(April 18, 2006) - Sierra Designs, a technical leader in developing
innovative outdoor products including tents, sleeping bags and clothing
for "people in the know", today announced that the Trade Wind 15-Degree
DriZone™ waterproof/breathable sleeping bag was awarded the prestigious
"Gear of the Year" award by Outside Magazine. This is the 2nd "Gear of
the Year" award from Outside Magazine that Sierra Designs has received.
The Reverse Combi tent won the "Gear of the Year" award in 2005 for its
innovative Reverse Combi variable pole diameter system that created
steeper walls for more livable space.
"We are honored to be the recipient of this highly coveted award,"
said Sierra Designs marketing manager Kristine Carey. "The DriZone
waterproof/breathable fabric technology continues to receive
recognition by industry gurus and the Outside Magazine editors and
testers definitely put our products to the test. This is the second
major award from industry gurus for the DriZone waterproof/breathable
The Trade Wind is an innovative 800-fill Goose Down bag that is
revolutionary in its technology and performance. The sleeping bag is
designed with the award-winning DriZone laminated waterproof and
breathable fabric that allows moisture to escape while keeping
condensation out. In addition, the polyester liner fabric aids in
wicking moisture away from the body and offers a soft and comfortable
hand that provides the opportunity for a great nights sleep. Finally,
the 800-fill Goose Down is a natural renewable insulation that provides
a higher "warmth-to-weight" ratio, longer life, best compression and is
great for backcountry adventures.
Every year, Outside honors adventure products that seamlessly merge design, functionality and performance.
"Our athletes and experts put these products through the wringer on
trips from the Grand Canyon to India, in conditions where quality gear
can have a dramatic impact on your experience," said Dennis Lewon,
editor of the 2006 Outside Buyer's Guide. "We tested hundreds of new
adventure-sport-related products to find those with outstanding
technical performance and design." For more information, visit
About Sierra Designs
Established in 1965, Sierra Designs is a technical leader in
developing innovative outdoor products including tents, sleeping bags
and clothing for "people in the know". The company dedicates itself to
creating the highest quality products with superior innovation that
offer function as well as style. With award winning products, numerous
technical patents and exclusives in tents and sleeping bags, the
company sets itself apart from the competition. For more information
visit their website at www.sierradesigns.com.