Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4


Trail Weight 6 lb 15 oz / 3.15 kg
Packed Weight 6 lb 8 oz / 2.95 kg
Interior Area 57.50 sq ft / 5.34 sq m
Vestibule Area 17.5 + 10 sq ft / 1.63 + .93 sq m
Peak Height 49 in / 124 cm
Packed Length 21 in
Packed Diameter 6 in
Capacity 4
Season 3
Number of doors 2
Number of poles 4 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



This is a roomy tent for sure. It will hold 4 plus…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Sleeps: 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.

Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4


The Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 6, 2014 at SunnySports.

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