Backpacker- Lightning XT 4
November 1, 2010Download PDF Version
Editors' Choice Hall of Fame
Rarely, a piece of gear totally surpasses even our wildest expectations as the Sierra Designs Lightning XT4 did on a 2008 staff trip to Walkes. We pitched this four-person ultralight atop an exposed plateau in torrential rain and 40-mph winds, and proceeded to jam seven shivering bodies inside for drinking card games. It was a trip-saver.