GoLite Lair 2 Shelter
This is a great shelter, when I went on my first fifty…
Design: A frame with the back end closed
Ease of Setup: Super
This is a great shelter, when I went on my first fifty miler with the Boy Scouts we carried army ponchos. That was my 1st and last camping trip with the Boy Scouts. Great company but they knew nothing about camping and hiking. Since then, and this was years ago, the equipments has gotten lighter and much better.
This is great shelter for moving light and will sleep two people and a dog. You don't need to carry poles, but bring a couple of nails to insert on a straight branch for your poles. This tent is great to use when the summer temperatures are in the 90's. I have different tents, Bibler, North Face and Kelty. Each tent is great for different environments.
I just received a GoLite Lair 2 tarp tent. The literature…
Design: tarp tent
Ease of Setup: difficult to tighten, requires 2 poles and tie out extensions
Weight: 1.5 # including stakes, but you need to add 2 poles
Price Paid: $105
I just received a GoLite Lair 2 tarp tent. The literature says you can set up w/ 1 pole, you can adjust high or low, you can adjust from inside the tent.
1. Unless you want the tent fabric to flap in the wind and sag, two poles are needed!
2. Unless you add some extensions to the stake tie outs, they are way to short to pitch it high or low.
3. Unless you have really long arms, there is no way you will adjust the tension from inside the tent like the literature says.
I believe most of the review we read are from the retailer or manufacturer.
Extremely light tarp with some great features. Can…
Design: Two-person tarp
Ease of Setup: Extremely easy to pitch
Weight: 1 pound + 5oz stakes
Price Paid: $109
Extremely light tarp with some great features. Can be pitched high or low. Foot-end is closed to reduce drafts and wet weather. My only complaint is the lack of a storm flap for the entrance. If you use the Lair Nest with this tarp, your entrance is basically exposed to the elements.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Simplicity is the key to the Lair shelter.Simple to pitch, simple to adjust, and extremely lite-weight thanks to the ultra-lite, super-strong, waterproof SilLite silicone-impregnated nylon.The ridgeline and closed rear beak provide excellent protection from the elements while the open front ensures excellent ventilation.The Lair 1 or 2 are the perfect shelter for those who prefer the elegant simplicity of a tarp over a freestanding tent.
CLOSEOUTS . When every ounce counts, the GoLite Lair waterproof shelter is the ultimate minimalist shelter for summer backpacking. Fast, easy set up and take down Nine 7” aluminum Y-stakes 2-person, 3-season Floor: 96x84”, 64 sq.ft. Stuff size: 8x6” Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz. Material: SilLite silicone-impregnated ripstop nylon CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post
Simplicity is the key to the Lair 2 Shelter. Simple to pitch, and simple to adjust - you can, for example, tension the main guy line while you are underneath the shelter. Extremely lightweight, utilizing SilLite silicone-impregnated nylon, the Lair 2 shelter is an ideal 3-season shelter for those who prefer the elegant simplicity of a tarp over a tent.
Free Shipping. GoLite Lair 2 Tarp Shelter (Fall 2007) Simplicity is the key to the Lair 2 Tarp Shelter by GoLite's appeal. Simple to pitch, simple to adjust (for example, you can tension the main guy line while you are underneath the shelter), and extremely lightweight, utilizing Sil silicone-impregnated ripstop nylon, the Lair shelters are ideal 3-season shelters for those who prefer the elegant simplicity of a tarp over a tent. The closed rear break provides excellent protection from the elements while the open front ensures ample ventilation. Imported.
The problem with tarp-style shelters is whenever the weather gets bad, you're almost sure to have rain coming in somewhere. By sealing off the foot end of the Lair 2 Shelter, GoLite drastically improved upon the old tarp design and barely added any weight. In fact, since it's made out of ultralight, waterproof SilLite silicone-impregnated nylon, it's lighter than most tarps. The open-front design gives you tons of ventilation. Reflective guy-lines increase visibility, so you aren't tripping over those little cords at night. The Lair 2 holds two people comfortably and is ideal for ultralight backpackers and through-hikers. Combine this shelter with the Layer 2 Nest for full bug protection when the little blood-suckers are swarming.