Welcome Fall with the Sierra Designs Tuolumne Sweater

My dad’s first backpacking gear came from Sierra Designs, and he passed down this loyalty to me, along with a lifelong love of the outdoors. I’m pleased to be trying out Sierra Designs’ women’s Tuolumne sweater this fall, perfect for end-of-the-season camping and backpacking trips before it transitions into my ski mid-layer.

The Tuolumne sweater is the perfect layer of synthetic insulation, made of lightweight Primaloft® Silver with stretch fleece side panels. I love that it comes hood-less (for me, this is a plus when I’m layering and don’t need two hoods encumbering me) and that it packs into his own pocket for easy storage. It’s easy to toss in the car for a ‘just in case’ need, or into a pack or suitcase.

In addition, you get two zippered hand pockets, an interior kangaroo pocket, and a bungee drawstring with cord lock, so you can adjust the sweater to fit snugly and keep wind and snow out.

It comes in XS-XL in three vibrant colors, and at $139, this is a year-round sweater option that will be well-loved and well-used without breaking the bank. Pick it up online at Sierra Designs, on Amazon for the same price point, or at your nearest brick and mortar outdoor gear store. This down-alternative sweater will be in my travel and outdoor arsenal for a long time to come.



Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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