Mountain Side Gear Rental rents sleeping bags and air pads selected to provide you a great night’s rest. Whether you need a sleeping bag for a backpacking adventure or a roomy sleeping bag for the family trip to Yellowstone, our sleeping gear rentals can provide!
We include the air pad with our all of camping sleeping bags and our backpacking-style sleeping bags have the option to add an amazingly compact and lightweight air pad.
What sleeping bag style should I rent?
Choose the bag that best fits your anticipated nighttime low temperatures (see temperature below) and your planned activity.
Camping: While any sleeping bag will work, we recommend the 15 or 30 degree sleep system bags from Big Agnes as they are rectangular (more room) and include the inflatable air pad. These are also available in two lengths: Regular Size for those of us 5'10" or shorter and a Long Size for folks up to 6'6".
Backpacking: Our Zero and 20 degree sleeping bags are your best option as they are mummy style bags and will take up less room than the camping bags. These one-size-fits-most bags (they are 78" long) are also insulated on all sides and do not require an air pad though we highly recommend adding one.
What temperature rating do I need?
There are a lot of variables to factor into this equation and we can’t answer all of them. Base this decision on when and where you are on your adventure, and your internal thermostat. Some people are very comfortable in a 30 degree bag and others must have the warmest bag possible regardless of the ambient temperature.
We highly recommend the 15 degree sleeping bags for any high-altitude camping adventure (think Rocky Mountains or Yellowstone) – even during the summer.
Cool Nights: The 30 sleeping bags are great for camping when overnight temps are above 30 degrees and the 20 degree backpacking bags are ideal for trekking at lower altitudes or in the Summer.
Cold Nights: Think below freezing. Our 15 degree sleeping bags are nice for these crisp nights in Glacier National Park and our zero degree backpacking bags are ideal for higher altitudes and your Spring and Fall adventures.