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Flashlight 2

rated 2 of 5 stars Great concept that needs more work. I bought this tent after reviewing various choices online. I had also owned the previous Flashlight and really like it. When I set the tent up I immediately realized that there is a serious design problem. The issue is that it is impossible to get a taut pitch on the tent body. Since this also incorporates the "fly" in that it is a single wall roof, the tent droops and sags and there are depressions in the fabric in the lower part of the roof that will be susceptible… Full review

Electron RC 2

rated 3.5 of 5 stars It's a very well designed tent, but I find that sometimes the quality of the materials aren't too great. I had to patch the window with duct tape, and one of the door zippers wouldn't close. The tent is very easy to set up, and it's very easy to figure out in darkness and pouring rain because you can pitch the rainfly first, then attach the body. I find that the tent is fairly stable, and I saw very little condensation inside the tent. Full review

Backcountry Bed 600

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is the perfect combination between a sleeping bag and a backpacking quilt. It allows you to sleep on your back, side, or stomach with ease. If you are a hot sleeper you can simply pull the attached top quilt away from your body allowing your top half to be exposed while your lower extremities are inside the bag. The Dridown fill makes worrying about the elements a no nevermind and its construction seems to be durable and will last me for years to come. I took this out for an overnighter… Full review

Night Watch CD

rated 5 of 5 stars Best tent ever!!!!! I have had this tent for several years. It is a great lightweight tent. It is very very sturdy. We have camped in this tent at Copper Breaks State Park in Texas when a tornado missed us by only about a mile. My son and I were the only ones of the group of three tents that had a usable tent in the morning!!!! I will buy this tent again, "IF" I ever have to replace it!!!!   Get the footprint groundcloth, you won't regret it. Ready to leave? Pick it up and shake it out, roll it… Full review

Summer Moon

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for 20 years and it's still great. This tent was top of the line. Now it's a tank but i love it! 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

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

Meet Gonzan, Trailspace's Reviewer of the Month
Congratulations to Gonzan, our latest reviewer of the month. Gonzan wrote a Killer Review of the Sierra Designs Zissou 30 Lite, and wins a great goodie pack of gear from Trailspace, Innate, Injinji, Probar, and GU. Read more
December 18, 2012


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Boulder, CO 80301

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