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MSR FlyLite 3-Season Backpacking Tent

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The extremely lightweight MSR FlyLite is a trekking pole (poles not included) pitched tent built especially for backpackers. This 3-season tent features an integrated rainfly large door with covered entry and side wings for gear protection.
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The extremely lightweight MSR FlyLite is a trekking pole (poles not included) pitched tent built especially for backpackers. This 3-season tent features an integrated rainfly large door with covered entry and side wings for gear protection.

Providing 29 square feet of interior space in an efficient single-wall design the FlyLite offers ample room for two backpackers and at just 1 lb 9 oz is lightweight enough to serve as an exceptionally roomy solo tent. Vertical walls allow for an interior peak height of 44 inches. With its integrated rainfly the FlyLite provides an awning over the entry door and side wings to provide a bit of protective coverage for larger gear that you don’t want to store inside. Mesh side windows and venting on the door provide condensation-minimizing airflow when the tent is fully staked out.

The body of the FlyLite features MSR’s Durashield coating for waterproof protection in the 10D nylon ripstop fabrication. All of the FlyLite’s seams are taped and the floor is constructed of 20D nylon ripstop with Durashield for durable protection as well. Stress points are reinforced to prevent tear-outs.

NOTE: Because the FlyLite is not freestanding it does require a pair of standard trekking poles (sold separately) for setup. One DAC NSL aluminum pole is also necessary for setup and is included. Integrated adjustable stake-out loops make for easy guyout of the FlyLite. The FlyLite Footprint (sold separately) can be used to further protect the tent floor from mud ground water and sharp objects like rocks exposed roots and pine needles.

  • Single-wall
  • Covered entry with awning and side wings
  • Large door
  • Mesh side windows and vented door
  • Integrated, adjustable stake-out loops
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Specs

Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Average Min Weight 1 lb 9 oz
Average Packed Weight 2 lb 4 oz
Warranty Limited Lifetime
Vestibule Area n/a
Sleeping Capacity 2
Seasons 3
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Pole Type DAC NSL
Pole Diameter 9mm
Number of Poles 1
Other Stuff Sack Included
Material Rainfly: 10D ripstop nylon 1200mm polyurethane & silicone
Mesh: 10D Micro Mesh
Floor: 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm polyurethane & silicone
Interior Height 44"
Floor Area 29 sq ft
Doors 1
Clips or Sleeves n/a
Reviews

Reviews

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Average Rating:
3
(based on 1 real customer review)

1 Item

I want to Love it...but...
Reviewed by Osvaldo R. - August 23, 2017

Likes: I love the space and the easy pitch

It is the only 2 man tent that really fits 2 people - my wife loves the space!

So light! -- by far the lightest tent I have ever been in, only slightly heavier than an ultralight tarp with more protection (lighter than a standard tarp)

Dislikes: No Mesh front panel --- looks like it would have been easy to put mesh door on front. This would have added to ventilation and no much added weight. Without it, the tent is stuffy.

Collects Rain! -- the slope on the top causes a low point on the roof of the tent that collects rain. Tried to pitch it so many ways, with tie outs, extra tight, etc. etc., no way of doing it without producing a low point on the roof that collects rain.

Heartbreaking really - because I wanted to love this tent.

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