Sierra Designs Cochise 15

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Not warm enough! Sierra Designs has been around a…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Design: Mummy
Fill: Polarguard delta
Temperature Rating: 15 degrees F
Weight: 3 lb 1 oz
Price Paid: $110

Not warm enough! Sierra Designs has been around a long time so I decided to give their synthetic bags a try. (I have an old North Face goose down bag from 1973 that is rated for 0 degrees F which I actually slept in on a night that was 12 degrees F. I was comfortable enough) Fast forward to this summer up at Truckee 7000 ft. elevation and I slept in a Sierra Design Cochise regular bag rated at 15 degrees F. with an outside temperature of 35-40 degrees F. I WAS COLD!!!

Don't know how they rate bags these days. Maybe you have to sleep with a liner and long underwear and eat some food before bed time. All I know is I was cold. This bag might be better for a warmer climate but not 15 degrees as it is rated.

I just tried this bag again in my backyard with a brand new MSR Mutha Hubba 3-man tent, a new REI lite core sleeping 1.5" self inflating sleeping pad, and a Cool max sleeping bag liner that is suppose to add up to 8 degrees of warmth. I also ate some cashews and chocolate 30 minutes before bedtime. I was cold and the temperature was only 44 degrees in the tent at 2:30 a.m. before I put on a wool hat, wool socks, Patagonia lightweight silk long underwear tops and bottoms. At 5:30 a.m. it was 42 degrees in the tent, I was still a little cold and decided to go back into the house.

This bag is designed well enough just not enough fill and loft to rate it as 15 degrees. I measured the loft to be only 4 inches and I have been storing the bag in my closet unstuffed. After reading the customer reviews of the bags that have the Polarguard Delta I have serious reservations about their longevity.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Cochise 15 Sleeping Bag is a stand-out price-to-performance bag from Sierra Designs. It keeps you toasty to 15 degrees, even in damp conditions thanks to its Climashield XP insulation. We style out the Cochise with design details found on bags twice the price - Pad Locks keep you warm atop your sleeping pad; Snag Free Zipper Tracks won't force you to fumble in the middle of the night; and a pillow pocket improves comfort. An ergonomic hood cinches down to retain heat and the full-length draft tube won't give you cold spots along the zipper opening.

- CampSaver.com

Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Men's Cochise 15 Degree Sleeping Bag (Fall 2009) The Men's Cochise 15 Degree Sleeping Bag by Sierra Designs keeps you toasty to 15 degrees, even in damp conditions thanks to its Climashield XP insulation. We style out the Cochise with design details found on bags twice the price - Pad Locks keep you warm atop your sleeping pad; Snag Free Zipper Tracks won't force you to fumble in the middle of the night; and a pillow pocket improves comfort. An ergonomic hood cinches down to retain heat and the full-length draft tube won't give you cold spots along the zipper opening.Features:Size: Regular/LongTrail Weight: 3 lbs 4 oz/3 lbs 7 ozZipper Side: Left/LeftFill Weight: 27 oz/30 ozStuff Size: 9 inches x 19 inchesInsulation: Climashield XPShell Material: 50D PolyesterLiner Material: 40D PolyesterChest PocketContinuous Filament InsulationFlexOffset Layer ConstructionTuck Stitch

- Moosejaw

When lightweight comfort and warmth are a must, the Sierra Designs Cochise 15°F sleeping bag is the perfect choice for your next backpacking adventure. Climashield® XP continuous filament insulation keeps you warm and comfortable, and insulates even when damp. Patented flex construction allows the bag to flex and stretch, accommodating various size sleepers and movement from 1 sleep position to another. Offset layer construction eliminates cold spots at quilt lines and produces a high warmth-to-weight ratio. Ergonomic hood surrounds the head without compressing the insulation, keeping you warm and comfortable. Pad Locks™ keep your sleeping bag and pad together to prevent you rolling onto the cold ground. Snag Free Zipper Tracks™ create a barrier between lining and zipper to prevent catches and tears. Full-length draft tube keeps heat in. Pillow pocket allows pillow or clothing to be stuffed into hood for a comfortable sleep. Chest pocket keeps small items like lip balm and LED light close. Comes with stuff sack and large storage bag.

- REI

One of Sierra Designs stand-out price-to-performance bags, the 3-Season Cochise 15 Degree Sleeping Bag keeps you toasty to 15 degrees, even in damp conditions thanks to its Climashield XP insulation. SD styled out the Cochise with design details found on bags twice the price - Pad Locks keep you warm atop your sleeping pad; Snag Free Zipper Tracks won't force you to fumble in the middle of the night; and a pillow pocket improves comfort. An ergonomic hood cinches down to retain heat and the full-length draft tube won't give you cold spots along the zipper opening.

- Altrec Outdoors

Sierra Designs Cochise 15

Discontinued

The Cochise 15 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$119.20 - $398.95

The Sierra Designs Cochise 15 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen November 15, 2010 at CampSaver.com.

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