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GearJunkie.com- Sierra Designs DriDown "Best in Show"

February 10, 2012

GearJunkie.com- Sierra Designs DriDown

Live demonstrations at the OR Show were hard to ignore. Sierra Designs, which will release sleeping bags and puffy jackets with water-resistant down, had large Plexiglas beakers filled with treated feathers suspended in water. Show attendees could spin and tilt the beakers on a stand to submerge treated and regular down. It was easy to see the treated feathers absorbed much less water than the old fashioned fluff off a goose’s back. The company backs off just short of saying "waterproof." But a new down-insulation treatment used in a line of to-be-released sleeping bags and jackets from Sierra Designs is being touted as "revolutionizing" the category.

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