User Review: Sierra Designs Sirius 2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
This is the greatest, most versatile tent I've ever owned. I thought at first it sweated some until I switched sleeping ends and then I was treated to being able to look out of the tent while still having the benefit of a fly and no sweat problems at all. If it gets too cool I can close one side of the fly or just switch ends. Really don't need the full fly they came out with later if one knows how to use the tent, but a two piece fly might be nice if one wants to use it in real cold weather.
- Lightweight enough that it compares to one-person tents, but roomy enough to keep my pack inside.
- Feels like sleeping under the stars even with the fly on.
- I imagine if it is set up wrong a driving side angle rain might be able to blow under the fly but I've yet to experience that.
- With the half fly alone one can't just use the fly and the footprint alone.
This tent is real easy to pitch and the footprint is easy to use with it. A two-piece fly would be nice if one wanted to just use the footprint and the fly by themselves, but a one-piece fly would take away from the experience of owning this tent.
Never had a problem in any weather and I've been in some windy situations. Seems like the half fly could trap the wind but it ventilates so well I have yet to see that happen. This tent handles rain and wind but doesn't make one feel as if they are shut off from the outside world.
Condensation is not an issue if one sleeps with your head under the screen but when it gets a little cool ones head stays warmer if you sleep under the single wall end. Then a little bit of moisture builds up but not near enough to be a real bother like every full fly tent I've ever used in cold weather. The amount of ventilation can be adjusted if it gets cool simply by not staking the fly wide open on the bottom and if need be shutting one side of the fly.
I have a four season tent that is warmer in real cold weather but this is a three season tent and as a three season tent I feel like it is the best design on the market.
Great room and storage but I use it as a one-person tent because it is so light. There is enough room for two people but I can't really give an informed review of two person usage because I've yet to use it as a two person tent.
SO far the construction has been excellent but I would recommend using a footprint because the floor seems like it could wear easy.
I've had this tent for about 4 years but I've only used it about 8 times or so, so I may have different results after I've had it for years, but so far I wouldn't trade this tent for any other unless it was a similar style. This is the best tent design I've ever used but reading some of the reviews I don't think some of the people know how to take advantage of it.