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Black Diamond
Mega Light Tent: 4-Person 3-Season

4.416666666666667 out of 5 stars
24 Reviews
Color:Distance Blue



Why We Like The Mega Light Tent

With the Mega Light Tent in our pack, we get reliable shelter in unpredictable backcountry that adds less than 3 pounds to our load. When the sky suddenly goes dark and fat drops start to fall, we set up quickly and easily with the single-pole design. The wind howls but the walls don't collapse thanks to the mid-panel guy out points giving this ultralight shelter serious brawn. The rain can't even bring the ceiling in with the rugged material and fully seam-sealed construction fighting off sag and leaks.


  • Ultralight tent for thru-hikes and minimalist backpacking
  • Less than 3 pounds to accommodate 4 sleeping trekkers
  • Durable material holds up against life on the trail
  • Reflective adjustable guylines reduce stretch
  • Included DAC stakes for strength without weight
  • Pole Link Converter allows ski/trekking pole set-up
  • Compatible with Mega Bug inner tent and Ground Cloth (not included)
  • Item #BLDZ9DO
30D polyester
Wall Type
carbon fiber
Number of Doors
Number of Vestibules
fully sealed
Interior Height
Floor Dimensions
58 x 95in
Floor Space
Packed Size
5 x 12in
Footprint Included
sold separately
Trail Weight
2lb 7oz
Packed Weight
2lb 13oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 24 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 1 reviews
3 Stars - 0 reviews
4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 18 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2024

Only 2 Seasons

Loved this tent while it lasted. Unfortunately it only made it two seasons before the fabric stretched out and now won't keep its shape on one side. With the price tag I would've hoped for it to last longer, or at least a warranty/repair option.

Malcolm A.

Originally reviewed on

1 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2024

Only 2 seasons

Loved this tent while it lasted. Unfortunately I was only able to get 2 seasons out of it before it stretched out and will no longer hold its shape on one side. With the price tag I would've hoped for longer, or at least a repair/warranty option.

Malcolm A.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

January 7, 2024

Solidly Upgraded Mega

I gave my first-gen MegaLight to our Zambezi guide recently, which meant I got to replace it with a new one. Have not used it yet, but upon inspection it seems very well built and reinforced for all conditions. Does not seem quite as light in the hand though. Perhaps I will appreciate those updates in the next big storm.

Michael B.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

September 18, 2023

Big fan

Have used it on the main and middle fork of the salmon river. I’ve taken it on first and last trips of the season, it’s been in every scenario but a snow fall. Stood the test. The only reason I gave it 4 and not 5 stars is because I’ve been waiting for years for a bug screen and for whatever reason it’s not making it into production. What the deal BD?

Joshua C.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

September 17, 2023

Some great improvements but still could use a few more.

This is my 3rd Mid and some great improvements. Seam taped, built in tensioners, better fabric and mid panel guy points. On the minus side the lines aren't long enough to go around rocks if you are camping on slabs or hard ground and the zip cover doesn't really lay flat over the zipper so rain can get to the zip. The guy lines are very fragile and if you have them around a rock and move the rock to tension or adjust its angle they cut very easily. A slightly thicker line would have been a better choice.


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

September 6, 2023

Looks good so far!

A little early for a review as I haven’t actually camped under it yet, but fabric feels great and seems seem solid. Set it up over my 14’ raft. Raft is only 7’ wide so needed to work a little to get it to fit without sagging. Looks like it’ll be perfect for when it rains on a river trip, and I think it’ll fit perfectly on the big 18’ Grand Canyon rigs.

Daniel K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 18, 2023


I have an older mid and this has some great improvements. Better Fabric (haven't had the chance to test this), It's seam taped, has tie outs for the middle of the panels and it has line locks for easier adjustments. Great improvements.

Andrew M.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 31, 2023

Tough, light, simple

I was first introduced to the Mega Light during a month-long trip sea kayaking in British Columbia. Heavy rains and heavy bugs. The lightweight shelter kept the rain off us day after day. This was easy to set up in a variety of conditions and tough enough not to fail. I was so impressed with the tent that I just got my own, and look forward to using it with my family on future adventures.

Daniel H.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 14, 2023

My old megamid was great

My old megamid was great 20 years ago, I can’t wait to take this lighter version out.

Wyatt S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 2, 2023

5 yrs

Wanted this for 5 yrs as part of shrinking my life. My wife and I are ageing and want to live our life w less.

Andrew H.

Originally reviewed on