Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi

3 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

2

Super warm with amazing loft before and after moisture…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $250

Summary

Super warm with amazing loft before and after moisture is introduced. DWR repelled condensation great. Used in 25 degree temps with snow and was beyond comfortable.

Pros

  • Water resistant
  • Warm
  • Lofty
  • Cool colors
  • Doesn't leak down
  • Great bag overall

Cons

  • Little heavy
  • Bulky
  • Hood drawstring adjustment was mediocre


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DriDown technology is the most amazing contribution to the camping world. I don't know why any future down product would be made without it. I have the 20 degree model and it weighs around 3 lbs. Packs a little bulky, but the fill is the reason and it's quite obvious by the loft it has.

The recent trip was on 4/10/2013 to Twin Lakes Sequoia. The entire 5-day trip was spent in 3-8 feet of hardpacked snow. I used an insulated mat under my NeoAir XTherm air mattress which is already rated at a 5.7 and was warm at temps that dipped to mid 20's.

On snow, by a creek, condensation was heavy first night and I woke up to beads of water glistening on the bag in the morning. Leaving my vestibule open a foot from the ground eliminated this on night 2 and on. I slept super warm, never a hint of cold made it through this bag. Temp rating is accurate in my opinion.

What makes it a 4.5 over a 5 are a few things. The zipper was good, but still had a few snagging issues and the hood ties cinch down but it was not the best fit. It packed rather big, my 13 liter compression sack that I use for my 25 degree Halo bag was a pain to stuff it in. I recommend a 16 to 18 liter sack to ease packing. Overall this is a great bag, the one I would trust in all conditions compared to my standard down bags.

To get the most of any bag, make sure you insulate beneath you. Not everyone knows this, so read into it. 

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Excellent 3-season bag. It is a 3-season bag and works…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift

Summary

Excellent 3-season bag.

Pros

  • Wonderful 3-season bag.

Cons

  • Zipper catches on occasion, but easy to manage.

It is a 3-season bag and works excellent for such use. For colder exposure a liner is recommended. Proper space inside as mummy bag: not too snug but not to much airspace which makes staying warm more difficult.

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This is the only bag you'll need for 3 season! I've…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $179

Summary

This is the only bag you'll need for 3 season! I've seen the Kelty DriDown but the Sierra Fesigns has the little details and comparable pricing. It wins hands down!

Pros

  • Warm when wet and I mean WET!! Buckets!!
  • Super soft material, soo warm!
  • Stuff size! Comes with 2 bags! One for storage and the other for travel.
  • Love the colors!!

This bag is what they say! Keeps dry when wet! Has all the features you'd want in a bag, loops for hanging, loops for a sleeping pad, zippered chest pocket for goodies and a cliche down hood. Also comes with a bag for storage and the other for stuffing!

Zipper opens at bottom to allow feet to be cool. I'm one of those sleepers! Feet must be free!!

It surprised me how soft the material is and love the colors, as for the zipper, I've seen other state that it gets stuck. This is because it's so fluffy. If you just run your finger along the inside as your zipping it theres no problem! Figure it out people instead of complain! lol, There's seaming tape sewn along the zipper... you'll see what I mean when you buy this great bag! Nothing compares!!

Sierra Designs has made great quality products for years!! I own several other things by them and it's the little details that make their products stand out!

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

On Sale. Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Women's Eleanor 20 HI Sleeping Bag FEATURES of the Sierra Designs Women's Eleanor 20 HI Sleeping Bag DriDown - Stays drier 7-times longer than untreated down Keeps warmer - Retains 34% more loft than untreated down when exposed to moisture and humidity Dries Faster - Dries 33% faster than untreated down Women's specific construction and warmth rating Snag-free zipper tracks Draw cord at collar Draft collar Easy access, ventable, 60 inch zipper Zipper draft tube Ergonomic hood and footbox Includes stuff and storage sacks SPECIFICATIONS of the Sierra Designs Women's Eleanor 20 HI Sleeping Bag Temperature Rating: 20deg F / -7deg C Shape: Mummy EN Comfort Limit: 19deg F / -7deg C Insulation: 600 Fill-Power DriDown Shell Material: 30D Polyester Micro Ripstop Liner Material: 30D Polyester Fits To: 5 feet 6in. / 168 cm Length: 72in. / 183 cm Zipper Side: Right Shoulder Girth: 57in. / 145 cm Hip Girth: 57in. / 145 cm Footbox: 39in. / 99 cm Fill Weight: 32 oz / .9 kg Total Weight: 3 lbs / 1.36 kg Stuffed Diameter: 9in. / 23 cm Stuffed Length: 17in. / 43 cm

- Moosejaw

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO The Sierra Designs Women's Eleanor 20 Hi DriDown Sleeping Bag combines all the benefits of a down sleeping bag with the campanywhere performance of DriDown. Designed specifically to fit a female's body so it's more proportional between the shoulder and hip. Since women tend to sleep colder than men additional insulation is added for a warm and comfortable night's sleep.Insulation: 600 FillPower DriDown stays dry longer, lofts better, and dries faster than regular down, keeping you warmer in any environment.Shell material: 30D Polyester Micro RipstopLiner material: 30D PolyesterWomen's specific construction & warmth ratingSnagfree zipper tracksDraw cord at collarDraft collarEasy access, ventable, 60 inch zipperZipper draft tubeErgonomic hood and footboxEN Tested: EN Comfort Limit: 19 F/7 CIncludes stuff and storage sacks

- Campmor

Shaped to better fit the female form with additional 600-fill insulation for enhanced warmth, the award-winning Eleanor 20 combines all the benefits of a down sleeping bag- light weight, compressibility, warmth- with the camp-anywhere performance of DriDown.Simply put, DriDown represents the evolution of down insulation. Regular down is treated with a molecular level polymer to create a hydrophobic finish on each individual down plume. This finish allows DriDown to stay dry longer, loft better, and dry faster than regular down, keeping you wamer in any environment. Features:Women s specific construction warmth ratingSnag-free zipper tracksDraw cord at collarDraft collarEasy access, ventable, 60 inch zipperZipper draft tubeErgonomic hood and footboxIncludes stuff and storage sacksSpecifications:Temp Rating: 20 deg F/ -7 deg CShape: MummyEN Comfort Limit: 19 deg F / -7 deg CFits to: 5 ft 6 in / 168 cmLength: 72 in / 183 cmZipper Side: RightShoulder girth: 57 in / 145 cmHip girth: 57 in / 145 cmFootbox: 39 in / 99 cm

- Second Ascent

End a long day of hiking, climbing, or natural sightseeing with a great meal and the Sierra Designs Women's Eleanor 20 Sleeping Bag. DriDown insulation resists moisture build-up and maintains the loft necessary to keep you warm even in damp or humid climates.

- Backcountry.com

You love your down bag but you live in fear of ever getting it wet while in the backcountry. Fear no more, the Sierra Designs Women's Eleanor 20 Hi 600 Fill DriDown Sleeping Bag is stuffed with the new revolutionary DriDown insulation, so it will keep you warm and cozy, even in wet conditions. DriDown is regular 600 fill power down treated with a molecular level polymer that is non-toxic to humans and doesn't add weight to the stuffing. This finish makes each plume hydrophobic, and helps the Eleanor 20 Bag stay drier longer, loft higher, and dry out faster than normal down bags. It also gives the bag a longer life expectancy. Add to this an insulated hood and collar, lightweight polyester shell fabric, women-specific construction and an ergonomic footbox, and you've got a high performance bag that is not only warm, but lightweight too. Go ahead! Sleep out under the stars, go backpacking in the Cascades or in Maine, venture out on a slushy ski tour this spring in the Sierras, the Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi Sleeping Bag will stay lofty and warm all through the night.

- Altrec Outlet

Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi

previously retailed for:
$179.99 - $299.95

The Sierra Designs Eleanor 20 Hi is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 15, 2014 at Moosejaw.

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