User Review: Black Diamond Mega Light
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60
BD's Mega Light is a versatile, multi-seasonal shelter. In wet weather it makes a bivysac livable. In winter it provides a perfect bubble of comfort without compromising your sleeping quarters.
- Simple, fast setup
- Packs small
- Light weight
- Single wall doesn't stop all rain
- No floor is drafty and allows entry of undesirable elements like critters and moisture.
Bought my Mega in the '70s, yea, 1970s and it still works. As a 3-season minimal shelter it's good enough. It can be drafty but sets up in 2 minutes with you inside during a downpour if necessary.
Works best with a bivysac as they aren't really "waterproof." I use mine for kayak beach camping but my preferred use is as a lounge/cook shelter on winter trips. Set it up over a snow dugout and you can lounge in shirt sleeves with a stove for heat at -10°F and the next morning shake off the frost and pack it away.
This is by far my favorite, most long lived tent, BD rocks!