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Sirius 2

rated 5 of 5 stars 10 years of use on three continents. I bought this tent in 2003 prior to hiking Vermont's long trail—300 miles over 30 days and over half of it in the rain. I have never felt the need for a ground tarp. I love the simple design of this tent. It is super light for two people and spacious and comfortable for one. The half fly design has many advantages including great ventilation — and an openness that takes away the claustrophobic nature of small tents. You can sit or lay down and watch the weather… Full review

Lightning 2 UL

rated 4 of 5 stars Sierra Designs has a very unique approach to tent and equipment design, and the Flash 2 UL is no different. From the unique structural support to the overall "porch" process, the Flash gives those looking for a fresh new take on tents a way to get out there, in a light, roomy fashion without making huge sacrifices. I recommend for someone looking for more room as a 1-person sleeping option or for lovers who want to be close on their trip. I will put the caveat that I do not have a lot of time in… Full review

Backcountry Bed 800 3-Season

rated 5 of 5 stars This has become my ultimate fave bag for backpacking ever!! BONUS: as a side sleeper it rocks as there is a sleeve to insert your pad so the bed stays put when you don't! This has become my ultimate fave bag for backpacking ever. I've tried all iterations of sleep systems known so I say this with some authority. I've used this bag through two backpacking seasons so far, from spring to fall, with the lowest temps experienced being 30 degrees and the wettest night was during a full on mountain thunderstorm… Full review

Mountain Meteor 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Although a heavy tent, when divided in 3, yes more than enough room for 3 occupants, the benefits outweigh the bulk. Incredible strength, extreme waterproofing, roominess, and durability compensate for the weight. Bought this tent new to replace an aged Stretch Dome 3 (Sierra Designs) a few years ago. Had 16 years use of the Stretch Dome so replacing was a difficult decision. Why not go with the replacement model by the same manufacturer? Initial use was a trip in February to the back country on… Full review

Alpha CD

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Did someone say ZIPPERS? My goodness, this is long winded. I agree on the zipper enigma arrangements and too damn many of them with different colored grab loops and a combination code in what direction to zip them. It's the most overkill I have seen in a tent. Like I want to puzzle my way out of my tent in the middle of the night to relieve myself. Along with the mesh being on the inside and not out, it does not make sense!! You have to open the mesh first to open or close the door for venting… 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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