Reviews and Problems with Sierra Designs Stretch Dome 3
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Why read a review of a tent no longer being manufactured?
19 December 2014
Summary: Why read a review of a tent no longer being manufactured? It may very well help you decide what to buy on the current market. Though no longer being manufactured, this was/is one of the best free-standing 4 (+ 1/2) pole free standing designs. 360 deg.
Pros: Pole design: X frame and cross pole reinforcement, Free standing design, high no of fly attachment points, Igloo type entrance and cooking area and vents, Geometry lots of room for base camp or 2-3 mountaineering, Easy to get std poles, ferrule, and make replacements
Cons: Pitch time a bit longer, thought required for windy setup, Attachment of tent to fly (solved in newer designs: Exped and Hilleberg), Igloo type entrance and cooking area and vents...ha, Weight, but newer designs: lighter poles, tent fabric, Not bathtub floor
I received this tent as a gift in December. I must…
29 March 2010
Excerpt: I received this tent as a gift in December. I must say I was nerdy and researched tents for almost a year. I picked the SD3 because it had all clip on sections (no sleeves). The design is simple yet efficient. I can set it up by myself with no problems.
Bought this tent in 1988 and have used it about an…
17 January 2003
Excerpt: Bought this tent in 1988 and have used it about an average of 30 days per year since. It has been a great tent, though too heavy for extended trips. Although considered a 3-person tent, it is really a roomy 2-person -- I would not want to spend too much time with three people in this tent.
Love the little features: -- clips for attaching the…
25 August 2001
Excerpt: Love the little features: -- clips for attaching the tent to the poles -- easier and faster than sleeves -- cinches for the tabs that hold the poles, so you can insert the poles while these are loose, then rank on them to make the tent taut without needing to bend the poles -- double door (screen...
I took my Stretch Dome to Ireland for a two-week vacation.
23 February 1999
Excerpt: I took my Stretch Dome to Ireland for a two-week vacation. During a very windy day my tent was blown away. I found it 400 yards away laying upside down with all my gear still inside. The rain fly was torn but the tent was fine. I thihk this is really a tough tent.
I too bought a Sierra Designs Stretch Dome tent for…
5 August 1998
Excerpt: I too bought a Sierra Designs Stretch Dome tent for the name and reputation of the company. My zipper went out on me on the Kenia River in Alaska in 1996 and left me mosquito bait. I brought the tent back and they replaced the zipper.
After enduring many a midnight wash out in my old…
16 June 1998
Excerpt: After enduring many a midnight wash out in my old Eureka, I was determined to buy the best, lightest, most weather-proof tent I could buy. I found it in the SD Stretch Dome. Damn, this thing is indestructable with the clip locks and the internal guy network (hell even without it) This tent is as...
Very light weight. Very good in the wind, the external…
4 November 1997
Excerpt: Very light weight. Very good in the wind, the external guy ties were appreciated when the wind was really howling. Easy to set up. Very roomy inside. This was a very nice for a recent trip to Alaska. I have an older model with only one door which is a minus.