Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL

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Great wind protection for such a thin fabric. The…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $239


Great wind protection for such a thin fabric. The gear closet is an added bonus. Roomy enough to sit up. Light as a feather. Haven't tried it in a downpour yet but held up well in light ran with little condensation.


  • I love that you can leave 2 out of 3 poles at home and use your trekking poles.
  • Packs up small and flexible
  • Small size allows you to tent almost anywhere


  • Wish there was a better option than the foot pole
  • A bit tight with a week's worth of gear
  • Color stands out when you are trying to stealth

I took this tent on the AT for five days. It is fairly easy to set up...even while exhausted.

I chose to use a footprint although the claim is that you don't need one. I was worried about sharp objects. If I tie the guylines to a tree the tent is much more stable than staking the top.

Sitting up was something I needed to get used to. I am 5'10" so I needed to back up a bit as not to hit the slant of the tent. Once I adjusted, it was a breeze. The length of the tent gave me amble room to put small stuff sacks and some gear but most I left under the gear closet so that I could be more comfy. I loooove the gear closet. 

The tent packs up easily which is important to me. I like to head out early. This was my first time using this tent and I would definitely recommend it. Just can't wait to be in a downpour so I can see how it holds up.


Looks like a great UL choice. Thanks for reviewing it Jaye (would LOVE to see a few pictures, if you wouldn't mind adding them.).

3 months ago
Jaye Carr

Goose. I didn't take any on this trip. Hopefully heading out for a few more days toward the end of the month. I will snap a few and add them on. Thanks.

2 months ago

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Proudly non-freestanding, and worthy of its legendary name the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL Tent is the ultimate backpacking tent for those who believe that comfort and lightweight should go hand in hand.


The 3-season Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL tent is a solo backpacking tent for outdoor adventurers who believe that comfort and light weight shouldn't be mutually exclusive.


Sierra Designs took its lightest solo tent and made it even lighter to put a smile on the most minimalist backpackers around with the Flashlight 1 UL Tent. The designers blended single-wall and double-wall constructions--which they call hybrid construction--in order to give you a tent that's as light as a single-wall tent but still weather-protective like a double-wall tent. This unique design helps you set this tent up quickly in bad weather, and it gives this tent more space than conventional solo tents without any added weight. In fact, this tent has an eight-inch awning that gives you a dry space to cook comfortably in poor conditions, and the drop door has a large opening so you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your own sleeping bag. The gear closets store your gear on the sides of the tent (away from the door) so you don't have to climb over your shoes and packs each time you get in and out. Sierra Designs built the floor out of ripstop for durability, the fly out of nylon to keep it durably light, and the body out of no-see-um mesh for ventilation. Not only do the walls provide a lot of ventilation, but the construction of the entire tent enhances airflow to keep you comfortable while you sleep through a warm summer's night. This non-freestanding tent comes with a superlight DAC Pressfit pole and two vertical poles that you can replace with your trekking poles if you want to shave six ounces off your load.


Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL Tent The Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL Tent is an ultra-lightweight 1-person tent, which offers a quick set up and plenty of interior space. This tent can be made even more lightweight by substituting the two vertical poles with your Trekking Poles, saving an additional 6 oz. weight. This tent can be erected in the rain and still remain dry thanks to the Hybrid Double/Single Wall. The Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 UL Tent also features a Gear Closet to keep your gear dry and out of the way.

- SunnySports

Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Ultralight Tent FEATURES of the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Ultralight Tent Large drop doors: Non-confining, open, airy feel. Easy entry and exit 8in. awning coverage: Provides dry entry and exit. Delivers sun protection and allows for door/window to remain open during a storm Hybrid double/single wall: Reduces weight and provides quick, dry set up, even in the rain SPECIFICATIONS of the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Ultralight Tent Season: 3-season Capacity: 1-person Minimum Weight: 2 lbs 2 oz Packaged Weight: 2 lbs 7 oz Floor Area: 18.8 square feet Gear Closet: 7.5 square feet Number of Closet: 1 Awning Overhang: 12in. Awning Height: 33in. Interior Peak Height: 46in. Packed Dimension: (L x D): 11.6in. x 5.5in. Number of Door: 1 Number of Pole: 3 Pole Weight: 4.5/6 oz Number of Stake: 8 Number of Guy Line: 2 Pole: DAC NSL/Pressfit Fly Fabric: 30D Nylon Ripstop Floor Fabric: 40D Nylon Ripstop Body Fabric: 20D Nylon No-See-Um Mesh

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