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
Rated 5 out of 5 by JohnKr If It's As Good As the Previous Model It's Great
I actually haven't used this tent yet. It was a warranty replacement for the previous Microlight FS model which I loved. The only reason I returned it was because the coating on the fly had become really sticky making it difficult to put on. LLBean replaced the tent including the footprint no questions asked. They truly stand behind their 100% guarantee and their customer service is second to none!!! I look forward to many years with the new model.
August 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScoutDad1238 Great Tent
Light, roomy and EASY setup. Having two side doors is an excellent feature. I'm 6'2", 230 pounds. This tent works well for me and my gear on backpacking trips. I purchased the footprint with it. I highly recommend these items.
August 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ElSid1 Great for Philmont
Excellent lightweight tent. Easy to set up in varying weather conditions such as rain, hail, wind...all experienced on recent 100 mile, 10 day Philmont hiking trip.
July 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Adventurer12 Excellent purchase! Durable, light and cheap!
This review is for the 2012 model of this tent, but it feel it is still relevant since the overall design is still the same, and if anything the tent has only improved in the current model. I bought this tent as my first backpacking tent and it has far exceeded my expectations. I spent a summer at Mt. Rainier and snow camped with it many times and never got damp or wet. I have had it in massive rain storms on Mt. Saint Helens, wind storms in southern Utah, and really any condition I between. It is in it's third year of use and it does not have any tears or weak spots (I have been using the footprint as well). The design is roomy enough for two small people and their packs. It is super simple to set up and pack up. My only complaint is that the doors open down, so when you get in/out of the tent you may end up stepping on them. Overall, I would highly recommend this tent for a mid-weight, 2 person, 3(ish) season, affordably priced backpacking tent!
June 21, 2014