Jonathan S. wrote a review of Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Tent: 1-Person 3-Season on February 14, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have no idea how Sierra Designs allowed this tent out of their design house. The tent feels like it was designed and then tweeked to hit a certain price and then tweaked somemore. I just got back from using the tent for a couple weeks in South America.
• The walls of the rain fly/top of tent don't go to the ground. Massive gaps in the side of side of the tent for rain and wind coverage. Wind whips through the tent like it owns it. Rain at a slight angle hits the mesh windows and leaks in.
• Sort of a hybrid single wall tent. The mesh sides are hardly single wall. When putting the tent away when wet the entire inside gets soaked because there is no way to cover the mesh or remove the top. It's all sewn together.
• Clip for vestibule needs to be 125% free of any dirt or sand or it won't work. The clip sits in the ground. A small buckle like a backpack sternum strap or hook on a crashpad would have been much better.
• Excessive amount of zippers for a one person tent. 6 zippers!! Why??
• Curved pole is very difficult to attach to the tent with those odd slider clips. It's IMPOSSIBLE to attach with cold hands in gloves. Impossible!!