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About Sierra Designs Lightning Ultralight 2-person Tent

The Lightning was one of Sierra Designs first major successes in the ultralight category, winning a Backpacker "Editors' Choice" award in 2004 Freestanding, simple to pitch, the Lightning weighs a scant three pounds, 15 ounces Clip-Locs and Swift Clips pull up to the x-poledesign, meaning you can pitch the whole gig in seconds With a nine-square-foot vestibule and plenty of mesh, it's comfortable, organized, and you won't get annoying condensation in the morning DAC Featherlite NSL poles save weight without sacrificing strength, and the 40-denier fly sheds heavy rain for seasons to come

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.
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Sierra Designs Lightning Ultralight 2-person Tent Features

  • CAD Design
  • Clip-Locs
  • Color-Coded Webbing
  • DAC Featherlite NSL Poles
  • Dye-Free Optic White Canopy
  • Fast Pack Footprint Compatible
  • Gear Pockets
  • Lightweight Fly Material
  • Locking Pole Tips
  • PVC-free tape
  • Reflective Zipper Pulls
  • Smaller Reflective Guy Outs
  • Smoke Swift Clips and Door Ties
  • Stash Door
  • SuperSeal Floor
  • Tent Guard with Ultra Fresh
  • Ultralight Stake Out Loops
  • Ultralight Vestibule Tensioner

Sierra Designs Lightning Ultralight 2-person Tent Specifications

2 Person
Minimum Weight
3 lbs 15 oz
Packaged Weight
4 lbs 6 oz
Fly w/Footprint Weight
2 lbs 7 oz
Packed Size
25" x 7"
Tent Area
31 sq. ft.
Vestibule Area
9 sq. ft.
Interior Height
Number of Doors
Number of Poles
Pole Type
DAC Featherlite NSL, 9.0mm
Floor Material
70D Taffeta Nylon, 1800mm
Tent Canopy Material
40D Nylon Rip Stop, 1500mm
Fly Material
40D HT Nylon Rip Stop PU/Silicon, 1500mm
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My first backpacking tent

By Sally

from Tallahassee, FL

About Me Casual Adventurer

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  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Lightweight


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    Comments about Sierra Designs Lightning Ultralight 2-person Tent:

    This is my first tent. I put it up in less than 5 minutes.

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