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Light Year CD
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Light Year CD


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Light Year CD

Manufacturer: Sierra Designs

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Dec 2, 2002 / Dec 2, 2002

Object ID: 9245

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- Light weight and a super-small packed size make this tent ideal for 3-season cycling, hiking or paddling trips--and it fits those up to 6 ft. 6 in.!
- This solo tent for fast-packing features DAC Featherlite® poles for improved strength with less weight
- Full-coverage, seam-taped, waterproof rainfly features an integral vestibule to provide gear storage out of the weather
- Simple, two-pole design with Swift Clips™ offers space to sit up, plus allows ventilation between tent and rainfly
- Sewn-in floor remains taut to provide maximum usable space; heavy-duty polyurethane coating and factory-taped main floor seam keep out water
- Mesh panels around the tent allow good ventilation, preventing interior condensation
- Reflective guyout loops allow night visibility; reflective, noiseless zipper pulls are easy to see and eliminate that annoying jingle when it's windy
- Non-wicking stake loops help keep tent floor dry
- Comes with stakes, guylines and stuff sacks
- Average minimum weight specification is based on tent, rainfly and poles only.


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Alan EllisUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I hunted and did all the research before finding my solo tent. This thing weighs nothing and packs small. It takes about 3 min to set up and has plenty of room for me at 5.9. I can sit up in it. The only drawback is you have to get the ends staked down very tight to prevent the tent from sagging and the fly to work correctly.
Posted Dec 2, 2002 7:25 pm

grandwazooUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I would have to agree with Alan on quickness of set up, weight. I'm 5-10 and have no problem with length, except for my pad doesn't fit correctly where the walls narrow in.

I also wish in had a little more vestibule room.

Posted Jul 9, 2004 4:11 pm

The Defiant OneUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I like this better than the Dart. It's easy to set up, kind of like a mini CLip FLashlight. Vents well, great for fastpacking, but can stand up to moderate weather. Wish it were freestanding, but i like it anyway. It's very light and convenient, a GO-TO
Posted Mar 24, 2005 4:34 am

csmcgranahanUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I used this tent much more in my single days for one or two night trips in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

I loved the weight of this tent but the small quarters made it tough for me during one trip with pesistant rain. There is not much vestibule space and not much additional room in the tent for gear. Good weather when you don't need the vestibule was when I tried to use this tent.

That being said this tent is quick to set up and is great for quick solo trips with minimal gear.
Posted Nov 19, 2005 5:08 pm

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