Sierra Designs

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Meteor 2

rated 3 of 5 stars A 2-person tent best suited for those that value livability a little more than shaving ounces. Sierra Designs touts it as good for car camping or backpacking and I agree; this really is that rare 'tweener design. This is a great couples tent for those milder weather trips. Though marketed as a 3-season tent, I would avoid using it  during  the edges of shoulder seasons or winter for reasons listed below. The manufactures page can be found at this link. But here are the primary specs: Minimum… Full review

DriDown Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Seeking a little more luxury and comfort in the backcountry? At around USD $25, the Sierra Designs DriDown pillow is a comfortable, reasonably priced, well-designed, and responsibly sourced down pillow for backcountry use. The flexible design of this pillow system allows one to shed weight or add luxury as desired. The Sierra Designs DriDown Pillow is actually a pillow "system" consisting of a DriDown-filled, quilted pillow top, a synthetic pillow, and a lightweight stuff sack. I use the term system… Full review

Half Moon 3

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For an older model tent, this one still stands strong even now. Tough, reliable, easy to set up, with a reasonable weight; what's not to like? Setup: The tent has a basic cross pole design with a shorter top pole that fits into two grommets. The apex pole clip holds the top cross pole in place with respect to the other poles (see pic). The poles use clips and don't require any sleeve insertion. This cuts down setup time and headaches. They fit into standard brass corner grommets. The footprint… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Perfect for motorcycle, snowmobile, sled, and canoe camping. Setup is easy—two straight poles, grommet front and back and do the same with the other two arched poles on each side of the body, cross them at the back and use the clip with the little bungee cord to lock them together at the X. Then start clipping on the clips. Start at the middle of each pole and work your way around. Arch pole, put it in one grommet on one side hold onto the pole, bring it around to the other grommet on the other… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars All in all, this is a true workhorse of a tent. It's suitable for all weather conditions, it's spacious, durable, and lightweight. A few personal preferences that they could have done differently, but overall I give it a 9/10...because nobody's perfect. Haha! Setup 9/10: Without instructions, it took a couple tries to figure out the poles the first time. Otherwise, setup was a breeze. The poles attach to the tent exclusively with grommets and clips, so there aren't any annoying sleeves to deal with. Full review

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Sierra Designs is owned by Exxel Outdoors, which also owns Kelty, Mountain Trails, Ultimate Direction, and Wenzel.

Sierra Designs Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Paddler Sharon and Climber Brian Win Sierra Designs DriDown Bags
Congratulations to Sharon Miller and Brian McLaughlin. Both Trailspace members won new DriDown sleeping bags from Sierra Designs for reviewing their outdoor gear in June. Read more
July 2, 2016

Last Day, Enter to Win a Sierra Designs DriDown Bag
Today's the last day to enter to win one of two Sierra Designs DriDown sleeping bags. On Thursday we'll draw two Trailspace members to win a sleeping bag each. Read more
June 29, 2016

Review Your Gear to Win a Sierra Designs Sleeping Bag
We're giving two lucky Trailspace members DriDown sleeping bags next week, thanks to Sierra Designs. Whether it's your pack, puffy, or paddle, review your outdoor gear now through Wednesday, June 29. Read more
June 22, 2016

Win Your Own Sierra Designs Summer Sleeping Bag
Two lucky Trailspace members are going to win his and her own DriDown sleeping bags in June, thanks to Sierra Designs. To enter, review your outdoor gear, apparel, or footwear. Read more
June 14, 2016

Win 1 of 2 DriDown Sleeping Bags from Sierra Designs
We're giving away Sierra Designs DriDown sleeping bags to two lucky Trailspace gear reviewers. After all, every outdoor enthusiast needs a warm, dry place to rest up between adventures. Read more
June 7, 2016

Review Your Gear, Win a Sierra Designs Sleeping Bag
We're giving away two Sierra Designs DriDown sleeping bags in June. Review your outdoor gear and you're entered to win a women's Eleanor Plus ($250 value) or a men's Zissou Plus ($220 value). Read more
June 1, 2016


Sierra Designs
6235 Lookout Road, Suite C
Boulder, CO 80301

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