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Sierra Designs Convert 3 Tent: 3-Person 4-Season

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    Convert 3 Tent

    Sierra Designs set out to develop a tent that will handle all your winter and summer multi-day missions with its Convert 3 4-Season Tent, now updated for even more versatility. Its breathable ripstop construction offers excellent, all-season protection that gives you a dry place to warm up and sleep soundly. And despite its bomber construction, this tent remains fairly lightweight so you won't feel too weighed down while you climb. The tent's aluminum poles are featherlight to keep the weight off your back while you hike, and the locking pole tips prevent the poles from bending and collapsing when the winds start to howl. The floor consists of a durable polyester that Sierra Designs fully taped for extra waterproof protection.

    The unique design of the Convert 3 puts a breathable double wall canopy at the tops and sides of the tent, and the fabric is engineered to prevent dust and spindrift from blowing in whether you're camped on a high-elevation snowfield or dusty desert floor. For winter camping, a removable vestibule provides ample storage for all your gear, while a second vestibule, now included with the 2018 model, can be attached at the other side of the tent for even more storage space. When summer camping, the vestibule can be left back at the truck to shave almost a whole pound from the total weight of the tent, and the fly has also been updated with this year's model to be fully removable for staying cool on warm summer nights. An external pitch design makes set up easy in even the most foul weather and two doors make for easy ins and outs throughout the night.

    • A lightweight backpacking tent for all season camping comfort
    • Durable ripstop construction designed with breathability in mind
    • Fast and easy setup with plenty of space for you and your gear
    • Removable vestibule for reducing weight on longer adventures
    • Fully removable fly means more comfortable summer camping
    • Waterproof window and fully sealed seams for winter protection
    • Interior mesh pockets can stash headlamp, book, or gloves
    • Item #SDS009L

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [floor] 68D 210T ripstop (polyester), [body] 20D Riptstop (polyester), [fly] 20D ripstop (nylon)
    Capacity
    3-person
    Season
    4-season
    Wall Type
    double-wall
    Freestanding
    yes
    Poles
    Yunan UL aluminum
    Pole Attachment
    snap hooks
    Number of Doors
    2
    Number of Vestibules
    2, 1 removable
    Vestibule Space
    19.6 + 9.4sq ft
    Seams
    fully taped
    Interior Height
    45in
    Floor Dimensions
    84 x 69in
    Floor Space
    40.3sq ft
    Packed Size
    16 x 7.5in
    Trail Weight
    6lb
    Packed Weight
    6lb 11oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking, winter camping
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    >Rating: 4

    Excellent tent, mediocre stuff sack

    Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    Fit:True to size
    Weight160 lbs

    Had it for a year now and used it car camping, 3-season backpacking, and as a base camp for winter ski tours. The tent has typically been used to shelter two 160 lb humans and a 95 lb dog, for which it's very spacious and livable, especially considering it's weight. For winter camping I've appreciated the vestibule for large packs, boots etc, and the snow flaps for extra warmth and stability. Connecting some of the clips to the tent poles can be a little finicky and painful with cold fingers, but otherwise setup is quick and easy. I was concerned that the plastic clips would be a weak point, but they've held up fine so far. The tent has felt remained waterproof through deluges and melting snow. The Burrito-bag is a nice idea but poorly executed: the straps on the bag are far to short, making it a fight to get the tent in, if you add the footprint and a full complement of pegs then it's extremely difficult to close; 5 cm longer straps would solve the issue. Overall it's a great tent.

    >Rating: 5

    SO LIGHT AND WARM

    Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I love this tent! It's extremely light weight and durable. Also still waterproof without the vestibule which takes off a couple pounds for backpacking.

    >Rating: 5

    A+

    Familiarity:I've used it several times

    This tent is very spacious, easy to put up, and lightweight! I am very pleased!

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    Overview of the 2018 SD Convert 3 tent

    The Convert tents have been redesigned to offer a fully removable fly and larger vestibule making them even more versatile than their predecessors, while still remaining one of the lightest weight most livable four season tents in the market.