Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL Tent

On this Sierra Designs Tensegrity assessment, I  current non-freestanding, Three-season, single-layer tents from Tensegrity sequence which incorporates solo tents and tents for two folks.



Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL Tent

Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL Tent.

That is the primary and solely tent available on the market that will get wider towards its peak.

Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL Tent


Tensegrity 1 FL is a Three-season, one-person, light-weight, simple to setup, one-layer, non-freestanding backpacking tent. Three season implies you shouldn’t use it in winter circumstances, with a whole lot of snow, and in freezing circumstances. One-layer implies that it doesn’t include separate tent physique and the fly. Slightly, the duvet (the fly) is an integral a part of the tent physique.

Non-freestanding signifies that poles alone don’t assist the tent, you must pitch it and safe to the bottom by stakes.

The development comprises a loop pole on the foot space and you employ trekking poles on the reverse aspect. You possibly can order two vertical poles individually.

The partitions don’t comply with the standard roof-type or A-type construction, or dome-type. Actually, they unfold from the ground to the pinnacle part, you would name it inverted A-type, or V-type. So the area on the head top is, in reality, bigger than on the flooring stage. That is fairly a singular characteristic of this tent.

The quilt is totally seam-taped, made from 20D waterproof nylon ripstop.  The partitions are 15 D nylon, whereas the ground is extra sturdy 30 D waterproof nylon ripstop. Actually, all these supplies will not be so sturdy and it is best to use them with nice care to keep away from damages.

The tent includes a gear shed space within the entrance. It may be rolled up if not wanted and you should have an excellent view via the window at that aspect. This vestibule panel may be stretched exterior and you should have an enormous awning-porch at this aspect. You possibly can see all this within the video beneath.

The door is big, triangle-shaped, and it comprises 2 layers, one waterproof and one other is a mesh. So you should use them individually and have a pleasant window within the place of the door if you use the mesh solely.

An identical construction is on the alternative aspect the place as a substitute of the door you will have a window, once more with the two layers.

There may be a gap additionally towards the entrance part the place you will have a vestibule for gear storage. There’s a air flow opening on the foot part as effectively. All these are really nice options of this tent. You’ll have no air flow or condensation points.

Further awning above the doorway will can help you hold the mesh on the door even whether it is raining exterior. Notice which you can all the time zip the waterproof layer as much as any top you would like.


Technical particulars

  • Minimal weight: 2 lb (zero.91 kg). Tent and poles solely.
  • Packaged weight: 2 lbs 6 oz (1.08 kg).
  • Size:  88 in (224 cm).
  • Width: entrance 30 in (76 cm), rear 26 in (66 cm).
  • Variety of doorways: 2, 1 major, 1 secondary beneath the tarp.
  • Variety of gear closets: 1
  • Gear storage: eight sq ft (zero.74 sq m).
  • Inside: 17.1  sq ft (1.59 sq m), not so spectacular flooring dimension.
  • Peak top: 41 in (104 cm).
  • Awning overhang: 12 in (30 cm).
  • four guylines.
  • 9 stakes.
  • Storage bag: 12 x four.5 in (30.5 x 11.four cm).
  • Pole: DAC NFL aluminum, eight.7 mm.
  • Pole set weight: 1.eight oz (50 gr).
  • Fly: 20 D polyester ripstop, silicone/1200 mm PE, FR.
  • Flooring: 30 D nylon ripstop, WR/3000 mm PE, FR.
  • Partitions: 15 D nylon no-see-um ultralight mesh.

Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 FL Tent


Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 FL Tent
There are not any variations in design and supplies in FL2 tent as in contrast with FL1.  So I give solely variations in worth and in technical specs.

Technical specs

  • Minimal weight: 2 lbs 9 oz (1.16 kg), tent and poles solely.
  • Packaged weight: 2 lbs 15 oz (1.33 kg).
  • Size: 88 in (224 cm).
  • Width: entrance 50 in (127 cm), rear 46 in (117 cm).
  • Three doorways;  2 major, 1 secondary entry.
  • 1 gear closet.
  • Storage floor: 10.eight sq ft (1 sq m).
  • Inside floor: 29.Three sq ft (2.72 sq m).
  • Peak top: 41 in (104 cm).
  • Awning overhang: 12 in (30 cm).
  • four guylines.
  • 9 stakes.
  • Tent storage bag: 14 x 5.5 in (35.6 x 14 cm).


I hope this Sierra Designs Tensegrity assessment was helpful to you. I just like the design and all of the options of this mannequin. Non-free-standing characteristic could also be an issue for me, I have already got a tent of this sort and I used to be in hassle as soon as because of this.  Nonetheless, if this isn’t a difficulty for you then you will have an excellent tent right here.

There are a lot of 2-person tents described on this website. You might discover 14 of them in my one other assessment.

Solo tents, an extended record of them, are given on this assessment.

Simply in case, you may also like to check this mannequin with the next:

  • Marmot Eos 1P
  • Nemo Hornet tent
  • Nemo Blaze 2P tent
  • Large Agnes Fly Creek UL2
  • Large Agnes Seedhouse SL2

These are all free-standing fashions. There are important variations in worth, however within the high quality as effectively.

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