Toughest Gear: Western Mountaineering Antelope Sleeping Bag

High-lofting warmth–without fail.

Picking a durability champ among bags is a coin flip between Feathered Friends and Western Mountaineering. Both companies focus on a single goal: make the highest-quality products by combining the best down with unparalleled craftsmanship.

The result: bags that consistently earn near-perfect scores in our tests.

If we had to pick one bag, we’d go with the Antelope. Northwest editor Mike Lanza (testing since ’94) offers this testimonial: “This 5°F mummy is so dependably warm, even 20 years after I bought it, that I never get to sleep in it—my wife always claims it.” $470; 2 lbs. 7 oz.;