User Review: Sierra Designs Sandman
Design: sandman mummy
Fill: polarguard 3d
Temperature Rating: 15 f
Weight: 3 lbs 16 oz
Price Paid: $210
Great bag !!!
Just keep it out of the compression sacks as much as possible. or it will lose loft.
I have used my bag hiking and kayaking and it works great in both. It compresses down good for the tight fit into the hatch of my kayak and lofts back up fairly good . But over the course of getting wet many times and being washed at least 8 or so it is losing its warmth.
I use this bag each weekend camping and at home each night on the floor with my thermarest and foam pad ( i stay out of the bed because of back trouble. amazingly sleeping on the floor or ground makes my back feel much better ) and have since i got it almost a year ago for my weekend island getaways on my favorite river run.
The bag got totally soaked one night while staying on the APT in a bear shelter. It had been raining all day and while sleeping on the top bunk the roof was leakng in one of the many places right on the bag. But i was so tired and didnt care . When I awoke the next day their was light snow on the ground and the outer shell of the bag was somewhat frozen in places but to my suprise I was not awoke by the cold or wet all night.
I am now a firm believer in this new polarguard 3d material. this impressed me the most about the bag.
And for all the room in it to put your water and camera and other things and still have plenty of room to sleep well is great. Do get the long bag (6'6") though no matter how short you are the extra room for your clothes and such will be great. esp. on the real cold mornings.
This bag has been used alot !!!!!! no tears! money well spent and just picked up the new one last week. its the 0 bag night delight. also have the sierra designs tent ( draco model ) and love it. still going very strong.
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