Sierra Designs Zissou 15 wins Nat Geo Adventure Gear of the Year award

Insulated with the game-changing DriDown™ hydrophobic insulation, the Zissou 15 is one of only 25 products to win the highly coveted National Geographic 'Gear of the Year' award
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Sierra Designs Zissou 15 sleeping bag wins National Geographic Adventure ‘Gear of the Year’ award

Insulated with the game-changing DriDown™ hydrophobic insulation, the Zissou 15 is one of only 25 products to win this highly coveted award

BOULDER, COLO. (For Immediate Release) – The gear experts at National Geographic Adventure have named the Sierra Designs Zissou 15 sleeping bag as a Spring/Summer 2012 Gear of the Year award winner. Insulated with the game-changing DriDown™ hydrophobic insulation, the Zissou 15 stood out due to its ability to stay dry longer, loft better, and dry faster than sleeping bags insulated with untreated down.

National Geographic Adventure selected this innovative sleeping bag because "down is a near-perfect insulation—perfect except for the way it stops insulating once it gets wet. That’s one reason synthetic sleeping bags are so popular in damp climes (we’re talking to you, Olympic National Park), and it’s why the new Zissou 15 sleeping bag from Sierra Designs is being heralded as the next big thing."

"National Geographic Adventure is an authoritative voice on outdoor adventure, destinations, personalities, and the equipment that makes the outdoor lifestyle possible. This Gear of the Year award is a fantastic recognition for the Zissou 15 and DriDown™, our newest technology," said Sue Timbo, Sierra Designs Marketing Director. "We’re beyond excited about the award and look forward to spreading the word about DriDown™."

Please visit the National Geographic Adventure website for complete coverage of the award-winning Zissou 15- http://adventure.nationalgeographic.com/adventure/gear/gear-of-the-year-spring-summer-2012/

DriDown™ is regular down treated with a molecular level polymer that creates a hydrophobic finish on each individual down plume. As a result, DriDown™ stays dry 7 times longer than untreated down, retains 34% more loft than untreated down when exposed to moisture and humidity, and dries 33% faster than untreated down for a dryer, warmer, more comfortable night’s sleep.

For more information on DriDown™, please visit www.sierradesigns.com/dridown.aspx.

About Sierra Designs:

Founded in 1965 at the beginning of the golden age of backpacking and climbing, Sierra Designs draws on an extensive heritage to create innovative, technologically-advanced outdoor equipment to compliment any active, outdoor lifestyle. With years of experience designing best in class tents, sleeping bags, apparel, packs and gloves, Sierra Designs has been to every corner of the world, from the highest peaks in the Himalaya to the campground down the road. Whether you’re an ultralight hiker, world-class mountaineer, or recreational camper, Sierra Designs has you covered. (www.SierraDesigns.com).

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