Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL
Design: teepee tarp
Ease of Setup: easy after practice
Weight: 2 lbs plus
Price Paid: $114.95
Price I paid included Free UPS delivery.
I am somewhat disappointed with the Origami 2. For all the square footage it covers the outer edges are very low and essentially unusable. The five required stakes also have to be in the just the right spots to apply even tension on the 5 panels.
BUT; it is light. No poles other than the hiking pole I carry anyway.
I can pitch it in a downpour and just crawl under it, unlike soaking the tent body before I get a fly up.
This tarp can be suspended from a tripod of 7 ft sticks or a guy line between two trees, freeing internal space.
I will probably buy the fitted ground sheet at some point, if only to keep my toes from slipping out from under the canopy and into the rain and not having to spend so much time inspecting possible runoff paths prior to setup.
I have not tried it in high wind or snow, yet.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Sierra Designs Origami 2 Person Ultralight Tent (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Origami 2 Person Ultralight Tent by Sierra Designs PVC-Free Tape Air Flow Vent System DAC Press Fit Adjustable Pole (Included) Reflective Guy-Outs and Zipper Pulls Fast Pack Footprint Compatible SPECIFICATIONS: Trail Weight: 1 lb 14 oz Packed Weight: 2 lb 8 oz Number of Doors: 1 Interior Area: 51 ft2 Peak Height: 58in. Body Material: 40D HT Nylon, 1500mm Poles: DAC Press Fit Season: 3 Capacity: 2 Packed Size: 22in. x 8in. Number of Poles: 1 Pole Diameter (Outer): 19.00 / 16.00 mm
CLOSEOUTS . You can create a reliable shelter nearly anywhere when you have Sierra Designs' Origami 2 ultralight tarp with you on long treks and backcountry adventures. Pitch the tarp tall for more headroom and a small footprint, or bring the height down to create a larger footprint for more protected space. Ideal when storage space and weight is limited Included telescoping pole allows for custom height and footprint Save weight by using your trekking poles instead of the telescoping pole Five guy-out points facilitate a variety of configurations Zip seam allows easy entry and exit Stuff sack, pole bag, stake bag included 2-person, 3-season Dimensions (LxW): 115x112", 52 sq.ft. Stuff size: 19x5-1_2" Weight: 2 lb. 8 oz. Material: Body: 40 denier HT ripstop nylon Poles: DAC press fit 16mm/19mm aluminum Made in China Visit our Tent Guide Available Colors: GREEN.
- Sierra Trading Post
The Sierra Designs Origami 2 UL Shelter provides lightweight, easy-to-pitch, versatile shelter whether you're headed out for a spur of the moment summer backpacking trip or just need some shelter on the sidelines of your Ultimate tournament. A telescoping pole holds up the Origami Shelter, providing plenty of head room, while the 4 tie-down points hold the Origami in place. With limitless pitching options and its ridiculously low weight, the Origami 2 UL Shelter fits almost any clement-weather camping need. *Tent floor sold separately.
Versatile, lightweight, portable, the Origami Ultralight 2 tarp adapts to any condition. Pitch the five-equilateral-triangle design tall for a smaller footprint, but more headroom. Pull the perimeter stakes out wider to accommodate more sleepers. The zippered door can be pulled back, leaving a wide opening during starry nights or mellow afternoons. You can also stake down the edges of the tarp, increasing protection from wind and rain. Marry the Origami to its Fast Pack Footprint, giving it a floor if you need it. The Footprint has an upturned lip to resist sand, moisture, and wind from getting in. The pitching options are limitless and equally useful in Winter as in Summer. Save weight on the Origami UL 2 and use a trekking pole, or natural features like trees, to pitch it, you'll save the weight of carrying in an additional pole. At under two pounds, the Origami UL 2 is the fastpacker's dream!
- Altrec Outdoors