Here's the deal:
With at least 1 million of last year's campers being newbies, our guess is that they're still using the old sleeping bags their moms bought them in high school. Sound familiar?
Those sleeping bags probably worked fine for backyard sleepovers, but now you're out in the elements, braving the cold mountain air and sleeping on the ground.
But hey, a sleeping bag's a sleeping bag, right? Wrong!
Let me explain:
Depending on exactly what you do during your camping trips, there are different options for every camper. For example, if hiking is your bag (pun intended), you'll want to invest in a sleeping bag that's not only warm, but lightweight as well.
On the other hand, if you bring the little ones along, not just any sleeping bag will do for them either. There are kids sleeping bags designed especially to keep their little bodies warm and toasty, too.
But if you'd still like to check out some others, read our list below of the best sleeping bags!