Sierra Designs’ Meteor is a bona-fide backpacking classic, renowned across the US for its practicality and liveability. The latest model has undergone a serious makeover, retaining all of the best features while adding extra interior space and saving weight. The reconfigured pre-bent pole system adds headroom, while a full mesh inner reduces weight and increases ventilation. The stargazer fly can be rolled back on clear nights, maximising airflow and offering superb night-sky views. It’s easy to set up too, with a simple and intuitive two-pole construction. The design is fully free-standing, with twin doors and porches that give easy entry and exit plus plenty of room for all your gear
Maybe it’s no wonder that the state of California has been the cradle for so many great American outdoor brands. Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Nevada mountains, and encompassing no less than nine US National Parks, the Golden State has long been a mecca for outdoor adventurers of every ilk. Sierra Designs is a case in point. California was the natural place for the brand’s co-founders, a pair of young outdoor aficionados named George Marks and Bob Swanson, to set up shop.
They first met in late 1963 at while working at The Ski Hut in Berkeley, CA. Two years later, Sierra Designs was born. Today, the brand continues to create outdoor equipment and apparel that is functional, beautiful, and most importantly, attainable, enabling outdoor lovers throughout the USA and beyond to hit the trail and fill their souls with a sense of wanderlust.