Sierra Designs Lookout CD
Design: 4 season convertible
Ease of Setup: medium
Weight: 7 lbs
Price Paid: $475 Cdn
My problems with this tent: It leaked the first time i used it. SD said i didn't seal the seams in the fly sufficiently. They factory taped them (which suggests to me they should give better sealing instructions, or factory tape the seams). The tent then spontaneously developed a pea-sized hole near the roof vent. SD couldn't fix this. Also, one of the bungees for the much-ballyhooed clip-locs disappeared, severely compromising the structural integrity of the tent. Opening the vestibule zipper from the ground when you are inside requires some serious contortion.
All the other reviews say setup of this tent is easy -- it isn't difficult, but it isn't quick either. The tension at the top of the tent is way too tight, such that the roof panel can hardly be zipped shut.
Pluses? It is by far the lightest tent that is 4 season and has this much room. I returned after one disappointing backpacking season. I will replace it with an Integral Designs Halfdome or a Marmot.
Design: 4 seasons
Ease of Setup: easy
Price Paid: $474 CDN
Cette tente est exceptionnel. Elle est spacieuse et très bien ventilé grace à son 'toit ouvrant!'
Ayant eut à tester cette tente à plusieurs reprises, je peux dire qu'elle supporte très bien
les vents fort (Elle a résisté à des vents de 140 km/h au Mt-Albert en hiver!)
Légerte, stable et abordable, c'Est vraiment une très bonne tente!
This tent is exceptional. It is roomy and is very well ventilated thanks to its 'sliding roof!' Having had to test this tent on several occasions, I can say that it supports the winds very well (It resisted winds of 140 km/h on Mt Albert in winter!) Stable and accessible, it is really a very good tent!
Design: 3/4 season mountaineering dome
Ease of Setup: Imcredibly easy to set up, clip system is wonderful
Weight: 6 lbs. approx.
Price Paid: approx $300-350
The only problem I have encountered with this tent is the problem of unzipping the fly vent on the rain fly. It would be wonderful if Sierra Designs created a feature that allowed you to do this from inside the tent instead of having to get out and unzip it from outside. A small problem, but food for thought. I have a friend who owns a Marmot mountaineering dome. This tent has this feature, and it is quite convienient.
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