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Sierra Designs Asp 3

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   1
1-star:   0
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Just brought it home, set it up, and it's awesome.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Easy, especially in the rain
Price Paid: $230

Just brought it home, set it up, and it's awesome. Easy set up, especially since you can set up the rainfly and poles separately and then put the tent up later. So for rainy times, you don't have to worry about getting water in your tent at all. Vestibules are amazing. Seems extremely weatherproof in all types of weather, not really worried at all about that factor. Weight is awesome for a 3-person tent.

Sleeping space is definitely adequate for 3 people, kind of cozy but very comfortable. Three peoples' gear will easily fit in the front vestibule. The only negative comment is that I haven't found a way to tie back the front mess door. There's no clips or loops to tie it off. However not a big deal whatsoever because you can actually unzip the door entirely and detach it from the tent or just fold it up and over the top of the tent. Front vestibule door is removable as well I believe.

Overall...top notch tent, can't really ask for anything more as far as construction, materials, design for 3 people and vestibule area at a light weight. Oh also the tent feels very bright and airy, from the colors used in the fabrics and not claustrophobic at all. Won't go wrong with this purchase.

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This is a pretty poorly designed tent. The two poles…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 6 pounds 4 ounces (fully packed)
Price Paid: $250

This is a pretty poorly designed tent. The two poles designed to prop up the rain fly ends up creating flat spots at both ends which collects rain, creating condensation that drips through. I had to prop up both ends with trekking poles to prevent this problem.

The flaps covering the zippers on the flies also do not do a good job of keeping rain off the zipper. I had to seam seal all of the zipper sides and they still leak if the wind is in the right direction. It leaks around the ties designed to pin back the rain fly. I had to seam seal around these sections twice and one of them still leaks. This tent also collects A LOT of condensation.

On the plus side it is roomy and has a lot of vestibule space. Overall though, pretty disappointed with this effort from a normally reputable company.

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Sierra Designs Asp 3

Discontinued

The Asp 3 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$184.50 - $379.00

The Sierra Designs Asp 3 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 15, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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