Looking for the best sleeping bag for you and your family? If you have a beginning family and looking to get all the kids sleeping bags on a budget than the Coleman Brazos is a good option for you. The Coleman Brazos also a good buy for anyone on a tight budget or someone looking for a simple sleeping bag that will just get the job done. Coleman Brazos is the best sleeping bag under $50. For its price, the Brazos is durable and warmer than some of the more deluxe bags we tested. Just keep one thing in your mind, with 75 inches long and 33 inches wide, this bag can feel quite compressible to anyone over 5 ft 11 in who has a larger than average body type.
After getting closer look, we feel the bag is relatively durable, well-constructed and quite inexpensive.
|Current Price||$23.69||March 12, 2018|
|Highest Price||$25.13||March 15, 2018|
|Lowest Price||$20.86||February 9, 2018|
Last price changes
|$25.13||March 15, 2018|
|$23.69||March 4, 2018|
|$20.86||February 9, 2018|
|$21.63||February 7, 2018|
|$21.64||February 7, 2018|
Getting about 80% score for warmth, the Coleman Brazos, quite honestly surprised us. The Coleman Brazos held its own when it came to insulating. It also outperformed more expensive bags on ice. The bag came in fourth out of the seven bags we tested. Not bad for the cheapest bag we purchased.
The Brazos is not better for colder weather. For summer and normal late spring camping, the Coleman Brazos will hold its own when it comes to keeping you warm as long as you can fit in it. It is not accurately roomy.
When it comes down with a price tag of $40 or less, you’re going to have to sacrifice something, and here the thing we found missing was comfort. Firstly, the bag is small. So if you’re over 6 feet and don’t have a marathon runner’s body, you’re going to feel a bit too comfy. Secondly, after testing this bag widely, we found the Tricot Knit interior lining to be very grabby, snaggy and uncomfortable.
In the end, the Coleman Brazos scored the lowest for comfort out of all the bags we tested. That being said, we feel they are still a great choice for young kids or teens.
We gave the Coleman Brazos an overall score of 5 out of 10 for features, which is average score on a scale from 1 to 10. It is 100% Polyester with fill 100% Polyester and dimensions is 33 x 75 inch. We found the interior pocket, especially the fact that it had a Velcro closure. We also found the No-Snag patented zipper plows fabric away from the zipper to prevent snags. We also liked the density of the bag. We found that the manufacturer’s Thermo lock System which reduces heat loss though the zipper, and Fiber lock Construction prevents insulation from shifting and moving after the bag had been extensively used.
When it comes to packed size, the Colman Brazos lands right in the middle out of all of the bags we tested. We didn’t just look at packed size though. We also scored each bag on how easy it rolled up and fit into its storage bag. In this area, the Brazos did well. It rolls up easily and turns into its stuff sack with a little effort. It’s also quite a stretch, but it could double as a backpacking bag if you’re in a pinch.
The Coleman Brazos is ideal for somebody on a budget. It is warm and well-made, but small, which would be great for kids or teens or both of which tend to be hard on shoes, clothes, cars, and just about everything else. This bag will stand up to their spills, mistakes, and overall mistreatment. And if it doesn’t withstand it all, you’re not out $150. This bag is also perfect for anybody on a budget or somebody who doesn’t want to worry about the care that is necessary for more expensive bags.
The reason we picked the Coleman Brazos for our Top Pick on a Tight Budget is because it perfectly balances cost with basic requirements. For the price, it really holds its own competitors bags that are more expensive, especially in the areas of warmth and durability. Whatever, the one sacrifice is size and comfort.
- For temperatures 20⁰ F to 40⁰ F
- Fits most heights up to 5 ft. 11 in.; Dimensions: 33 x 75 in
- Polyester cover and tricot knit lining; Machine washable
- Fiberlock Construction prevents insulation from shifting, extending life of your sleeping bag
In the conclusion, it all comes down to what you need and what you’re willing to spend. We feel the Coleman Brazos is a great for your trip, but only if you’re under six feet height and thin.