A stargazing backpacker’s dream come true, the freestanding Sierra Designs Nightwatch 2 FL tent incorporates modularity that delivers full view of the sky on clear nights while still delivering the lightweight functionality you expect in a backpacking tent.
The Nightwatch 2 FL has 30.5 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 14 square feet (7 sq. ft. per closet) of sheltered space for stashing larger items like packs and boots. 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 Nightwatch 2 FL adds stability without weight, while ultra-light clips, a single shock-corded DAC Pressfit aluminum pole, an integrated awning pole that maximizes 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 3 pounds, 8 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 Nightwatch 2 FL. Coated with waterproof polyurethane, the 70D nylon taffeta floor and polyester taffeta rainfly are lightweight and durable. Additionally, the rainfly has a roll-up feature that enables you to regulate ventilation and even open up the canopy almost entirely for optimal stargazing. Rolling back the fly also allows the gear closet access points to serve as dual side doors. All of the Nightwatch 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 Nightwatch 2 FL against rocks, exposed roots, mud and ground water.
- Large single drop door
- 15” integrated awning poles
- Retractable rain fly
- Includes Night Glow light-diffusing shade
- Massive covered foot vent
- Three pitch configurations
- Gear closet
Best Use Backpacking, Camping Other Stuff Sack Included Warranty Limited Lifetime Packed Size Tent Storage Bag: 15" x 5"
Pole Storage Bag: 21.5" x 4"
Average Min Weight 3 lbs 8 oz Average Packed Weight 4 lbs Interior Height 43.5" Floor Area 30.5 sq ft Floor Dimension 86" x 46" - 56" Vestibule Area 7 sq ft + 7 sq ft Doors 3 Pole Type DAC NSL Number of Poles 3 Freestanding Yes Material Body: 20D Nylon, No See-Um Lightweight Mesh
Floor: 30D Nylon Ripstop, WR/3000mm PE FR
Fly: 20D Nylon Ripstop, Silicone/1500mm PE FR
Seam Sealed Taped Seams
Real Customer Reviews
- Lightweight innovative design.
Likes: 360 degrees of ventilation.
Large front mesh door with zip down cover.
Very stable when pitched.
Dislikes: I'm not a fan of the bright yellow color. SD should offer a color selection for those who prefer more subdued colors.
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