The Sierra Designs Flashlight tents are feature-rich non-freestanding options for backpackers who appreciate comfort, but need to travel light. Trekking pole pitch compatibility offers the chance for even greater weight savings.
The Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 tent is a feature-rich non-freestanding option for looking to balance weight and comfort. Trekking pole pitch compatibility offers even greater weight savings by allowing you to leave the vertical tent poles at home, and with only 6 stake-outs, the Flashlight 2 is a snap to set up.
The Flashlight 2 has 30 square feet of interior space. Dual gear closets that are out of the way of both large doors can be toggled open or closed on the outside of the tent and provide an additional combined 9.8 square feet (4.9 sq. ft. per closet) of sheltered space for stashing larger items like packs and boots.
The hybrid double/single wall design of the Flashlight 2 reduces weight and further aids in quick set-up, while DAC Pressfit aluminum poles, 8" awning coverage, and the uncommonly large dual drop doors add to the list of great features. The tent has a trail weight of just 3 pounds, 6 ounces and you can reduce weight further by leaving the two front vertical poles behind and using your trekking poles (not included) in their place.
Ample mesh on the tent body and awning coverage that allows the doors or windows to remain open even in a rainstorm provide circulation to fight condensation build-up in the Flashlight 2. Coated with waterproof polyurethane, the 70D nylon taffeta floor and 75D polyester taffeta rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the Flashlight 2’s seams are tape-sealed to protect the tent interior from the elements.The Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 tent is designed for 3-season use.
- Large drop doors for easy entry and exit
- 8" awning coverage provides dry entry and exit, sun protection and allows for door/window to remain open during a storm
- Hybrid double/single wall reduces weight and makes for quick, easy set-up
- Trekking pole compatible
- Gear closet
Recommended Use 3-Season Backpacking Average Min Weight 3 lbs 6 oz Average Packed Weight 3lbs 12 oz Warranty Lifetime Vestibule Area 4.9 sq ft + 4.9 sq ft (2 gear closets) Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3 Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC Pressfit Pole Diameter 9/9.5 mm Packed Size 18.5" x 6" Number of Poles 3 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Body: 20D Nylon No-See-Um-Mesh
Floor: 70D Nylon Taffeta
Fly: 75D Polyester Taffeta
Interior Height 46" Freestanding No Floor Dimension 90" x 50" (at widest point) Floor Area 30 sq ft Doors 2 Clips or Sleeves Clips
- Sierra Designs Flashlight 2 Review
Likes: I've taken this tent on numerous backpacking trips
Great price point. For $200, you won't find many tents for this price at this wt. and size
Comes with most of the necessary equipment to set-up
2 Doors and 2 Vestibules
Light wt. and packable
Built in rain fly. Excellent for setting up in the rain. Keeps the tent dry inside
During our King's Peak trip - it rained/snowed/hailed and we stayed dry the whole time
Dislikes: I've taken this tent on numerous backpacking trips
Sq. foot extremely small. Only built for 2 small people or one large person
Is not self-standing. Must stake the tent or connect to trees
Lockers are very small and leave several inches from the ground. Equipment stored in lockers still has the possibility of getting wet
Doesn't come with its own footprint. Not sure if it requires one. However, I purchased a generic footprint, just in case
Not enough reflective material on the outside, especially on the guylines (Big Agnes offers reflective guylines. Suggest they do the same). Very difficult to find the tent in the dark. In addition, if navigating outside of tent at night, easy to trip over the non-marked guylines.
Ventilation is poor, unless you keep doors open
My son and I took this tent to King's Peak in the High Uintas. At night, weather reached Mid-30's. First night, we didn't open doors and experienced a great deal of condensation. So much, that my son had to sleep at the opposite end, due to condensation dripping in his face
Second night, we zipped the doors down and didn't experience any condensation
No storage pockets inside and no overhead space to hang lighting.
Recommend a mesh locker to hand overhead and more pockets inside
Likes: Very easy & fast setup. Much more space on the inside than I expected. I love the gear closets! Well thought out construction!!
Dislikes: I haven't found anything I don't like yet!!