Women sleep colder than men. If you don’t believe me, just read these reviews of three-season bags optimized for the ladies. GearGuide recently took three synthetic bags into the Santa Cruz Mountains – on the north central coast of California – as a shakedown. Despite summer being just a few weeks away, the weather was cold, wet and downright dismal. It other words we had the perfect environment to put these bags to the test.

Here’s a snapshot:

Kelty Cosmic – Nicely built bag for a bargain price. At less than $100, it’s easily the least expensive bag of the bunch. Although the bag was a touch heavy, we found the performance to be right up there with more expensive bags. See full review.

Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20 – Mountain Hardwear uses a proprietary fabric welding technology to construct the Lamina 20. This three-season bag feels extremely soft but still gets the job done in the great outdoors. It carries an MSRP of $180. See full review.

The North Face Cat’s Meow – The women’s Cat’s Meow is a perennial favorite at GearGuide. Over the years, both the men’s and women’s version served us well. The Cat’s Meow continues to deliver all the warmth and comfort we’ve come to expect. MSRP of $189. See full review.

If you’re in a market for a new three season bag, definitely give these products a look. Depending on budget and other preferences, I’m sure one of these will work for you over the long term.

Thanks for reading another outdoor gear review from GearGuide. And thanks to Kelty, Mountain Hardwear for providing product for these reviews. Written by Casey S. and Gail S. Edited by Matt K.