Sierra Designs Introduces New Skurka Collection
June 29, 2016
Renowned adventurer helped develop new tent & pack
Sierra Designs continues to push ahead and inspire new adventures with a limited edition collection developed with National Geographic and Outside magazines’ “Adventurer of the Year,” Andrew Skurka. At just 35 years old, Skurka has hiked more than 30,000 miles – the equivalent of traveling around the world one and a half times. These products represent years of collaboration and fine-tuning between Sierra Designs and Skurka, utilizing his extensive backcountry knowledge to create innovative new designs.
The Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 backpack features a unique gusset system that allows the circumference to quickly expand from 40 to 60 liters with the adjustment of a few straps, providing a more stable and comfortable load carry. This multi-day pack features a unique “Y-FLEX” suspension that’s designed to be as lightweight as possible, allowing redundant materials to be removed without sacrificing comfort or stability. The pre-bent vertical stay transfers the pack weight into the waist belt, while providing space from the back for maximum ventilation. Other features include EVA foam padding, stretch mesh side pockets and a removable hydration sleeve. The Flex Capacitor will be available in 2 torso sizes: small/medium (17”-19″) and medium/large (19”-21″). MSRP: $189.95
The Sierra Designs High Route is a single person shelter designed for the full range of three-season conditions, without weighing you down or cramping your space. The tent’s diagonal ridgeline and vertical doors maximize usable interior space (36 square feet), allow for ventilation even when the shelter is closed in stormy weather, and keep poles out of the entryway and sleeping area. The High Route is light enough for mild summer trips at just 2lbs. 5oz., but storm-worthy enough for moderate winter weather. This non-freestanding shelter can help you handle bothersome insects and high humidity, or lack thereof, thanks to its double-wall design and porch-able doors. The High Route also features a simple, intuitive and fast pitch – perfect for setting up shelter in just minutes. MSRP: $299.95
The new tent and backpack will be on display at Summer Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City in the Sierra Designs booth, #24016.
About Sierra Designs
Sierra Designs was born in 1965 with a pioneering spirit into the world of backpacking and camping. Today, our crew of outdoor enthusiasts and seasoned explorers are on a mission to fundamentally redefine how we venture in the backcountry. We create outdoor equipment and apparel driven by technology and fearless approaches to keep adventurers miles from anything ordinary. Find more information at www.sierradesigns.com.