The Sierra Designs Flash 3 tent is a roomy, freestanding, external-pitch tent that provides ventilated refuge in a matter of seconds. Two doors and two gear closets supply easy access and storage, while steep walls give an open feel when you’re inside.
The Flash 3 offers 40.7 square feet of usable interior space, making it comfortable for three people and luxuriously spacious for two. Dual gear closets are accessed from inside the tent to keep gear storage out of the way of the doors and provide an additional combined 14 square feet (7 sq. ft. per closet) of sheltered space for stashing larger items like packs and boots.
When wet weather threatens, the quick, external pitch set-up provides a dry, well-ventilated space in a matter of seconds, while the reflective door trim and guy outs make finding your tent in the dark an easy task. Another cool feature is the inclusion of the Sierra Designs Night Glow accessory, a light diffusing “shade” that couples with any headlamp (not included) to hang from the ceiling of the tent to serve as a backpacking/camping lantern.
The hybrid double/single wall design of the Flash 3 adds stability without weight, while ultra-light clips, DAC Pressfit aluminum poles and uncommonly large single drop doors add to the list of great features. The trail weight of the tent is 6 pounds, 6 ounces.
Ample mesh on the tent body and the dual doors maximize cross ventilation and provide circulation to fight condensation build-up in the Flash 3. Coated with waterproof polyurethane, the nylon taffeta floor and polyester taffeta rainfly are lightweight and durable. The rainfly also has venting to create internal airflow. All of the Flash 3’s seams are tape-sealed to protect the tent interior from the elements.
A custom-fit footprint (sold separately) can be used to further protect the floor of the Sierra Designs Flash 3 against rocks, exposed roots, mud and ground water.
- High ceiling
- Symmetrical dome shape
- Immense interior space
- Large double drop doors
- 15” integrated awning poles
- Hybrid double/single wall
- Includes Night Glow light-diffusing shade
- Gear closet
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Other Stuff Sack Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Average Min Weight 5 lbs 13 oz Average Packed Weight 6 lbs 6 oz Interior Height 43.5" Floor Area 40.7 sq ft Vestibule Area 7 sq ft + 7 sq ft Doors 2 Pole Type DAC Press-Fit Number of Poles 2 Freestanding Yes Clips or Sleeves Clips and Sleeves Material Body: 20D Nylon, No See-Um Mesh
Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta, WR/PU 3000mm FR
Fly: 75D Polyester Tafetta, WR/PU1500mm FR
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- Cool and light
Likes: This tent is light. It is not bad for a family camping that can be used for backpacking and is easy to go.
It is a tent that sleeps cool especially in summer.
It is light but inconvenient to install
Dislikes: It is light but inconvenient to install
- Easy set up
Likes: Easy to put up l. Seems sturdy. I haven’t taken it anywhere yet. More to come.
Dislikes: It would be nice if it packed down smaller.
- Great Value
Likes: The price to weight ratio on this product is great. Not the smallest or lightest you can buy but a really good value. I love that you can take the batons for the awnings out resulting in a very easy packup.
Dislikes: We've gotten a lot of condensation.
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