Sierra Designs Zinger Jacket

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Weight 17 oz
Center Back Length 29.5 in (Large)
Waterproof 10,000 mm
Breathability 30,000 grams per sq m
Shell Fabric Cocona Xcellerator



Major disappointment. Not worth the money. I've had…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180


Major disappointment. Not worth the money.


  • Light weight
  • Fairly breathable
  • Comfortable


  • Flimsy zippers
  • SD won't honor warranty

I've had this parka for about 2 years.The zippers are bad news and very delicate. Left pocket zipper failed on mine (teeth separated from the zipper tape). I doubt I cycled the zipper 50 times before it came apart.

Here's what SD says on their warranty page:

"Sierra Designs guarantees that the materials and workmanship in every product we make will stand up to the use for which it was designed."

Seems like they should replace the zipper, but they claim that they literally cannot do it because of the zipper and pocket design and I'm just out of luck.

They offered me 50% off three more SD products instead. Yeah right, spend more money on their products. Come on, build good stuff and honor your warranty, SD.

I'd recommend people look elsewhere for a quality parka, like Mountain Hardwear and North Face. Both good products and both companies stand behind their products.

Pros: Light, good venting, good breathability, loose fit for layering.

Cons: flimsy zippers, poor abrasion resistance, non-existent customer service.  

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Sierra Designs's Men's Zinger Jacket page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . Sierra Designs' Zinger jacket is a lightweight, waterproof breathable shell with an adjustable hood that lets you keep moving fast in wet, windy weather without overheating. Available Colors: BLACK, INK, RANGER. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

Whether you're backpacking, hiking, or just running around town in the rain, the Sierra Designs Men's Zinger Jacket makes sure you stay dry and comfortable. Cocona Xcellerator fabric uses active natural particles to enhance breathability and overall performance in a wide range of weather conditions and activity. Fine-tuned for backpacking, the Sierra Designs Zinger Jacket for men has been designed to perform with your pack.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Men's Zinger Jacket DECENT FEATURES of the Sierra Designs Men's Zinger Jacket Fully-Taped PVC-Free seams 1 interior zippered pocket Center front storm flap Exposed waterproof zippers Condor construction Underarm vents Interior tricot chin guard Adjustable cuff Adjustable hem The SPECS Center Back Length: Large: 29.5in. Weight: 17 oz Waterproof: 10,000 mm Breathability: 30,000 g/m2 Materials: Shall: Cocona Xcellerator

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Sierra Designs Zinger Jacket

currently retails for:
MSRP: $299.00 (men's)

The Sierra Designs Zinger Jacket is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen August 21, 2014 at Sierra Trading Post.

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