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
Rated 5 out of 5 by S2Stew Easy setup and entry. Works great.
I've only slept 1 rainy night in it so far but it performed perfectly.
I got the 2-person for backpacking for just me, along with the footprint. The vestibules were great for leaving stuff out like muddy boots, wet rain gear, etc, but they aren't big enough for my large LL Bean pack, hence the 2-person tent. There was tons of room inside for me, my pack, plus plenty of extra room at my feet for more gear or the dog. You could sleep 2 inside but large packs would have to be stacked below your feet or outside.
Setup was dead-easy, with the all-in-one pole configuration, though I will mark the poles at the top somehow, so it's dead-obvious which end goes at your head, as they're just a little longer than the poles at the foot. The zipper system was easy to use, especially on the bug netting and I appreciate the velcro at the bottom of the fly zippers to prevent zipper creep during the night.
The only thing I wasn't thrilled with is that the fly doesn't have a guy-line attachment point at the head of the tent on the bottom edge (right where your head would lay in bed). Pulling the fly out there would prevent the fly from flapping by your head, as well as rain from coming in. I used a slip-knot to pull the fabric out there and staked it down, but I'd rather have one built-in. There are two guy-lines at the head, but they don't pull the fabric away from the mosquito netting, so I don't really understand their purpose.
If I were choosing tent stakes for this, I'd get lighter ones than those provided. The steel stakes provided seem sturdy, but heavier than needed for a tent with this name.
Separately, I wish the footprint stuck out a little on the sides in each vestibule to act as door mats.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by onemoredave A great, light tent!
2 door, 1.7kg 2 person tent with a siliconised fly and a great price, what's not to love? I've been using this tent for over a year now, mostly on extended hiking trips in Australia (where I live# and its been great. You appreciate the low pack weight when you're climbing the mountain and appreciate the double door even more when your partner gets up at 3AM! It's hard to find a double door tent in this weight range. I've been really happy with it and have easily adjusted to the minimal internal storage pockets. Its big enough for me #6'1# and a partner I don't mind being a little cozy with. vestibules are big enough for a good size pack #mine is 55l) and boots.
February 14, 2014