Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents
Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents

Lightweight Meets Livable

For anyone looking to pare down their pack by transitioning to a non-freestanding tent, the Sierra Designs Tensegrity—a portmanteau of “tension” and “integrity”—has a lot to offer. It’s the first and only tent on the market that gets wider toward its peak, creating more living space at a lighter weight. Both the FL design (with the white fly) and the Elite design (with the yellow fly) are available in one- and two-person versions, with vestibule space and doors proportionate to their capacity and no-see-um mesh netting for increased airflow.

Note: This drop’s base price is for the Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL. At checkout, you’ll have the option to upgrade to the Tensegrity 2 FL (+ $50), the Tensegrity 1 Elite (+ $55), or the Tensegrity 2 Elite (+ $120). Please note that the Elite models cannot be shipped to CA, LA, MA, MI, MN, NJ or NY. Orders made by members in these states will be cancelled and refunded.

Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents
Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents
Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents
Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents

More on Elite

The Elite tents use lighter, fully siliconized nylon fabrics to shave 3 ounces off the one-person version and 5 ounces off its two-person counterpart. Please note that, due to the nature of these fabrics, these tents cannot be factory seam-sealed. To learn more, check out the pitching instructions for the FL and Elite models.

Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents
Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents
Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents

About Sierra Designs

Founded in 1965, Sierra Designs makes streamlined, high-performance gear to help people enjoy the great outdoors. The company’s sleeping bags, tents, and apparel have won numerous awards from Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Backpacker Magazine, and more.

Options

FL 1
FL 2
1 Elite
2 Elite

Specs

  • Sierra Designs
  • Design: Non-freestanding
  • Fabric, body: 15D nylon no-see-um ultralight mesh
  • Pole type: DAC NFL 8.7 mm
  • Number of poles: 1
  • Number of vestibules: 1
  • Number of guy lines: 4
  • Number of stakes: 9
  • Interior peak height: 41 in (104 cm)
  • Interior length: 88 in (224 cm)
  • Awning height: 45 in (114 cm)
  • Awning overhang: 12 in (30 cm)
  • Pole storage bag: 17.5 x 3.5 in (45 x 9 cm)
  • Stake storage bag: 8 x 3.5 in (30 x 9 cm)

Tensegrity 1 FL

  • Fabric, fly: 20D polyester ripstop, silicone/12000 mm PE, FR
  • Fabric, floor: 30D nylon ripstop, WR/3000 mm PE, FR
  • Number of doors: 2 (1 main, 1 secondary under tarp)
  • Interior width: 30 in (76 cm) at front, 26 in (66 cm) at rear
  • Interior area: 17.1 sq ft (1.6 sq m)
  • Vestibule area: 8 sq ft (0.7 sq m)
  • Tent storage bag dimensions: 12 x 4.5 in (31 x 11 cm)
  • Pole set weight: 1.8 oz (51 g)
  • Minimum weight (tent and poles only): 33 oz (936 g)
  • Packed weight: 38 oz (1,077 g)

Tensegrity 2 FL

  • Fabric, fly: 20D polyester ripstop, silicone/12000 mm PE, FR
  • Fabric, floor: 30D nylon ripstop, WR/3000 mm PE, FR
  • Number of doors: 3 (2 main, 1 secondary)
  • Interior width: 50 in (127 cm) at front, 46 in (117 cm) at rear
  • Interior area: 29.3 sq ft (2.7 sq m)
  • Vestibule area: 10.8 sq ft (1 sq m)
  • Tent storage bag dimensions: 14 x 5.5 in (36 x 14 cm)
  • Pole set weight: 2.5 oz (71 g)
  • Minimum weight (tent and poles only): 42 oz (1,191 g)
  • Packed weight: 48 oz (1,361 g)

Tensegrity 1 Elite

  • Fabric, fly: 20D nylon ripstop, silicone/silicone 1200 mm
  • Fabric, floor: 20D nylon ripstop, silicone/silicone 3000 mm
  • Number of doors: 2 (1 main, 1 secondary under tarp)
  • Interior width: 30 in (76 cm) at front, 26 in (66 cm) at rear
  • Interior area: 17.1 sq ft (1.6 sq m)
  • Vestibule area: 8 sq ft (0.7 sq m)
  • Tent storage bag dimensions: 13 x 4 in (33 x 10 cm)
  • Pole set weight: 1.8 oz (51 g)
  • Minimum weight (tent and poles only): 29 oz (822 g)
  • Packed weight: 35 oz (992 g)

Tensegrity 2 Elite

  • Fabric, fly: 20D nylon ripstop, silicone/silicone 1200 mm
  • Fabric, floor: 20D nylon ripstop, silicone/silicone 3000 mm
  • Number of doors: 3 (2 main, 1 secondary)
  • Interior width: 50 in (127 cm) at front, 46 in (117 cm) at rear
  • Interior area: 29.3 sq ft (2.7 sq m)
  • Vestibule area: 10.8 sq ft (1 sq m)
  • Tent storage bag dimensions: 13 x 5 in (33 x 13 cm)
  • Pole set weight: 2.5 oz (71 g)
  • Minimum weight (tent and poles only): 37 oz (1,049 g)
  • Packed weight: 43 oz (1,219 g)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Aug 22, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.