Thursday, June 30, 2011

Goin' Back to Cali : US Made Sierra Designs, 60 /40.


I know that it's not even the Fourth of July yet, but let's talk about a particular favorite topic here on SECRET FORTS; parkas. And one in particular, Sierra Designs. Thanks to the diligence of some very good friends, you'll no longer need to try to figure out how you're gonna get your hands on a Sierra Designs US Made 60/40 short parka.

Previously only available in Japan, the made in the US(Oakland, CA) 60/40 Short Parka is true classic Sierra Designs. Founded in 1965 by George Marks and Bob Swanson in Point Richard, CA , Sierra Deisgns was started by two people with a passion fueled by their love for the outdoors. The mission was simple, 'to specialize in the manufacturing of quality, lightweight equipment designed for the climber, backpacker, skier, or any sportsman who demands quality gear.' For Sierra Designs, this is a return to their roots, to where they began, and to how it all started.
Along with the short parka, you can expect five or so additional Sierra Designs heritage styles to be made available this coming Fall. Stay tuned for further dispatches on personal field testing. But for now, expect to see the US made 60/40 short parka this Fall at
Hickorees, Context, Unionmade, Sid Mashburn, Steven Alan, at the Fjallraven Shop and from Oi Polloi in the UK. Until then, some looks at Sierra Designs, then and now.












9 comments:

tgaith77 said...

Please Lord, tell me they'll re-release the Panamint. I sold my original blue one on ebay back in march (a medium was just too snug). Even though it didn't fit, I regret to this day basically handing it away for a song...

james said...

rumor has it...

thewildwood said...

Thats awesome news, hard to think about jackets in the summer, but will look forward to getting one come fall. Thanks for the heads up

corkgrips said...

AWESOME

Tobey said...

How will this be different from the 60/40 short parka available on the SD website? On sale, too...

james said...

Difference being, SD's Heritage line will all be US made in Oakland, CA.

Michele Lockwood said...

mine's hanging in the closet

JNT said...

yessss.

Wilkie said...

Jesus Christ. This will save me several hours of weekly eBay time.