One of the biggest problems with camping and outdoor equipment companies is that they get a little bit “too big for their britches” and end up offering pretty much every single piece of camping gear imaginable rather than focusing on a handful of options and making them the very best example in the industry.
The folks at Hyke and Byke do not suffer from that problem.
Specializing in only a few pieces of outdoor gear, specifically sleeping bags and tents, you’ll have an almost impossible time finding higher-quality gear and equipment designed specifically for low temperature excursions – especially at the price points Hyke and Byke bring to the table.
Unlike a lot of other new camping gear companies that promise the moon and the stars when it comes to the capabilities of their equipment, Hyke and Byke uses industry norms and standards to measure their equipment up against the best in the business – including companies like Patagonia.
The fact that their gear consistently comes out just as good as, if not better, than the titans of the camping industry really says something about the caliber of the sleeping bags and tents that they put out.
If you’re interested in getting your hands on some of the best sleeping bags they make, we put together a quick list of the top options you want to focus on moving forward.
EOLUS 0°F ULTRALIGHT 800FP GOOSE DOWN SLEEPING BAG
The flagship sleeping bag made by the folks at Hyke and Byke, this premium quality ultralight sleeping bag is one of the lightest and most compressible sleeping bags you’ll find on the market today – ideal for those that want to adventure while backpacking as well as those that do not want their sleeping bag taking up a lot of space in their gear.
Leveraging a proprietary incredible goose down filling material that offers a ridiculous warmth to weight ratio that you likely will not find anywhere else, you are going to be able to stay nice and toasty at temperatures as low as 0°F with this bag – a bag that keeps you warm even in some of the nastiest winter conditions.
A mummy style sleeping bag, it also features ripstop nylon material to protect against damage and degradation. It sheds moisture, fits nice and snug without being too tight, and is widely regarded as one of the most comfortable sleeping bags money can buy.
SHAVANO 32°F ULTRALIGHT 650FP DOWN SLEEPING BAG
This sleeping bag from Hyke and Byke is similar to the flagship model we highlighted above, though it’s not designed to work at temperatures quite as chilly as 0°F.
Better suited to autumn and early winter/early spring camping excursions when the temperatures outside can get pretty chilly but aren’t going to approach below freezing, this sleeping bag utilizes the same proprietary goose down material so that you enjoy a high warmth to weight ratio and the kind of compressibility that your after in a portable/backpacking sleeping system.
Waterproof fabrics are included throughout as well, and thanks to a new proprietary design element there are plenty of microscopic “air clusters” found throughout the down material to guarantee that it stays lofted, that it stays comfortable, and that its thermal properties are never compromised – even after years and years of long-term use.
Available in three different sizes and coming in the same kind of mummy configuration as the option we highlighted above, you’ll find this to be comfortable and warm but never too warm!
CRESTONE 0°F HAMMOCK COMPATIBLE ULTRALIGHT 650FP WR DOWN SLEEPING BAG
Hammock camping has caught on like wildfire over the last two or three years, and now a lot of backpacking enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers are looking for hybrid hammocks/sleeping bags that cut down significantly on the amount of gear they need to carry at any one particular point in time.
And while there are a lot of companies that offer hammock style sleeping bags these days, few (if any) offer designs as intelligently thought out and well implemented as the folks at Hyke and Byke.
This is their top-flight hammock style sleeping bag, a hammock style sleeping bag that can handle temperatures all the way down as low as 0°F without ever threatening to disrupt your sleep or give you a chill.
This is very much a four season sleeping bag with the kind of high lofted goose down filling you are expecting, but the unique design configuration of this sleeping bag allows you to sleep atop the bag in the warmer months or inside of the bag during the dead of winter and still enjoy total comfort no matter what.
Waterproof fabrics that come standard on all of the sleeping bags available from Hyke and Byke are featured here so that you don’t ever have to worry about Mother Nature raining on your adventure. The sleeping bags themselves are also moisture wicking and weather repellent to keep you nice and comfortable in most conditions, with the full on mummy style configuration giving you nice and bundled – as well as secured while in the hammock – so that you don’t have to worry about tipping out in the middle of the night.
At the end of the day, Hyke and Byke offers a number of different sleeping bags and sleeping systems that you might be interested in taking advantage of.
However, the three options that we highlighted above represent the very best of the best that they have to offer and that’s probably where you’re going to want to focus your attention while researching your new sleeping system.
Whether you are a traditional camper and adventurer, a backpacker and a hiker looking for something minimalist and lightweight, or are interested in getting into the hammock camping game, the folks at Hyke and Byke definitely have all of your bases covered.
They continue to offer new, exciting, and innovative products like the ones that we highlighted above and are definitely a company you’ll want to look closer into when you’re outfitting your next excursion.