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Lightweight + Livable Space + Versatility = Divine! The Divine Light truly pushes the boundaries of how light weight and livable a tent can be.
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The Divine Light 1 is now my go-to tent. I've been using the Flashlight 1 for a couple years (Gen 1 of this recent style), but I like almost everything about the Divine Light better. 4-piece poles pack much smaller. Side door access is better, due to the angled tie-outs. And the "end" door makes it easy to slide in a large sleeping pad, plus I like having an option for exit. I like the non-drop doors, as it's way easier to keep the zippers clean. Also that the weather panels can be zipped ALL the way up (even though I haven't actually had to do that). For nights when I need a bug-free place to sit up and read or write, there's plenty of room in the head/shoulder area (I'm 5' 10"). And the floor is easily wide enough for the 25" wide luxury pad that I sometimes use.
My top LIKE for this and most of the current crop of Sierra Designs tents, are the awnings! Since looking at stuff is a major reason for why i go camping in the first place, I really like to be able to look out at the world, whether it's raining or not. With the vestibule panel rolled up and open on a buggy-but-clear night, I have a much more complete view than I did with the Flashlight. Awesome!
The tent is easy and quick to set up (but not exactly super-quick) and isn't horribly fussy about the kinds of minor mis-alignments that I might make when setting up in the dark. It's easy to make it taut. And -- this is important for my sleep -- it is not annoyingly flappy or rattly on breezy nights. It's kept the bugs out. It's repelled some downpours. And, for being nearly a single wall tent, it has handled condensation relatively gracefully. With a couple dozen nights in it so far, I've set it up in the rain and in gusty winds, and have woken up in dewy riverside meadows and on frosty mornings, and it's handled it all very well.
There are a couple things I'm not fond of. One, the placement of the little storage pocket (an eye glasses pocket, to me) is right in front of the vestibule door, where I feel like i'll step on it someday. There's a great spot for that pocket on the side, between the side door and the corner that I think would be better. And -- my main quibble -- SD chose to use toggles instead of the mini-snap-buckles that were used on the Flashlight. These toggles help manage the doors, weather panels, and vestibule when they're rolled up. But I can't operate toggles with one hand in the dark, frequently managing to loop them tighter instead of undoing them, like when I need to zip out an unexpected rain at 2:30 a.m. The mini-clip buckles of the Flashlight were easy to clip, and very easy to unclip in a hurry when needed.
Despite minor faults, I find the Divine Light 1 a very worthy and pleasant shelter and I'll keep using it and liking it. And I'd definitely recommend it to a friend or to anyone who wants an effective, versatile, single-person shelter with a VIEW! Greg on Sep 19th 2017