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Hurricane Parka

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Works about as well as a garbage bag with arm holes cut into it. I bought this parka because it was cheap, and that's what I got — a cheap parka. Doesn't breathe, wets out quickly, and the interior feels damp after a short time in the rain. Fit is baggy which seems to be typical of SD's tailoring (all over the map with little consistency). There's a reason SD radically changes their lineup from year to year: they just can't get it right. Rather than buy their mediocre gear every year, I've decided… Full review

Ridge Runner 15

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent value for a quality entry-level, down sleeping bag. This bag has come with me on all of my alpine backpacking trips for the past few years and is no worse for wear. Though this model is now out of production, I'd recommend Sierra Designs newer mummy-style bags (Zissou line), which look be a similarly great value. When I started to head out on backpacking trips for the first time a few years ago, I lusted for those top-of-the-line down bags made by companies like Feathered Friends and Western… Full review

Hurricane HP Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars For two years, both my jacket and my son's worked as advertised. Good value for the money. I and my teenage son have each owned these jackets for two years, and we wear them every day (even in summer I use mine essentially as a sweater at work, and my son does the same at school).  We have had no problems with failed zippers, tearing, or other craftsmanship issues. My son has successfully used his for riding to class on a bike in the rain at college. The only problem is that these are, indeed,… Full review

Backcountry Bed 600 2-Season

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The reinvention of the sleeping bag is upon us! If you hate stuck zippers, if you hate suffocating into the side of your hood, and if you hate rolling off your pad, then you love the Backcountry Bed!! This bag is for folks who have been overall discouraged by sleeping bag use and wish they had the bed roll of old! The comfort rating for this pad is 27-37 degrees F Fits user up to six feet Trail weight is 2lb 8oz Sleeping pad size is 20" Fill = 600 Fill Duck Dridown I used this bag in an ENO DoubleNest hammock… Full review

Zeta 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Amazing tent for a combination of backpacking and car-camping! Super easy to set up, can be done with one person in only a couple of minutes. This tent provides more than enough space for my partner and I and all our gear! When we're backpacking the weight isn't an issue and the setup is a breeze! This is probably the most waterproof tent I've ever used. We've been caught in storms (downpour and wind!) and the tent stayed completely dry despite bending somewhat under the intense wind (tent was perfectly… Full review

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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

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

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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