Sierra Designs Electron 1
Price Paid: $100
I had researched the Electron 2 tent and had bought it and it is a great tent. Then I found a bargin of a Electron 1 tent and snatched it up for 100 dollars. It had only been setup 2 times and the gal that owned it wanted a 2 person tent.
I am getting older and like to go as light as I can without giving up living. GRIN! The Electron 1 is a perfect fit for me. I am part of a Church boyscout program called Royal Rangers and do a lot of hiking and backpacking at least 6 or more trips a year and have done that now for almost 20 years.
This past year and a half I have had the Electron 1 setup in snow, pouring rain, high wind and hot humid canoe trips. It is always dry inside. (I can say the same for the Electron 2).
There is two things I really like about the electron series tents. Dry pitch. One can put up and take down the inner tent without it getting wet and storing it with the rest of your dry gear. The other is the quality. Good stuff. I don't have to fret over gear breaking.
The advantage of the Electron 1 being small is the 2 pounds it saves and the small foot print. 2 weekends ago we went for a impromptu backpack pack on a Saturday afternoon and packed in about a mile just before dark and setup on top of Coy Bald on a flat shelf with big rocks sticking up all over the place the boys picked the spot and it was a new trail to all of us. I was able to move a couple of the rocks and put this small foot print down where it was almost rock free.
Even with a good camping pad... big rocks are big rocks yet with the small 1 person foot print it easily fit on this shelf between the rocks. I slept that night with the rain fly open and could see the fire and the antics of the boys while I rested and the stars at night.
It's just a great tent.
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The Sierra Designs Electron 3-Season Tent gives you some extra elbow room without adding unnecessary weight. Half-mesh walls provide plenty of ventilation, preventing condensation from building up inside your tent.
- Backcountry Outlet
Description of Sierra Designs Electron 1 Tent More living space for a 1-person tent at a roomy 21.5 sq ft. with a 9 sq ft. vestibule - incorporates the same great features as the Electron 2 and 3 - Spider Hub™, DAC® Press Fit poles and included accessories. The Electron comes with free accessories, including a Fast Pack Footprint, Portable Attic and Coffee Slings! Features:1 Person / 3-Season Trail Weight 3 lbs 15 oz Fastpack Weight 2 lbs 10 oz Packed Weight 5 lbs 5 oz Packed Size 21" x 5" Number of Doors 1 Interior Area 21.5 sq. ft. Vestibule Area 9 sq. ft. Peak Height 40" Floor Material 70D Nylon, 3000mm Body Material 40D Nylon Fly Material 68D Polyester, 1500mm Number of Poles 2 + 1 ridge pole Poles DAC Press Fit, 8.5mm Ball Cap Connector™ with SQ Ring™ D Door ECO - Dye-Free Optic White Canopy™ RCT Swift Clip™ Sew-Free Windows™
- US Outdoor Store
On Sale. Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Electron 1 Person Tent (Fall 2009) The Electron 1 Person Tent by Sierra Designs provides more living space for a 1-person tent at a roomy 21.5 sq ft. with a 9 sq ft. vestibule.Features:Trail Weight: 3 lbs 15 ozFastpack Weight: 2 lbs 10 ozPacked Weight: 5 lbs 5 ozNumber of Doors: 1Interior Area: 21.5 sq. ft.Vestibule Area: 9 sq. ft.Peak Height: 40 InchesFloor Material: 70D Nylon, 3000mmBody Material: 40D NylonFly Material: 68D Polyester, 1500mmNumber of Poles: 2 + 1 ridge polePoles: DAC Press Fit, 8.5mmBall Cap Connector with SQ RingD DoorECO - Dye-Free Optic White CanopyRCT Swift ClipSew-Free Windows
The Sierra Designs Electron 1 has more living space for a 1 person tent at a roomy 22 sq ft with a 9 ft vestibule- incorporates the same great features as the Electron 2 and 3-Spider Hub, DAC Press Fit poles and included accessories.