Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4

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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.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Sierra Designs Lightning HT 4 Four person TentUse the Sierra Designs Lightning HT 4 Four person Tent on your next outdoor adventure. This Sierra tent is PVC-free seam tape makes this product strong and long-lasting. The floor is this tent is made with 70D durable nylon to isolate humidity from the floor. This tent comes with a nice bonus thanks to the reflective door and guy outs that help you avoid accidents or tripping mishaps. The hanging pockets let you keep your personal items safe and secure. The ultralight D-door allows air to enter the tent in case it gets too warm. The Sierra Design Lighting tent comes with 2 doors and 2 vestibules for you to use. The vent on this product keeps this product airy. Have a great experience using the Sierra Designs Lightning HT 4 Four person Tent on your camping adventures.

- SunnySports

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

- Moosejaw

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.


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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