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Sierra Designs Flash 3

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The Flash 3 from Sierra Designs combines the ease and speed of external pitch with steep walls and a hybrid design, giving you a spacious, well ventilated refuge in a matter of seconds. Two doors and two vestibules make accessing the outdoors and stashing gear as easy as ever. 2013 Backpacker Magazine Editors' Choice Award Winner.

- CampSaver.com

Offering lightweight luxury living, the Sierra Designs Flash 3 tent defies all previous beliefs about just how light a full-sized, full-featured backcountry shelter can really be.


The Sierra Designs Flash 3 tent sets up in a matter of seconds with new ExoFusion technology. This setup combines an external pitch with an integrated fly to speed setup and increase interior space. ExoFusion shelters utilize an external frame combined with hybrid single and double wall panels; since there's no separate fly to fuss with, the setup is easy and quick. Integration of the rainfly means the tent is protected during setup; the inner body of the tent won't get soaked since there's no separate rainfly to attach. Well-ventilated comfort: the exterior skeleton/hybrid wall construction allows effective vent placement and airflow planning that isn't possible with traditional construction. Less material saves weight: exterior skeleton/hybrid wall construction also allows double walls where necessary and single walls otherwise. D-shape doors on the Sierra Designs Flash 3 tent provide roomy access; 2 vestibules provide separate storage areas. Light yet strong, DAC Featherlite(R) NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids. Hub/pole design reduces the possibility of pitching errors and aids in the speed of the pitch. Jake's Feet(TM) corner anchor system locks poles in place during setup and aids in tensioning out the floor. Taped rainfly seams and a seam-sealed floor offer weatherproof protection. Reflective door trim and guyouts aid nighttime visibility of tent. Mesh windows have closeable flaps to prevent weather from creeping in. Includes stuff sacks, guylines, tent stakes, user guide and setup instructions.


If you're looking for a little more elbow room than a two-person tent for your car camping or backpacking adventures, then look no further than the Sierra Designs Flash 3 Tent. This tent snugly fits three people or gives a luxurious amount of space for two. Its unique hybrid-wall construction blends the benefits of both double-wall and single-wall constructions so you get a tent that's light like a single-wall but still weather-protective like a double-wall. This innovative design also helps you set the tent up quickly in bad weather, and its steep walls and high ceiling give more space than conventional backpacking tents without any added weight. The gear closets also have plenty of room for multiple backpacks and several pairs of shoes, and Sierra Designs placed each closet perpendicular to the doors so you don't have to climb over all your gear to get in and out. Sierra Designs built this tent's fly out of polyester taffeta to keep it superlight, the body out of mesh for ventilation, and the floor out of nylon taffeta for durability. There are three DAC Pressfit poles that are incredibly light and surprisingly strong, and the 15-in integrated awning poles maximize the tent's space without adding the weight of another support pole. You'll be completely content with this tent if you're camping in a warm desert during the early weeks of fall and finishing the season with a backpacking adventure across the Tetons.

- Backcountry.com