Sierra Designs Announces Partnership with Adventure Athlete, Andrew Skurka


Boulder, CO –Sierra Designs has paired up with backpacking expert Andrew Skurka, a National Geographic "Adventurer of the Year" and author of The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide who has backpacked over 30,000 miles. The partnership goes beyond that of a standard athlete agreement -- Skurka will be an intricate part of the product development process and will help create substantial marketing content.


 “We’ve been a long-time fan of Andrew and this partnership is a perfect fit,” notes Michael Glavin, VP and Brand Manager for Sierra Designs. “With his experience and vast backpacking knowledge, he’ll be deeply integrated in our design and testing process.”

 “I’m really drawn to Sierra Designs for their long history, innovative style, and their proud proclamation of being a backpacking-focused company,” claims Skurka. “I know I can assist in helping Sierra Designs continue to deliver the best gear for the backcountry experience.”

 Sierra Designs plans to kick off the partnership with a Happy Hour event at the upcoming Winter Outdoor Retailer Trade Show in Salt Lake City. Meet the team and celebrate over a beer and the chance to win Sierra Designs gear, Thursday, January 22nd at Sierra Designs’ booth 28017 starting at 4:30pm. For more information or to see the full collection of apparel, sleeping bags, and tents please contact Mandy Giles at

About Sierra Designs

Sierra Designs was born in 1965, at the beginning of the golden age of backpacking and climbing. Today, our rebellious crew of industry vets and young innovators is on a mission to fundamentally redefine how we live in the backcountry. We create outdoor solutions from equal parts common sense and uncommon thinking. Our outdoor products are all specifically designed for backpacking, not for hype or excess.