The innovative Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800F 2-Season zipperless sleeping bag lets you sleep in the great outdoors with similar comfort to your bed at home whether you’re a back, side or stomach sleeper. Featuring 800 fill duck DriDown water-resistant down and strong nylon ripstop shell fabric for waterproof protection, the Backcountry Bed 800F 2-Season is a high-quality, extremely durable and comfortable bag for warmer weather backpacking.
Renowned for their efficiency in retaining heat and compressible properties, the feathers and fibers of down have an incredibly soft, comfortable feel, and despite advances in synthetic materials, continue to provide the best warmth-to-weight ratio of any insulation available. The one inherent weakness of down insulation is that it loses much of its ability to maintain warmth when it gets wet, but the DriDown featured in the Backcountry Bed 800F 2-Season bag performs differently. Employing a unique, innovative polymer application, DriDown actually creates a hydrophobic finish on each individual plume of down. This treatment results in insulation that stays dry up to 10 times longer and dries 33% faster, should it become wet, than untreated down bags.
By eliminating zippers, Sierra Designs has created a sleeping bag that’s more similar to your down comforter at home than a traditional sleeping bag, though without your comforter’s annoying ability to shift off your body in the middle of the night as you move. Get in the Backcountry Bed through the unique catenary shaped opening that’s smaller than bag width to seal out drafts even when you’re shifting inside. Once settled in, the versatile integrated comforter fits naturally around you and conforms to your preferred sleeping position while also allowing you to easily adjust for varying temperatures. Insulated pockets in the comforter provide a cozy place for your arms and hands to stay warm if you’re not cocooned down inside the bag, or tuck the sides of the comforter around and beneath you when the temperature drops to be fully ensconced; the top of the bag also allows you to tuck your head inside for insulated warmth much like a hood. A unique zipperless foot vent allows you to extend your feet out of the bottom of the bag in balmy weather but effectively retains heat when temperatures require it.
Beyond the zipperless construction, the Backcountry Bed 800F 2-Season has no additional cords or Velcro to get in the way of comfort, though it does feature a sleeping pad sleeve on the bottom to allow you to even better create a bed-like sleeping experience while spending the night outside.
The Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 800F 2-Season sleeping bag is available in Regular (fits up to 6' 0") and Long (fits up to 6' 6") sizes. A stuff sack and storage sack are included.
- 800 Fill Duck DriDown
- Integrated comforter
- Insulated hand/arm pockets
- Zipperless design
- Catenary shaped opening
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Insulation Type Down Warranty Lifetime Type DriDown Temperature Rating 30 Degrees F Shell Material 20D Nylon Ripstop Packed Size 7" x 14" Other Storage Sack Included Liner Material 20D Nylon Taffeta Item Weight Regular: 2 lbs 0 oz
Long: 2 lbs 3 oz
Fits to Length Regular: 6' 0"
Long: 6' 6"
Fits to Girth Regular: 61"
Fill Material 800 Fill Duck DriDown EN Lower Limit Rating 23 EN Comfort Rating 33
Likes: I really like the form and function of this sleeping bag in that it lets you toss and turn and sleep how you like. The attached blanket lets you adjust how warm or cool you'd like to sleep. Packs up small. Haven't tested it yet in cold weather, but I have slept out in the open with temps in the low-40s (inside a Goretex bivy bag) and I was very comfortable. Even with the few things I don't like about the product I am still enjoying this bag and don't regret my purchase.
Dislikes: The sleeping pad sleeve is too narrow in my opinion. As I tend to switch sleeping positions during the night I have leaned towards larger sleeping pads not for the length but to get the extra width. Unfortunately with this sleeping bag you have to go with a regular pad. Another aspect of this bag I have seen in other reviews and agree with is that the opening could go a couple of inches lower to make it easier to get in and out of the bag. I knew all this going in so I do not hold it against the bag, just possible opportunities for improvement.
Likes: Light Weight. Interesting Design.
Dislikes: Not enough insulation. Hard to keep completely covered at night. Non-insulated back.
Likes: Super comfortable. I'm a side sleeper and it is great compared to the traditional mummy bag. Very light too.