Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor Backpack Review

Touting the ability to expand from 40 to 60 liters, the Flex Capacitor transforms from a small overnight pack, to a large multi-day hauler. This is my review. … More Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor Backpack Review

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Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed 700 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

Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 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

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 (15 degree) 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

Sierra Designs Zissou Plus 700 2-Season Sleeping Bag Review

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

Sierra Designs Elite Dridown Parka Review: A Feathery Furnace.

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.