Targeting a blend of livability, packability and cost, the Sweet Suite 2 utilizes a unique pole system paired with smart material choices to reduce weight, increases interior volume, all while keeping the cost to a minimum. My review. … More Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 2 Tent Review
Improving on their previous Backcountry bed design, Sierra Designs has updated their sleeping bags to be warmer, more efficient, and lighter through the use of streamlined design and revised materials. Is newer better? My review: Let’s start by looking at the design. For the unfamiliar, the original Backcountry bed removed the zippers of traditional sleeping … More Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 Review
4 season protection at 3 season weights? The Sierra Designs Convert 2 tent promises to be just that. With a removable vestibule, beefed up construction, and a sturdy design, this could work. The Convert two is designed for winter use. It has a more robust pole system than most 3 season tents, breathable nylon walls … More Sierra Designs Convert 2 Review
The Clips Flashlight 2 feels like a return to form for Sierra Designs. It’s a complete re-working of a classic model that’s been tracing trails since the 90s. Promising improved livability, reduced weight, and the implementation of new technologies, can this new classic hold it’s own? The Clip Flashlight 2 is a non-freestanding full double … More Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 Review
Lately, Sierra Designs has been expanding the scope of their sleep systems. The Backcountry Quilt 700 is one of their latest efforts, continuing the trend towards uncompromised comfort through unique design. Let’s see how it performs in the field. The Backcountry Quilt 700 is a 15 degree (28 F EN comfort rated) quilt designed to eliminate some of … More Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 (15 degree) Review
The Sierra Designs Nightwatch takes everything I liked about the Lightning 2: an awning, gear closets, and a stable design, and enhances it by implementing a roll back fly for star gazing and better ventilation. Despite looking quite similar, the design has been heavily modified in a variety of ways. How does this new model hold … More Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 Review
Not to disappoint, Sierra Designs will be bringing more innovation and clever designs to the table for 2017. New offers will include a light weight budget tent, reinvigorated classics and the all new High Route solo shelter designed by Andrew Skurka himself. The new shelters all provide something new and innovative, something Sierra Designs has … More 2017 Sierra Designs Tents Preview
Sometimes small changes are all that’s required for a classic design to excel above the competition. The redesigned 2016 Zissou Plus 700 sleeping bag targets a more comfortable sleep system by tweaking the tried and true mummy build by adding a quilt style closure and a second zipper. This is my review. The Zissou Plus 700 2-season … More Sierra Designs Zissou Plus 700 2-Season Sleeping Bag Review
Staying warm in the winter is far less biology and much more science. Well designed gear can transform a desolate winter hiding underneath the sheets into a wonderful season of exploration and comfort. The Elite DriDown Parka was built from the ground up with that in mind. Drawing much of it’s inspiration from the sensational … More Sierra Designs Elite Dridown Parka Review: A Feathery Furnace.
Rarely do new designs in tent architecture come along that both provide innovation and improvements to what’s currently available. The Tensegrity 2 Elite is here to break the trend. It’s weird, it’s unusual, and it’s great. The Tensegrity 2 Elite is built from a lightweight silicone/silicone 20D ripstop nylon. This is both lighter and stronger than … More Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite Review. Innovation done right.