Weighing in at well under 2 pounds and featuring 850-fill duck DriDown water-resistant down insulation and ultra-lightweight fabrics the innovative Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Elite 2 Season zipperless sleeping bag lets backpackers sleep in the great outdoors with similar comfort to your bed at home whether you’re a back side or stomach sleeper.
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 Elite 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 Elite 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 Elite 2 Season sleeping bag is available in Short (fits up to 5’ 8”) Regular (fits up to 6' 0") and Long (fits up to 6' 6") sizes. A stuff sack and storage sack are included.
- 850 Fill Duck DriDown
- Integrated comforter
- Insulated hand/arm pockets
- Zipperless design
- Catenary shaped opening
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Insulation Type Down Warranty Limited Lifetime Type Down Temperature Rating 30 Degrees F Shell Material 10D Nylon Ripstop Packed Size Short: 7" x 14"
Regular: 7" x 14"
Long: 7" x 14"
Other Stuff Sack and Storage Sack Included Liner Material 10D Nylon Taffetta Item Weight Short: 1 lb 9 oz
Regular: 1 lb 11 oz
Long: 1 lb 13 oz
Fits to Length Short: 5' 8"
Regular: 6' 0"
Long: 6' 6"
Fill Material 850 Fill Duck DriDown EN Lower Limit Rating 30 Degrees F EN Comfort Rating 39 Degrees F
Real Customer Reviews
- Excellent Sleeping Bag
Likes: The weight is amazing. Less than a pound. For the money, this is one of the best you might get. Love the design of the bag. The goose down is much more efficient at keeping the heat within the bag.
Dislikes: The material is super thin and see-thru. I was personally afraid of ripping it. This is my personal thought. I believe that the bag would be able to stand up to years of camping.
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