I remember back to when my son was younger and was in scouts. On his first camping trip we had to go get a sleeping bag, backpack camelback for water and a foot locker to keep everything in.
We looked at many sleeping bags before he finally decided on a mummy sleeping bag, he figured that it would keep him the warmest. There was also a big selection of back packs so that also took a while to find the perfect one that had all the right pockets.
In my experience it makes a difference in what type of gear that you buy. Several of the items were handed down and lasted for many more years. Of course I’m not going to spend a bunch of money for something that is only going to last one year then be out grown.