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.
A quick preview of the upcoming 2016 Sierra Designs Nightwatch tent. … More Sierra Designs 2016 tent preview (Nightwatch)
The Elite Cagoule and Chaps from Sierra Designs ditches the concepts of traditional gear, and instead reaches deep inside their pocket of ideas for something lighter, breezier, and completely zipper free. Tradition is a strong force in backpacking, but sometimes different truly is better. The Cagoule and Chaps are sold separately, but are designed to … More Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule and Chaps Rainwear
So so warm. That’s the thought that kept rolling through my head as I drifted off to sleep on a brisk 20 degree night under high winds on an exposed peak. About the Mobile Mummy The Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy is designed to be more of a garment than a body sack. A full frontal … More Sierra Designs Mobile Mummy Review
The Sierra Designs DriDown Hoody is a light weight, compressible, waterproof down filled hoody designed for those who want plenty of warmth without a weight penalty. About the hoodie The hoddie is built from a light weight 20D ripstop, with a protective water/ wind protective membrane on top. It’s filled with 800 fill DriDown, to … More Sierra Designs DriDown Hoody Review
I’m working on a review for this tent, but I have to test it in such a wide variety of conditions that I wont’ have it ready for a while. Instead, I wanted to post a quick overview of the tent so I could show what I know so far. Impressions So far, I’m really … More Sierra Designs Convert 3 Overview
You’ve probably noticed by now, but Sierra Designs has been doing some really cool stuff with their…designs. 2015 looks to be no different with several new products, and a few that really caught my attention. Let’s take a look. First, I’m very excited about these, as SD produces some of my favorite tents. Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents. … More 2015 Sierra Designs Tents and Sleeping Bags Preview
The Sierra Designs Flashlight UL2 is a non-freestanding ultralight backpacking tent that is designed to be used with trekking poles (or the included, optional, vertical poles) to cut weight. Ringing up at 3 lbs 2 oz it certainly accomplishes the goal at just under $359. With the optional vertical poles you’ll add an additional 6 … More Sierra Designs Flashlight UL2 Review
I’m a big fan of sleep, and I prefer to do it well. If there is anywhere that I spend a good deal of time, it’s in my sleep system. Surprisingly, a good pillow is hard to find. Tired of waking up to neck pain and a poor nights sleep, I began searching. I gathered … More Pillow Fight! The Best Backpacking Pillow?