Lose the Zippers with Sierra Design’s Backcountry Bed

| February 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

Backcountry Bed Presents New Sleeping Option for Campers

The Backcountry Bed

The Backcountry Bed

Sierra Designs has steered away from the timeless sleeping bag design to create a completely new way for campers to tackle backcountry sleeping with their Backcounrty Bed. Unlike the mummy style sleeping bags, the Backcountry Bed is intended to perform like a traditional bed at home. It has a simple design with a very large opening in the middle section to enter with an attached comforter can be pulled around the user which seals the opening once inside.

Backcountry Bed Sleeping OptionsWhat makes this new sleeping option so great is that it offers a wide range of sleeping positions compared to a normal bag. Prefer to sleep on your side? Not a problem! Starting to get too warm? Just fling the blanket off a little to cool down. It also has a foot vent that allows you to slip your feet out of the bottom of the bag on those warm nights.

The reason Sierra Designs has named it the Backcountry Bed (in addition to the built in comforter functioning just like the comforter on your real bed) is that it has an sleeping pad sleeve on the bottom. This allows you to secure your sleeping pad to the bag to give you the experience of a fully integrated bed.

Watch the video below to see more about it:

So what do you think of the Backcountry Bed? Let us know by commenting below!

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  1. Sarah says:

    Looks great for my hammock camping!

  2. Oldmanadrift says:

    I want my comfort when I am sleeping on a camping trip. I like to camp unsupported out of a 17 foot sea kayak. I twist & turn in my sleep and I have had sleeping bag zippers fail in the wilderness so when I saw the Serra Designs Backcountry Bed I had to have one. I love my ExPed synmat 9 sleeping pad, it’s as comfortable as my bed at home and therein lies the rub, the Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed does not fit pads wider than 20″, and the ExPed is a comfortable 26″ wide. Major Bummer, how could Sierra Designs make such a huge blunder? Surely they know many sleeping pads are much wider that a measly 20″. I really don’t think the knuckleheads that design this stuff have ever used their own products even for a short nap.

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