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The all-weather reliability of synthetic insulation and the lightweight, compressible performance of down combine in the Sierra Designs Zissou DriDown 6 Degree sleeping bag with its water-resistant DriDown 700 fill power insulation.
Renowned for their efficiency in retaining heat and compressible properties, the feathers and fibers of goose 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 up to 7 times longer and dries 33% faster, should it become wet, than untreated down bags. 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.
The Zissou DriDown 6 Degree’s 30D Polyester Micro-Ripstop shell fabric further protects the bag’s interior and, along with a streamlined mummy shape, maintains the overall lightweight construction. An ergonomic hood mirrors the design of insulated outerwear jackets and helps reduce heat loss by keeping your head warm and comfortable. A fully insulated draft tube behind the snag-free zipper keeps cold air from reaching the inside of the sleeping bag and a 60", two-way zipper allows you to vent the bottom of the bag on warmer nights. Other features like a drawcord closure at the collar and an ergonomic foot box provide a comfortable night of sleep.
The Sierra Designs Zissou DriDown 6 Degree sleeping bag is available in Regular (fits up to 6' 0") and Long (fits up to 6' 6") lengths. A stuff sack and storage sack are included.
- Ergonomic hood and footbox
- Draw cord at collar with captured cordlock
- Zipper draft tube
- Snag-free zipper tracks
- Easy access, ventable, 60" zipper
- Draft collar
- Includes stuff and storage sacks
Insulation Type Down Recommended Use 3-Season Backpacking Warranty Lifetime Type Down Temperature Rating 6 Degrees F Packed Size Regular: 9" x 17"
Long: 9" x 17"
Other Stuff Sack and Storage Sack Included Item Weight Regular: 3 lbs 1 oz
Long: 3 lbs 4 oz
Fits to Length Regular: 6'
Long: 6' 6"
Fits to Girth Regular: 62"
Fill Material 700 Fill DriDown EN Lower Limit Rating 6 Degrees F EN Comfort Rating 19 Degrees F
Likes: Firstly, Backcountry Edge Rocks!
I had the amazing opportunity to test this sleeping bag on a night where the temperatures were in the mid to low 20's and I must say...it performed excellently! Even with parts of the bag getting went throughout the night, I slept both warmly and soundly throughout the night with zero issues. When cinched closed, your face and body does not feel constricted and when trying to re adjust the bag for side sleeping, there is no issue. The bag was substantially larger than my pad, but caused no issues with insulation or warmth. The loft of the bag is impressive and the zippers are quality without snagging.
Dislikes: No gripes, the bag rocks.
Likes: Great Comfort, warm as hell...