Tents & Camping Shelters

Absolute Snow Guide to Sierra Designs Camping & Outdoor Gear

 

Sierra Designs 2020

 


 

SIERRA DESIGNS 2020

 

THINK OUTSIDE

...Is the Sierra Designs credo.  And to them, it means planning your days around the pull of exploration.  It means filling your soul with a sense of wanderlust every time you step on the trail. It means celebrating your moments of campfire crackles and limitless starry skies. But it also means getting a little beyond your comfort zone every once in a while and never settling for ordinary. Think Outside – because life is found in the adventure, not the destination.

Born in California and bred on the trail, Sierra Designs has been committed to supporting people’s love of the outdoors since 1965. Today, that means creating equipment and apparel that is functional, beautiful, and most importantly, attainable.

With the time for exploring upon us, we take a look at some of Sierra Designs' standout camping and hiking gear for 2020.

 

Meteor 3000: Lightweight Trail Comfort  

You spoke, Sierra Designs listened, and the Meteor tent series came back for 2020 with an updated design built to the needs of campers heading out into an ever-changing North European climate.

Enhanced waterproofing, added wind protection, and a PFC-free construction makes the Meteor 3000 a standout design for fast-moving hiking and trekking. It also features a green 'earth-tone' flysheet to blend in with the landscape for wild camping adventures.

The 2-door, twin vestibule design doesn't compromise on comfort with pre-bent DAC poles creating a vertical front wall while a ridge pole creates near vertical side-walls to maximise internal space.  The flysheet can be rolled back for added ventilation in warmer weather while vents offer airflow and moisture management in cooler climes. The 68D fly and floor fabric see an increase to 3000mm hydrostatic head while the addition of 15D solid nylon interior side walls delivers improved wind-resistance.

The Meteor 3000 from Sierra Designs gives you a technical backpacking tent that balances low pack weight and living comfort with an attractive price that makes it a great choice for the experienced outdoor enthusiast and recreational camper alike.  Available in 2, 3 and 4 person variants.

Meteor 3000 2-Person Tent | Meteor 3000 3-Person Tent

 

Meteor 3000

Seasons: 3

Berth: 2 & 3 Person

Doors: 2

Weight: 2040g | 2410g

Packed Size: 45 x 16 cm | 45 x 17 cm

Poles:  DAC Pressfit Aluminium

Fly: 68D Poly 3000mm HH

Floor: 68D Poly 3000mm HH

PFC-Free 


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Sierra Designs 2020




Clip Flashlight: For On-Trail Versatility

A firm favourite among fast-and-light outdoor enthusiasts, the Sierra Designs Clip Flashlight 2 tent delivers an iconic backpacking shelter at a fantastic price.

With a packed weight of just 1.76kg, the Clip Flashlight 2 is crafted for fast-moving treks without compromising on performance. The non-freestanding tunnel design is fast to pitch with two DAC poles offering a generous peak height and usable interior space. On the inside, there's room enough for 2-people with single door access.  A large front vestibule offers added gear storage while two full-length zippers let you raise the front fly (using trekking poles) to act as a sun/rain awning - great for chilling out or meal prep.

The Clip Flashlight 2 gives you a proven design with a trail-friendly pack weight that's simple to pitch with a dependable construction for 3-4 season trekking and hiking. A great tent to share on the trail but still light enough for solo adventurers wanting more living space.

 

Clip Flashlight 2

Seasons: 3-4

Berth: 2 Person

Doors: 1

Weight: 1.76 kg

Packed Size: 47 x 17 cm 

Poles:  DAC Pressfit Aluminium

Fly: 68D Poly 1500mm HH 

Floor: 70D Poly 3000mm HH 

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Backcountry Bivy: For Fast-Moving Minimalists

The Backcountry Bivy gives you Sierra Designs' classic bivy shelter for those wanting to travel fast and light with the minimal of kit.  Built to fit both a sleeping bag and 2.5" thick pad, this lightweight bivy is crafted to ensure you're protected from the harshest of conditions.

A large U-shaped opening makes it easy to access while a roll-back mesh window panel keeps insects at bay while you relax. Fully-taped seams and tough, breathable-waterproof fabrics protect from rain and spindrift while controlling heat-moisture for comfort.

From rocky ledges to winter in the hills, the Backcountry Bivy is a great solo shelter for ultralight outdoor adventures; from climbing expeditions to backcountry ski tours and as part of an emergency kit.

 

Backcountry Bivy

Berth: 1 Person

Length: Regular 203 cm | Long 218 cm

Weight: Regular 0.40 kg | Long 0.45 kg

Packed Size: 25 x 10 cm 

Top: 20D Nylon Ripstop, DWR/10,400MM PeU, 18,300 g/day MVTR 

Bottom: 30D Nylon Ripstop, DWR/1200mm PeU, FR 


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Sierra Designs 2020

 



Sleeping Bags

 

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Cloud 800 Series: Lightweight, Zipless Design 

 

Offering unrivalled comfort in their weight class, the Cloud 800 Series sleeping bags from Sierra Designs gives you a standout sleep system for camping and backpacking across all seasons.

Crafted for the fast-moving outdoor enthusiast, the Cloud reduces weight in a number of innovative ways without compromising on function. 800 fill DriDown® delivers lightweight and highly packable insulation that maintains thermal efficiency even when damp. A sleeping pad sleeve in the base holds your pad in place for comfort and warmth and replaces unnecessary bottom insulation.

Sierra Designs' patented zipperless design features an integrated comforter that works with an insulated shoulder pocket and crescent-shaped opening to keep the comforter wrapped around your body while you sleep. This effectively seals out drafts to deliver the next level in comfort without the feeling of being confined. For warmer weather camping, the comforter can simply be folded out of the way.

An adjustable hood can be cinched for added protection while an innovative self-sealing foot vent lets you slip your feet free from the bag for fast and easy ventilation on warmer nights.

The Cloud 800 35 is a great choice for campers heading out in milder conditions while the Cloud 800 20 and Women's Cloud 800 20 is great for those venturing into cooler climes or camping at elevation during the spring to autumn months.

 

Women's Cloud 800 20°

Insulation: 800 FP PFC-Free DriDown

Fabric: 15D nylon ripstop 

Fill Weight: 419g

Weight: 790g

Fits: Up to 173 cm

Pack Size: 38 x 19 cm

Comfort: -3°C

Lower Limit: -10°C

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Sierra Designs 2020

Cloud 800 20°

Insulation: 800 FP PFC-Free DriDown

Fabric: 15D nylon ripstop 

Fill Weight: 419g | 465g

Weight: 820g | 900g

Fits Up To: Regular 183 cm | Long 198 cm

Pack Size: 38 x 19 cm

Comfort: -3°C

Lower Limit: -10°C


 

Cloud 800 35°

Insulation: 800 FP PFC-Free DriDown

Fabric: 15D nylon ripstop 

Fill Weight: 268g | 294g

Weight: 660g | 710g

Fits Up To: Regular 183 cm | Long 198 cm

Pack Size: 33 x 18 cm

Comfort: 2°C

Lower Limit: -3°C


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Backcountry Bed Duo 35: Lightweight Double Sleeping Bag
 

Offering unrivaled comfort in its weight class, the Backcountry Bed Duo 35°F/2°C sleeping bag from Sierra Designs gives you a standout 2-person sleep system for 3-season camping.

For a double sleeping bag, the Backcountry Bed Duo delivers a compact size that's great for car camping but light enough for shorter 2-person hikes.  Sierra Designs have reduced the Backcountry Bed's weight in a number of innovative ways without compromising on function. 700 fill DriDown® delivers high-loft insulation that maintains thermal efficiency even when damp. A sleeping pad sleeve in the base holds a double pad (or 2 singles) in place for comfort and warmth and replaces unnecessary bottom insulation. A lightweight 20D nylon ripstop shell and liner further keeps the pack weight low.

Sierra Designs' patented zipperless design features an oversized integrated comforter on each side that works with insulated hand/arm pockets to keep the comforter wrapped around your body while you sleep. This effectively seals out drafts to deliver the next level in comfort without the feeling of being confined. For warmer weather camping, each comforter can simply be folded out of the way as you would a duvet allowing each sleeper to choose their level of warmth.

A stretch cord closure system seals out drafts for added protection while an innovative self-sealing foot vent lets you slip your feet free from the bag for fast and easy ventilation on warmer nights.

 

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 Backcountry Bed Duo 35°F/2°C

 Fabric: 20D polyester ripstop | 20D polyester tafetta 

 Insulation: 700 FP PFC-Free DriDown

 Fill Weight: 677g

 Weight: 1707g

 Pack Size: 41 x 22 cm

 Comfort: 2C | 35F

 Comfort Limit: -3C | 27F

 

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Flex Capacitor: Your Next Favourite Backpack 


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Introducing the pack that does it all.  With 3 sizes to choose from, the Flex Capacitor delivers a versatile series of backpacks crafted for a range of activities big and small.  Each pack features an adjustable volume that adapts to the load with a Y-Flex suspension system for comfort that carries above their weight class.  A bucket lid with a stash pocket closes everything up while dual stretch pockets on the shoulder straps and side of pack lets you grab and stash on the move.  Comfy and practical, the Flex Capacitor is a firm favourite among outdoor enthusiasts looking for that solid all-around gear carrier.

Flex Capacitor 25-40L | Flex Capacitor 40-60L | Flex Capacitor 60-75L



Flex Capacitor 

Volume: 25-40L | 40-60L | 60-75L

Fabric: 100D Nylon-Poly RS | 420D Nylon Oxford

Expandable Volume

2 stretch mesh side pockets

2 stretch mesh hydration pockets on shoulders

Zippered hip belt pockets

U-shaped top acces zipper

Small stash pocket in lid

Ultralight weight

Lightweight 'Y' Flex DAC suspension


 

Sierra Designs 2020

 


 

Sierra Designs 2020