Camping Gear Guide
Backpacking Tents

Sierra Designs Flash 2 FL Tent: 2-Person 3-Season


Product Details

Sierra Designs took its most advanced two-person tent and lightened it up for all you ultralight backpackers. What makes the Flash 2 FL Tent superlight is its external frame and hybrid wall construction, which blends the benefits of both double-wall and single-wall construction, so you get a tent that's as light as a single-wall yet weather-protective like a double-wall. This innovative design also helps you set the tent up quickly in bad weather, and its steep walls and high ceiling give more space than conventional backpacking tents without any added weight. In fact, both doors are wide enough for you and your backpacking buddy to sit side by side and cook some food or enjoy the view when the weather's too dank for you to be outside. Even the gear closets have more room than you'd expect, with enough room for a pack and several pairs of shoes. To enhance your comfort, both closets are at opposite sides to the doors so you don't have to climb over all your gear to get in and out. Sierra designs built both the fly and the floor out of ripstop fabric for durability without the weight, and the body features no-see-um mesh that provides an ample amount of airflow for those warmer nights. The thin DAC NFL poles are surprisingly strong for how light they are, and the 15-inch integrated awning poles maximize the tent's space without adding the weight of another support pole.

Price : $ 399.95


Sierra Designs Flash 2 FL Tent: 2-Person 3-Season Loading...

Backpacking Tents Checklist

Weight Matters! For two people, any backpacking tent should weigh less than six-pounds...preferably less.
Don't Forget the Bulk. Packing a bulky tent sucks. Make sure it packs down tightly, ideally packing down to about 10x20 inches (smaller is better).
Mesh Matters. As a general rule, the more mesh, the lighter the tent. For warmer three-season use, usually, the more mesh you have, the better. Not only does the mesh save weight, but also allows for better air-flow.
Vestibules & The Rain. An often forget detail about backpacking tents are the vestibule. The vestibule provides a little canopy in front of your tent. Not needed during good weather, but absolutely needed during wet weather. Try to get one that is about 5 sq. feet large, or larger.
Speaking of Rain... Make sure the entire floor of the tent is waterproof. Most are, but if the tent says the floor is just "water resistant"...don't buy it! You'll regret it the first time your sleeping in it during the rain.
Remember the Footprint! Virtually all good backpacking tents also come with "footprints," which are essentially waterproof and tough tarps cut-out in the shape of the tent. Buy It! Not only does it enhance the tent's waterproofing, it also protects the bottom of the tent. Yes, they aren't cheap. But they are a lot cheaper than replacing the tent due to a sharp stick tearing a hole in the floor of your expensive backpacking tent!

Similar Items



Brooks-Range Foray 2P Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
$424.95




Mountainsmith Mountain Dome 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season
$239.95




Big Agnes Super Scout UL 2-Person 3-Season Tent
$399.95




ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 3 Tent: 3-Person 3-Season
$249.99


Related Books

The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon : The Man Who Walked Through Time is a remarkable account of a journey both physical and spiritual. It is also a record of the Grand Canyon as it was before the massive influx of tourism.    More Info

More Camping Books & Backpacking Books

Copyright 2002-2012
Big Sky Fishing.Com

Montana Web Cams | Montana Information | Fly Fishing Gear | Fishing Boats | About | Contact Us | Advertising Information | Privacy Policy
Explore the Rivers in Montana Explore the Lakes in Montana Mountain Fishing in Montana Explore Montana National Parks Books about Montana Fly Fishing and Other Outdoor Gear Photographs of Montana Explore Montana Cities and Towns Talk about Fishing and Montana in our Forum