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The Black Diamond Mega Light Pyramid tent is a floorless, single pole, non-freestanding shelter. With enough room for four adults, and a weight of 7.35 ounces per person (including stakes and trekking pole connector), the Mega Light is lighter per person than most sil-nylon tarps, and offers better weather protection thanks to fully protected sides. I tested the Mega Light with and without the separate Black Diamond Mega Bug liner while backpacking with my two daughters in 2006 and 2007. Rather than review these two items together, the bulk of the article focuses on the Mega Light, as most lightweight backpackers will prefer this shelter as a standalone. There is a separate section at the end to discuss the Mega Bug.


  • Introduction
  • What's Good
  • What's Not So Good
  • Specifications: Year/Manufacturer/Model, Style, Fabrics, Poles and Stakes, Dimensions, Packed Size, Total Weight, Trail Weight, Protected Area, Floor Area/Trail Weight Ratio, MSRP, Options
  • Performance
  • What's Unique
  • Recommendations for Improvement

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