Friday, September 1, 2017

Close to a Disaster! - Sierra Designs Divine Light 1 FL - Test Night

Support TOGR with Patreon :

Very Close to a Disaster!

During this episode of Test Night, Luke pushes the Sierra Designs Divine Light FL 1 Tent to it's limits!

Do Not Attempt to do this yourself on purpose as this is dangerous!


Link Sierra Designs :

Link Amazon :

Price : Retail is $320 but I have seen this tent as low as $270 on Amazon and Campmor.

Packaged Weight: 3 lbs 5 oz / 1.50 kg

You can drop 6oz of weight by using trekking poles.

A foot print is available for an addition $30.  I prefer to use a sheet of light weight plastic instead.



Non-free standing

Single Wall Hybrid

·         Wider Ceiling Than Floor = More Livable Space
·         Full 360 Degrees of Ventilation
·         Trekking Pole Compatible
·         Out of the Way Gear Storage
·         2
·         J-shaped door with waterproof window panel
·         10" awning coverage over side doors
·         Reflective guylines and guyout loops
·         Awning Vestibule
·         Interior mesh pocket
·         Hybrid Double/Single wall construction
·         DAC aluminum poles
·         Fully taped seams (PVC Free)
·         Night Glow included

2 doors. 1 vestibule

·         Vestibule Area: 6.20 ft2 / .58 m2
·         Floor Area: 17.10 ft2 / 1.59 m2
·         Peak Height: 45.5" / 115.6 cm
·         Dimensions (L x W): 88" x 30" (Head) / 26" (Foot) // 224 cm x 76 cm (Head) / 66 cm (Foot)
·         Packed Size: (L x W): 14" x 5.75" / 35.56 cm x 14.6 cm
·         Number of Guylines: 4
·         Stake Type Quantity: 11 DAC J-Stakes
·         Number of Poles: 3 (2 vertical poles, 1 footbox pole)
·         Pole Type: DAC NSL / DAC Pressfit
·         Fly Fabric: 20D Nylon Ripstop, Silicone/1500mm PE, FR CPAI84
·         Floor Fabric: 30D Nylon Ripstop, WR/3000mm PE, FR CPAI84
·         Body Fabric: 15D Nylon No-See-Um Mesh


Impressions :

This tent is very much different in terms of design than most tents on the market as it has very sharp angles and almost vertical walls.  This design offers the camper with a lot of useable space for themselves and their gear.

Pros :

Can use trekking poles to save some weight if you use them
Setup is exceptionally easy.
Ventilation is amazing
Plenty of space inside of the tent to sit-up, to move around, and for gear.
Large vestibule does a great job of protecting your gear;
The porch is awesome for storm free nights
Taped seams
Fully waterproof floor

Cons :

the high profile and vertical walls will need to be of a concern in bad weather.  With that being the case, PRO TIP : Pay extra close attention to staking out this tent as it is especially important.  If you do a poor job of staking this tent out, it may punish you for that carelessness during a storm.

Condensation does build on the walls and a towel maybe needed before the night is through in extreme cases.

Secondary door doesn’t have a protective flap over the zipper and during driving rain, water will leak into the tent.

Because of the high profile this tent may not be best used in very windy environments.

Since this is a non-free standing tent it will best be used in areas where the ground isn’t overly rocky or hard.

Pro Tip :

Make sure to zip the tent up when you are packing the tent up. This way when you go to setup the tent in the future you won’t have to worry about creepy crawlies getting inside during the setup process.

I really like this tent so far with my testing.  It’s very versatile, lightweight, spacious, and it’s very good quality.

No comments:

Post a Comment