Black Diamond Mirage
Source: received it as a personal gift
The Mirage is a compact 2-person tent that is sturdy in typhoon type wind and rain. Got this to replace my old leaky TNF Lunarlight tent as my go-to tent in bad tropical weather.
- packs small
- easy to setup, just watch the hubs
- weird fly material (gets sticky even with proper care)
Used this twice in stormy weather and neg temps, both in exposed campsites. it performed well on both occasions, wind shedding and rainproof like i expected. worthy of replacing my old reliable 17-year-old TNF Lunarlight.
Setup was a breeze with a hubbed pole. good ventilation with the mesh walls but i noticed a little condensation on the inside of the fly in the morning before summit assault, normal for me.
I like using a compact 2-person tent for myself and gear, maybe a 2nd person in an emergency, and this tent is just what i expected. floor area is ample for two midsize person, a bonus 10 sq/f. vestibule to store gear and cook in bad weather. also this tent packs small so you can bring a lot more of the good stuff :).
Construction and materials are a1 like other products from bd, my only gripe is that the fly got sticky like the laminate melted on the inner side of the sheet and stuck together like glue. upon e-mailing bd they sent me a new fly and thought it was new and improved, but to my dismay the same thing happened again, sad thing is that i havent even used the new fly yet. i just hope the folks at bd can replace it again with a new & improved fly.
Overall this tent is a strong 3-season tent for bad tropical weather. aside from the fly i'm really impressed.
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The lightest, strongest double-wall tents Black Diamond makes, the two-person Mirage and three-person Oasis are the optimal shelter for gram-counting backpackers and climbers. The Mirage's integrated vestibule is designed with a unique side angle, thereby keeping gear nearby and accessible but clear of the doorway. The Oasis has double doors on both the tent and integrated vestibule, providing easy entry/exit and access to all of your gear. These freestanding, three-season tents employ fast-pitch hubs and variable-diameter DAC Featherlite poles to ensure a simple, speedy setup and, belying their feather weight, unrivaled rigidity in high-wind situations. Built with a 360-degree-view mesh upper and a nylon ripstop lower perimeter for privacy, the Black Diamond Mirage and Oasis have excellent ventilation without feeling too open to the prying eyes of others. For major weight savings the tents can be set up with only the fly and optional ground cloth.
Designed for weight-conscious backpackers and climbers, the Black Diamond Mirage 2-Person Tent offers total weather protection with top-notch ventilation to keep you comfortable three seasons out of the year. A built-in vestibule provides extra storage space, and a well-designed three-pole configuration increases strength and ensures that you have nothing to worry about when Mother Nature decides to send along a storm.
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Mirage 2 Person Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Mirage 2 Person Tent BD's lightest, strongest 2-person double-wall tent Fast-pitch hub, variable-diameter DAC Featherlite poles Built-in vestibule 1800 mm polyester fly and 2000 mm nylon floor Freestanding design Can also be set up with fly only and optional ground cloth The SPECS of the Black Diamond Mirage 2 Person Tent Capacity: 2 Person Season: 3 Doors: 1 Average Packaged Weight: 4 lbs 6 oz / 2 kg Minimum Weight: 3 lbs 15 oz / 1.8 kg Dimension: (L X W1 X W2 X H): 94 x 58 x 42 x 37in. / 239 x 147 x 107 x 94 cm Area: 30 square feet / 2.8 square meter Vestibule Area: 10 square feet / 0.93 square meter Packed Size: 7 x 19in. / 16.5 x 48 cm
The lightest, strongest double-wall tents we make, the two-person Mirage and three-person Oasis are the optimal shelter for gram-counting backpackers and climbers.