User Review: Sierra Designs Sandman
Fill: Polarguard 3D
Temperature Rating: 0 - 15
Price Paid: around $215
I have always insisted on mummy bags because my head is the first thing to get cold, but I've never gotten used to the concept of staying on my back and crossing my arms like King Tut.
But that all changed this past weekend when I climbed inside the Sierra Designs Sandman, which I had fallen in love with from advertisments for in Backpacker and Outside magazines.
From the first second I climbed in I knew I was hooked - a patented design allows you to move freely inside the bag while keeping the area around the face cinched down tight. There's even room to sleep on your stomach using your arms as a pillow over your head! All the time you're getting the extremely toasty protection of Polarguard 3D, so much so that I had to unzip during the night.
Verdict: If you like to sleep in fetal, spread eagle, or other contorted positions, check out this bag. It's the amazing one in metallic red, while women have their own model (the name escapes me) in silvery blue.