Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite Tent: 2-Person 3-Season

A tent with integrity.

Some spacious tents are shamelessly heavy, but not the Sierra Designs Tensegrity 2 Elite Tent. This light, but spacious, dwelling features a trail weight of just over two pounds, making it one of the roomier lightweight tents on the market today. The unique design of the Tensegrity actually widens at the peak, giving the tent more living space while also saving weight. The tent has a non-free standing design, which requires two fixed or adjustable trekking poles for setup.

A large front gear closet provides plenty of room to keep your boots and backpacks out of the elements, and it can be propped up with the help of two additional trekking poles, giving the tent a large porch area to cook and relax in. A stargazing pitch option lets you enjoy the undiluted views of the sky in the high country on a clear night, while two large doors at the side make sneaking in and out throughout the night as easy as possible. An additional third access point allows you to access the gear closet from the main living space, without having to walk around from the sides. The Tensegrity comes without the seams sealed, allowing experienced backpackers to seal the seams where they deem necessary.

  • Non-free standing design (120 cm minimum length trekking poles required for set-up)
  • 20D nylon ripstop fly with silicone coating (1200mm)
  • 15D nylon no-see-um mesh canopy
  • 20D nylon ripstop floor with silicone coating (3000mm)
  • DAC NFL aluminum poles
  • Gear closet
  • Three doors (two main, one secondary access)
  • 2lb 3oz trail weight
  • Stargazing pitch option
  • Open pitch option (additional trekking poles required)
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

It's good,but requires quite large space

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

It's very light, but tracking poles are required. For a day hiking, i had to leave poles at the tent site and short ones do not work. So i ordered separate accessories for standing tent. It also requires large space for stakes.
But it's very light for backpacking and pretty good. I like it!

Tensegrity Wind Tunnel

March 2015 DAC Wind Tunnel Tests of Sierra Designs Tensegrity Elite Shelters


Tensegrity 2 Elite

Seam sealed my new Sierra Designs Tensegrity over the weekend. I can't wait to take it out this summer.

Tensegrity 2 Elite