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Sierra Designs Vapor Light 1-Person Ultralight Backpacking Tent

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  • Nylon
  • Ultra-light, 3-season, 1-person backpacking tent with full coverage rainfly
  • Hubbed DAC poles; ultra-light clips; grommet pole attachments
  • PVC-free seam tape; Superseal Floor; ultra-light color-coded D-door
  • Air-lift vent prevents condensation; roomy vestibule for gear
  • Use with Fastpack Footprint (sold separately); lifetime warranty

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Product Description

As light and livable as you can get: the Vapor Light 1 uses a “fin” design to offer a solo, freestanding shelter at a scant 2 lb 14 oz. Now your light-and-fast customers can afford to bring a book!

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Weighing in at just 2 pounds, 4 ounces, the Vapor Light from Sierra Designs is as light and livable as you can get thanks to innovative pole geometry combined with lightweight materials and ingenious engineering. Well-ventilated and spacious, the Vapor provides the coverage you need for 3-season use--all with ample space to read and with a roomy vestibule that is great for storing your gear away from the elements. With a full-coverage rainfly you can batten down the hatches when the sky opens up, while the freestanding Vapor Light canopy can be used solo on clear nights for bug-free star gazing. With hubbed DAC poles, strong ultra-light clips, and a PVC-free seam taped fly and Superseal Floor, the Vapor Light delivers the all-weather stamina you need with minimal poundage.

The Vapor Light Fastpack Footprint (sold separately) adds function, durability, and versatility to your tent. Constructed of durable 1800-millimeter 70D Nylon, the Footprint protects the tent floor from dirt, gravel, and sharp objects while keeping ground moisture out. Use the Footprint with the just the tent's rainfly and poles to save up to 30 percent your packing weight when all you need is an ultra-light shelter.

Features:

  • PVC-free seam tape
  • Superseal Floor
  • Reflective door trim and guy outs
  • Hanging pockets
  • Ultralight D-door
  • Color-coded main door
  • Ultralight clips
  • Jake's Foot pole attachment
  • Ball cap connector
  • Sunflower Hub

Size Specifications:

  • Sleep Capacity: 1 Adult
  • Interior Area: 15.5 square feet / 1.44 square meters
  • Vestibule Area: 7 square feet / 0.65 square meters
  • Peak Height: 38 inches / 97 centimeters
  • Width: 32 to 22 inches
  • Length: 82 inches
  • Packed Dimensions: 19 x 4 inches
  • Trail Weight: 2 pounds, 14 ounces / 1.30 kilograms
  • Packed Weight: 3 pounds, 3 ounces / 1.45 kilograms

Structural and Material Specifications:

  • Poles: (2) hubbed 9.0/8.5-millimeter diameter DAC NSL
  • Floors: 40d nylon, 3000-millimeter
  • Body: 20d nylon
  • Fly: 40d nylon, 1500 millimeters

About Sierra Designs:
Creating innovative outdoors products since 1965, Sierra Designs has become one of the most renowned outdoor brands in the industry. With an intense passion for the outdoors, Sierra Designs has created some of the best performance products available. Not only are Sierra Designs products reliable enough to help thrill seekers like Eric Larsen summit Mount Everest and journey to both the North and South poles, but they promote a harmonious relationship with the environment as well. Sierra Designs products have been presented with numerous gear awards from multiple publications including Outside Magazine, National Geographic, and Backpacker Magazine.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 38 x 82 x 32 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004KQDG8S
  • Item model number: 144511
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #414,451 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Size: 1 Person
I bought this tent on Amazon in the summer of 2011 and quickly posted a review. For some reason with this product the reviews are linked to the seller not the product so when the seller is out, the reviews disappear even if the tent is still sold by others on Amazon. So I am reposting now with a few additional notes.

First, I know Amazon hates when you mention prices in a review, but in this case I must. I bought it at $125 shipped but soon the best price was $260 plus shipping! Obviously these retail prices have nothing to do with actual wholesale costs. At $125 it is a great bargain, at $260+ you can get a better deal on a Big Agnes, or other high end brand name tent, with a little research online.

Here is my original review from June 2011:

If you're looking for an ultralight solo shelter, this is a no-brainer. Even a high end silnylon tarp tent and tyvek ground sheet are going to weigh over 2 pounds with guy lines and cost over $300! For less than a pound more weight you get a real free standing tent with sewn in waterproof floor, mosquito netting, and full rain fly with vestibule. I say buy now. Most other online stores want $200+ for this tent so I think once this lot is sold the $124.95 price is going to go way up.

Set up is simple and very fast, built quality is generally excellent but I do have a few issues so far:

Do not buy this tent if you are 6 feet or taller! I'm only 5'10' and in a sleeping bag I'm pushing on both ends! It should be about 6 inches longer. Width and height are good though; plenty of room to roll over, sit up and turn around.

Like one of the other reviewers, I am very concerned about the plastic clips at the four corners that attach the fly and poles to the tent.
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Size: 1 Person
For a big brand name, this does all right. It's very easy to set up. I don't even bring stakes at all to keep the weight down. Stakes are not really necessary unless it's very windy and you're going to leave it for a few hours. At 3lbs it's light for a freestanding tent by a big company. I actually cut off the 2 hooks near the legs, two guy line loops and the safety tags to save some weight. It's still a bit heavy compared to the new UL tents by six moon designs or tarp tent. However those need trekking poles.
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light weight with big space.I took it camping in yellowstone for 2 weeks. good waterproof in rain.
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