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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Lightweight, spacious, free standing. Need I say more?

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a sample, freebie, or prize (Sierra Designs)


Lightweight, spacious, free standing. Need I say more? This tent is so easy to set up, you don't even need instructions!


  • Lightweight
  • Easy to use
  • Spacious


  • Tent stakes could be lighter

The only thing I would change about this tent are the stakes that come with it. Besides that, this tent was made in heaven.

I will be using this tent during the PCT thru hike. I know I won't be disappointed since SD always makes wonderful products!


Overall, very easy to set up, packs up light and takes…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars

Overall, very easy to set up, packs up light and takes up little space.  Footprint, poles, and fly clip and lock into place and stay secure. 

Only criticism is the small size of tent and vestibule, but it is a one-man tent so that is to be expected. Vestibule barely contained my pack and boots; would have been an issue in rainy weather. 

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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1

currently retails for:
$179.95 - $203.96
MSRP: $249.95

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Trail Weight 2 lb 14 oz / 1.30 kg
Packed Weight 3 lb 3 oz / 1.45 kg
Interior Area 15.50 sq ft / 1.44 sq m
Vestibule Area 7 sq ft / .65 sq m
Peak Height 38 in / 97 cm
Packed Length 19 in
Packed Diameter 4 in
Capacity 1
Season 3
Number of doors 1
Number of poles 2 Hubbed
Pole Diameter 9.0 / 8.5 mm
Pole Type DAC NSL
Floor Material 40D Nylon, 3000 mm
Body Material 20D Nylon
Fly Material 40D Nylon, 1500 mm