Reviews and Problems with Sierra Designs Wild Bill 20
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When I bought this bag and first started using it…
7 November 2007
Summary: When I bought this bag and first started using it for fall camping, I blamed the fact that I was warm above the waist and freezing below on my advancing age and established tendency to get cold feet. Now after a few years of use I realize the bag is just not designed to keep your feet warm. It's rated by the manufacturer for 20 degrees but is worthless below 50. Last weekend after freezing the first night, I traded off with my 14 year old. He froze all night.
A bit cold, but the temp was definitely below this…
7 August 2006
Summary: A bit cold, but the temp was definitely below this bag's comfort rating of 20F. Camped at 4,000ft in January on the AT, where the temp was single digits and the wind blowing at a nice clip. The ground was frozen solid and snow/ice was everywhere. The bag held in heat very well using a Nalgene and boling water as a heater. It is comfortable and does make a great early spring/fall bag.
This bag does not live up to its temperature rating...Period.…
12 February 2006
Summary: This bag does not live up to its temperature rating...Period. It would be a good bag for summer use only. I used it on a trip to the Yukon last year (45 degree temp) and froze my butt off. Bear in mind I had a partner in a different 20 degree bag, who stayed toasty the whole trip. I ended up wearing wool socks, full fleece, and a stocking cap (with good tent/pad), and I shivered for eight hours each night.
I have used this bag in the following conditions:…
6 June 2002
Summary: I have used this bag in the following conditions: Georgia Summer: Slept on top of it! Georgia Section of Appalachian Trail for 8 nights: Two nights were very hot, had to stay unzipped, night time temps in 40s. Other nights comfortable to warm, night time temps upper 30s. Ga Black Rock Mountain: Cozy, night time temps high 20s. Olympic National Park: Coast of Hoh Head, temps in high 30s, very cozy, Hoh Rain forest trail, temps low 30s, still very cozy.
Excellent bag! Spent the night on top of Mt Rogers…
Bruce Daughtry, Trailspace.com
3 January 2002
Summary: Excellent bag! Spent the night on top of Mt Rogers with howling 60 mph wind and 20 degree temps. Stayed nice & warm with polartec pants and wool socks! Won't stuff as small as down bags, but hard to beat for the price. Bought this bag on sale after reading many, many positive reviews!
This bag has been excelent for me. I just spent 9…
15 August 2000
Summary: This bag has been excelent for me. I just spent 9 weeks in the Sierras at ~7000 to 9000 ft. I don't know how it handles the cold weather but I never wear more than boxers when I sleep. Plus it packs small with a compression sack.
Nice bag. Not as compact as I'd like, probably cuz…
16 July 1998
Summary: Nice bag. Not as compact as I'd like, probably cuz I'm a bit on the crazy side about stuff like that. But does well in a compression bag. I must say that it has really good touches, like the fleece collar. There are better bags out there with more stuff, but at this price ya cant lose. SD did a good job.