Sierra Designs Settles IP Dispute

Sierra Designs announced “the successful resolution” of a challenge in German court to its intellectual property regarding its zipperless sleeping bag, the Backcountry Bed, in the European Market. According to terms of the settlement, Sierra Designs cannot reveal the manufacturer named.

“We’re pleased with the confirmation that this award-winning product is truly the original, and excited to announce that the most comfortable sleeping bag on the market is one uniquely available from Sierra Designs,” says SD vice president and general manager George Bryant.

The Backcountry Bed features a unique zipperless construction with access provided through a large opening in the top. An oversized, integrated comforter seals this opening, allowing campers to sleep comfortably and on their back, side or stomach. The patent violation arose in 2017.

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