Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 UL
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Proudly non-freestanding, and worthy of its legendary name the Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 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 2 UL tent is a 2-person backpacking tent for those who believe that comfort and light weight shouldn't be mutually exclusive. Hybrid double/single wall design reduces weight and helps ensure quick, dry setup. Leave the tent poles behind and use trekking poles (sold separately) instead to reduce minimum weight to less than 3 lbs. Two large doors offer both occupants individual access; they create an open, airy feel and allow effective cross-ventilation to control condensation. Awnings with 8-in. overhangs provide dry entry and exit as well as shade from the sun; they let you leave the doors or windows open, even when it's raining. Gear closet lets you store gear where it should be-away from the door; it can be closed or left open for additional venting. With only 6 stakeout points, the Sierra Designs Flashlight UL 2 boasts easy setup and eliminates the restaking associated with most tarp tents and trekking pole shelters.
Sierra Designs took its lightest two-man tent and made it even lighter to appease the most minimalist backpackers out there. In the Flashlight 2 UL Tent, it 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 backpacking tents without any added weight. In fact, this tent has two eight-inch awnings over both drop doors to give you a dry space to cook comfortably in poor conditions, and the drop doors have large openings so the two of you can enjoy the view from the comfort of your sleeping bags. The gear closets to the sides of the tent offer plenty of space for both of your backpacks and shoes so you don't have to climb over each other's gear when you go to bed. Sierra Designs built the floor out of ripstop for durability, the fly out of polyester taffeta to keep it 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 tent enhances its airflow to keep you comfortable on 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.