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Sierra Designs Electron 1

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

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photo: Sierra Designs Electron 1 three-season tent

I had researched the Electron 2 tent and had bought it and it is a great tent. Then I found a bargin of a Electron 1 tent and snatched it up for 100 dollars. It had only been setup 2 times and the gal that owned it wanted a 2 person tent.

I am getting older and like to go as light as I can without giving up living. GRIN! The Electron 1 is a perfect fit for me. I am part of a Church boyscout program called Royal Rangers and do a lot of hiking and backpacking at least 6 or more trips a year and have done that now for almost 20 years. 

This past year and a half I have had the Electron 1 setup in snow, pouring rain, high wind and hot humid canoe trips.  It is always dry inside.  (I can say the same for the Electron 2). 

There is two things I really like about the electron series tents.  Dry pitch. One can put up and take down the inner tent without it getting wet and storing it with the rest of your dry gear.  The other is the quality. Good stuff. I don't have to fret over gear breaking. 

The advantage of the Electron 1 being small is the 2 pounds it saves and the small foot print.  2 weekends ago we went for a impromptu backpack pack on a Saturday afternoon and packed in about a mile just before dark and setup on top of Coy Bald on a flat shelf with big rocks sticking up all over the place the boys picked the spot and it was a new trail to all of us. I was able to move a couple of the rocks and put this small foot print down where it was almost rock free. 

Even with a good camping pad... big rocks are big rocks yet with the small 1 person foot print it easily fit on this shelf between the rocks.  I slept that night with the rain fly open and could see the fire and the antics of the boys while I rested and the stars at night. 

It's just a great tent. 

Mark Jones

Price Paid: $100

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