The Sierra Designs Taquito mummy bag keeps the dream alive for believers of the mummy design
The mummy bag is snug and form-fitting to reduce air around the body to help maintain heat. For believers of the mummy design, Sierra Designs has good news. The brand’s Spring 2020 offerings include the Taquito bag, an introductory down mummy bag in three temperature ratings that’s comfortable, lightweight and flush with features and cool colors.
For starters, each bag is stuffed with 550 Fill Power DriDown™, a treated down that stays dry longer, lofts better and dries better than untreated down, which means you stay warmer in falling temperatures. And the hydrophobic finish enhances the durability of the down, which increases the longevity of the bag.
Running midway down the left side of the bag is a single-sided zipper with anti-snag tracks, providing for easy in and out. The 5-inch baffles keep the down from shifting around and clumping, preventing cold spots. For backpacking, the bag compresses down to the size of a basketball.
Our slim, 6-foot-tall tester found the 0°F bag roomier than expected. He was able to splay out his elbows comfortably and squirm as needed, although he did unzip to cool down. The 20°F and 35°F bags are the better options from spring into fall, except for sleepers who are never too warm in which case the 0°F bag is a year-round choice.
Our tester purred with the Draft Dodger collar nestled across his neck to seal in heat and keep out drafts. Also, the bag’s opening can be cinched to preference, even entirely closed for that mummy who prefers to be entombed.
The Taquito gets solid marks for a lightweight sleeping bag with DriDown at a price under $400. www.sierradesigns.com
TAQUITO 35º Regular/Long: 1 pound, 10 ounces / 1 pound, 12 ounces; $219.95
TAQUITO 20º Regular/Long: 2 pounds, 3 ounces / 2 pounds, 4 ounces; $249.95
TAQUITO 20º Women’s Regular: 2 pounds, 9 ounces; $269.95
TAQUITO 0º Regular/Long: 3 pounds, 1 ounces / 3 pounds, 5 ounces; $319.95
$219.95/35°, $249.95/20°, $319.95/0°