Orion CD


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Orion CD
Manufacturer Sierra Designs
Page By Alan Ellis
Page Type Dec 3, 2002 / Dec 3, 2002
Object ID 9250
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Sierra Designs lightest freestanding tent, the Orion weighs only five pounds, but its steep side walls, rectangular floor plan and mesh ceiling give it an exceptionally airy and non-claustrophobic
feel. A large vestibule at the front-end entry stores gear well out of the way, and mesh side slash windows keep air circulating. The easy-to-pitch Orion also has a Clip-Loc at the intersection of its two large poles, making it incredibly stable for its weight.

- Full coverage Fly
- UV Resistant, seam, taped clear window in vestibule
- No See Um window in the door, plus a No See Um panel in the roof for excellent ventilation.
- Shock corded Easton Aircraft-grade, 7075 T9 aluminum
- Locking pole tips hold pole in place and won't slip out of the grommets
- Factory taped main floor seam
- Swift Clips™™ allow you to stake out your tent, then clip the body of the tent to the poles for quick easy set up
- Clip Loc™™ clips dynamically lock poles together at the point of intersection improving strength 60 per cent
- Computer-Aided Design-CAD
- Flashlight ring and mesh storage pockets
- 'U' shaped door
- Number 8 zippers
- Flame Retardant Carry bags and stakes included


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Alan Ellis - Dec 3, 2002 2:33 pm - Voted 4/5

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My first tent and still going strong after several years and many, many outings. I have one of the older models so it required total seam sealing. The new version is called the Orion AST. This tent is light, roomy, and strong. It's survived the best the Rockies could dish out including wind storms, hail storms, and rain storms. If the vestibule was slightly bigger, it would be perfect.

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