Rated 5 out of 5 by GizC Great!
As pretty much everyone else says, the tent is great. I will add that I have a model from a couple years back and the waterproofing on the fly seams started flaking pretty badly. No problem - one call to L.L.Bean and a replacement got to me in just a couple days. Thanks L.L.Bean! :-D
October 6, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Oracleofdelhi Easy up & easy down
This tent is very, very lightweight and goes up and comes down quickly. I highly recommend the floor-saver.
The poles are easy to handle even in the dark.
This tent is tight on space though. It's a two person, but it only fits me and my Osprey, daypack and camp chair.
Even with the space deficit, this tent is very light, sturdy, and easy to set up.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CTWind This Tent Comes With Service
I have the 2013 version of this tent and love it for many reasons-- it's compact without being cramped, simple to set up, take down, and pack away, and it's durable. The best thing about it, though, is the customer service I got when dealing with a ripping stuffsack in the middle of a thru-hike. I called LL Bean, and while they couldn't replace the stuffsack the tent came with, they sent me a sack for another tent that would suffice in the meantime. Shoutout to Dana in the returns department for making that happen!
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by aeharding Cheap but great quality
I love it! Wish it came with the footprint -- that's kinda always needed.
July 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by LightningBugLight Poor fly ventilation
I bought this tent and was very pleased with the light weight and easy set up. The first time in use though, it became apparent that with no ventilation in the fly, there was a huge amount of condensation on the inside of the fly. Even with one person as soon as the interior tent touched the fly (or you try to open the vestibule) you end up soaked. Since I want it for very late fall and early spring with near freezing temps, that's the last thing I wanted. So.... the tent went back for a refund and the hunt continues. Disappointed as I have had previous LLBean tents and been extremely happy.
July 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by SKI365 Tight for two, Good tent regardless
Bought this tent a few years ago and have used it a dozen or more times since. Uses have ranged from car camping to backpacking and multi day canoe trips to needing an extra sleeping space at camp over the 4th. The tent has proven to be durable and has resisted weather well.
As one reviewer mentioned when sleeping one person there is ample room for gear in the tent. However, I have found that with two people the tent is tight and the vestibules do not provide a ton of space for gear particularly larger backpacks when you are trying to hide it from inclement weather on multi day trips.
Big pluses for the dual access from each side of the tent making entering and exiting when you have a second body much easier as well as the compact packing size for multi day uses.
If weight and pack size is not as much a concern for you check out the Mountain Light XT. My Dad has this tent and loves it. Would be a better option for the car camper looking for a smaller tent or the occasional tripper who can compromise weight for more space.
May 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RedboxTrekker Compact, Lightweight, and Easy to Set Up!
That about says it. This is a great tent for road touring (cycling) or backpacking. Two-person tent works very well for a single person with gear. Get the groundcloth for added protection.
May 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Junirose so well engineered!
The Microlight 2-person tent is so roomy for a small, lightweight, packable tent. Best of all, it take only minutes to put together - a well made, comfy, tent, who could ask for more?
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dialedhiker Almost perfect
As the hiking years add up (30+) finding the best tent is always high on the list. There are four categories that determine a great backpacking tent.
1. Style : free standing is a plus but not always a deal breaker (hiking the Sierra's in California has a lot of granite). Having 2 doors for a 2 person tent, sorry Big Anges Fly Creek. The Microlitght FS 2 doors should be a set standard for all 2 person tents. As my years have added up, getting out of the tent gets more graceful and those large "SLIGHTLY ANGLED" doors are a gift from God. They allow you to "get up" not "crawl out" while still standing in the tent :-). Then you just slip in your boots not getting any debris stuck on your socks. I find tents with vertical doors are like crawling out a cave and create the dirty sock syndrome. Still feel that double wall tents work better then single wall tents.
2. Weight : Who wants to carry weight....
3. Price: For the money, great tent.
4. Color: Color is a subjective thing. My tent is the old color, crimson red and grey which blends into the environment. I like the updated pole designs but the new color it's, it's.... trendy. It looks like it belongs in a contaminated nuclear site.
Five stars for my color
To make this the perfect tent (or possibly a UL tent) would be to use the same materials of the Fly Creek. Raise the no-see-um mesh about 12 inches, like the Fly Creek. And "no" I'm not advocating the Fly Creek. The Fly Creek is difficult to get in and out, not freestanding, small vestibule and it's too much money for a single crawl-out style door, especially for a 2 person tent. I wonder if the Microlight FS footprint could extend to the vestibule (minus a few inches) would be a good thing??? Did I mention how easy the tent sets up, buy one!
April 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shreikers Sturdy, designed well, potent
Very nice tent. Light enough especially as we spread the parts amongst two of us. We plan to use it on our NOBO Appalachian Trail thru hike starting March so we will really get a good usage trial! easy to setup after practice and i labelled some of it as well. It is freestanding but is much happier guyed out. Strong materials and exc fit, very waterproof. Have tested it many times and have found it is quite possible to setup in rain and keep inside dry. We have found the footprint to be a bit too large if attached to the pole ends but left unattached it stays under the tent floor without overhang. We guy the vestibules up an out with hiking poles. Will update after the AT!
January 21, 2015