The opinion of Aventure Nordique
The Litehouse 2P from Sierra Designs meets the expectations of backpackers looking for a tent with an excellent weight/comfort ratio. Before we get into the reasons for this good ratio, you should know that this "2-people" is self-supporting and designed for 3 season use.
Weight/comfort ratio: when packed, the tent weighs 1560 grams, or less than one kilogram per person. It is not the lightest tent on the market, because its strength is comfort. Often lightness is synonymous with compromise on living space: limited interior volume, no space for mattresses, reduced footprint...
Sierra Design is not in the race of weight "at all costs", but offers a well-balanced model:
- The poles structure creates two vertical walls increasing the habitability.
- The height under the roof is 105 cm, allowing for a sitting position.
- The ground surface 213 x 110/132 really allows to put 2 mattresses of standard size (51 cm).
- To facilitate the mobility of the 2 hikers/campers/occupants, the Litehouse 2 has 2 doors and 2 apses. Under the apses you can store all your gear in a dry place!
The materials used allow the tent to withstand the elements (rain, wind): 15 denier nylon rain fly and floor, and 1200 mm of waterproofing.
The inner chamber is made from a mesh fabric that allows air to circulate freely. Condensation will also be limited by the 2 inlets and the opening on the top of the rain fly.
This dome tent is easy to assemble thanks to the aluminum structure.
|Product name||Litehouse 2|
|Inner tent area||132 x 110 x 213 cm|
|Height inner tent||105 cm|
|Number of doors||2 doors|
|Vestibule area||0.75 m² + 0.75 m²|
|Minimum Weight||1390 g|
|Total weight||1560 g|
|Folded size||44,5 cm x 15,2 cm|
Lightweight doesn’t mean light on comfort. Perfect for ambitious backcountry adventures, the Litehouse strikes the perfect balance between livable space and ultralight design. This incredibly strong freestanding 2 door, 2 vestibule tent is constructed with lightweight 15D Nylon and hub-less pole set for an incredibly small pack size. Two vertical walls increase livability, while the tapered footprint gives you room where you need it. When it’s time to pack up camp, the burrito bag makes packing up a breeze.
|Eco-responsible contribution||PFC Free|
|Country of Manufacture||Vietnam|