Sierra Designs Summer Moon Tents

Sierra Designs Summer Moon Tents 

DESCRIPTION

2-person, 3-season

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 17, 2017]
Dale Wolf
Backpacker

I was at a garage sale where I live and saw the tent set up in the yard. It caught my attention with the low profile and full coverage vestibule, I knew I wanted it. After negotiating with the seller, I was the owner of this tent. He took it to Sturgis and after that, it was forgotten.
What I like about the tent is it's light weight. Though not the lightest 2 person tent, at 6 lbs, compared to other tents Ive had, Weight was not an issue. The aluminum poles are half the weight of fiberglass poles that tend to splinter, this tent has stood up to strong winds, cold rain, even a few times, snow. Of course, in Colorado, we do get snow in summer.
The first time I slept in it, I was surprised with the amount of room, At 6 ft tall, I didn't feel feel cramped. I had plenty of room to lay out without my head or feet touching the tent wall. The white fabric allows for plenty of sunlight. The mesh kept out all the annoying gnats and flies.
I have now had this for 4 yrs, and I could not be happier with the tent.
Excellently made, a great budget tent, without the worry of a cheaply made tent, compared to other brands that can cost quite a bit more.
It's a bombproof design that stands up to the wind and rain, and with the full coverage fly and vestibule, I was able to cook and stay dry.
If this tent was still made, I know I would buy a few more to add to my other packs.
A very well made tent that can stand years of service, and wont let you down. Coupled with the footprint, all my gear stays nice and dry.
I would recommend this tent to anyone who is looking for a sturdy 2 person, 3 season tent without paying a whole lot. This is it. On a scale of 1-10, I give it an 8.5.

Customer Service

None.

Similar Products Used:

Coleman Hooligan3, Vertical Ascent.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 10, 2002]
norbender
Backpacker

Just wanted to write a long-term follow up about this tent. I've had a Summer Moon for about 5 years and it's still going strong. It's seen quite a bit of 3 season use, as well as a fair amount of "fort time" for the kids and has held up remarkably well. It's still among the lightest 2-person tents out there, so I haven't considered replacing it. I think I'll just keep using it until it disintegrates. At $150 this was a no-brainer at the time. It still is. Great tent.

Customer Service

Never needed.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 28, 2000]
Jeb
Backpacker

This tent has only a limited application-- summertime with no wind. On almost every SD tent you will notice the vestiable rain fly leaves 6 to 8 inches of clearence from the ground for sand, snow, deer or anything else that whats at your stowed away stuff. This is a real problem if it is windy out. On a late summer climbing trip to Vantage WA, I returned to this tent to find the inside covered with a 1/4 inch of dust. Then the wind started to really blow. Any one who says this tent is as solid as a rock hasn't seen real wind. I turned to my car for safty because I thought this tent would collapse.

If you are looking for a small, light weight tent and not worried about sand, rain or wind this might be the tent for you.

Customer Service

None

Similar Products Used:

TNF tents

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
[Mar 08, 2000]
Levi
Backpacker

The only place I have ever seen this tent is at Northern Mountain Supply (www.killerdeals.com) in California. It is only $150, an exceptional deal. Another quality is the weight, which is right at about five pounds, if not a little less. Compared to my previous tent, a Moss, this thing is less than half the weight and takes up much less volume in my pack. I think interior room is about 32 sq. ft., which makes for plenty of room for one but a tight fit for two, especially since the vestibule is not that big. This tent is very quick and simple to set up right from the beginning. A mesh door and a large mesh panel on the opposing wall provide good ventilation. My only negative experience is trying to seam seal the mofo, which proved to be a tedious affair, and my mood was not helped any when the fly stuck to itself, even though I tried to use baby powder to prevent this. It came out okay though.

Customer Service

never needed it

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jan 15, 2000]
Phil Rainwater
Backpacker

The Summer Moon is a 2 person, 3 season tent by Sierra Designs. This tent is probably the only tent needed by 90% of backpackers. Total weight of tent including stakes, stuff sacks, poles , fly, and tent body is only 5lb. 3 oz. complete. It is also reasonably roomy especially considering the light weight. The ventilation is also very good. This tent was a promotional tent that can still be found at places like Northern Mountain Supply. As with all S.D. tents the overall quality is high. The main door is only netting, but it is covered by desent sized vestiblue fly. There is a large rear netted window that covers the entire upper third of the wall. Well worth the money. Grab one if you can locate one.

Customer Service

N/A

Similar Products Used:

Marmot, The North Face, Trailwise,

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 01, 1999]
Ben
Backpacker

This is was a promo tent somewhere between 1996-1998. I bought one for $140 from northern mountain supply. They normally were $250. Since I am a 3 1/2 season backpacker, I have to say that it is very light (4lbs. 4 oz.) and very packable! With the fly staked out it is solid as a rock! Check it out-It's a steal!

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 23, 1999]
Pete
Backpacker

This is a 3-season tent, if you couldn't tell by the name! Easton Al tent poles, full coverage vestibule, free-standing, sleeps 1 1/2 to 2 persons. This was supposedly a promotional tent, but it has all the great Sierra Designs quality. I mostly camp in warmer weather, but I have used this tent in the snow. It heald up great. It only has a mesh door, since it's a ""summertime"" tent, but because of the full coverage vestibule, I was very comfortable in the snow. I think I paid about $150. My first choice was the Orion CD, but I didn't want to spend over $200. This turned out to be a pretty good buy.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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