User Review: Sierra Designs Electron
Price Paid: $150
Bought this tent back in 2005 for late Spring and Fall camping in the Southeastern mountains of GA and NC.
Heat and humidity are frequently a bother so my primary concern was to have a tent that vented well. Another prerequisite was a tent with two doors. Nothing more annoying than you or your partner having to crawl over one another to take a leak in the middle of the night. Lastly I wanted a tent I could pitch on the beach so it needed to be relatively free standing.
The Electron met all these requirements and over the years has passed all with flying colors. Was last used on an early fall trip to Yellowstone. Temps varied from 65 to 25 with a light snow for two days. Tent performed like a pro but as previously posted, a good bag is a necessity when it gets below 32 degrees.
A tad heavy with all the extras but if you're just doing a relatively light hike then it's not an issue. Tent has always stayed dry and for the amount of use it's had is holding up very well.
Am currently planning a trip to the Dry Tortugas and looking forward to seeing how it will perform there.
Bottom line is for the money you will be hard pressed to find a better tent with all the options the Electron affords.