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
Rated 4 out of 5 by ATHIKERRICK Good Value
I have the 1 and 2 person models. Both are well constructed and reasonably light weight. Cost is almost half of the price of another well known brand. I mostly use the tent for multi day bike trips with my wife. The tent is fairly wide BUT you do need to be pretty good friends. The length and sit up room are pretty good. I'm able to place 2 ground pads, 2 down quilts, and other assorted gear. Pus there is a small vestibule on either side. We generally leave our panniers on our bikes as they are waterproof. The tent erects quickly and doesn;t really need all of the provided guy out pegs. I would suggest using the guy lines, they help keep the pitch taut. There is a bit of condensation overnight but the tent does breath pretty good. Overall, the Microlite FS 2 Person is a good buy.
December 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJ65807 Great backpacking tent
I just used this tent for a backpacking trip. It was lightweight but plenty roomy. The side doors make getting in and out much easier than the ones with end doors. Set up is a breeze.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spandy Great for cycling trips
Borrowed this tent from a friend last June 2014 for a 4 day OuterBanks cycling/camping trip. With heavy rain on first night not a drop came through. Bought my own for a second Outer Banks excursion with again torrential downpour on first night on Ocracoke Island, NC. Completely dry top to bottom and withstood some serious winds. Absolutely amazed and thankful I had this tent. Fast set up and break down, light weight , roomy easy entry and exit , tight mesh kept ALL bugs out, PERFECT FOR CYCLING.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by WoundedBadger Great Tent
I've used this tent twice so far. Once on a 4 day trip and once on a 2 day trip. It's easy to set up, light and small enough to be used as a 1-person tent, the 2 vestibules are perfect for gear storage and you can't beat LL Bean's warranty.
September 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2255 Light and Easy
I got this so I could ultra-light bike tour. I've used it for one night so far. I was camping with friends that had a much large LL Bean tent that took them forever to put up/down. This one is small, but goes up quick.
September 8, 2014