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Welcome to your new home.
Whether you're setting up camp in the middle of the wilderness or at a campsite, the Sierra Designs Flash 2 Tent brings the luxury without a bunch of added weight. This tent's unique hybrid-wall construction blends the benefits of both double-wall and single-wall constructions so you get a tent that's light like a single-wall but still weather-protective like a double-wall. This innovative design also helps you set the tent up quickly in bad weather, and it gives more space than most backpacking tents without any added weight. In fact, both doors are wide enough for you and your buddy to sit side by side and cook some food or enjoy the view when the weather's too harsh for you to explore the outdoors. The gear closets also have enough room for multiple backpacks and several pairs of shoes, and Sierra Designs placed each closet perpendicular to the doors so you don't have to climb over all your gear to get in and out.
Sierra Designs built this tent's fly out of polyester taffeta to keep it superlight, the body out of mesh for ventilation, and the floor out of nylon taffeta for durability. There are two DAC Pressfit poles that are incredibly light and surprisingly strong, and the 15-in integrated awning poles maximize the tent's space without adding the weight of another support pole. Whether you're hiking through Grand Canyon or simply camping at one of the sites in the Tetons, this tent makes an excellent companion.
- Hybrid wall construction
- Nylon no-see-um mesh body
- Nylon taffeta floor
- Polyester taffeta fly
- Two DAC Pressfit poles, 15-inch integrated awning poles
- Two large drop doors with awnings
- Two gear closets
- Fits two people
Share your thoughts
doors, vestibules, and rain
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The one thing you can't tell from the video below, is that you can't cover the screen on the doors all the way. The flap that covers the screen comes up to about 2 inches below the top. I think this is a little weird, but it does seem adequate to give you privacy. Since the awning hangs down a little, someone would have to stick their head under to really see in.
Since the vestibules are at the short ends, they are much smaller than I'm used to. I also have to pass my shoes through the tent to get them to the vestibule, but it works.
I was looking for a tent that would allow better cross-ventilation and still protect from the rain, and it works well for that. It rained the first time I used it, and I stayed dry.
Set-up is a little different, too, with the 3 main poles already connected. And you can't simply stuff it in the sack because of the integrated awning poles, but they are short, so it's not much of a hassle. Overall, it seems like a great tent so far!