User Review: Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2
Price Paid: $200 (clearance)
I recently bought the Vapor Light 2, hoping for a lightweight, tough tent. This delivered. I used it in the Linville Gorge in western mountains of North Carolina. The hike to our destination was about 5 miles and the only way I remembered The Vapor was on my pack was when my friend reminded me...it's that light.
Setting the Vapor Light 2 up is so easy a caveman could do it...literally. The ball joint attachments for the poles are a breeze to set up, as well as the rain fly (if needed). 25 mile/hour winds and mild rain off and on all night. Even without the footprint, my friend and I stayed dry.
For such a lightweight tent, this is surprisingly sturdy and I would guess it could withstand conditions worse than my first go around with it. At least, I'm hoping so, because I'm headed to Glacier NP this summer.
I will say this...If you're a taller guy (above 6 feet), I would highly recommend spending a little more money and purchasing the XL version of the Vapor Light 2. I'm 5'10", average build, and although this tent is a perfect fit for me, if I was above 6' and stocky, it would have been an uncomfortable night.
With all that in mind, I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to purchase an ultralight, 3-season tent. Kudos, Sierra Designs, kudos.