1980s sleeping bags featured superheroes, cartoon characters & more

Superhero sleeping bags

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Almost every kid had a sleeping bag in the ’80s — one that could be used on camping trips, sleepovers, slumber parties, and often while just at home.

These slumber bags were super-popular because they were functional and cool — cool because they often featured favorite cartoon characters, TV shows, movies — and even everyday products, like Crayola crayons and Doritos chips (!).

Here, take a trip back a few decades to see some of the most popular 1980s sleeping bags, as featured in department store catalogs throughout the decade!

Character sleeping bags from 1981: Bugs Bunny, Benji, The Pink Panther

Character sleeping bags from 1981


1980s sleeping bags: Spacecraft – Race cars – Tostitos

Sleeping bags from 1981 - Spacecraft - Race cars - Tostitos


’80s slumber bags: Peanut Butter and Jelly – Crayola Crayons – Country Kids

Sleeping bags from 1981 - Peanut Butter and Jelly - Crayola Crayons - Country Kids


80s Superhero sleeping bags: Superman, Wonder Woman

The Wonder Woman sleeping bag also includes Wonder Girl, Supergirl and Bat Girl. And Popeye is somehow included in this Superhero set.

Superhero sleeping bags


80s sleeping bags: Mighty Mouse & The Amazing Spider Man

Mighty Mouse and The Amazing Spider Man vintage sleeping bags


Animal characters and body blankets from 1981

Horses, bears, owls, raccoons, frogs, lions & more

Animal characters and body blankets from 1981


A vintage Winnie-the-Pooh sleeping bag from 1981

80s sleeping bag: Winnie the Pooh


1980s slumber bags: Includes Alice in Wonderland, Lone Ranger & Tonto, and Sesame Street characters (1980)

1980s slumber bags: Includes Alice in Wonderland, Lone Ranger & Tonto, and Sesame Street characters (1980)


Sleeping bags: Unicorn and rainbow, She-Ra Princess of Power, Sesame Street, My LIttle Pony, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Wuzzles, Rainbow Brite (1985)

Sleeping bags: Unicorn and rainbow, She-Ra Princess of Power, Sesame Street, My LIttle Pony, Alvin & the Chipmunks, Wuzzles, Rainbow Brite (1985)


Vintage sleeping bags: Super Powers, G I Joe, TransFormers, Go Bots, Masters of the Universe, Golden Girl, Knight Rider (1985)

Vintage sleeping bags: Super Powers, G I Joe, TransFormers, Go Bots, Masters of the Universe, Golden Girl, Knight Rider (1985)


Popular kids’ characters on these eighties slumber bags (1985)

Cartoons included: Care Bears, GLO Friends, Garfield, Care Bears, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Strawberry Shortcake, Hugga Bunch

80s slumber bags: Care Bears, GLO Friends, Garfield, Care Bears, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Strawberry Shortcake, Hugga Bunch (1985)


Vintage TV show sleeping bags (1986)

See Care Bears, Jem, She Ra, Unicorn, My Little Pony, Teddy Ruxpin, My Child, Rainbow Brite

Vintage TV show sleeping bags: Care Bears, Jem, She Ra, Unicorn, My Little Pony, Teddy Ruxpin, My Child, Rainbow Brite (1986)


80s sleeping bags: Lisa Frank – Gumball machine & Heart and bear balloons slumber bags (1986)

80s sleeping bags: Lisa Frank - Gumball machine & Heart and bear balloons slumber bags (1986)


1980s sleeping bags with “boy” themes (1986)

These bags featured Hot Wheels, Centurions, Sesame Street, Pound Puppies, Transformers, G I Joe, MASK, Garfield, Masters of the Universe

1980s sleeping bags with "boy" themes (1986)


Vintage sleeping bags with “girl” themes (1988)

Unicorn, Lady Lovelylocks, Raggedy Ann, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Barbie and the Sensations, Bubblegum, Sesame Street, Dinosaurs, Clown, Pee Wee’s Playhouse (1988)

Unicorn, Lady Lovelylocks, Raggedy Ann, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, Barbie and the Sensations, Bubblegum, Sesame Street, Dinosaurs, Clown, Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)


1980s sleeping bags: Classy Duck, Pandas, A to Z, Ocelot, Camouflage, Luv-A-Phant (1988)

1980s sleeping bags: Classy Duck, Pandas, A to Z, Ocelot, Camouflage, Luv-A-Phant (1988)


80s slumber bags & tents (1988)

Patterns included Disney Mickey’s Express, Duck tales, Roger Rabbit, Bambi, Mickey ‘n Minnie, Magic Kingdom

80s slumber bags & tents: Disney Mickey's Express, Duck tales, Roger Rabbit, Bambi, Mickey 'n Minnie, Magic Kingdom (1988)


80s sleeping bags: Alf, Lobo, Hot Wheels, Karate, Snoopy, Superman, Ghost Busters & Garfield (1988)

80s sleeping bags: Alf, Lobo, Hot Wheels, Karate, Snoopy, Superman, Ghost Busters & Garfield (1988)

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