Sierra Designs DriDown Zissou 23
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $225
Comfortable down to 30 degrees. Good amount of room for larger people. Could benefit having draft tube at neck area. Wasn't able to test the DriDown, but that's a good thing.
- Lets air in around neck
- Drawstrings hard to pull
Having just purchased this bag, I immediatley went on a camping trip and tested it out.
First mistake: I forgot my 3" pad. Only thing I had was a quilt/comforter in my car to sleep on.
What did I learn from that mistake? NEVER forget your sleeping pad when using a down sleeping bag! You NEED that bit of insulation from the ground.
The temp got down to 25 degrees, I was comfortable with just a thin base layer down to about 30° (without a pad, mind you), but the ground was downright chilly after that.
I really think that with a good pad, I would have been cozy down to 25°.
Second mistake: this is my first mummy bag. I soon realized after it got to 35 that tightening the neck and head pulls helped keep the warmth in and the cold out.
This bag is ROOMY. I'm 6'1" and 235 lbs. I did get the large version of the bag, so I had a few inches at the feet, no big deal, stuffed my fleece jacket around my feet. The shoulder and hip room was quite generous, allowing me to side-sleep comfortably.
Zippers went up and down easily, thanks to a fabric tape that runs behind the zipper, only snagged once in the dark. This bag lofted a good 3 inches, and actually packs down quite small.
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The Zissou 23degF sleeping bag features the new Sierra Designs DriDown(TM) finish for down insulation. It resists water and dries fast for backpacking in chilly, wet weather! Regular down takes on water and is very difficult to dry; DriDown proprietary process treats each individual duck down plume with a hydrophobic finish. With the duck down now resistant to water, the insulation maintains its loft and stays dry 7 times longer than untreated down. It also performs better in high humidity than regular down and, in case it accidentally gets wet, it will dry out faster, too. Lightweight yet durable 30-denier micro-ripstop polyester shell and comfortable, moisture-wicking polyester lining warm up fast. Baffle construction keeps down from migrating, eliminating cold spots. Full-length 2-way, double sliding zipper allows easy venting; locking slider is backed by wide, antisnag binding tape. Snag-free zipper tracks prevent the dreaded stuck zipper by creating a barrier between the lining and the zipper track. Fully insulated draft tube backing the zipper keeps body heat in and cold air out. Ergonomic, nonrestrictive hood cradles your head in warmth; hood features differentiated drawcords that make fit adjustments easy, even in the dark. Roomy, ergonomically shaped footbox enhances comfort and warmth of feet. Sierra Designs Zissou 23degF comes with stuff sack and storage bag. European Norm (EN) is an independent third-party temperature rating, allowing accurate comparisons across brands with other EN-rated bags.
Rainy weather and high humidity, once the sworn enemy of down-filled sleeping bags, are no longer cause for concern with the Sierra Designs Zissou 23 700-Fill DriDown Sleeping Bag. The DriDown technology coats each individual fiber with a hydrophobic finish, allowing the insulation to stay 10 times drier and twice as lofty as untreated down in wet and humid conditions. So whether you're trekking in the rainy northwest or exploring dew-soaked Appalachia, the Zissou will have you sleeping comfortably all the way down to a chilly 23F.
For warm weather overnights, check out the Sierra Designs Zissou 23. Stuffed with 700fill DriDown insulation, this bag gives you the light weight, compressibility, and warmth of down in a bag that will stay drier, loft higher, and dry faster in either humid or dry conditions.700 fill DriDown insulation30D Polyester MicroRipstop shell/30D Polyester liningEN Tested: Lower Limit: 23F/5C; Comfort Limit: 34F/1CErgonomically shaped footboxErgonomic hoodDraw cord at collarZipper draft tubeUnique "corded" antisnag zipper prevents snags and eliminates draftsSnagfree zipper tracksPad locksIncludes stuff and storage sacks
For cool and chilly weather, choose the Sierra Designs Zissou 30 Lite Long sleeping bag to provide you with a warm and comfortable nights sleep. Insulated with 700-fill DriDown, this down sleeping bag resists water and moisture to keep you dryer and warmer than traditional down bags. The full length snag-free zippers allow for easy entrance and exit as well as convenient venting options and the baffle construction decreases cold spots by keeping the down where it should be. Rest up for another fun day with the Zissou 23 Lite! PRODUCT FEATURES: PRODUCT FEATURES: 700-fill DriDown Fully insulated draft tube Baffle construction keeps down from migrating Full-length 2-way, double sliding zipper Snag-free zipper tracks Ergonomic, nonrestrictive hood Roomy, ergonomically shaped footbox 30-denier micro-ripstop polyester shell with DWR (durable water repellant) Includes stuff sack and storage bag Fits to 6' 6" Stuffs down to 7" x 16" in included (non-compressed) stuff sack Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz
- Appalachian Outdoors