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The freestanding Sierra Designs Lightning 2 FL is a lightweight and roomy 2-person tent that’s simple to set up and take down. One massive single drop door and dual gear closets help to maximize 3-season backcountry livability while saving ounces.
The Lightning 2 FL has 29.9 square feet of interior space. Dual gear closets are accessed from inside the tent to keep gear storage out of the way of the door and provide an additional combined 10.8 square feet (5.4 sq. ft. per closet) of sheltered space for stashing larger items like packs and boots.
The hybrid double/single wall design of the Lightning 2 FL adds stability without weight, while ultra-light clips, a single shock-corded DAC NFL aluminum pole, 15" integrated awning poles that maximize the door opening and drip line without the weight of a support pole, and the uncommonly large single drop door add to the list of great features. The trail weight of the tent is 2 pounds, 13 ounces.
Ample mesh on the tent body and a huge covered foot vent that creates ventilation between the foot box and the door provide circulation to fight condensation build-up in the Lightning 2 FL. Coated with waterproof polyurethane, the 30D nylon ripstop floor and 20D polyester ripstop rainfly are lightweight and durable. All of the Lightning 2 FL’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 Lightning 2 FL against rocks, exposed roots, mud and ground water.
- Freestanding build is great for impenetrable surfaces
- Large single drop door saves weight but is wide enough for two to sit comfortably
- 15” integrated awning poles maximize the door opening and drop line without added weight
- Hybrid double/single wall reduces weight and provides quick, dry set-up
Best Use Backpacking Average Min Weight 2 lb 13 oz Average Packed Weight 3 lb 4 oz Warranty Limited Lifetime Vestibule Area 5.4 + 5.4 sq ft Sleeping Capacity 2 Seasons 3-Season Seam Sealed Taped Seams Pole Type DAC NFL Pole Diameter 9.3 mm Packed Size 4" x 19" Number of Poles 3 Other Stuff Sack Included Material Fly Fabric: 20D Polyester Ripstop, Silicone/1200mm
Floor Fabric: 30D Nylon Ripstop, WR/3000mm
Body Fabric: 15D Nylon No-See-Um Ultralight Mesh
Interior Height 42.5" Freestanding Yes Floor Dimension 86" x 55" Floor Area 30.5 sq ft Doors 1 Clips or Sleeves Clips
- Great roomy two person tent. Would 100% recommend.
Likes: Extremely easy and fast setup. This tent has very good ventilation and kept my ceiling to minimal condensation. If you are a fan of small perfections, you will be in love.
Dislikes: Putting stakes back in bag was somewhat difficult but that could just be me :-)