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Flash 3

$299.95 $209.97
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The new Flash Standard tents feature all of the same benefits as the popular Flash FL and then some. With the Flash Standard you get a retractable rain fly, allowing for unhindered stargazing.


Pitching Instructions

Tent User Manual

Guyline Line-Lok® Cleat Instructions


Number of Poles:
4 poles (3 poles hubbed together + 1 ridge pole)
Pole Type:
DAC Press fit
Pole Diameter:
9.0 / 9.5 mm
Pole Set Weight:
23.46 oz. / 0.67 kg
Fly Fabric:
75D Polyester Tafetta, WR/PU1500mm, FR
Floor Fabric:
70D Nylon Tafetta, WR/PU3000mm, FR
Body Fabric:
20D Nylon, No-See-Um Mesh

Tech Specs

Minimum Weight:
6 lbs 2 oz / 2.78 kg
Packaged Weight:
6 lbs 13 oz / 3.09 kg
Number of Doors:
Number of Gear Closets:
Gear Storage Area:
7 + 7 ft2 / 0.65 + 0.65 m
Interior Area:
41.20 ft / 3.83 m m2
Internal Peak Height:
43.5 in. / 110 cm
Awning Height:
36.0 in. / 91 cm
Awning Overhang:
15 in. / 38 cm
85 in. / 216 cm
69 in. / 175 cm
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Number of guylines:
Stake Type Quantity:
12 Hex Peg
Tent Storage Bag:
Length: 18 in. / 45.7 cm
Diameter: 6.5 in. / 16.5 cm
Pole Storage Bag:
Length: 20.5 in. / 52.1 cm
Width: 4 in. / 10.2 cm
Tent Stake Storage Bag:
Length: 9 in. / 22.9 cm
Width: 5 in. / 12.7 cm
Capacity: 3 Person
Backcountry Edge:
    • Sierra Designs - Flash Tent
    • Sierra Designs - Night Glow

    Product Reviews


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    1. Older version, but still the best tent for warm/tropical weather.

      1) this is for the older version. I'm bummed I bought it right before the new version came out (with roll up sides). That would really make an already outstanding tent absolutely perfect. (Hey Sierra Designs, how about hooking up owners with a new version at a discounted price? nod nod, wink wink.)

      Review: I was looking for a tent for tropical weather. I live in Hawaii and it just gets too hot and humid here for a tent without excellent ventilation. At the same time, it can rain at any time. So I researched around and knew exactly what I wanted.

      The Flash 3 is a really perfect tent for this setting. Light and small enough for backpacking, but sturdy and well built. Most importantly it is very well ventilated.

      In terms of quality, I've owned tents from Hilleberg and others and this tent is right up there with anyone's quality and attention to detail.

      At 6'2 and my wife is 5'8 I would say this tent is a roomy 2 person tent with great headroom. I would say for 3 people use at least two had better be gymnasts or something.

      My only gripe is with the footprint I bought. It simply does not fit well. I double checked and it is definitely the right one, but is just terrible. Since its not actually part of the tent, I won't knock the stars, but it is something to be aware of. I would have just made my own had I known it would be so lousy.

      All in all, the perfect tropical tent. If I was camping in the desert or something, I would prefer a removable fly, but since you never know when its going to rain here, the design is outstanding.
      on Nov 19th 2016

    2. great product, disappointing service...bummer

      I had ordered this model specifically to attend a camping trip on Maui with purchase instructions I would need it by a certain date, (8 days from purchase) and even offering to pay for expedite shipping.
      Unfortunately the tent didn't arrive in the time I requested and we had to purchase another emergency tent for the trip.
      I have used Sierra design tents previously and drifted off to other companies over the last 10 years...with this innovative flash 3 model I wanted to give them another try.
      The tent is now set up in my living room and it is fricken' cool with the 4 side ventilation options. Great materials, nice color combos, and high quality poles.Perfect for humid, Hawaiian camping adventures. Great job on your products, please, please help with the customer service. I would like to continue being a customer.
      Aloha from Hawaii, D
      on Jun 20th 2016

    3. Perfect Tent Plus

      I am so happy I procrastinated my purchase of the Flash 3 tent until 2016. First, I just love the one piece design. So easy to set up. The structure of the tent makes it so roomy inside. I just love the large doors (2) for gazing outside the tent. For 2016, the ability to roll up the two sides for airflow/openness takes this tent to a new level. Have I mentioned how much I hate rain flies - both the effort putting them on (I am lazy) and then cover the tent so completely I feel claustrophobic. I live in North Carolina so the ability to have good airflow is important AND I love being able to see outside. SD team - you have done a really awesome job on this tent! on Apr 8th 2016

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