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Light Year 1

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The baby brother of the Clip Flashlight, the Lightyear shares all the same features, but in a roomy 1 person size. It's been redesigned to have more usable interior space, a taller peak height, and more gear storage all without an increase in weight (and a lower MSRP). The single door, single vestibule, and all-mesh body make it the perfect minimalist shelter for those looking to travel light and fast.

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Pitching Instructions

Tent User Manual

Guyline Line-Lok® Cleat Instructions

Key Features

  • Fast & easy 2 pole setup 
  • Generous livable space, with large full coverage vestibule
  • Full mesh body
  • Awning vestibule
  • Large D-Door
  • Non-freestanding
  • Removable rain fly
  • Interior mesh pockets
  • Reflective guylines and guyout loops
  • DAC aluminum poles
  • Fully taped seams (PVC free)
  • Night Glow included
  • Color coded SR buckle fly attachment

Materials

Number of Poles:
2
Pole Type:
DAC Press fit
Pole Diameter:
8.7 mm
Pole Set Weight:
9.03 oz.
Fly Fabric:
68D 190T Poly Taffeta 1500MM PU WR FR CPAI84
Floor Fabric:
70D Nylon Tafetta, WR/PU3000mm, FR CPAI84
Body Fabric:
15D Nylon No-See-Um Mesh

Tech Specs

Minimum Weight:
2 lbs 12 oz / 1.25 kg
Packaged Weight:
3 lbs 4 oz / 1.45 kg
Number of Doors:
1
Number of Vestibules:
1
Gear Storage Area:
5.5 ft2 / .51 m2
Interior Area:
17.90 ft2 / 1.66 m2
Internal Peak Height:
39.0 in. / 99 cm
Length:
89 in. / 226 cm
Width:
Front = 32 in. / Rear = 26 in. / Front = 81 cm / Rear = 66 cm
Number of guylines:
4
Stake Type & Quantity:
9 Hex Peg
Packed Size:
Length: 15 in. / 38 cm
Diameter: 5.5 in. / 14 cm
Capacity: 1 Person
New Badge: Yes
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    1. So far so good!

      Just got my Light Year 1.
      Check out my first impressions video at:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmFwKmiMhxA

      Can't wait to sleep in it!
      on Apr 9th 2017

    2. Cozy, durable, practical

      I just received the new Light Year as a gift, and took it on one-night solo trek last week in the Savage Gulf wilderness in TN. It was an exceptionally clear, starry night, with an overnight low of about 24F.

      The setup was very simple. Simply stake out and tension the corners, insert the poles in their respective grommets, then attach the clips. It is very easy to achieve a nice taught pitch thanks to the line-lok tensioners, which also make fine-tuning adjustments simple after the tent is up. I opted to set up the fly in the awning configuration which is very easy to do, and a feature that I really like. I'm glad that SD opted to use 68-70D nylon fabrics for the floor and fly, rather than some of the low-denier fabrics used in many UL tent designs, as this should make for a more durable tent over time.

      Width- and length-wise the tent feels very roomy for a 1P. The only drawback is that the shape of the tent doesn't quite allow one to sit upright in the tent when closed. When I initially set the tent up, I did zip the fly all the way down to survey the vestibule size, which had adequate space for my pack and boots. I do believe that the tent would have decent ventilation even with the fly zipped all the way closed despite the lack of any fly vents, as there is a nice gap between the fly and the ground all the way around.

      This tent is also great for stargazing on starry nights--with the door of the fly rolled up--as the mesh canopy is angled up and over your head.

      One thing to note is that SD includes only the bare minimum number of stakes needed to set up the tent and the fly (9 stakes required all together), though there are additional stake out points where the poles attach, in addition to two buyout points on either side of the fly. You should only need to stake out these additional points if you are camping in an area with sustained high winds, however. There were intermittent, strong gusts of wind throughout my first night in the tent, and I had no issues.

      Overall, I'm very pleased, and look forward to using this tent more and more. There was clearly a lot of thought and R&D put into this latest design, and I am satisfied with its pack weight and size (3.5 lbs on my scale with the footprint included).
      on Jan 3rd 2017

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