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Sierra Designs Night Cap sleeping bag is 'Product of the Year'
 Press Information

20th July 2021 


 The US company wins 10 UK Awards in 10 months’

 Announced at the recent Outdoor Trade Show (OTS), Sierra Designs’ newly launched Night Cap sleeping bag was the winner of the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021 ‘Sleeping Product’ and the overall ‘Product of the Year’

New for 2021, the Sierra Designs Night Cap (SRP £50) is based on the best-selling zipperless Cloud 800 sleeping bag, but now in a lower cost, fully recycled synthetic package. It has a design with an integrated oversized blanket for all the comforts of home in the outdoors.

The Night Cap also incorporates Sierra Designs’ patented self-sealing foot vent and a pad sleeve, allowing increased ventilation for hot sleepers and movability for wiggle worms, side or front –sleepers. Kind to the Planet and kind to your pocket too!


Commenting on being awarded ‘Product of the Year’ the UK Outdoor Industry Awards judges commented:

John Thynne, Deputy Editor, Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine, said: 'The Sierra Designs Nightcap sleeping bag has lots going for it, from the clever, zipperless design to the innovative shoulder section and foot vent that help you control your body temperature. The fact it is made from recycled bottles only adds to its impressive credentials.'

Will Renwick, Editor, 
Outdoorsmagic said: 'Who would've thought it was possible to reinvent the humble sleeping bag? Sierra Designs have managed it anyway, and the results are impressive. I've tested out this zipperless design a fair bit now and I think it's absolutely excellent.'

Matt Jones, outdoor writer and editor, 
Matt Jones, said 'Sierra Designs’ Night Cap bag impressed us greatly with its innovative, versatile and eco-conscious design. Combining the advantages of a mummy-style sleeping bag with the convenience of a quilt, this unusual zipperless bag offers both comfort and warmth. Let’s be honest, zippers are the chink in every sleeping bag’s armour. They add weight and bulk to a bag’s design, have a nasty habit of letting in draughts, and often jam at the worst possible moment.

 The US outdoor trekking and backpacking brand has only been established in the UK for just over a year, and in the last 10 months its products have been the winners of 10 prestigious awards.

1.       The Great Outdoors Magazine - 50-60 litre packs – SIERRA DESIGNS FLEX CAPACITOR 40-60 -The Great Outdoors Best Buy (November 2020)

2.       The Great Outdoors Awards 2020 - SIERRA DESIGNS CLOUD 800 - Camping Category – GOLD

3.       The Great Outdoors Awards 2020 - SIERRA FLEX CAPACITOR - Equipment Category – GOLD

4.       Camping Magazine – Editor’s Choice Awards 2021 – SIERRA DESIGNS FRONTCOUNTRY BED - Best Sleeping Product

5.       T3SIERRA DESIGNS METEOR LITE 2 – T3 Platinum Award

6.       Advnture Awards 2021 – SIERRA DESIGNS METEOR 3000 - Best Backpacking Tent

7.       T3 Awards 2021SIERRA DESIGNS METEOR LITE 2 - Best Tent – WINNER

8.       UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021 SIERRA DESIGNS NIGHT CAP – Sleeping Category – WINNER

9.       UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2021 SIERRA DESIGNS NIGHT CAP – Product of the Year

10.   Trail Magazine – 3-season sleeping bags – SIERRA DESIGNS CLOUD 800 – Trail Magazine Best in Test (August 2021)



For more information on Sierra Designs visit or contact Marta Williams at MCS PR T: 0161 437 4634.

Notes to editors:

About Sierra Designs – ‘Born in California and bred on the trail, Sierra Designs has been committed to supporting people’s love of the outdoors since 1965. Today, that means creating equipment and apparel that is functional, beautiful, and most importantly, attainable. Our team believes that exploration should be within everyone’s reach, because life is found in the adventure, not the destination’