Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sierra Designs New Game Changing Sleeping Bags
Until now. Enter the new Sierra Designs line of DriDown Sleeping Bags. These offer a new technology called DriDown that keeps your sleeping bag from looking like a drowned cat should it get wet seven times longer than regular down. This is a game changer.
Each individual plume is coated with a hydrophobic finish which help keeps it dry, makes it loft better, and allows it to dry faster. It has the benefits of down, being light weight and warm, but has a much better chance of staying dry.
The women-specific Eleanor is shaped to better accommodate the female body, and is a toasty 600 fill. There's extra loft in the foot and hood area because most women are sleep colder than men. I was able to try this out over the weekend and suffice to say, I'm in love. First off, it's butter soft, like a dreamy combination of clouds and marshmallows. The the colors are beautiful. I love the blue with the lime green lining and zipper, it's a very good looking bag. But I just can't get past how cozy soft it is, very cuddly and just what you want when you crawl in for a sound sleep after an active day. I'm also a cold sleeper and thought the bag was plenty warm for a temperature in the 40's. At 5'5 and a medium size, this bag fit me great and I felt like I had plenty of room.
The zipper does not stick and there's another one at the bottom so you can let a little air in if you get warm. It comes with a mesh storage bag (I prefer to store it by hanging it on a hanger with the loops on the bottom and store it in the closet) and a stuff sack. If you are looking for a sleeping bag for Summer adventures or just need an upgrade, be sure to check this awesome bag out. Find it HERE.