A lightweight alternative to a 3-season sleeping bag, the Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 20 Degree is open on one side in order to fully utilize your sleeping pad for under-body insulation and padding. While not for everyone, the innovative design saves weight and provides versatility.
The quilt is insulated with 700-fill DriDown water-resistant insulation. 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 DriDown 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 longer and dries faster, should it become wet, than untreated down. Perhaps most impressively, this allows the insulation to retain 98% of its loft which translates into maintained warmth that untreated down bags simply cannot achieve. A 20D polyester ripstop shell further protects the insulation from the elements.
Full-length, insulated arm and hand pockets supply insulation under your arms and helps you easily create a tight, tucked-in seal around your body, as needed, or open up the quilt on warmer nights. A "hide-away integrated hood that insulates your head on colder nights, but naturally stays sealed and draft-free when not in use.
With a trail weight of just 1 pound, 14 ounces, the Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 20 Degree fits individuals up to 6’ 4". A stuff sack and storage sack are included.
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- Oversized design allows more comfort and more coverage
- Full-Length, insulated hand-arm pockets to help to seal out drafts
- Hide-away hood provides insulation for your head when the temps drop
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Insulation Type Down Item Weight 1 lb 14 oz Other Stuff Sack and Storage Sack Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size 7.5" x 15" Shell Material 20D Polyester Ripstop Liner Material 15D Nylon Ripstop Fits to Length 6' 4" Fits to Girth 58" Fill Material 700 Fill DriDown Temperature Rating 20 Degrees F
Real Customer Reviews
- Hammock Campers Dream
Likes: The hood is awesome. Other top quits tend to work their way off while you sleep in a hammock; the hood keeps everything in place without making me feel like I'm in a mummy bag.
- Great warmth to weight ratio
Likes: Weight, flexibility of sleeping positions, built-in opening for face
Dislikes: Despite being a 20 degree quilt, I wouldn't recommend using this in below freezing temperatures unless you have a high r-value pad and aren't subject to getting cold super easily.
- In the Hood
Likes: Gotta love the built in hood - pure genius! Kept me warm and toasty first night out in Shenandoah. Ya BABEE!!
Dislikes: Zilch, Nada, ZERO
- Sierra Designs Quilt
Likes: I am 6'2" and had plenty of room and I love the hood hole thingy... Lol. I tried this out on my last trip to the Whites and it kept me warm to the high 20s with a light thermal layer on and a Neo air pad.
Dislikes: I didn't see a need for the hand holds, but I guess they would be useful as a cape... Actually didnt find any real dislikes... I really like this quilt!
- Nice quilt...
Likes: The size seemed right and I'm 5'9", around 165 and am a woman with wide hips. Appeared very warm, although I did not try it at colder temps.
Dislikes: I returned it because of unfortunately, for a bit more money, there are other quilt options better suited for me. Not being able to open the foot box was the deal breaker, which I didn't realize until I got inside. It's very warm, but too warm in that regard. Also, while I appreciate the hole at the top for one's face, I think it would also get really dirty from facial oils and grime.
- Comfy and Warm
Likes: -Head slot is awesome and make this much warmer than other quilts' I've tried
-Hand pockets great for stomach sleepers
Dislikes: -I would like to see a version with lighter fabric and higher fill power down
- Great Hybrid Quilt - Lightweight and Warm
Likes: Warms up super fast, hood and foot box are great!
Dislikes: Nothing so far!
- Great alternative to traditional sleeping bags, One of the best quilts on the market
Likes: Super lightweight, warm, easy to pack and packs down small, long enough to cover shoulders and head, corner pockets make it easier to move around and adjust the quilt, roomy built in foot box, can use the quilt many different ways to accommodate variable temperatures, integrated hood is unique and surprisingly comfortable. NO ZIPPERS!!
Dislikes: When the temperature does drop and you move positions you tend to get slight drafts that creep in, a little difficult to use the hood while lying on your side, need to have a decently warm sleeping pad
- Light, versatile and warm.
Likes: I find sleeping bags to be restrictive in terms of sleeping position for me. The Backcountry Quilt did all this and delivers great performance, compressibility, comfort and I was looking for compromise between price and performance.
- Very warm and cozy quilt
Likes: -very warm, haven't tested in really cold weather, but I think it could easily keep you warm down into the 30s
-large enough to allow you to roll around without drafts
-soft, comfortable fabric.
-is very lightweight and packs down small
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