The MSR Flylite 2-Person Shelter is a backpacking shelter for two on the trail. The single wall tent is all about minimalist, weighing only 1lb, 9oz and pitches with the help of two trekking poles. While the front is held up by your trekking poles, the back is propped with the help of a single DAC 9mm pole and nine included stakes work to guy it out and stake it to the ground. The rainfly is 10D ripstop nylon, 1200mm polurethane & silicone coated with a 20D flooring with the same waterproof coating to keep wet weather out. The large awning adds a touch of shade when relaxing around camp and mesh vents keep everything cool yet bug-free on the inside. Full protection and yet so little weight.
FEATURES of the MSR Flylite Tent
Ultralight: Pitches quickly with two standard trekking poles
Livable: Greatest volume-to-weight ratio of all MSR tents, with vertical walls and ample head and elbow room; large vented door with covered entry
Rated 4 out of
Nice design.Just took my new Flylite on a 5 night shakedown hike on the Uinta's Highline trail, and was very happy with the tent. It is roomy enough for me to lay out all my gear and pack and spread out on an extra wide pad without touching the walls. In 16 hours of continuous rain it did not leak and condensation was minimal. The huge front door makes it easy for an old man to climb in and out. Setup was fairly easy, from 2-3 minutes in a soft meadow to 10 minutes in the woods where I had to work around rocks, roots and branches. It packs smaller and lighter than my Quarter dome. I give it a 4 instead of a 5 only because of the price. But if comfort and weight are important, its worth spending the money.
Date published: 2015-08-09
Rated 5 out of
Keeping dry in Wet Season from
Ultra Light/Ultra FastI purchased one week before a 4day hike on the AT and was very pleased in the set up time!
The Flylite is super duper light and kept me dry!
Date published: 2016-06-01
Rated 1 out of
Mountain Girl from
DisapointedI just took this tent to Indian Heaven Wilderness on a hot clear weekend. It sets up well, but when I went to crawl in after dew fall the inside was soaked. It actually dripped on us, and this on a moonlit & starlit night- no mist. I soaked a backpacking towel trying to protect our gear. I can't imagine being in the rain. This one is getting returned.
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5 out of
Got this tent in the spring but I stay in hammock most times I go back country. The few nights I've spent in it and other family have used it. The tent has been great easy to set up without poles making it very light. You do want some kind of foot print for this tent.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 2 out of
Trade-offsHave had this tent set up in the backyard for a week to observe through rain and some dewy nights, in preparation for a PCT thru-hike next year. The dew perspiring through the ceiling is my big complaint. If you tap the walls or brush the ceiling, it's gonna rain a little bit inside. Interestingly, in actual rain, the droplets seem to bead up on the exterior and does away with the wet-ceiling effect, but this leads to my second complaint: Despite my best efforts to fasten all of the guylines snug, a pool of water forms on the roof, in the area where your feet will be although no seepage through the fabric into the tent was observed. Also if everything isn't perfectly snug, water can channel into odd folds of the walls which isn't desirable. I pulled a big sil-nylon tarp that I use for hammocking over the top, and this fixes the water issues. Last thing is that the front guylines kick out almost a 13 foot span, and I'm thinking it might be tough to get this into smaller campsites. It is SUPER LIGHT and packs down tiny though, with ample room indoors.
Date published: 2016-12-01
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic lightweight thru hike tentI bought this tent and footprint to section hike the PCT this summer. I'm ecstatic. I just can't wait till my jump off date. It weighs less than half of my previous tent
Would this tent work well on a beach to provide shade and shelter? We have to walk with all of our gear and the weight is very appealing. I'm concerned that crushed seashells could puncture the flooring...is that a valid concern?
Asked by: Wanda 77
I would be careful about the terrain that I pitched this on. The material for this tent is 20D ripstop nylon 1200mm polyurethane & silicone, which will not be compromised through regular wear, but can get torn more easily than other non weight-saving tents on hard or rocky ground. If this tent is laid down on sharp seashells there is a chance it could be torn or punctured.