Gear Review: Kelty Woobie +30 Kids’ Sleeping Bag
I searched high and low for the smallest sleeping bag I could find that was truly built for little kids using it in cooler temperatures. It certainly wasn’t an easy feat. Not many companies make SMALL sleeping bags that have a decent temperature rating. (Please note that temperature ratings are a little bit of a good guess for companies. In fact, many don’t even have temperature ratings because outside conditions change that rating drastically. If it is rated to +30, it may mean the child can survive, but won’t necessarily be comfortable at that temperature.) The Woobie is it (and I am actually surprised it doesn’t have more competition.) While P (aged 1) fits in it well, J (aged 3) also does and will most likely fit in it one more summer. It’s designed to be used for small children.
What we love:
- Small compact size allows for toddlers to fill the space and stay warmer.
- Fleece-lined inside is cozy.
- Comes in both pink and blue/green
- Priced reasonably (when buying a sleeping bag you know your kid is going to outgrow is tough!)
- Double top zippers allow for more movement for the child and easier adjustments depending on the temperature. Unzipped completely allows for a child to sleep just on top of the bag and then parents can zip it up (without having the move the child) later in the evening as temperatures cool off.
- Packs up small
What we aren’t so crazy about:
- To be perfectly honest, getting a 1 year old to sleep in a sleeping bag is not easy. While it was better with each passing trip, the fact remains that it’s a new sensation and something else to get used to. Granted, this has nothing to do with the actual bag, but is something to keep in mind when purchasing the bag.
- Yes, our kids will outgrow this bag by age 4 (But, stay warm in the meantime ,and we’ll pass it on after that!)
Temperature Rating: 30 degrees Fahrenheit
Insulation Type: Synthetic
Fits up to: 42 inches
Shoulder Girth: 44 inches
Hip girth: 44 inches
Fill weight: 15 ounces
In case you missed it, see our blog all about why kids’ sleeping bags ARE worth it (with links up to other bags we have reviewed.)
This review was possible through the generosity of Kelty. However, as always, the opinions expressed here are completely and honestly our own. Additionally, some of these links ARE affiliates. If you choose to use them to purchase a kid’s sleeping bag for your child, it helps offset the cost of this blog in a (very) small way. Thank you! See our full disclosure here.
The Bottom Line
An excellent bag for the smallest of campers. Cozy, comfortable and just their size.