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L.L.Bean Light Stuff 2

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

The Light Stuff 2 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best three-season tents for 2020.


Price Reviewers Paid: $135.00-$155.00


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

I've used this tent for a full season now. I did seam seal it before I used it, just to make sure. I found the set up to be very simple even in the dark. I set it up one night on a rock summit in the Whites. With no place to use stakes, it was very simple to use the tent and fly tie-downs with reasonable sized rocks. With constant 40 mph wind, we stayed very secure. On stormy nights, we stayed very dry. The ventilation worked well on warm July nights as well. There is enough room in the vestibule to keep two packs and still get in and out of the tent easily. The three pole system is very stable. I'm tempted to give it a try in the winter.

Design: three season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Simple
Weight: ~6.5 lbs
Price Paid: $135

I just used this tent for the first time this past weekend. Very impressed with it. Fairly lightweight as far as carrying goes. My daughter carried the poles while I carried tent and fly. Went up quickly and easily. A wee bit cramped for room, but I'm a big fella. Really loved the attention to details; design, workmanship, sewing, etc. Excellent quality for a very reasonable price. More impressed than with my TNF tent, and much more than with my Eureka and Kelty tents. The vestibule is large enough to store a bunch of stuff and still allow easy access in and out. On our trip, it rained all night one night, and the wind blew fairly strong and we stayed dry as can be. On the dry night, the ventilation hoops in the fly worked well, and allowed very little condensation to build up. All in all, I'm very pleased with the purchase.

Design: three season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: very easy - well thought-out design. 5 minutes or so.
Weight: 5 lb 3 oz I believe
Price Paid: $155

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