Andrew

Andrew

Andrew

Andrew wrote an answer about on February 23, 2010

Hey James,

I really love the Microlight 2 man tent from LL Bean. If you are looking for an incredibly high quality piece of a gear, a lifetime warranty, and pretty decent compressibility (1ft by 6in) this is a very good choice. As for cons, lately I've been switching to ultralight solo hiking, so that means I'm now carrying a lot more weight than I need to which kinda sucks :/. (I'm looking into selling the microlight for a one man). But if you're are splitting the tent weight between two people it is an excellent choice for backpacking. As for the freestanding part, I've never had a problem with it holding up. If you are tenting in a field which pegs can penetrate than you'll be all set; you can pitch the tent so tightly that its like a freestanding tent. Non-free standing means you just have to peg the tent down for it to stand up. I was a little skeptical at first but I find the Microlight easier to setup(and an overall lighter tent!) than freestanding models. Even if you are on a tent platform you could tie the tent down and that wouldn't be a big deal. So overall A+ tent if you're looking for a high quality 2 person tent!

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Andrew

Andrew wrote an answer about on June 20, 2009

Hey Mkd, I've currently got my bag packed with a 20 degree synthetic in a large Sea to Summit e-vent compression bag, a two man LL Bean microlight tent, clothes, and all cookware into this bag with half the top section empty for food. The key to using this pack is unzipping the center divide then packing your sleeping bag into the bottom with clothes filling the empty spaces.

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