The design of this sheet is very clever. The quilt is much warmer and less drafty when connected to the sheet and can be packed away connected to the quilt for easy setup. The head part keeps my pillow from sliding off and keeps my head warm when needed. There are two things I wish were options. First, the material used in the colored part (blue/green area) has too much of a plastic feel. It's not comfortable against the skin, and if I'm sleeping in shorts it's hot and sticks to my skin. I wish this area was softer, being on the sleeping pad directly would be more comfortable. This material is worse if you get any amount of dirt in the sheet, you can really feel the grit of the dirt and it makes the plastic feel even more annoying. I know a softer sheet might weigh a little bit more, but personally I'd be willing to sacrifice a little weight for this comfort on the light sheet. Second, I wish there was a 25x72" sheet. I like the width but the longer pad makes it hard to find a lightweight tent that fits the length. The way the hood is designed, it extends a bit beyond the top of the pad a few inches so a 77" pad is more like 80". I would love it if this was offered in 25x72" along with a matching sleeping pad. One final note, the black color on this sheet and all the Zenbivy products appears to be a dark chocolate brown to me but I like this color better. Overall, I'm happy with this sheet and if it's ever offered in a softer material at 25x72" it would be perfect!
Jen: Note that the 50d Polyester Pongee liner on our original Bed sounds like exactly what you are requesting: it has the feel of a bed sheet, but at a significant weight penalty compared to the 20d nylon on the Light Sheet. It's definitely not as luxurious as our 50d liner on the original bed, but it is a LOT softer and less sticky than most 10d ultralight quilts.
Unlike mummy bags, there is no thermal disadvantage to a larger size Zenbivy Bed because it is always free to wrap snugly around you. So bigger is always more comfortable and just as warm. If you are an "active" sleeper or have a "wide" sleeping position, you may want to size up to sleep naturally. When in doubt, size up.
|Size||Description||Fits Height||Fits Weight||Fits mattress|
|Regular-20x72||Regular Quilt + 20x72 Sheet||4’10 to 5’10”||up to 175 pounds||20” x 72” up to 3” thick|
|Large-20x72||Large Quilt + 20x72 Sheet||5’6” to 6’6”||up to 225 pounds||20” x 72” up to 3” thick|
|Large-25x77||Large Quilt + 25x77 Sheet||5’6” to 6’6”||up to 250 pounds||25” x 77” up to 3” thick|
|XL-25x77*||Extra-Large Quilt + 25x77 Sheet||up to 6’10”||up to 325 pounds||25” x 77” up to 3” thick|
|XL-30x80**||Extra-Large Quilt + 30x80 Sheet||up to 6’10”||up to 350 pounds||30” x 80” up to 3” thick|
* XL-25x77 available in Zenbivy Light Bed only
**XL-30x80 available in original Zenbivy Bed only