User Review: Sierra Designs Lightning 2
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 4 lbs 5oz Packed
Price Paid: $249
I bought this tent on the strength of the reviews here. It sounded like a great tent. Maybe it is for 1-1/2 seasons - but not on Mt Hood. Hey it's mid June. I had it up on the side of Mt Hood with a little blowing light snow. The snow comes inside. I was even hunkered down by a wind-break. Structurally - no problem - it handled the wind, but without some means of closing off the netting, light snow blows up under the fly and filters through the netting. OK - I suppose that's the trade-off for it being so light. If you want a non-snow tent - or one that handles non-blowing snow it may be just great.
It is light and easy to set up, and appears to be a good design. So I'll probably keep it for more easygoing backpacking.
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