Why We Chose The Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed 20: A super comfortable, luxurious, night’s sleep
While Sierra Designs make some great technical and lightweight kit for backpackers (their packs in particular, go check out our review of their Flex Capacitor), they also have a few items that are aimed at all-out comfort and luxury. This, the Frontcountry Bed 20, is one such example.
Who Is The Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed 20 For?
As the name suggests, it’s a basecamp type of sleeping bag – one for the car campers of this world. In fact, it’s perfect for those Van-Life types out there. While it’s too heavy and bulky to be a realistic option for hiking miles with, it’s ideal as that thing you leave permanently in your car boot or the back of your van for guaranteed bed-like comfort when you’re out and about.
Design and Materials
As you can see from the pictures, this thing’s quirky. There are no zips here at all. Instead, on the torso you have this kind of tongue-like flap that you can wrap around you like you would a blanket. Then down at the feet another smaller, similar flap allows you to kick out for ventilation when you need it. The flap on the torso even has little sleeves on the edges that you can tuck your hands and forearms into.
What’s more, underneath the sleeping bag there’s also a sleeve that you can tuck a sleeping mat into if you wanted to, ultimately making for a complete sleep system.
It’s filled with 1,088g of synthetic fibres, offering a comfort level down to 0 degrees C with a limit of -6. Not bad for a ‘glamping’ style sleeping bag at all then and just right for any camping from mid spring to late autumn.