SIERRA DESIGNS CLOUD 35

Discussion in 'Sleeping Bags & Quilts' started by RobH, Apr 25, 2020.

  1. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    Hi all, anyone used one of these? I just don't get on with quilts but this seems to be a midway between a bag and quilt.
  2. JRT

    JRT Backpacker

    I have their Backcountry Bed, which is i think the forerunner to the Cloud (and slightly heavier). They look pretty similar in design and features. The BB is far and away the most comfortable trekking bag I've ever owned. I'm mostly a side sleeper who runs hot and can't get on with regular zip bags. The BB has the advantage over a quilt IMO because it eliminates draughts under the sides in cool and windy conditions, and allows you to flip the 'comforter' back and stick your feet out the bottom (without having to unclip anything) if you get a bit too warm. Another awesome feature is the sleeve to attach your pad to the bag, which means it doesn't follow you when you roll over. You can also stuff a small camping pillow in the hood and it'll stay there all night. I'm tempted to upgrade my BB to the Cloud to save a few hundred grams. Let me know how you get on with it if you make the jump.
  3. Clare

    Clare Thru Hiker

    I had a look at The 20 degree version. It has a stitch through construction which would have had too many cold spots for me, looking for a warmer bag than you. Also the fabric felt nylon-y and clammy but i would have got over that in exchange for the novel construction
  4. RobH

    RobH Trail Blazer

    I bought the 35 and after only one night I liked it so much I bought the 20 as well. I find it as warm as like rated bags but significantly more comfortable. It does indeed reduce the drafts often experienced with quilts. For me its the perfect fit and as the mattress fits in the sleeve, when I move about in the night I stay on it. Varying the warmth during the night seems as easy as a quilt.
  5. Rog Tallbloke

    Rog Tallbloke Thru Hiker

    I picked up a very fresh Cloud 35 off Ebay for £90. Money well spent. Only had a couple of nights out with it so far but I like it. It does need an insulated pad on cold ground, but a bit of foam mat stuffed into the sleeve on top of an uninsulated air pad would do the job.
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