Sleeping Bags Made in the USA

Searching for a new bed for your next camping trip? We did the research to find all of the sleeping bags made in the USA today. Below is our complete list, along with a ton of details about each one.

Full List of Sleeping Bag Brands Made in the USA

Western Mountaineering

Headquarters: San Jose, CA

States manufacturing in: CA

The Western Mountaineering Puma MF sleeping bag has near legendary status amongst cold-weather hikers. It’s designed for maximum warmth and is rated down to -25 degrees Fahrenheit to provide warmth in even extreme sleeping environments. This sleeping bag offers a 9.5” down goose insulation loft. It relies on two layers of interlocking channels to hold the down in position and has a side baffle for enhanced down control as well. This bag is offered in the Mummy configuration and offers a top hood to help keep your head warm during use. The whole bag relies on a lightweight MicroLite XP fabric that’s breathable and waterproof at the same time. The whole product weighs less than 4 lbs and can be carried comfortably while hiking.

Feathered Friends

Headquarters: Seattle, WA

States manufacturing in: WA

Feathered Friends is a tough American brand that’s known for producing long-lasting sleeping bags. The Snowbunting EX 0 bag is made to be a durable but lightweight product that will keep you toasty in cold temperatures. This sleeping bag comes stuffed with a high-quality 900+ Goose down material that maintains its loft nicely after several uses. The bag is designed in the standard mummy shape and features a wrap-around hood for added warmth for your head. The bag is made from tough Pertex material and uses a mix of 15 denier and 40 denier rip-stop fabric for strength while keeping weight down. This bag weighs less than 3 lbs whether you get the standard or long variation. It comes with a convenient stuff sack and a storage bag, making it well-suited as a hiking companion in cold weather conditions. This sleeping bag is costly, but it’s built to last and work well in most extreme conditions, making it a handy asset for mountain camping and expeditions.

Enlightened Equipment

Headquarters: Winona, MN

States manufacturing in: MN

Hikers looking to customize a sleeping bag to meet their sleeping conditions exactly will have a number of options available with the Enlightened Equipment Covert Custom bag. There are many different size options to choose from when designing this sleeping bag from the ground up. Choose from five different lengths and four different widths for a body fit for nearly everyone. You can also choose from 19 different exterior colors and 12 interior colors for exactly the look you want.

“We offer 63,840 different possible combinations for our Convert alone,” says Tim Marshall, founder of Enlightened Equipment, who we had the pleasure of hearing from this week! Tim also mentioned that manufacturing locally is core to their product offering: “Manufacturing in the USA is the only way we can offer this wide variety of custom products. This enables our manufacturing to be nimble and quickly adapt to changes.” This sleeping bag also utilizes 850 or 950 down insulation material, and it can be customized for between 50 degrees and -10 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on your sleeping conditions. If you’re particular about your sleeping bag specifications, Enlightened Equipment could have the solution for you.


Headquarters: Grand Junction, CO

States manufacturing in: CO

Wiggy’s mission is to sell affordable sleeping bags that will still hold up well over time. These bags are lined with unique Lamilite insulation that’s been shown to maintain its loft even better than traditional down insulation does. These sleeping bags are rated at different temperatures, from as high as 50 degrees Fahrenheit down to subzero temperatures. They are available in many different sizes, colors, and types. There are low-cost options available, too, especially for closeout sleeping bags from Wiggy’s.


Headquarters: Wellington, CO

States manufacturing in: CO

Warmlite makes quality USA-made tents and sleeping bags too. The Down Filled Sleeping Bag Tri-Layer -60F has three overlapping temperature ranges and can go from -60 degrees F to +60 degrees F. This sleeping bag also includes an optional net if you’re camping in an area prone to insects so you can stay protected. There is 850 goose down in every layer to keep you warm, and it also has full-zip capability and a down-filled hood to keep you warm at night. This sleeping bag is made for those camping in a wide variety of environments throughout the year.


Headquarters: Ashville, AL

States manufacturing in: AL

Not a sleeping bag, but GO-KOT is 100% veteran owned and operated, and handmade in the USA. Their camping cots are built to be super tough and a comfortable, easy-to-carry option for camping trips (it weighs 9 lbs.). The cot is made from CORDURA Brand 1000D Nylon, which is a material that is known for being super durable and wicks moisture pretty well. The hinges are nearly indestructible, too – they hold up to 350 pounds. GO-KOT comes in 8 different colors and regular and long sizes for taller sleepers, so you should be able to find an option that is a good fit for you.

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How To Find Sleeping Bags Made in the USA

Buying a US-made sleeping bag is a great idea and is a fantastic way to support your local economy. But with most production taking place abroad, how do you find sleeping bags made in the USA?

To help you with this, follow the handy guide below!

What Does “Made in the USA” Mean?

First, knowing what it means for a product to be “made in the USA” is fundamental. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), products can only be labeled “made in the USA” if “all or virtually all” of the product is made domestically. This means that everything from the sourcing of the materials to the assembly of the product itself should be made in the United States.

Check out our article on the FTC’s guidelines for more information.


When you’re looking for sleeping bags made in the USA, you’ll need to research the materials used and find out where they come from.


Polyester is a common material used in sleeping bags and is a synthetic material mainly produced in Asia. Although China is the world’s largest polyester producer, several US companies, such as Eastman Chemical Company and William Barnet & Son, produce polyester. The US produces around 1.4 million tons of polyester per year, so it should not be too challenging to find US-made polyester. But check the label to ensure you are buying a US-made polyester sleeping bag!


Nylon is a popular material choice for sleeping bags as it is soft and breathable. China is the largest producer of nylon in the world, but the USA doesn’t fall too far behind in nylon production, ranking fourth worldwide. The USA produces around 2.4 million tons of nylon every year. While many companies may choose to use Chinese-made nylon to cut down on production costs, many still use US-made nylon.


Cotton is a huge 21 billion-dollar industry in the USA. In fact, the USA is the third largest producer of this material worldwide. This means that finding cotton grown in the USA is relatively easy, especially compared to other common materials such as polyester and nylon.

However, it is important to realize that China and India are the world’s largest cotton producers, so there is still a high chance of imported material being used. So check the labels on the sleeping bags you are looking at to ensure they’re made using locally sourced cotton.

Down and Feathers

Although less common than polyester, nylon, or cotton sleeping bags, down and feather sleeping bags are a popular high-end choice for premium sleeping bags. If you want a super warm, insulating sleeping bag, down is the best option. Recently the down and feather industry has become more closely regulated, ensuring the humane treatment of animals and responsible sourcing. As a result, more and more US companies are now producing and sourcing down and feather sleeping bags ethically. 

China is the world’s largest producer of down and feathers, and the US is one of the biggest importers of this material. However, this doesn’t mean that finding US-made down and feather sleeping bags is impossible – it just means that they are harder to find!


Looking at the label is crucial in finding sleeping bags made in the USA. Two laws are in place to help consumers easily identify US-made products and imported products. The first is the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act. This act states that with textile products, companies must use standardized language for the material used, state the percentage of each fiber material used, and state the country of origin.

The second law is Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the US Code. This law states that all imported products must be labeled as such. Furthermore, the FTC protects the “made in the USA” label, so in theory, all you need to do is look for sleeping bags with this label!

However, even though the FTC protects the “made in the USA” label, there is no pre-approval process. This means the companies themselves determine whether their products meet the criteria to be labeled as such. If you do come across incorrect usage of the “made in the USA” label, you can report it to the FTC, as they do investigate complaints.

You should also be careful of misleading and confusing labels. For example, labels like “assembled in the USA” or “designed in the USA” may confuse consumers, but they mean only a part of the production takes place in the USA. Similarly, the label “made in America” is misleading, as America can also mean the product is from Canada or Mexico. 

Lastly, watch out for the usage of the American flag. A product with the American flag on the label does not always mean the product is truly made in the USA.

Other Tips

Besides checking the labels on the products, here are a few extra methods to find sleeping bags made in the USA.

Check the Company’s Website

If a product is truly in the USA, the seller will advertise this loudly and proudly, as it is a huge selling point. Checking the “About Us” section of the manufacturer’s website or the description on the product page will give you helpful insights into where the sleeping bag is made.

However, keep in mind that while companies are required to state the country of origin on the physical product itself, there are no such requirements for online or promotional materials. So, if you can’t find the country of origin listed online, it might be safer to assume that the product is made abroad.

Check Amazon

Online shopping websites like Amazon will usually state where the products are made in the Product Description section of the listing. If you can’t find the country of origin there, try checking the FAQ section.

Call the Manufacturer

If you’re still unsure about the origin of a sleeping bag, contact the manufacturer directly. A representative should be able to answer all of your questions and provide extra information about their manufacturing process.

Sleeping Bags Not Made in the USA

We came across several brands that are not making their sleeping bags in the USA when doing our research. You can see the full list of brands below as well as where their bags are made. We’ll continue to update this list as we find more.

  • Marmot – Primarily made in China and Vietnam.
  • Kelty – Listed as “Imported”.
  • Mountain Hardware – Made in Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Indonesia.
  • Sea to Summit – Made in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan.

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