Stretch Dome Expedition AST


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Stretch Dome Expedition AST
Manufacturer Sierra Designs
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type Apr 28, 2002 / Apr 28, 2002
Object ID 240
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Strong, spacious and versatile, this four-season, three-person tent withstands heavy snow loads and is super stable in stormy weather

Jake's Corners™ are fully removable pole supports which brace the pole low to the ground so the tent won't collapse in high winds
Stash Doors™, on a circular zipper track that allows opening from the side or bottom, can be stashed out of the way in mesh pockets
Full-coverage rainfly with two integral high-volume vestibules provide sheltered areas outside both of the tent's doors
Swift Clips™ provide fast setup; Clip-Locs™ at pole intersections increase strength up to 60% without adding weight or bulk
Triple urethane-coated, sewn-in floor rises 8" to keep seams away from wet ground
Twelve exterior guy points, with Inter-Loc™ guy system, provide unprecedented stability and an even load distribution
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 and rainfly attachments help keep tent dry
Interior pockets combine the waterproof tent sidewall and a mesh front so your stuff stays dry and visible
Optic white tent canopy allows increased light transmission for a more livable tent; orange/yellow rainfly provides high visibility
Computer-aided design creates a stronger, more stable tent by distributing stress evenly across the tent canopy and rainfly
Arch Support Technology™ (AST) increases tent's ability to withstand high winds. Wind tunnel measured, AST increases strength by at least 40%. DAC FeatherLight® pole design enhances strength-to-weight ratio. Comes with stakes, guylines, seam sealer and stuff sacks. Average minimum weight is based on tent, rainfly and poles only. In mild weather, Sierra Designs Fastpack Footprint (sold separately) gives you the option of setting up the poles and rainfly only over the footprint for a very lightweight, simple shelter. Fastpack weight (rainfly, poles, footprint) is 7 lbs.. Imported.


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meepers - Jan 26, 2004 2:11 pm - Voted 5/5

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I have used this tent exclusively for the past five years. It’s listed as a three person tent, however, for big and tall guys; it’s a two man tent. The poles are the all the same length for easy set up. On Denali last year it stood up well to the mind numbing winds. If you don’t mind the extra weight this is a great tent. After five years of use in Nepal, Alaska, Colorado, and Yellowstone, It has no visible damage, the zippers all work well and if not for Continental Airlines “loosing” the rain fly when they searched my bag, I would still be using it today.

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