Review: Therm-a-Rest Questar Sleeping Bag

Before using the Therm-a-Rest Questar 20F Sleeping Bag, I always thought I’d have to compromise on comfort when it comes to lightweight bags. But when I finally crawled into this bag, I was caught off guard. Not only is it comfortable, but it’s also plush, warm, and downright cozy. And it’s packed with features to suit all of my needs, whether car camping or deep in the backcountry.

As an active sleeper, I’m often rolling to my sides, or all the way onto my stomach to find the right spot. That used to be a problem with less dynamic bags, but Therm-a-Rest is on top of it. They’ve implemented their new WARM system (With Additional Room for Multiple positions) into this bag, which keeps the heat in while I shift around as I please. The straps on the bottom also allow a pad to be slid through and held in place, further maximizing comfort and versatility.

The coziness isn’t just a product of the responsibly-sourced down or the quality polyester liner. The box-baffled construction maximizes loft and reduces cool spots, and zoned insulation puts the feathers right where I need them most. The bag also has a pocket of insulation at the bottom to keep my feet extra toasty on cold nights. All that and more makes this my new go-to bag for spring, summer, and fall camping. $360;