Colorado Biz- SD LT Strike 2 tent
June 1, 2010Download PDF Version
"We've been making ultralight tents since day one," says Kenny Ballard, president of Sierra Designs' parent, the Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group. The latest and greatest in the company's lineage, which includes such 1980s classics as the Meteor Light, the LT Strike 2 is a two-person edition of last year's award-winning Lightning XT 4. Ultralight at 54 ounces, both tents' proprietary "eye-pole" design saves weight without sacrificing tent space.
Ballard says he's backpacked since he was a kid, but is now a "re-emerger" after a long layoff: He personally tested new tents on an overnight trip with his daughter last summer.