfort
- Stuff size 16″ x 40″
The Country Squire is also happens to be the most affordable of all the bag models which made our top-5, with prices going for around $175-200 mark.
The top spot on this list belongs to one that you probably haven’t heard a huge amount about at your local camping store. At a very reasonable $89 the high peak extra long ticks all the boxes. Comfortably fits a 6’8 person, doesn’t break the budget, is warm and cozy and also features:
- Anti-snag zippers
- Tapered fit
- Double layer insulation
If you’re a taller person looking for a versatile sleeping bag that also packs down well than we really cannot recommend this one enough!
Best Feature: Price & Comfort
Alpkit SkyeHigh 700 Long
This four-season all-purpose sleeping bag, which is light, at just 2.8 pounds, space consuming and warm, but also wide and long at the same time. SkyeHigh 700 is a record setter for us, as it can comfortably fit a 6’10 person. The bag is very versatile and can be used however you want it, be it just a fresh-air nap in your back yard or a long hike in harsh conditions. The value is great too, as it’s available for $200, which is great, considering all the positives the Alpkit SkyeHigh brings to the table.
The Palisade is arguably the most well-known and titled sleeping bag on the list. This great three-season bag is loved by mountain climbers, kayakers and bicyclers alike. The bag itself has a ton of useful features and impressive warmth-to-weight ratio. It’s very cozy to sleep in, warm, spacious, but also breathes really good. The Palisade is available in XL size, which can fir a 6’8 person. Relatively high price might be the only downside, as it ranges from around $450.
The last thing to consider before purchasing is how do you sleep? As that can have a big impact on the style/shape that you should look in to. We would love to hear your thoughts, comments and suggestions below. Or feel free to check out more of our tips for taller people. Or our recent article on the best sleeping pads for taller people.