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Lookout CD

rated 5 of 5 stars Abused for over 16 years. Abused is the correct terminology. It's been buried in the snow...not talking about the crap videos online, but rather 4 feet of snowfall without shoveling!!!!! Yeah. Packed through the Lost Coast......pissing rain with over 10 years of abuse in the Trinity Alps, NNF, throughout the Sierra, Mt Whitney to Mt Hood. Trinity Alps through winter, on and on and on and on and on. Anyone that tells you that this tent is for the birds hasn't used it. time, ohhhh I forgot… Full review

Lightning 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Spacious with nice features, but rainfly isn't removable. I bought this originally for Kauai to hike the Kalalau Trail. I found a great deal and it weighs about 4 lbs, 3 oz for everything (so including tent + poles + tent bag + pole bag + stakes + guylines). Individually, the tent itself is 2 lbs 11 oz, and the poles alone are 1 lb 7 oz. So it's lightweight and is even lighter if you split the poles and the tent between two people. Plus, the Lighting 2 didn't break the bank vs the Lighting 2 FL,… Full review

Flash 2 FL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight and trail-ready, full size for two people, two doors and two gear vestibules, high ceiling, dry setup, great ventilation, highest quality workmanship, parts and materials, overall a go-to tent for lightweight backpacking and back-country trips for two people. Why This Tent is Great for Back Country This tent is a perfect combination of livability and light weight: it only weighs 1840 grams / 4.05 lbs (full package, weighed on my kitchen scale) yet provides full size living compartment… Full review

Microlight 2 Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars A good, basic wind breaker (when did these begin being called wind shirts?). Breathable, packable and roomy enough for layering. This is one of the clothing items that make up a layered system that can handle a wide range of climates. From a winter camp in Wisconsin to windy days along the shores of Lake Michigan and bike commuting in Chicago this basic windbreaker works just fine. The price was good, quality top-notch. All it lacks is the high-priced name tag of other outdoor clothing. I bought… Full review

Zia 3

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for a couple, lightweight enough for backpacking, but roomy and comfortable. Three-seasons, 3-person tent with a good ventilation and storage space. Comfortably tall. Setting it up for the first time was a bit of a puzzle, but after that it was taking just 3-4 minutes. I recommend practise before the trip. Tent is well built and looks great too. It comes with extra footprint. It also has a mesh which attached near the ceiling creates a nice shelf for small items. I was using this tent… 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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Boulder, CO 80301

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