Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3


Trail Weight 5 lb 3 oz / 2.35 kg
Packed Weight 5 lb 10 oz / 2.55 kg
Interior Area 40.0 sq ft / 3.72 sq m
Vestibule Area 7 + 10 sq ft / .64 + .93 sq m
Peak Height 46 in / 117 cm
Packed Length 20 in
Packed Diameter 5.5 in
Capacity 3
Season 3
Number of Doors 2
Number of Poles 2 Hubbed
Pole Diameter 9.6 / 9.0 mm
Pole Type DAC NSL
Floor Material 70D Nylon, 3000 mm
Body Material 20D Nylon
Fly Material 40D Nylon, 1500 mm

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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Using a unique ridge pole, the Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3 Person Tent boasts steep sidewalls and plenty of headroom, making for very spacious camping adventures. This free-standing tent has a superseal floor (for super moisture protection), nifty hanging pockets to stow headlamps and trail mix, PVC-free seam tape for the conscious camper, and two doors... no waiting. With capacity enough for three individuals, the Lightning HT aims to please all who enter its chamber.

- Altrec Outdoors

Built for three, the spacious Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3 tent is built with steep sidewalls giving you ample headroom and comfort for your 3-season backpacking or car camping adventures. Two D-shape mesh doors and steep mesh walls provide great ventilation and views outside; each vestibule protects gear and provides protected entrances. Fast, easy-to-pitch hub/pole design helps reduce pitching errors. Light yet strong, DAC Featherlite(R) NSL poles are anodized without the use of harmful acids. Sleek Ball Cap(TM) assemblies secure ridge pole in place and allow it to pivot and rotate. Ultralight clips and color-coded main door and fly help make setting up simple and quick. DAC Jake's Feet(TM) at tent corners create a secure connection and allow easy attachment of poles, rainfly and footprint (sold separately); release them with a quick twist. SuperSeal Floor(TM) combines the benefits of catenary and bathtub floors; raised PVC-free side seams are taped for complete waterproofness. Hanging pockets help keep small items organized; vestibule vent allows air to circulate in tent. The Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3 tent comes with stuff sacks, stakes and guyline/tighteners. Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only. Closeout.


Designed to keep things light without sacrificing internal space or ease of setup, the Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3-Person 3-Season Tent packs down small, keeps weight to a minimum, and features easy-to-use Jake's Foot pole attachment points for a quick pitch every time.


Built to fit 3 with room to spare, this tent has a unique geometry that creates steep sidewalls and ample head-room via a unique ridge pole. Perfect for ultra-comfortable backpacking adventures.

- Rocky Mountain Trail

Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3


The Sierra Designs Lightning HT 3 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 3, 2014 at REI.

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