Guided instructions and a simple, straightforward design make assembling your Microlight FS Tent quick and easy.Play
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Hi. I'm Kevin Nadeau from L.L.Bean product development. Before your first camping outing, we highly recommend you set up the tent at home and become familiar with the parts and set-up procedure.
Your storage bag contains the following: the tent and the fly, one pole bag containing the folded tent frame and one spanner pole, and one stake bag with stakes and guy lines. You'll also find waterproof instructions sewn right inside the storage sack so they're always there when you need them.
1. Selecting a site. Select a level site that is clear of debris or other objects that could damage the tent or compromise setup. Check above the site for any potentially dangerous tree limbs that could fall on your tent.
2. Assembling the tent. Spread out the tent body and assemble the tent frame. The shorter legs on the frame go to the rear of the tent. Lay the frame over the tent body, and insert the four leg poles into the grommet of the nylon webbing at each corner of the tent. Attach the tent's plastic pole clips to the tent frame. Insert the short spanner pole into the grommets in the gray nylon webbing at the top of the tent. Make sure the brim pole goes over the top of the main tent frame. To anchor the tent, stake out the tent using the stakeout loops where the leg poles are attached.
3. Installing the rain fly. Pull the fly over the tent. The L.L.Bean logo goes toward the wider end of the tent. The zippered vestibule doors should be over the tent's doors. Locate the three Velcro closure loops on the underside of the fly, and attach to the main ridge pole and front leg poles. Attach the grommets located at each corner of the fly to the four leg poles. They fly's grommets should slip over the pole tips beneath the tent's nylon webbing, so that the fly material is taut and not resting against the body of the tent. Stake out the fly at the vestibules. In lieu of a vestibule stakeout point, the Microlight 1 has a stakeout loop on the side of the tent that does not have a vestibule.
4. Storing the tent. The most important rule is always to be sure the tent is completely dry before putting it into storage. A tent that is stored wet or even damp will allow mildew and mold to grow, which will eventually destroy the tent's fabric. Store the tent in a cool, dry place.