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Black Diamond Firstlight 2P Tent

Black Diamond Firstlight 2P Tent

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Nice tent, I just needed something I could take up to the snow. I would buy it again and this looks like a good price. For me this is a one person tent + some gear. If you are over 6', you may find it a little short. Sectionhiker.com has a better review than I can give.
I used this tent at 9,000' in Hidden Valley on the West Face of Mount Shasta. I shared this with another climber and it was fine for two people. I'm six feet tall, and my toes and head occasionally touched the ends of tents, but if you check out the picture you can see that this is a rocky area with very little flat space for tents. Therefore, a bigger tent is often not a great option. Also, this weighs like 3 lbs and other people were carrying 7-10 lb. double-wall 5-pole mountaineering tents. This is the tent that almost every guide uses on that mountain. Highly recommended!
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Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 5/25.
Expect another update from us on 5/26 or sooner if something comes up.
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Just about there! We've been in touch with the vendor regarding the group's order and they've let us know that they are still working to gather and pack the group's order for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey. We will continue to check in with them throughout the fulfillment process and update the group again as soon as everything is en route to us!
Expect another update from us on 5/23 or sooner if something comes up.
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the Black Diamond Firstlight 2P Ten and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
As soon as the group's order is ready at the vendor's location, they will send the bulk shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey where our warehouse team will break it up into individual orders and ship them. The current estimated ship date from our warehouse is 5/25.
We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 5/18.
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I've used this on John Muir trail for 8 days/7 nights. This is a tent for an experienced to extreme hiker looking to get a lightweight shelter. I'm not going to get into details-I don't want to get off topic. But I like to add that I wouldn't have made the John Muir trail w/o this particular tent. Tent is a strong construction that allowed me to get good sleep in +25-35 mph winds! Mine was a Bibler tent which I purchased used from my co-worker. I replaced the rainfly under warranty and received a Black Diamond cover. Bibler, a good quality company, was bought out by Black Diamond many years ago.
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This 2 person tent is great for me and my keyboard. 10/10
I have owned one of these for years and it's a fantastic tent . I don't use it for any crazy mountaineering just backpacking in the rocky mountains. it's completely water proof and very sturdy, zippers and everything are holding up just fine. It's not the best summer tent, venting only comes from the main door and a tiny vent window in the back. I'll still take it in the summer though, i'f it stays in a shady spot then you wont be cooking in it.
High mountain tents are certainly a different sort of beast. First off, this tent's primary function is to keep you alive overnight while weighing as little as possible – not necessarily to provide you with comfort. The wedge shape and internal pole structure allow it to be pitched on the narrowest of ledges (as seen in the photo), places where a traditional backpacking tent would never fit. The geometry of the tent is also incredibly resistant to high winds and snow loading. The single wall, in addition to providing weight savings, is extremely breathable. As a result, it is not even entirely waterproof, only highly water-resistant (as stated in the description). This makes it unsuitable for many typical backpacking environments such as areas with high humidity or the potential for heavy rainfall. However, it is close to perfect for a high mountain environment in which the air is dry and precipitation typically occurs in the form of snow.
Nfrisch
Great explanation, thank you.
Interesting. I didn't realize there was a special class of tents just for mountaineers. What differentiates a mountaineering tent from an everybody-else tent? Aside from not having a vestibule?
Also, from my not-a-mountaineer perspective, I'd expect a lot of condensation with all that solid wall. In my experience venting windows aren't that successful.
Ahhhhhhhhh. Thank you. We can't know everything. Thank you for the nice visual. I am not a mountaineer, I think this is a bit scary for me.
What good is the tent w/o the vestibule? Kind of pricy when you add that on. Why not include it in the drop?? Don't see the value here.
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Hi @DannyMilks, my friend and I began our journey at Bishop and ended at Whitney. It was 4 or 3 years ago.
Beachlil
Your not worried about privacy after 11k feet or higher. Although it is nice to have a vestibule for your gear and boots, you can save a lot of weight with this tent and use a pack cover to save your gear. As someone said in an earlier comment, it's about staying alive, climbing the mountain as light as possible, and making the summit hopefully.