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Sierra Designs Nitro 800fp Sleeping Bags

Sierra Designs Nitro 800fp Sleeping Bags

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Just received my bag (looks great, thanks!). Wondering if anyone has found a good size compression sack for the 20degree regular? The stuff sack it came with doesn't pack it down very small for hiking.
Sara1h
Not a compression bag but I managed to fit mine in an 8L dry bag. About 31 x 17 cm. Don't think I can compress it much further. Also it's the women's 20 degree version.
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Is the 800fp goose down or duck down?
Gb1031
Duck down, according to this site:
https://www.backcountryedge.com/sierra-designs-nitro-ul-800-20-degree.html
In my experience, if an item doesn't specifically mention it being goose down, you can safely assume it is duck down, especially at this price. USA 850 fill and lower is typically duck, unless otherwise mentioned.
Cardamomtea
Thank you.
Got to clarify....there is insulation on the bottom? This is not like a BA bag? Is there less on the bottom? How do you get the weight so low?
vvarriale66
No idea about other details, but in response to karthik3685 further down the thread MikeGilbert confirmed the bottom is insulated.
From what I can gather, it's also a half-zip rather than full. And a lot of bags use 20d nylon while this is 15d, not sure if that cuts weight as well? I'm curious too- it's an impressive warmth to weight ratio. Ah, the beauty of 800fp...
MonnoM
@vvarriale66 Your response makes me deeply happy. There is down in the bottom of the bag. It has a half zip and the 15d inner and outer that was mentioned by @MonnoM. It is a very 'simple' bag, which helps with both the weight and cost. 5 inch baffles, no pockets or many frills. The foot vent doesn't add any extra weight and everything else is fairly standard. I just used the 20 degree sleeping out of my truck for a week in the PNW and was psyched about its comfort.
Are both men's and womens bags left zip? I'm interested to know if they would zip together. Obviously the benefit is minimized since its such a short zipper but I would still like to know. Thanks.
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Mqh516
My wife and I have a different bag by sierra designs and you can zip them together. She has a short, I have a long version. BUT the zippers line up exactly so its the foot boxes that are different lengths. I imagine these would be the same.?
Zeroplanetz
Received an email from tblacker and the comment isn’t showing up for me, so here’s my reply... I have the Zissou 12 and the zipper goes down to about my knees. The foot box is quite long with no zipper down around it. This bag is hard to tell but does appear to stop further up. Hope this helps.
Is there an error with the packed dimension of women's 20 regular? It is not only significantly larger than the men's 20 regular, but also larger than women's 0 regular.
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It looks like they are 15 x 7.5. That is just for the stuff sack that comes with the bag. It will pack down quite a bit smaller than that under weight
MikeGilbert
Thanks for the response!
Would you be doing this drop again?
Coldluke
It's open now
I asked customer service and they told me there is no sleeve on the Nitro, can you clarify this. On this overview they say there is one.
Thanks
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I get really claustrophobic over night. I'm thinking it's worth the extra weight to feel relaxed. And it's actually more like 2/3 the weight (or 50% more).
LelaG
They make another version that is in-between called the cloud I think. That's what I went with. It's more like a quilt style but is the same weight as these
What are the hood dimensions? I'm trying to decide what size pillow I should get.
Can somebody please let me know what the down/feather ratio is? I have looked everywhere to find out but can't for the life of me figure it out.
JaymesLowe
I believe our minimum 80/20 but anytime I've tracked the down from our tag it has come up 90/10 but I may have just gotten lucky
MikeGilbert
Thanks Mike, the price was just right so I jumped on board without this info. I'm sure I won't be disappointed.
I gotta ask - for women's bag sizes, why isn't there an option for Women's Long? I'm over the spec size due to my height for the ladies bag. I have no problem ordering the men's regular bag, but are there other women-specific design features besides the wider width around the hip area? I believe some other companies do some different things with the down (such as adding more at the feet) and so on.
b23ee
Hey! That is a great question. In all honesty, right now it is just a volume issue. There isn't a ton of market in a women's long or longer than 5'8 version. We are hoping as our bags continue to do better and better, we'll be able to do some additions like that.
Looks like this is only 1oz lighter than a comparable 35 degree Cloud 800. Considering the negligible weight difference, what else sets them apart ? Does this bag have insulation on the under-side ? (which the Cloud doesn't ?)
karthik3685
It does have the insulation on the under side. This has a half length zipper and fits a bit more of a standard mold for folks that may not be as interested in our zipperless story.
I also am excited that we're able to offer it in a 0, which we haven't been able to do with zipperless bags.
Wow I was looking to buy this bag but ended up pulling the trigger on an REI Magma 10 used. LITERALLY 1 DAY TOO LATE FOR ME.
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Mike, could you answer my question about the down fill? Is it traceable, ethical down?
Minnehik
Just responded on your other thread but it is traceable ethical down from Allied Down and Feather. Some leaders in ethical down sourcing