Adding an additional 9.5 degrees (Fahrenheit) of warmth and increasing the longevity of your sleeping bag, the Cocoon TravelSheet Silk rectangular bag liner is a valuable, addition to your gear closet. The fast-drying, lightweight TravelSheet Silk can also serve as a warm-weather travel sleeping bag.
|Dimensions:||86 x 35 inches|
|Sleeping bag shape:||Rectangular|
|Stuff sack size:||3 x 6 inches|
|Cocoon Silk Travelsheet||$59.95|
|Cocoon TravelSheet Double Silk||$93.46 - $109.94|
|Cocoon Silk/Egyptian Cotton Travel Sheet||$63.96|
|Cocoon 100 Silk XL TravelSheet||$79.95|
First of all I've not had a chance to test these liners on the road. However, when my wife and I received them we unpacked them, opened them up and tried them on for a test run on our bed.
The quality of silk seems very comparable. The S2S does claim that it's "rip stop silk" the Cocoon does not. Upon inspection the S2S appears a little studier but texture and feel are the same.
I'm 6'2" at 230 lbs. and both liners measure within an inch or so of the other. Once inside the room is the same. There was plenty of room for me to move around and the length more that adequate. The built in pillow insert on both is a great idea and seems to perform the same function on both.
Now I would like to make some clear distinctions between the two. The Cocoon has a built in side opening down one side with a Velcro closure which makes for easy entry and exit, the S2S does not. The S2S is sewn all the way up. This makes getting into the cocoon a breeze and the S2S a big hassle. Compare it to getting into a sleeping bag where one would zip open 24-36 inches or so on the side and the other had no zipper at all. This should give you the idea.
The second key difference is the stuff sacks that come with each liner. The Cocoon has a traditional stuff sack with the spring loaded closure. I was able to stuff the liner back into the sack just like a sleeping bag without folding and also by folding it back into a shape like it came initially. Remember silk is very slick so folding is more like sliding and I believe the "stuff it in" method is more effective.
The S2S comes with a stuff sack that has a two way zipper. I found this not very user friendly. The reason is that one cannot stuff it like the Cocoon so it seems to need the folded approach. Also, once the liner is in, closing the zipper presents a challenge. Not only is it difficult to get it closed even with two zipper pullers but it's very easy to "snag" the liner in the process. Not very comforting to have ones' $70 liner snag and tear, maybe the rip stop silk will save it, I don't know.
In summary, we are sending the S2S back and getting another Cocoon. We'll use them this Summer and after the trip I'll hopefully give an update on the travel worthiness of this product. At this time I would give the Cocoon 4 stars and the S2S a 3 star minus because of the design.
I am the rep for Cocoon and travel all the time. I use my Silk Travel Sheet when I stay with friends or in hotels. Friends love the low impact I have on their lives and who knows how those sheets are in a hotel rooms. We use only grade A silk, that way we can weave a tighter fabric for smother feel and better comfort. The rainbow gusset keeps the sheet from tearing at the flap and the true double stitching holds all the seams tight. This sheet takes-up very little room and can be washed in a machine or sink. If you have never used silk try it, you will never go back to a bedbug infested hotel sheets.
Caveat: I am 4' 11". Husband is 5' 8".
We both bought the bags for hiking portions of the GR11 in the Spanish Pyrenees. Used them for 15 nights. We both really liked the bags. We wanted something very lightweight and portable since we had to backpack between the refugios (huts). Since most had bunk-style bedrooms with uncertain sanitary conditions, we used these bags to separate us from the supplied bedding, blankets and pillows. I really liked it and found it comfortable and convenient. Packed up quickly into its tiny stuff sack. Used a dry sack with my clean clothing as a pillow, which fit nicely into the pillow compartment.
I have carried my Cocoon on every world trip (1-2/yr for 2-3 months/trip) except Japan recently (perhaps the MOST 1st world nation) for last 10-12 years using it in the most questionable accommodations ( EX: an Orwellian near-abandonned, soon-to-be torn down ancient hotel in NE China and a "6th World" tiny room in Hong Kong's Chung King Mansion (not) ) solely as 'peace-of-mind' insurance. Pleased to hear that it will continue to serve me on the Camino Frances.
Without repeating , I agree with all other positive comments in reviews/responses.
Scott , Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.
I just got this liner. I was pleasantly surprised at how small and light it was. Rolled up, it is about the size of a pop can. Smaller than some other silk liners that I have seen out there. I do like the opening on the side, however it only opens about 1/2 the way down, so you can't stick your feet out. I found it to be pretty roomy (I hate when my feet feel all cooped up). I like that it has a pillow case cover too.
Fantastic product. Plenty of room and feels so good. I stayed at a less than "one star" hotel and I was grateful to have this sheet. In my bag, it hardly took up any room, about the size of a shaving can.
These sleep sheets are awesome. So much silk for the price. Fit even a 6'2" guy with room to spare. Had enough room to move around without feeling claustrophobic. Sweet sheets.
Great bag liner. I thought my Helium bag was great, with the silk mummy liner, the bag is now fantastic.