Unpacking the Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Unpacking the Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL 3-Season Backpacking Tent

Here we have got the Sierra Designs Tensegrity
one person tent. This is how it comes packaged and we are going to take it apart, take a
look at everything that comes with the tent. First of all, my first impressions of it are
it is very light weight. It comes in a really inno-vative packaging. So you can see the
tent pole and the stakes come on the outside and then you have got your tent body in its
own stuff sack. And for me when I go camping, backpacking, I normally separate the poles
and the stakes from the tent body anyway. Sometimes I put the tent in a different stuff
sack. So the way this comes packaged is re-ally great for someone like me who likes to compartmentalize. The poles are in this little sack right here
and the Tensegrity one person comes with just one pole and that is for the part of the tent
that is around your feet. So this is the pole here. Open it up and show that, really light
weight, pre bent pole there. Also inside this is instructions on how to set up the tent.
They are just paper instructions and they do a really great job of explaining this set
up. So you can take a look at that at home and then when you take it into the backcountry
you can leave it behind. On the other side of the packaging here you
have got your stakes, nine stakes. And then you also have your guy-out points. So you
have two additional guy-out points that are here. So these guy lines, really light weight.
The way they design them, they are really easy to use. They are not on the tent themselves…
itself. There is the other guy-out points that you need to set it up. There is that packaging. Light weight rip
stop fabric here on the stuff sack. And then if I take this apart you also have some instructions
here on the outside of the stuff sack. It makes it really easy. And then here you just have the tent body.
So this is considered a single wall tent. You don’t have a separate rain fly and a
tent body. But there you have it, the Tensegrity one person tent.

2 thoughts on “Unpacking the Sierra Designs Tensegrity 1 FL 3-Season Backpacking Tent

  1. Can you tell what the material the stakes are made from (titanium/aluminum) and comment on their durability, how they perform in hard ground, whether they bend etc?  I am considering purchasing the 2 person version of this tent and I may want to buy some aftermarket stakes with it if they are not sturdy enough. Thank you.

  2. Paul, I can't tag you but the stakes are aluminum. They're quite strong given their size. With that angled construction they'll perform well in multiple types of surfaces. They're super rigid so they shouldn't be bending like some traditional straight aluminum stakes.

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