Sleeping bags have come a long way over the past few decades. They used to be big, bulky, and uncomfortable. Nowadays they are lightweight, compact, and very comfortable. In this article, I’ll be looking at sleeping bags made in the USA.
Are There Any Sleeping Bags Made in the USA? (The Short Answer)
Some readers may be surprised to learn that there are actually a few companies that offer American made sleeping bags. They are Western Mountaineering, Go-Kot, Warmlite, Wiggy’s, Enlightened Equipment, and Feathered Friends.
Brands Selling American Made Sleeping Bags (The 6 I Found)
Now that we know which companies offer American-made sleeping bags let’s look at each one in more detail.
Western Mountaineering is a company that’s been manufacturing high-quality outdoor equipment for over half a century. It is a company that focuses primarily on sleeping gear for the great outdoors but it does also manufacture a handful of other things too.
As for its sleeping bags, Western Mountaineering manufactures all of its sleeping bags in the USA. The company’s sleeping bags are all made at its facility in San Jose, California. However, I couldn’t find out where the company sources all of its materials so some of the fabric used may come from outside the US.
By conducting its manufacturing locally Western Mountaineering is able to help boost the local economy, reduce its carbon emissions, and keep a close eye on production to ensure nothing but the best quality finished product.
The company offers a plethora of sleeping bags for you to choose from. Here’s a link to its sleeping bag page for those wishing to take a closer look.
Go-Kot is the proud creator of America’s first travel cot. The company has been going strong since 1978 and it has sold countless cots to people all over the US. Go-Kot is so confident in its products that each of its Go-Kots is backed by a 3-year guarantee against defects.
Go-Kot manufactures its products by hand in the USA. It operates a facility in Alabama. As for its materials, it looks like it gets most of its materials from within the US too, making it an excellent company for those wanting something solely American-made.
Here are a few of GO-KOTs products for you to take a look at.
- GO-KOT Premium Camping Cot With Carrying Bag
- GO-KOT Tactical Camping Cot With Carrying Bag
- K9-KOT Dog Camping Cot With Carrying Bag
Warmlite is an outdoor company that offers tents and sleeping bags for all those adventurous people out there. The company’s been going strong since 1957 and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. It has sold products to people all over the US as well as in other countries too, making it a very well-known and popular outdoor brand.
I couldn’t find out all that much information regarding its manufacturing location. However, it clearly states on its website that its products are made in the US. It looks like it produces its products at a facility in Maine.
At the time of writing this article, Warmlite offered four different types of sleeping bag items. They are as follows.
- Down Filled Sleeping Bag Tri-Layer -60F
- Bivy Sack
- Standard 70 Sleeping Bag
- Waterproof Sleeping Bag Cover
Wiggy’s is a company that specializes in manufacturing high-quality outdoor clothing and equipment for the American market. Wiggy’s is well known for its sleeping bags. In fact, its sleeping bags are built to such a high quality that the company offers a lifetime warranty on all of its sleeping bags.
The company conducts its manufacturing at a facility located in Grand Junction, Colorado. According to the company’s about us page, it is the only company that manufactures sleeping bags in the USA. While as you can see above, this isn’t entirely true since as there are other American sleeping bag manufacturers out there, Wiggy’s does produce all of its sleeping bags in the US.
Here’s a link to all of the company’s sleeping bags, and here are a few of Wiggy’s American-made sleeping bag lines.
- Antarctic Mummy Style Sleeping Bag
- Ulta Light MARPAT & Select Color Sleeping Bags
- Hunter Ultima Thule Rectangular Sleeping Bag
Enlightened Equipment was founded by Tim Marshall in 2007. He began by sewing quilts in his basement. As demand for his quilts grew, he began to expand his business and now employs over 50 people that work hard manufacturing clothing, accessories, and of course, sleeping bags.
The company manufactures its products at a state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot facility in Winona, Minnesota. I could find no evidence of the company operating anywhere else so I feel like it’s safe to say that all of its sleeping bags are American-made.
After taking a closer look, under the features section of each product, it clearly states where each particular product was made.
Here’s a link to its sleeping bag product page, just be sure to check the features section as seen in the image above to make sure that the bag you are looking at is American-made. For those wanting a little helping hand, here are a few of Enlightened Equipments American-made sleeping bags.
Finishing off this list we have Feathered Friends. Feathered Friends offers handmade quality sleeping bags for those who love the outdoors. The company was founded in 1972 and it has proven itself to be a reliable and popular brand in the world of sleeping bags.
The company’s products are all handmade across two facilities in Seattle. 100% of its sleeping bags are manufactured between these two facilities. So, if you buy from Feathered Friends then you are guaranteed to receive an American-made sleeping bag.
Feathered Friends offers a wide range of high-quality sleeping bags. Here are a few of its popular models for you to check out.