Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Sleeping Bag
Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Sleeping Bag Offers a Good Night’s Rest for Multiple Sleeping Positions
I am a side sleeper. In fact, I am a side sleeper who likes to curl up in a semi-fetal position when I rest. And for years I have slept uncomfortably in an excellent mummy bag that just doesn’t understand my need to roll from side to side. “Mummy” bags are aptly named because they are efficiently designed for those who lay perfectly still on their backs, much like a dead person entombed for the evening. I however, am happily alive and am looking for a sleeping bag that caters to my being alive tendencies such as movement and sleeping on my side.
Enter the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed, a sleeping bag designed to perform more like a traditional bed with multiple sleep positions in mind. Who wouldn’t be excited about a backpacking sleeping bag designed for side sleepers, stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and everyone in-between? This innovative new take on a sleeping bag features some unique design elements: no zippers, an integrated comforter that can be tucked in and out for temperature control, and a pad sleeve. As Sierra puts it:
Sleep on your stomach, side, or back just like you would at home so you wake up rested and ready for adventure.
The Backcountry Bed recently took home two awards at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Trade Show in Salt Lake City. Ruin Your Knees highly anticipates this release and is curious to see if the actual experience lives up to the hype. Preliminary reports are promising. We’ll see how much a bag boasting a built in pad sleeve and “integrated quilt” can compress.
Set to be released January 2014, the bag will be offered in a 600 or 800 fill down. GearJunkie put out a nice hands on review of the Backcountry Bed. You can also check out the official Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed Sleeping Bag product page for the latest.