User Review: Sierra Designs Sirius 2
Design: freestanding, double/single wall hybrid
Ease of Setup: SImple and Easy
Weight: About 4 1/2 pounds.
Price Paid: $120 with footprint
Trail Weight 4 lbs 2 oz
Fastpack Weight n/a
Packed Weight 4 lbs 10 oz Packed Size 23" x 6"
Number of Doors 2
Interior Area 31 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area 4 + 4 sq. ft.
Peak Height 39"
Floor Material 70D Nylon, 3000mm
Body Material 40D Nylon
Fly Material 68D Polyester, 1500mm
Number of Poles 2
Hubbed Poles DAC Press Fit, 8.84mm
The Sirius 2 is a double/single wall hybrid tent that boasts low cost for a low weight.
Bargain Price for weight/cost ratio.
Attractive design and colors (to me at least!).
Weight is easily carried by 2 people equaling a little over 2 pounds each.
No rain leakage yet
Fly-less pitching: great for star gazing.
Having 2 doors and 2 vestibules is verrrry nice.
Capacity- as expected- good, not huge, but I didn’t buy a huge tent!
Good in semi sandy conditions, but have not experience any strong storms yet, thankfully.
Dirt or sand in the tent? I like that I can just pick it up with the poles on and shake it out!
Light enough I would consider it as a one man tent on short trips.
Single wall does not allow for good ventilation unless the rear of the fly is guyed out as far as possible while keeping the fly taunt.
Stuff Sack: not even water resistant if more than a few drops.
Vestibules do not give much cover for gear, bring a cover or other means of protecting them from the elements.
MUST ventilate well to avoid condensation
Tent stakes are lack luster- bend easy and do not hold in sandy areas.
It works well for 2 people, if a bit “cozy” for 2 6’ guys, yet I find the tent to be roomy and more than adequate so far in my travels. Strong, light, and a great looking 2 man tent for a heck of a price when all you need is shelter for a night.