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Backcountry Bed 600 2-Season

rated 4 of 5 stars Innovative design with no zippers and built-in comforter. Warm below rating for me who usually sleeps cold. Fairly compressible. DriDown works well. Pad stays put in sleeve for good night's sleep. The Backcountry Bed is, as most of you must have heard by now, a new kind of sleep system. It does indeed have the qualities of your bed at home although it is a little harder to get into and out of. I have been using my Backcounty Bed in my yurt at home all winter and have just taken it out into the field… Full review

Flashlight 2

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, low-cost backpacking tent with great space for one and cozy for two. Performs well in the rain. Lots of options for ventilation. One hack makes it roomy and quiet in the wind. I just spent four nights on the Green River in Utah and Colorado. We put in at Flaming Gorge Dam and took out at Swinging Bridge. The first night we camped at Dripping Springs and had light rain but with falling temperatures there was plenty of condensation inside all of the tents (our group had 8 tents total). Full review

Lightning 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good summer season tent, easy setup. But too weak, in wind. I use this tent for 3-season (in winter I use EV2). Generally, it is good: easy setup, wide entrance, and unique shape. Ventilation is excellent, so do not need to worry about condensation. But!! In the wind, setup direction requires luck. If strong winds hit the entrance, you can feel tent is flying... But side or opposite side, no matter at all. When setting the tent, always need to consider direction of wind. Full review

Night Watch CD

rated 5 of 5 stars My favorite 4-season tent. At 7 lbs, it's several pounds lighter than my Trango 2. It keeps me dry and comfortable in sub zero. The tent is comfortable in seasons other than winter because of its clever venting. : Easy 3 pole setup.  Stability: Tent is very taut when guyed out. Camped in -20°F with 20-30 mph winds. I tied the fly to some logs and shrubs and staked it out best I could in frozen ground. No flapping. No problems.Weather Resistance: I've always stayed dry and the tent is 14 years… Full review

Yahi 4

rated 5 of 5 stars A fantastic, well thought out and well engineered tent. Setup: Really easy. Footprint clips onto tent through patented Jake's feet clips. Poles insert and fit great. Stability: Does very well in non-extreme weather. I've used it in 4 seasons and it has been great.  Weather resistance: Fly hangs really low keeping all weather out.  Ventilation: Does pretty well. Has minimal condensation. Room and storage: Has 4 double compartment personal pockets and 2 wall mesh pockets. Packability:  Has a handled… Full review

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Sierra Designs is owned by American Rec, which also owns IsisKelty, Mountain Trails, ROKK, Royal RobbinsUltimate Direction, and Wenzel.

Sierra Designs Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Titanium-Infused Garments, Retro Rain Gear, LED Tents
Sierra Designs celebrates 50 years with its decidedly retro Elite Cagoule and Rain Chaps. Big Agnes shows off mtnGLO tents with integrated LEDs. And Vargo Outdoors embeds titanium into its performance apparel. Read more
August 9, 2014

Origami Stove, Rocket Snowshoes, Toasty Rain Coats: OR Day 1
An origami-inspired stove, a snow saw with built-in avalanche hazard analysis tools, a carbon fiber snowshoe that weighs less than a paperback, and insulated down-filled rain jackets: more action from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Jason Ruff Wins Sierra Designs DriDown Zissou
Congratulations, Jason! For sharing your review of your Asolo TPS 535 hiking boots, you've won a DriDown Zissou 12 sleeping bag, thanks to Sierra Designs ($270 value!). Read more
April 15, 2013

Review this Week to Win Your Own Zissou
We're giving away a Sierra Designs DriDown Zissou 12 sleeping bag to one lucky reviewer next week. Review your outdoor gear by Sunday, April 14, to be entered. Then see how the Zissou 12 compares to Steve Zissou (played by Bill Murray) from Wes Anderson's “The Life Aquatic.” Read more
April 7, 2013

Review Your Gear to Win Sierra Designs DriDown Bag
Review your outdoor gear now through April 14 and you could win a supremely warm and dry DriDown Zissou 12 sleeping bag, thanks to Sierra Designs ($270 value). Read more
March 31, 2013

Review Your Gear to Win Sierra Designs DriDown Bag
Review your outdoor gear now through April 14 and you could win a DriDown Zissou 12 sleeping bag, thanks to Sierra Designs. Worth $270, the hydrophobic Zissou 12 down bag promises to keep you warm and dry. Read more
March 26, 2013

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