Sierra Designs Hercules AST
Good strong tent. Has been used extensively in Tasmania and New Zealnd's South Island. It took a good beating in Tasmania's southwest from heavy rain and strong winds. However takes a bit of volume in your pack and is heavy for extended backcountry trips.
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This four-season, two-person bombproof tent sports a single-wall design for fast and light assaults.
The Sierra Designs Hercules AST is a 2-person 4-season expedition tent meant to withstand the adverse weather conditions of high winds and heavy snow. In tests, the Hercules AST tent has remained structurallyinact in winds over 100 mps. Trail weight 8lbs. 5oz.Packed weight 9lbs. 0oz.Fastpack weight 6lbs. 2oz.Floor space 35 square feetVestibule 14 square feetDoors 2Interior peak 41 inchesPortable Attic: YesPacked size 6 1/2 in. x 24 in.Number of doors 2Number of poles 2Diameter of poles 13.2 mmKind of poles DAC Press-fit 7001Number of External Guy Outs 6Stake Out Loops 6Clip Locs™ 1Inter-Locs™ 4Floor: 70D 2.6oz. Polyurethane Coated Nylon TaffetaCanopy: 40D 1.4oz. Ripstop NylonMesh: 20D 1.6 oz. Woven NylonFly: 30D, 1.94 oz. High-Tenacity Nylon 66, 246 Thread Count, Polyurethane and Silicone coating
Sierra Designs Hercules AST is a burly 2-person, 4-season tent. The Hercules AST is the strongest tent in Sierra Designs Assault line.
- Backcountry Outlet
Four-season ruggedness for two in an easy set-up, spacious design. Weighs 9 pounds. It's ideal for winter backpacking below the treeline. Arch-support technology braces the aluminum tent poles low to the ground for incredible strength and stability in high winds. Internal guy lines dramatically increase the tensile and load-bearing strength of the tent in harsh weather. Vertical sidewall construction maximizes internal space. Swift Clips let you attach the tent to the poles quickly and easily while allowing for improved ventilation. Color-coded fly attachment lets you align the fly swiftly to the main tent.