Sierra Designs Zissou 23
Comfortable down to 30 degrees. Good amount of room…
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.
I picked up this bag to reduces weight and space usage…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $225
I picked up this bag to reduces weight and space usage in my pack. I have used it down to about 15° and it has performed flawlessly.
- Lightweight and compressible
- Regains loft quickly
- None yet
At just over two pounds it helped me reduce weight while saving room by putting it in a dry bag and really compressing it into whatever shape I need. There is enough room in this bag to be able to pull a leg up under myself in a crossed leg fashion. I am 6'0" and roughly 220 lbs and have plenty of room in length and width.
The left entry zipper works well with my tent as it is also a left entry. The two way zipper allows for temperature control by allowing air in when needed simply by opening the bottom of the zipper. Dual drawstrings around the head make it easy to adjust the fit of the mummy portion depending on temperature.
One feature that is nice about the way it zips is that the zipper does not extend into the footbox area. This prevents drafts around your feet and maintains the shape of the footbox.
Affordable and light, but easy to rip. Be careful…
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: $100
Affordable and light, but easy to rip.
- Reasonable price
- Super light nylon easily ripped
Be careful with this bag and clear the area of sharp objects where you sleep. The nylon is super light and it'll rip before you can say "police brutality." Otherwise a great bag.
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Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Zissou 23 Sleeping Bag FEATURES of the Sierra Designs Zissou 23 Sleeping Bag Ergonomically shaped footbox Unique in.cordedin. anti-snag zipper prevents snags and eliminates drafts Snag-free zipper tracks Draw cord at collar Draft collar Ergonomic hood Zipper draft tube Pad locks EN Tested Includes stuff and storage sacks SPECIFICATIONS of the Sierra Designs Zissou 23 Sleeping Bag EN Comfort Limit: 34deg F / 1deg C EN Lower Limit: 23deg F / -5deg C Insulation: 700 Fill-Power DriDown Shell Material: 30D Polyester Micro-Ripstop Liner Material: 30D Polyester SPECIFICATIONS for Regular Shape: Mummy Fits to: 6 feet / 183 cm Length: 78in. / 198 cm Zipper Side: Left Shoulder Girth: 62in. / 157 cm Hip girth: 58in. / 147 cm Footbox: 40in. / 102 cm Fill Weight: 15.5 oz / 0.44 kg Total Weight: 2 lbs / 0.91 kg Stuffed Diameter: 7in. / 18 cm Stuffed Length: 16in. / 41 cm SPECIFICATIONS for Long Shape: Mummy Fits to: 6 feet 6in. / 198 cm Length: 84in. / 213 cm Zipper Side: Left Shoulder Girth: 64in. / 163 cm Hip Girth: 60in. / 152 cm Footbox: 42in. / 107 cm Fill Weight: 16.5 oz / 0.47 kg Total Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz / 0.99 kg Stuffed Diameter: 7in. / 18 cm Stuffed Length: 16in. / 41 cm
The Zissou 23F sleeping bag features the new Sierra Designs DriDownTM finish for down insulation. It resists water and dries fast for backpacking in chilly, wet weather!
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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