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Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Person Tent Product Review

Editor's Rating: (4 / 5)

Key Product Info:

People 1
Seasons 3
Weight 2.25 lbs
Packed Dimensions 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 11.6"H
Assembled Dimensions 88"L x 32"W x 35"H

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Pros

  • Good length, width, and height specs
  • strong durable flooring.
  • ultralight at just over 2 pounds
  • awnings and 2 doors give lots of ventilation

Cons

  • Rain easily leaks in through the sides
  • condensation build up
  • cheaper materials

Our Take:

The Sierra Designs Flashlight left us with some mixed emotions.

We were very excited to try this 3 season tent as the design seemed unique and we were anxious to see what it could do in the wild.

It held up nicely in extreme weather but did leave a bit of condensation.

At just over 2 pounds the weight is nice and ultralight, and the 2 open sides with awnings are nice especially on warm/dry nights but we did run into some issues with clipping in the vestibule and one of the zippers.

The 88-inch length gives you more lounging space than many other 1 person tents and bivy sacks, and the 35-inch height on one side of the tent is a little more convenient than a peak height in the middle.

This especially helps if you get stuck inside due to bad weather or for just having the ability to change clothes.

If you get sideways rain, the water can soak the inside.

However, the tent floor is made from 30D Nylon Ripstop, water-resistant 3000mm polyurethane coating which ensures the wear and tear you’ll inevitably encounter.

Also for the price, you can get a much nicer, bigger tent. Not our favorite tent, but it may do someone out there well.

Best Overall One Person Tents:

    People 1
    Seasons 4
    Weight 3.3 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5"L x 5"W x 15"H
    Assembled Dimensions 82.6"L x 35.4"W x 39.3"H
    Current Price $99.50

    The Luxe Tempo 1 Person Tent is a high-performance tent perfect for the solo backpacker looking for a durable tent with decent space that can withstand harsh weather conditions. This 4 season tent will serve you year round, including the cold months of winter. Best of all, it weighs just over 3 pounds.

    Pros
    • Great ventilation for a 4 season Tent
    • tough footprint included
    • excellent waterproofing
    • lightweight at 3.3 pounds
    Cons
    • Can get hot in the warmer months
    • tight fit for taller campers

    Read our full review of the Luxe Tempo Single 1 Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 4
    Weight 4.5 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6.25"L x 6.25"W x 17"H
    Assembled Dimensions 82"L x 39.5"W x 32"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Teton Sports Mountain Ultra Tent offers a range of sizes from 1-4 person tents. We reviewed the 1 person and it we found it to be a very reliable lightweight tent. It clocks in at just over 3 pounds on the trail, 4 and a half pounds packed with everything. The Mountain Ultra Tent will work for the trail or biking.

    Pros
    • Lightweight at 4.5 packed pounds
    • Micro mesh fabric keeps it cool during the warmer months
    • Two vestibules for extra storage
    • Includes a footprint
    Cons
    • Condensation build up during heavier storms

    Read our full review of the TETON Sports Mountain Ultra Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 2.9 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 7"L x 6"W x 22"H
    Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 38"W x 28"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Winterial Single Person Tent is a nice tent for the lightweight solo backpacker. It packs down to just under 4 pounds so it won’t put too much strain on your back. It can withstand the wind and the rain fairly well.

    Pros
    • Easy setup, under $80
    • strong/reliable removable rainfly
    • good air ventilation
    • lightweight under 4 pounds
    Cons
    • Once the rainfly is attached in heavy rain you'll get some condensation
    • claustrophobic when used in place of a tent

    Read our full review of the Winterial Single Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 4 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 6"L x 6"W x 17.5"H
    Assembled Dimensions 90"L x 32"W x 36"H
    Current Price $89.99

    The ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent is one of the best 1 person tents on the market today. This lightweight tent keeps pounds off your back weighing in at 3-4 pounds while providing enough shelter through even the worst rain and light snow.

    Pros
    • Great Ultralight size
    • Keeps you warm in cooler conditions
    • All around excellent weather protection
    Cons
    • Some campers experience problems with stitching and zippers

    Read our full review of the ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 2.25 lbs
    Packed Dimensions 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 11.6"H
    Assembled Dimensions 88"L x 32"W x 35"H
    Current Price Price not available

    The Sierra Designs Flashlight left us with some mixed emotions. We were very excited to try this 3 season tent as the design seemed unique and we were anxious to see what it could do in the wild. It held up nicely in extreme weather but did leave a bit of condensation

    Pros
    • Good length, width, and height specs
    • strong durable flooring.
    • ultralight at just over 2 pounds
    • awnings and 2 doors give lots of ventilation
    Cons
    • Rain easily leaks in through the sides
    • condensation build up
    • cheaper materials

    Read our full review of the Sierra Designs Flashlight 1 Person Tent


    People 1
    Seasons 3
    Weight 1.12 kg / 2 lb 7 oz
    Packed Dimensions 46 x 15 cm
    Assembled Dimensions 216 x 76 x 91 cm
    Rainfly Yes
    Capacity 241 L
    Cubic Inches 102 in3
    Current Price $379.66

    The Hubba NX 1 by MSR is a great option for solo hikers looking for a relatively large single person tent with excellent protection from the elements that also packs down light.

    This tent is a good “all-rounder” that performs well under inclement weather and provides spacious accommodation for how little it weighs.

    However, it is a bit pricier than we would like it to be, considering some of the other tents in its class that offer similar features for less money.

    Pros
    • Lightweight, but still spacious when it's set up
    • Durable, should last for years
    • Good rain protection
    • Easy to set up
    • Tension adjustment straps are a nice touch
    Cons
    • A bit overpriced for what it is
    • Rain fly is a bit small, and can be tricky to set up

    Read our full review of the MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Lightweight Backpacking Tent


Best Sellers: One Person Tents

SaleBestseller No. 1
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person Tent, Clay/Rust
  • There's no assembly frustration with our Lynx tent Series; This free-standing, aluminum two-pole design is a breeze to setup
  • Polyester tent fly resists water and UV damage while adding one vestibule for extra storage space
  • Fully equipped with #8 zippers, storage pockets, gear loft, stakes, guy ropes and one doorway
  • The Alps Mountaineering Lynx tent is on our best sellers list; it’s a must-have for your next adventure
  • Base size: 2'8 x 7'6, center height: 36", total weight: 4 lbs. 1 oz. , minimum Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz. , Color: Clay/Rust
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Coleman 2-Person Sundome Tent, Navy
  • Dome tent with a sturdy frame that withstands 35+ mph winds
  • Easy setup in only 10 minutes. Good for backpacking
  • WeatherTec system with patented welded floors and inverted seams to keep you dry
  • Large windows and a ground vent for superior ventilation
  • Measures 7 x 5 feet with 4-foot center height
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Nick P

Nick spent his mostly unsupervised youth raising hell in the woods and ponds of 16 Acres in Springfield, MA (AKA Hell's Acres). He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and loves hitting the northeast trails when his schedule allows and camping on his roof deck when it doesn't.

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