User Review: Sierra Designs Lightning 2
Design: three-season freestanding
Ease of Setup: easy
Price Paid: $175
This tent is very easy to set up. Comfy for two, plus some small gear items. I'm 6'3" and can sit up in it comfortably. With the Granite Gear small size compression sack (the silnyl one), the fast pack foot print, tent, poles, supplied stakes and guy lines, the total weight is roughly 5lbs 6oz.
The vestibule doesn't really seem like the 9 sq ft that they say, my 60L pack and my daughter's pack fit ok, mine got a bit damp the next morning from a hip belt wing hanging out side from under the fly. The rainfly and "superseal" floor are seam taped, but the manual recommends sealing the seams. Didn't leak, and there was no condensation inside the tent the next day. Catch it on sale, it's a great buy.