Basement - MSR Flylite 2P Tent & Footprint

3 Season / 2 Person / Single skin / Height: 112cm, Length 208cm / Single Entrance
Weighs 666g (excl pegs & bags)
Code: SS15A586
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MSR's Flylite trekking pole tent combines single skin protection with good airflow and a sewn in groundsheet for maximum internal volume at minimal weight.

MSR says: The MSR FlyLite minimalist backpacking tent builds upon MSR weight-saving technologies and livable features to offer ounce-counters the lightest possible full-protection shelter available.

Weighing just .71 kg (1 lb 9 oz), the 2-person trekking pole tent trims pack weight, so you can ramp up the daily mileage on your PCT thru-hike or fast-packing trip through the Sierras. Backpackers of any pace will appreciate the fully enclosed, single-wall tent for warmth, privacy and bug-free protection.

Vertical walls and ample headroom let you stretch out and organize gear, and the large door has a vent to minimize condensation and a large awning with side wings to help keep you dry when the rains hit.

MSR's Flylite tent is a single skin shelter which requires two trekking poles to support the front end and comes with a short pole for the rear. It looks to have some drawbacks for the UK, wind resistance at the front end is minimal, the wind will either fill the tent if blowing in from the front - or get under the eaves if the front door is closed.

Having said that you get a size able shelter at a minimum weight which, when pitched with its back-end into the wind, will survive some pretty gusty conditions. There are large sections of mesh (protected from rain by flysheet panels) that allow excellent airflow - though with our experience we still feel there may be a problem with condensation - although nothing that can't be dealt with with a cloth in the morning.

We weren't head over heels in love with this tent when we first saw it but it does provide a good level of protection for three season conditions, the only drawbacks will be a change of wind direction and the occasional problem with condensation. Not one for the beginner then - but if you know how to use this kind of shelter its a good one.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Standard trekking pole compatibility
  • Reinforced corner and peak patches
  • Ultralight fabric
  • Large awning with side wings
  • Large venting door
  • Mesh side vents
  • Capacity 2
  • Fly sheet Weight  630 g
  • Pole Weight 36 g (requires trekking poles to pitch)
  • Total weight 666g (excludes pegs, bags and footprint)
  • Pegs weight 98g
  • Footprint weighs 198g
  • Width at front: 1.35m
  • Width at rear: 1.2m
  • Length: 2.0m
  • Floor Area  2.7 sq. m
  • Tent Volume  2039 liters
  • Interior Peak Height  112 cm
  • Packed Size  46 x 15 cm
  • Number of Doors 1
  • Freestanding No
  • Number of Poles 1 DAC 9mm
  • Number of Stakes 9
  • MSR MiniGroundhog™
  • Also Included 2 guy cords, 2 aluminum cord tensioners
  • Rainfly Fabric 10D ripstop nylon 1200mm polyurethane & silicone
  • Mesh Type 10D Micro Mesh
  • Floor Fabric 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm polyurethane & silicone
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