(January 15, 2005) - For the past 40 years, Sierra Designs has touched
the lives of millions of outdoor enthusiasts all over the world. From
the lightweight down jacket, the Minaret introduced in 1966, to the
Reverse Combi tent launching in 2005, Sierra Designs has stayed
committed to producing extraordinary outdoor product innovations and
equipment. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Sierra Designs will
launch its largest lineup of innovative and technical products to date
at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market on Jan. 29-Feb. 1, 2005 in Salt
Lake City, Utah.
This season, Sierra Designs has integrated its award-winning
DriZone waterproof/breathable fabric into its entire product portfolio:
tents, sleeping bags and apparel. With its high performance and great
value, the DriZone fabric combines outstanding waterproofness with
great breathability for the perfect cohort on any outdoor expedition.
"Our 2005 lineup further advances our goal of solidifying Sierra
Designs as a core technical brand and a leader in the fusion of nature
and technology for lifestyle apparel," said Mark J. Herbert, President
of Sierra Designs and Ultimate Direction. "Each product and innovation
builds on the brand and the evolution of the outdoor culture, capturing
the history of the Sierra Designs legacy."
Torrent 2L Stretch: The TS 22 Parka and TS 20 Pant provide a
2-Layer waterproof/breathable, stretch fabric in critical motion and
high wear areas where performance and durability can be maximized.
Retailing at $225 for the Parka and $150 for the pant, this category is
hard to outdo with its value and performance. Torrent V: These system
jackets, parkas and offer an improved laminate and a much lighter
fabric from the 2004 Torrent line. Ranging from $100-$220 retail, the
entire Torrent V category provides an excellent price point along with
extreme technical performance for any outdoor activity.
DriZone 850-Fill and 750-Fill Down Jackets: Sierra Designs has
designed two new categories of insulated, lightweight and packable down
jackets. Made with the award-winning DriZone fabric used on sleeping
bags and tents, these jackets are intended for use in severe cold and
wet conditions. Cold Fusion Synthetic: For all around warmth without
the costs, the Synthetic Down insulation jackets and vests keep users
warm, dry and comfortable.
Radium Stretch Insulated Soft Shell: Sierra Designs has taken its
soft shell category to the next level with the lightweight Helios
Parka. Made with a fully windproof insulated Primaloft Sport™, water
resistant/breathable laminate membrane that increases moisture vapor
transmission and creates a superior level of weather protection and
breathability. This parka keeps the elements out while providing
stretch and fast wicking qualities. Barricade Soft Shell: This
lightweight technical soft shell category with fleece backing for
increased insulation provides tons of technical innovations and details
for any outdoor user. The men's Rebel and women's Fauna Jackets combine
the Torrent V waterproof/breathable fabric with the SewFree seams in
areas featuring Sierra Designs innovative Extremity Vents. These soft
shells can tackle the backcountry with ease.
Alpatec Ice Expedition Base Layer: Sierra Designs is the only
company in the industry that is combining the natural fibers of Alpaca
with Microbalpaca Microfibers to supply high performance wicking and
warmth characteristics in a base layer. The tops and pants are fully
washable, super soft, lightweight, extremely warm and quick drying.
Midweight Wool Base Layer: This base layer category combines
Dri-Release Polyester with wool to create a blend that provides the
benefits of warmth and comfort through moisture management.
Torrent 3-Layer Wool Jackets:
The groundbreaking Torrent 3-Layer wool jacket illustrates the
combination of nature and technology. The men's and women's Union 3L
Jacket is dynamic, detailed and progressive and provides consumers with
the ultimate balance of unparalleled function and form. The stretch
fabric and DWR finish shows Sierra Designs commitment of pioneering its
apparel for the future.
Torrent 3L Corduroy: Sierra Designs redefines technical/lifestyle
clothing with the waterproof/breathable, 3-Layer Torrent corduroy
fabric with DWR finish. The men's Prescott and women's Clia Jackets as
well as the men's Ridley Pant bring on an urban technical style.
Waterproof/Breathable Nylon Oxford:
The Gladstone Bomber combines the designs of work wear and jean
jacket style for a fashionable lifestyle piece that combines a
waterproof/breathable option for insulation and warmth. This classic
bomber is the perfect design for everyday adventures.
Snow Fox For Women:
This new lifestyle line is ultra fashionable, totally chic and a
great value — $45-$180 retail. With lusciously soft fabrics, artful
quilting, impeccable detailing and a handcrafted look and feel, the
Snow Fox line makes winter fun again, without compromising function and
comfort. The Oberland Vest is an outwear classic that can be reversed
to please urban dwellers and chalet goers. The Alta Jacket is fitted
with a full-length main zipper and biker collar. A sleek alternative to
traditional outerwear that provides users with the warmth and comfort
they are looking for.
Windproof Wool Sweaters:
Windproof Wool: These stylish wool sweaters offer a great design
and cut in a warm wool blend with a windproof membrane. The men's and
women's Composite and Windward Sweaters are the perfect companions on a
Combining cutting-edge technology with the most comfortable natural
elements and authentic styling, the sportswear category of lifestyle
apparel was designed for those seeking a higher level of detail and
quality in their shirts. The men's Haptic Shirt and women's Sima Top
combine a blend of Organic Cotton, Hemp and Lycra to create a
utility-driven design perfect for everyday. The men's Lava Shirt and
women's Impulse Shirt features Shoeller's 3XDRY multifunctional
high-tech finish that repels moisture on the outside and transports
moisture quickly from the inside to the outside.
With the success of the adult rainwear category, Sierra Designs has
introduced the same fabrics and technology into a youth line. The
Hurricane LT Parka and Pant and Microlight Jacket and Pant offer the
highest quality in weather resistant technologies for kids.
Men's and women's Tech Soft Shell Gloves: These highly insulated,
lightweight and water resistant gloves with an adjustable gauntlet
feature, allow for a quick and easy way to get in and out. Mighty Lite
Gaiter: The lightest waterproof full-length gaiter on the market – 6.5
ounces. 40-Year Gaiter: Heavy-duty yet lightweight, waterproof and
packable gaiter marking Sierra Designs 40-year anniversary. Men's and
women's waterproof/breathable Booties: Made from the DriZone
waterproof/breathable lightweight material used on the Sierra Designs
sleeping bags provide exceptional warmth and comfort. Snow Fox
Accessories for Women: Features ultra fashionable and hip hats,
scarves, and a tote bag.
DriZone Bivy Sacks:
Utilizing the award-winning DriZone waterproof/breathable fabric,
the Navassa Bivy and Zagori Bivy breathe so much better than competing
fabrics and include a full range of features and benefits to users.
Adventure DriZone Series:
For fall 2005, Sierra Designs added four new award-winning DriZone
waterproof/breathable sleeping bags for cold weather use: the men's and
women's 0 degree bags, the Cirque and Mist and the men's and women's
–20 degree bags, the Echo and Electra. Ranging from $340-$420 retail,
these bags are a great value compared to the competition in the
800-fill down insulation category.
Adventure Synthetic Series:
These lightweight, extremely warm synthetic bags complete the
Adventure Series categories with the men's Washakie and women's Two
Moons 0 degree, Polargaurd 3D bags. The Washakie and Two Moons come
with all the standard features of Sierra Designs Adventure Series bags:
Pad Locks, Snag Free zipper tracks, chest pocket, glow-in-the-dark
zipper pulls, draft collar and dual draft tubes.
Mach 1: This new lightweight 3-pole designed shelter is truly like
no other in providing openness and 22 square feet of ample floor space.
A large side door and spacious double track vestibule allow for easy
storage and access to gear. Hyperlight 3 AST: Due to the success of the
Hyperlight AST, Sierra Designs introduced the three-person version that
utilizes all the same innovations. Split between three people, this 5
pounds 14 ounce tent divides up easily.
Reverse Combi: New and exclusive for 2005, the Sierra Designs
Reverse Combi utilizes an innovative variable pole diameter system with
pre-bent pole sections allowing the x-tents internal volume to increase
by 50 percent. Weighing just 5 pounds, 5 ounces and totaling 32 square
feet, this new technology will revolutionize the future of tent design.
Electron: This roomy 2-person tent boasts tons of bells and whistles
such as an included footprint, gear attic and coffee sling.
These tents allow the adventurer to leave weight behind and go from
3-season to 4-season in the blink of an eye. Perfect for the person who
wants only one tent for the whole year. Omega Light: With lighter poles
and removable sections, a silicone rain fly, a removable stash door and
panels that zip open to expose the mesh ceiling, this new ultralight
convertible tent weighs only 5 pounds 10 ounces.
Hercules Assault AST: The Holy Grail of tents just got lighter and
faster. All the great technology and superior strength of our high
altitude tested Hercules AST, but with a lightweight single-wall
construction. Includes a large vestibule and the new Air Flow Vent
System prevents condensation. Solomente AST: This 4-season tent weighs
only 3 pounds, 1 ounce and comes with a single wall construction to
keep the weight down. Sierra Designs uses its DriZone Laminated Fabric
to keep moisture out and the patented Jake's Corner technology for
strength and durability. This tent also has 22 sq. ft. of living space
and a 4 sq. ft. vestibule allowing for ample living space and room to
sit up and stretch out.
Base Camp Tents
Loaded with new features including a room divider, larger
vestibules, better zipper orientation and cup holders, these tents are
perfect for big summer adventures. Bedouin 8: Same great features as
the other Bedouin tents in the series, but this one's got room for
eight! This large shelter was even designed with a room divider for
additional privacy and a large vestibule area. Great for a family
outing, a large group, or a guided 3-season base camp tour.
Night Glow Attic : A remarkable Sierra Designs innovation for
internal tent lighting that allows night sight provided from a red hue.
The battery lasts 10-12 hours and is great for finding a tent at tent.
Established in 1965, Sierra Designs is a leading manufacturer of
high performance products, including tents, sleeping bags and technical
and lifestyle outdoor clothing. The company is dedicated to producing
technically superior, innovative products that offer function as well