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UK Outdoor Industries Awards 2021 Winner

Sierra Designs Night Cap announced as UK Outdoor Industries Awards 2021 winner [© OTS 2021]

The Night Cap sleeping bag from Sierra Designs was today announced Product of the Year at the UK Outdoor Industries Awards 2021, writes Bob Morrison.


OIA Press Release, Liverpool, 29 June 2021: Today at the [UK Outdoor Trade] Show the Outdoor Industries Association CEO, Andrew Denton, awarded this year’s winners in the nine categories with their Awards and also announced that the Sierra Designs Night Cap was the judges’ overall Product of the Year winner.

John Thynne, Deputy Editor, Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine, said: “The Sierra Designs Nightcap sleeping bag has lots going for it, from the clever, zipper-less 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 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 zipper-less 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 Night Cap from Sierra Designs is a synthetic filling sleeping bag based on their Cloud design
[© Bob Morrison]

Editor’s Footnote: The Night Cap from Sierra Designs is based on their well-proven Cloud down-filled sleeping bag design but now has a lower cost fully synthetic filling yet tips the scales at under 1.4kg with an ISO Comfort rating of 1°C and ISO Limit of -5°C.

*The UK Outdoor Trade Show continues tomorrow and Thursday at Exhibition Centre Liverpool. See you there?

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