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At just over 4 pounds, the Sierra Designs Lightning is a freestanding, two-person tent with large mesh panels, a huge single door, and strong, lightweight Easton FX Carbon poles. It strikes a solid compromise between light weight, storm protection, usable space, and wind stability. However, it has a minimal vestibule and a small door on the rainfly. Does the Lightning offer the best set of features in a double wall tent?


  • Introduction
  • What's Good
  • What's Not So Good
  • Specifications: Year/Model, Style, Fabrics, Pole Material, Weight Full Package, Weight Manufacturer Minimum, Weight Backpacking Light Minimum, Area, Area to Weight Ratio, Dimensions, MSRP
  • Performance
  • What's Unique
  • Recommendations For Improvement

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