What is “Intelligent Minimalism”?
Mar 26, 2014
It’s a feeling that arises from deep within. A desire to go farther, experience more, be more authentic.
It’s about freedom: Freedom to move. Freedom from worry. Freedom from overwhelm. Freedom from the trappings of stuff – disposable, cheaply made, too-heavy stuff.
It’s that sweet spot between deprivation and excess, that place where you have everything you need, you’re comfortable and enjoying life.
It’s about smart simplicity. You’re not cutting corners (or cutting your toothbrush in half) and sacrificing performance for ounces. You’re not wondering if your ultralight shelter will hold up in a storm. Neither are you bogged down with unnecessary bulk.
Intelligent minimalism is having one innovative, versatile, high-performance
lightweight backpacking tent. It’s a Backcountry Bed that’s not only light and simple sleeping bag, but as comfortable as your bed at home. You can go further, explore more, live better, and have fun while still keeping your pack weight low. You can make sense of minimalist backpacking.
For us, “intelligent minimalism” isn’t a buzzword. It’s not an abstract concept. It’s a real philosophy that drives every design decision we make. Every zipper, every seam, every material, every pole of every tent, we ask ourselves:
Will it weigh you down? Or will it enhance your experience?
Intelligent minimalism simply allows us to make these decisions more consciously, more deliberately. We focus on what’s really important – the experience of using our outdoor backpacking gear.
When you invest in simplicity, it pays off — It pays off in the time you’ll save, the space you’ll save in your closets, and more space in your schedule. And it pays off in your enjoyment of life itself. Reduce the physical clutter and you’ll clear the mental clutter too.
Intelligent minimalists find that happiness through an authentic devotion – not to stuff – but to life itself. You’ll be able to get outside more and have peace of mind that your backpacking gear will stand up to whatever conditions you encounter.
Take a look around and see how
Sierra Designs is pioneering the philosophy of “intelligent minimalism.”
We think you’ll like what you see.
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