Reviews and Problems with Sierra Designs Meteor Light 2
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Summary: Although others have complained of moisture…
5 April 2014
Summary: Summary: Although others have complained of moisture inside their Meteor Light, I was certainly "hung out to dry" by this tent's manufacturer. I'm writing this review so that if you do own or decide to purchase a newer-model Meteor Light, know that the poles are irreplaceable.
Pros: Roomy (especially with the 2 vestibules), Good aeration, Lots of mesh pockets and loops for small articles
Cons: Threading the ridge sleeve can be clumsy in rain/cold, Heavy, Expensive
Hard to rate this product having mixed feelings! Have…
10 October 2006
Excerpt: Hard to rate this product having mixed feelings! Have used it extensively on numerous hikes and treks and have taken it around the world for 15 months. Sierra Designs put some stiffening tape on the zipper fly-covers as I did not like the way they caught in the zipper constantly. They did this for free although I paid half shipping and handling.
Light, easy to set up, but I've noted two serious…
16 September 2004
Excerpt: Light, easy to set up, but I've noted two serious flaws with this "award winning tent" after three years of use: 1) Dripping! In wet weather the flysheet will sag, touching the tent mesh top roof--you get drips onto your face or sleeping bag's lower area (depending on your orientation). The SD customer service would not send me a new fly and suggested I put pieces of sponge in the two problem areas between the fly and tent. I tried it and it works pretty well.
It's a wonderful tent. It's easy to set up, with only…
27 November 2001
Excerpt: It's a wonderful tent. It's easy to set up, with only three poles. Two are slip-ins, and the last is a clip in. The toughest part is getting the fly on the right way. It's not quick--or maybe it's me--but the fastest I've set it up is about ten minutes. I've used it nearly every weekend this past summer (June- late Sept), and so far it's showing no durability issues whatsoever.
I've used this tent for four years and it has endured…
3 October 1999
Excerpt: I've used this tent for four years and it has endured torrential all-night thunderstorm rains, one foot of wet snow, freezing rain, sleet, hail(ping pong-sized), and winds exceeding 50 mph on exposed ridges. All common in the Guadalupe Mountains NP. In addition, I've slept in temps in the low teens, but it gets a little cool with all that no-see-um netting. The vestibule is rather large.
I've used this tent everywhere over the last three…
3 February 1999
Excerpt: I've used this tent everywhere over the last three years. Down in the Grand Canyon, Glacier Nat. Park, four treeline camp spots in CO. etc. My best story is when I was in the Boundary Waters in upper Minnesota in late October and experienced HUGE winds and rain and about a 1/2" of gumball sized hail. The tent was solid and didn't leak a drop. I had North Face before this and am much more satisfied now. I just hope I don't wreck it. If I did, I'd buy another one.
I've used this tent for three years, almost exclusively…
19 February 1998
Excerpt: I've used this tent for three years, almost exclusively in Vermont summers/falls. More often than not, conditions have been wet and/or humid. I've loved many of the features that this tent offers -- great space, ease of set-up, good vestibule -- but I continue to have drip problems. I initially thought that I had a bad fly, but Sierra Designs replaced the original (without hassle, I should add), and the problem persists.
I've had this tent for seveal seasons and have found…
1 February 1997
Excerpt: I've had this tent for seveal seasons and have found it very useful and versatile. Setup is very easy. The roof vents do a good job, but heavy Pacific NW condensation conditions occasionally cuase water to drip in. Size for two is excellent, vestibule will hold your packs and boots. A bit heavy for long trips, but I like the space.
I have had this tent for just about two years now…
an anonymous hiker (guest), Trailspace.com
20 May 1996
Excerpt: I have had this tent for just about two years now and I have had no large problems with it. The ties to tie back the vestibule are slightly clumbsy but that is the least of your worries. My first night in the rain with this supurb tent I was a little nervous. Not one leak! I would sleep in it during any rain storms. The floor has one seam down the middle (if I designed the tent it would not be there) that I seam sealed and have had no problems with.