Black Diamond Beta Light

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Very impressed with this tent. Incredibly light...and…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: extremely easy
Weight: 535 g (a shade over 1lb)
Price Paid: $115

Very impressed with this tent. Incredibly light...and since your trekking poles will double as the upright poles, your total bulk/weight is very low. Fly material is supple and tough, and compresses very well. The design and stitching of the fly is of good quality.

Beta Light fly on its own is ridiculously light.
But even with the bug/floor combo added...still very light.

I sometimes use with the Beta Light floor/bug combo, which has so far held up well to many different ground types (from jumbled/sharp glacial rocks in the North Coast Mtns of saturated/squishy meadows of South Island of NZ).

In extra-windy conditions...such as up at the East end of the Fitzsimmons Range in BC...setting up a simple guying system from numerous loops helps stabilize tent...though the traditional pyramid shape sheds the wind very well to begin with.

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Black Diamond Beta Light TentThe Black Diamond Beta Light Tent offers maximum shelter outdoors at an affordable price. This simple yet elegant tarp tent is perfect for mountain travelers who want to travel light. When packed, this lightweight tent is only 4 in. x 6 in. in size. When it is raised, it provides a shelter with an interior height of 52 in. and an area of 34.7 sq. ft., giving you and your partner enough space to rest and relax. A single door is included in the design for easy access. And since the Beta Light Tent is floorless, you can setup a stove inside and have dinner without spilling on the floor. The Beta Light Tent also keeps you covered from the weather outside. Its lightweight 30d SilNylon canopy shields you from the wind, and it is waterproof enough to repel all but the most robust rains. This tent requires two trekking or skiing poles for the setup. Enjoy the comfort and protection under the durable and easy-to-carry Black Diamond Beta Light.

- SunnySports

The floorless Black Diamond Beta Light Shelter protects two backpackers from the elements and only adds a scant 19-ounces to your pack. Pitch the Beta Light with the two trekking poles you already have with you, and relax in the massive 34. 7sq feet of interior space. Thanks to Black Diamond's use of ultralight 30D SilNylon material, this spacious shelter packs to an incredibly small 4 x 6 inches.


An ultralight version of the Betamid the twoperson Beta Light is built from 30d SilNylon to provide the same coverage of 32 square meters 347 square feet at half the weight and space in your pack It pitches taut and is fast and easy to set up and break down with seven stake outs and two adjustable length trekking poles or ski poles not inlcuded The floorless design lets you set up your stove inside and have dinner without worrying about spilling on the floor For a threeseason shelter the Beta Light can be used with the Beta BugFeatures 2person capacity with 1 door Requires 2 adjustable trekking or ski poles for setup not included 30d SilNylon Optional floor and bug netting available Requires seam sealing with McNett SilNet Sealer not included


Black Diamond Lighter weight version of the Betamid. 2-person capacity with 1 door. Requires 2 adjustable trekking or ski poles for setup (not included). 30d SilNylon. Optional floor and bug netting available. Requires seam sealing with McNett Sil-Net Sealer (not included). Usable Floor Space: 3.2 m2, 34.7 sq ft. Minimum Weight: 535 g, 1 lb 3 oz. Packed Size: 10 x 15 cm, 4 x 6 in. Capacity: 2. Average Packed Weight: 680 g, 1 lb 8 oz. Outside Height: 124 cm, 49 in. Usable Height: 110 cm, 43.5 in. Doors: 1. Total Coverage: 4.7 m2, 50.2 sq ft. Season: 4. Dimensions: 249 x 203 cm, center x 112 cm, ends; 98 x 80, center x 44 in, ends. Color: Blue/Silver

- Tahoe Mountain Sports