Ultra Light weight at 3 lbs. Easy set up; 2 person tent
Following the ultra light trend, the Swift lite is a roomy two person shelter that weighs just 2lbs 14oz. This single wall tent can be fully enclosed to keep out the elements and features a durable seam-sealed Rip stop nylon construction. Two 7.9mm 7000 series aluminum poles support the structure. Ventilation is achieved thru two built in side vents, a zippered door and an open foot area with No-see-um, seam taped bug netting.
High Peak USA Alpinizmo
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This tent is a really cool tent. It weighs next to nothing and has a built on rain fly, but it has a couple issues that need to be addressed. The poles that support the tent have to take a lot if stress and after only 2-3 times setting up the tent, my poles both have a small bend. The stakes are cheap lightweight aluminum junk. On my first outing with the tent I bent 3. The final issue I had is that during the night the moisture from your breath and perspiration condensates on the tent walls, so you get a nice cold shower in the morning, however I do like this tent. It is fully functional and stayed surprisingly warm when two people slept in it and for the price it can't be beat. It kind of feels like its in beta and the following version of the tent will hopefully get out all the kinks.
The tent is small when folded and lightweight. Easy to put up. It's short from the floor to the ceiling and the water condensates on the walls so these two things together make you wake up in the morning because your body touches the wet cold walls. The tent sewn well no rips so far. It protected us well from mosquitos. We used it for two people but it will be best suited for one person or maybe two small adults or kids.
I love the idea of this tent and I really want to give it five stars but I had a couple issues with this on a two day trip. The first issue was condensation was the worst I've had in any tent in the last three years. I woke up to puddles on the floor on both sides of me that had either run down from the sides of the tent or leaked in from rain coming in through the back and front peaks where the poles were inserted and the seam seal tape had started to peel off after only being pitched for the second night. The material and weight of the tent is awesome but I just can't keep the tent because of the condensation issue and the seam tape coming off so easily. I really want to like this tent because it can be pitched with the provided poles or with trekking poles to save weight and be more sturdy in a storm. The back window and side air vents were great and the mesh door was awesome for keeping out bugs. The awnings above the back window and the front door are great for keeping rain out...
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