Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4
Ease of Setup: set it up in 5 minutes for the first time
Weight: 7lbs?? I have a tarp for a footprint
Price Paid: $400
This is a roomy tent for sure. It will hold 4 plus gear with no problem.
CONS: the cost..this does not appear to be a 400 dollar plus tent. The floor material could be a little bit thicker. Compared to a 4 season north face tent the difference was night and day. Also a little pricey.
The Pros: light weight, easy to set up, lots of room, looks like a bomb proof shelter when the fly is set up with it.
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Bigger has never been so light! Building on our award winning Lightning design, the HT 4 is a must have for any family or group backpacking adventure The 'M Hub' construction saves weight while not sacrificing stability Large mesh walls keep nights cool and comfortable
A 2009 Editor's Choice Award Winner for Backpacker Magazine, the Sierra Designs Lightning XT4 Tent gives up to four adults plenty of living space in a design that weighs less than seven pounds. When unpacked, the Lightning XT4 Tent features more than 57 square feet of interior room for sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other outdoor gear. This design is so light that some backpacking couples choose this tent and share the excess space between two people. The Sierra Designs Lightning XT4 Tent has two entrances and two roomy vestibules that offer more than 27 square feet of sheltered storage space, so your snowshoes, backpacking boots and water filter equipment are never left exposed to rain or early morning dew. Reflective elements on the door trim and guy outs make it easy to find your way in and out of the tent with your flashlight or headlamp.
- Altrec Outdoors
On Sale. Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4 Person Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4 - 4 Person Tent PVC-free seam tape Superseal Floor Reflective door trim and/or guy outs Hanging pockets Long floor length Ultralight D-door Color-coded main door Ultralight clips Jakes Foot pole attachment Ball cap connector Swivel Hub (H,C, H/C) Intended Usage: Ultralight family camping Believe it-the revolutionary pole structure of the Lightning 4 offers enormous interior space for a family of four, while saving weight. Mom and dad split the gear and get the chance to go farther with the kids' The SPECS Capacity: 4 Trial Weight: 6 lbs 15 oz / 3.15 kg Packed Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz / 2.95 kg Number of Doors: 2 Interior Area: 57.50 square feet / 5.34 square meter Vestibule Area: 17.5 + 10 square feet / 1.63 + .93 square meter Peak Height: 49in. / 124 cm Dimensions: (H x W x L): 49in. x 95in. x 92in. Season: 3 Packed Size: 21in. x 6in. Number of Poles: 4 hubbed Pole Diameter (Outer): 9.6 / 9.0 mm Materials: Floor: 70D Nylon, 3000mm, Body: 20D Nylon, Fly: 40D HT nylon, 1500 mm, Pole Type: DAC Featherlite NSL
ThereAAAs no need to get one of those super-heavy family tents that has a room in it large enough for your SUV. Pick up the Sierra Designs Lightning XT Tent; with this ultra-light tent, you can get your family away from the roads and your kids will get hooked on camping early in life.