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A great light weight tent that lets us get out further & do more work. It is so much more productive for us to stay in an area for several days. Friends of Wilderness is an all volunteer, not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of FRIENDS OF WILDERNESS is to assist the U S Forest Service in managing and protecting the Mt. Zirkel & Flattops wilderness areas in the Routt National Forest in north west Colorado.
Paipo Bill on May 19th 2016
I own the 2014 version of the Flashlight 2 FL, which is 10 ounces heavier than SD's newest offering of the same tent. As an owner of a $600 single person cuben fiber tent, lightweight and function are both very important to me. Flashlight 2 FL - Likes: Roomy, cheerfully colored tent for the weight. At 10 ounces lighter for 2015, even better! 46" interior height is VERY comfortable. Not sure of the height at the foot of the tent, but it is also more than adequate and compares quite a bit higher than many other ultralight two person tents. As a cold sleeper, I looooove the ability to zip up the inside panels covering up much of the mesh that makes up the body of the tent. Two side doors is great, each with its own vestibule. With the permanently attached fly, setting up in the rain means very little water enters the tent. The tension adjusters (I don't know the technical name for them) on the tent's cording are very helpful at easily achieving a taught tent set-up. Flashlight 2 FL - Could be Better: Free Standing ability would be awesome. Unable to achieve as taught as I would like pitch on the portion of the rainfly that runs from the foot of the tent, canopying the doors on each side of the tent. Guyline attachment points mid-side of the floor on both sides of the tent to get just a little more useful interior tent space. (this is able to be achieved by looping guy line through the nylon loop used to attach the clip for the longer reach gear vestibule.) What would be cool is having a peek-a-boo ceiling panel that would allow one to see the stars while laying down in the tent, but that's being very picky. If imitation is the highest form of flattery, see Slingfin's (the people who created the original version of Mountain Hardwear gear) brand new offering of the Trekker 2Lite. With SD now offering the Flashlight 2 FL at 2 pounds 7 ounces with 46" of interior height, plus the ability to zip up internal panels to cover much of the interior mesh when desired, SD, in my mind, reigns supreme with the Flashlight 2 FL. 4.7 stars!!!! Elisa Umpierre UPDATE: After literally searching all of the big brand and cottage industry tent makers I'm aware of, I ended up selling my 2014 version of this tent to a friend and replaced it with the 2015 version!!!! Upon weighing it out myself without the longer poles (I use trekking poles instead) it came out to exactly 2 pounds 7 ounces. The tent seems to magically to have lost weight! I love this tent. Thanks Sierra Design! Elisa on Oct 15th 2015