Customer Reviews Of:
Sierra Designs Vapor Light Tent - 2-Person, 3-Season

Closeouts. When every ounce counts, look to Sierra Designs' Vapor Light tent to shave weight from your pack. With a durable, lightweight design, watertight protection and an easy set-up, you’re set for many seasons of backcountry expeditions.

  • Watertight protection in a lightweight package
  • Freestanding design allows you to pitch this tent almost anywhere
  • A Spacious vestibule protects your gear from the elements
  • Spider Hub for flexibility at any angle
  • Ball Cap Connector eliminates the tip and grommet at the end of the ridge poles, allowing the ball cap to pivot without release
  • SuperSeal floor wraps up the sides to keep moisture out
  • Jake's Foot pole snap-in system for fast set up and easy attachment for tent fly and footprint
  • 2-person, 3-season
  • Floor: 83x49", 25.5 sq.ft.
  • Vestibule: 8 sq. ft.
  • Height: 38"
  • Stuff size: 20x6"
  • Weight: 3 lb. 8 oz.
  • Material:
  • Floor: 40 denier nylon, 3000mm
  • Body: 68 denier polyester, dye-free white
  • Fly: 75 denier polyester, 1500mm
  • Poles: DAC Press Fit, 9.0mm
  • Made in Vietnam
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Average Rating based on 3 reviews 4.333333 0 5
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by MJPerkins from Frisco, TX (North Dallas) on Friday, March 11, 2011
    If you are seeking a light tent that also has short poles when folded up so you can stick it in a bag as small as a daypack, this is the tent for you! It also happens to be quite light.

    The immense amount of mesh is great for the many days of warm weather we face in the south. The rainfly keeps it from being too cold the rest of the year.

    They mean it when they call this a 2 person tent - you're not gonna get anything but two people in it. My petite wife and my big self fill this thing up. But I can fit a large plus a regular-sized sleeping pad without overlapping. It's not quite tall enough for me to sit up without ducking or bumping the roof. I'm 6'2" tall, and I do find my head and/or my feet brushing the edges of the tent when I lay on my back. (Side sleeping is no problemo.)

    None of these things are deal killers though - this is a tent for backpacking efficiency with just enough functionality. When I want space, I use my rather heavy but large and tall Viperine 3 person tent!

    Overall quality and engineering are high. The pole system is very light for the amount of room it creates. Worth noting - the sides of the tent at the floor are not stretched tight by the poles. Once I put the sleeping pads inside, it's not a problem.

    Now that I've lived with this tent a bit, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
    • Best Uses: Backpacking, Climbing, Mountaineering
    • Cons: Too Cramped
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Pros: Easy To Setup, Lightweight
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by noctiluca from Sedona, AZ on Sunday, February 6, 2011
    I really do love this tent but…it will probably too small for most people. I'm 5'10" and 165 pounds. This tent would be a very tight fit for two people my size. I knew this when I bought it and I don't mind. If you are any taller than 5'10", I would go with the XL version. I like how well it is constructed (Sierra Designs quality) and the light weight of the tent. Almost the same tent as the Big Agnes Seedhouse SL 2 but just a wee bit smaller. I have no regrets and look forward to getting many years of use out of this tent. This is my 2nd Sierra Designs tent and probably will not be my last!
    • Best Uses: Backpacking
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Easy To Setup, Fly Works Well, Lightweight, Sturdy, Waterproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by JP from UIO Ecuador on Sunday, January 9, 2011
    Its a very light tent at an excellent price from Sierra Trading, but:

    Is not for 2 people.
    Collects a lot of condensation.
    Rain fly does not goes all the way down.
    Vestibule is prety small not enough for two 60 liter backpack.

    Comes with:

    Tent body
    Rain Fly
    6 J stake DAC (6 inches long)
    2 guy cords.
    2 hubbed poles Dac featherlite with jake foot.
    1 pole sack
    1 stake sack
    1 Tent sack (too big)
    Weight: 3.74 pounds
    • Best Uses: Backpacking, Climbing, Mountaineering
    • Cons: Collects Condensation, Poor Fly Design
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
    • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Waterproof
    • Was this a gift?: No
    • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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