User Review: Stephenson's Warmlite 2
Source: bought it new
Very lightweight and roomy yet...this is the original model with little ventilation and so I use it for cool hikes and climbs only.
- Uber light
- Easy to pitch
- Poor ventilation in the early years
- Not freestanding
This tent is a real prestige conversation starter. Paired with my North Face rigid frame expedition, I am a walking talking piece of history. BUT...for such an expensive piece of equipment, the manner in which an early Warmlite is sewn and the way the edges are finished, the entire tent relies on you to do a magnificent job of seam sealing.
After I lost most of the original coating from the factory, I recoated with 3M silicon diluted with mineral spirits and now shes like new again! Ready for another 20 years.