Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL
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Freestanding, fully featured shelter with maximum comfort at the minimum weight, the Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL Tent is the most livable tent in its weight class.
As the most livable tent in its weight class, the Sierra Designs Lightning 2UL is a freestanding, fully featured shelter built to provide maximum comfort at the minimum weight.
The feather-light Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL Tent shelters 2 backpackers through 3 seasons with a protective awning and plenty of open-air living space for cooking and outdoor views in wet weather. Hybrid double/single wall design reduces weight and provides quick setup, even in the rain. Enjoy simple, speedy and dry setup with a single hubbed shockcorded pole frame; freestanding design can be pitched anywhere-no matter how impenetrable the surface. 15-in. integrated awning provides shade and moves the drip line away from the door. The Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL Tent features a single door that saves weight; it's extra wide and large enough for 2 people to sit side by side. Gear closets store gear where it should be-away from the door; they can be closed or left open for additional venting, yet will stay dry in a rainstorm.
As the thunder rolls in the distance, it's nice to know you have a safe backcountry home like the Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL 2-Person 3-Season Tent ready to go at a moments' notice. If the storm's catching you up in a hurry, the Lightning's freestanding, double-pole design lets you set it up anywhere in minutes, and the hybrid single/double-wall design reduces weight, making it easy to scamper off the ridges and find some cover. When the rain starts to fall, the nylon fly and floor will keep you bone-dry, while the mesh walls and covered foot vent will keep air moving so you don't have to sit in a stagnant pool of boot-stink and sticky air. Along with its superlight hybrid wall design, the Lightning's defining features are the dual gear closets, which zip open and separate boots, packs, and smelly gear from the sleeping area, so you can spread out while keeping your gear close at hand. Since this eliminates the need for a vestibule, the door is extra-wide, with enough room to accommodate two people sitting side-by-side, and saves weight compared to a standard two-door design, so the Lightning weighs in at under four pounds, fully packed.