Last updated: August 10, 2021

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Welcome to our large Bundeswehr sleeping bag test 2021. Here we present all the Bundeswehr sleeping bags that we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web. We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best Bundeswehr sleeping bag for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should be aware of if you want to buy a Bundeswehr sleeping bag.




Summary

  • Bundeswehr sleeping bags are known for their durability and protect you in all weather conditions. They are ideal for hunters, survival experts and anyone who is out in nature.
  • Bundeswehr sleeping bags have been optimised for different areas of use. You should know in which weather conditions you will use your BW sleeping bag.
  • There are different types of BW sleeping bags. High-performance winter sleeping bags for arctic cold to summer BW sleeping bags with hollow fibre filling, which keep you warm even when wet.

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Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a Bundeswehr sleeping bag

What is a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?

The Bundeswehr sleeping bag is a very robust outdoor sleeping bag optimised with high-quality materials.

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A Bundeswehr sleeping bag is best suited for outdoor activities even in extreme areas. (Image source: pixabay.com / yongxinz)

A Bundeswehr sleeping bag is known for its high durability and life expectancy. In its various designs, you can use it in any weather condition.

Who is a Bundeswehr sleeping bag suitable for?

In principle, a Bundeswehr sleeping bag is suitable for everyone. A Bundeswehr sleeping bag is very popular not only with the army, but also with hunters and those who value a robust sleeping bag that can withstand all weather conditions. A Bundeswehr sleeping bag is ideal for the following activities:

  • Sleeping in cold temperatures
  • Hunting and Fishing
  • Bush Craft
  • Survival adventures
  • Backpacking or jeep safari
  • Military use
  • Nature observation
  • Permanent use in camps

You can also use the summer model of a Bundeswehr sleeping bag for normal camping trips.

However, if you are looking for a sleeping bag where comfort is paramount, we recommend alternatives such as double sleeping bags.

What temperatures should the Bundeswehr sleeping bag be suitable for?

The summer models of Bundeswehr sleeping bags have a comfort temperature of down to -5°C. The winter models of Bundeswehr sleeping bags have a comfort temperature of up to -30°C. In extreme cases, winter Bundeswehr sleeping bags can also be used down to -40°C.
Designation Temperature Winter Bundeswehr Sleeping Bags Temperature Summer Bundeswehr Sleeping Bags
Comfort Zone -30°C 10°C
Borderline --35°C 0°C
Extreme -40°C -5°C

BW winter sleeping bags can be combined with summer sleeping bags, depending on the manufacturer. With such a two-in-one sleeping bag system, you are optimally equipped for any weather situation. In any case, you should consider the weather conditions at the place of use and, if in doubt, be prepared for lower temperatures.

What material should the Bundeswehr sleeping bag be made of?

A high-quality Bundeswehr sleeping bag is often made of polyamide. Polyamide is a man-made material that is waterproof and very resistant. The materials of a Bundeswehr sleeping bag must not only be resistant, but also multifunctional. Among other things, fabrics are used that reflect body heat and allow moisture to escape.
Material explanation
Polyamide synthetic fibre. Very resistant. Waterproof. Often used as sleeping bag outer lining
Down Provides the best thermal insulation, clumps together with too much moisture and loses its insulating effect
Hollow fibres Retains heat even when very wet, but does not provide the same good thermal insulation as down

The materials used for a Bundeswehr sleeping bag should always be adapted to the respective place of use.

The filling material is also very important for a Bundeswehr sleeping bag. Goose down is popular for dry and very cold environments. Hollow fibre fillings, on the other hand, offer optimal thermal insulation despite being very wet. Bundeswehr sleeping bags are not known for their comfort. However, cotton sheets are often used in addition, which ensure a much more pleasant feeling on the skin.

How much does a Bundeswehr sleeping bag cost?

The price range of Bundeswehr sleeping bags is between 30 euros and 500 euros. Bundeswehr sleeping bags from the high-price segment offer impeccable quality and are often very reliable even under extreme weather conditions. Durability and hard-wearingness are a top priority for high-quality Bundeswehr sleeping bags. Prices vary greatly between the different sleeping bag designs and due to the different levels of thermal insulation. In the low-price segment, less high-quality materials are often used and the insulation thickness is sometimes only sufficient for the summer months. Depending on the intended use, however, a somewhat cheaper model may also be the right choice for you.

What types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags can I buy?

Most Bundeswehr sleeping bags are mummy sleeping bags. The shape of the mummy sleeping bag has the best properties to fulfil the purpose of a Bundeswehr sleeping bag. The mummy sleeping bag shape stores heat best due to the close contact with the skin and does not take up much space. Mostly in combination with a mummy sleeping bag there is the bivouac tent or a hammock sleeping bag.
Type of sleeping bag Explanation
Mummy sleeping bag Tight-fitting sleeping bag with zip-up head section and optimal thermal insulation
Bivy sleeping bag Sleeping bag with additional tent as protection from rain and wind
Hammock sleeping bag A sleeping bag with a floating feeling. Additionally no ground wetness or insects
3 seasons sleeping bag A mixture of summer and winter sleeping bags. Often usable down to -10°C

What is the difference to normal sleeping bags?

Bundeswehr sleeping bags are much more durable than normal sleeping bags. In addition, Bundeswehr sleeping bags have been optimised for their intended use. In the case of Bundeswehr sleeping bags, great importance is attached to low weight and a small pack size. To achieve this, the foot end of some models has been shaped so that it requires less material.

What alternatives are there to a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?

Expedition sleeping bags, which are used in extremely cold weather conditions, come closest to the Bundeswehr sleeping bag. But when it comes to versatility and durability, the Bundeswehr sleeping bag is clearly ahead. One way to compete with the Bundeswehr sleeping bag would be a normal winter sleeping bag with additional equipment. But bear in mind that more equipment, such as a tent, will increase the pack size and you will have to spend considerably more time setting up your camp.

Decision: What types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags are there and which is the right one for you?

Basically, we distinguish between these types of Bundeswehr sleeping bags:

  • Bundeswehr sleeping bags for warm temperatures
  • Bundeswehr sleeping bags for cold temperatures

In the following, we explain the different types and their respective advantages and disadvantages. In this way, we want to help you find the most suitable Bundeswehr sleeping bag for you.

What distinguishes a Bundeswehr sleeping bag for warm temperatures and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Bundeswehr summer sleeping bags often have a hollow fibre filling. Sleeping bags lined with hollow fibres ensure good thermal insulation even when wet. Summer sleeping bags are of course ideal for summer temperatures. You should still consider whether a 3-season sleeping bag makes more sense.

Advantages
  • Smaller pack size and lighter weight
  • Costs less
  • Can also be used indoors
Disadvantages
  • Not suitable for cold temperatures
  • Fewer applications
  • Less comfort due to hollow fibres

A 3-season sleeping bag is made for temperatures down to -10°C . This offers a wider range of possible uses.

What distinguishes a Bundeswehr sleeping bag for cold temperatures and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

Bundeswehr sleeping bags for winter are often lined with down feathers. Goose down offers the best protection against the cold and is more comfortable. For really cold temperatures, we recommend high-performance winter sleeping bags. These will keep you nice and warm even at -35°C. High-quality cotton winter sleeping bags have an integrated warmth collar, which additionally seals the sleeping bag at the head end. You should also consider whether a 3-season sleeping bag might be enough.

Advantages
  • Can also be used in warmer temperatures in an emergency
  • Goose down offers more comfort
  • Can be used down to -35°C
Disadvantages
  • Heavier weight
  • Larger pack size
  • Expensive to buy

Some 3-season federal sleeping bags consist of a summer sleeping bag that can be integrated into a winter sleeping bag. If you are too warm, you simply leave out the summer sleeping bag and use only the 3-season sleeping bag. [su_civider]

Buying criteria: Use these factors to compare and evaluate Bundeswehr sleeping bags

In the following we will show you which criteria you can use to compare and evaluate army sleeping bags. This will make it easier for you to get an overview and decide on a suitable and effective product. In summary, these are the following criteria:

  • Place of use
  • Size
  • Pack size and weight
  • Additional features of the sleeping bag
  • Ease of cleaning

In the following, you can read about the respective criteria and find out why it makes sense for you to purchase a product based on the criteria or not.

Place of use

Before making a purchase, think about the weather conditions in which you want to use the Bundeswehr sleeping bag.
Keep in mind that down feathers can clump together in wet conditions, making a hollow fibre filling more suitable. On the other hand, in very cold and dry regions, you are certainly better equipped with the down filling of a high-performance Bundeswehr winter sleeping bag.

Size

You should make sure that your future sleeping bag is suitable for your body size. It is important that you do not compress the material too tightly with your feet, otherwise the volume of the filling may decrease and optimal thermal insulation would no longer be guaranteed. Many BW sleeping bags are available in different sizes and can also be used by very tall people. The range is from approx. 215 cm to approx. 230 cm

Pack size and weight

Army sleeping bags are designed for easy transport. Most army sleeping bags have a small pack size and a low weight. The dimensions of Bundeswehr sleeping bags range in:

Pack size Weight
18 x 30 cm 1.8 kg
27 x 45 cm 2.9 kg

Winter sleeping bags often have a larger pack size and a higher weight due to better insulation.

Additional features on the sleeping bag

Bundeswehr sleeping bags often offer very useful options for outdoor use.

  • Mosquito nets for summer sleeping bags
  • Sleeping bags with sleeves
  • Fastening straps for a camp bed
  • A head section that can be pulled very wide
  • A trapezoidal foot area to make the best use of the available space
  • A very robust polyamide outer lining
  • Some accessories like a hanging bracket to get off the ground

Ease of cleaning

You should make sure that your sleeping bag is washable or has a replaceable inner cotton sheet. A sheet not only increases comfort in the sleeping bag, but also hygiene.

Facts worth knowing about Bundeswehr sleeping bags

How do you store your Bundeswehr sleeping bag properly?

To avoid compressing the filling and damaging it, you should never leave your Bundeswehr sleeping bag in the transport bag for longer than necessary. It is best to hang it up in a dry place. If stored correctly, your sleeping bag will give you pleasure for a long time to come and ensure warm nights.

What can you do if your Bundeswehr sleeping bag is damaged?

Generally, sleeping bags are patched and not sewn. For longer tours, we recommend that you pack a repair kit. Make sure that the glue is suitable for your sleeping bag material so that everything holds well. The patches you use are often self-adhesive. It is only necessary to make sure that the sleeping bag fabric is stretched and that everything is pressed on without wrinkles.

How do you care for a Bundeswehr sleeping bag?

Bundeswehr sleeping bags are often constructed in such a way that you can wash a cotton sheet separately. Cotton can easily be washed in a washing machine or, if necessary, in a mountain stream.

If you want to clean polyamide, make sure to use a gentle wash cycle at a maximum temperature of 40°C. Another option is to have your garment dry-cleaned by a professional. If you always let your sleeping bag air out well after use, you won't have to wash it often. Often it is enough to clean a Bundeswehr sleeping bag superficially.

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