Landing in the middle of the pack, we particularly liked the high sidewalls on the bathtub floor during a rainy spring night, and the peak height was comfortable for a 5'10" person to sit and move about. Interior storage space was adequate and we enjoyed the fact that you could keep the fly's "wings" deployed for excellent ventilation and star-gazing on mild nights. Weighing in at 3 pounds 14 ounces, then tent is suitable for backpacking but also makes a solid car-camping option. Read below to see what we liked — and didn't like — while testing Clip Flashlight 2 from Sierra Designs.
While the Clip Flashlight was one of two tents to receive our Best Buy Award, it scored slightly lower than the other awardee, the REI Half Dome 2 Plus. The Half Dome took the only score of "10" for comfort in the entire review, thanks to its super-roomy interior (38.1 sq. ft. of interior space and an additional 10.2 sq. ft. of vestibule space). In comparison, the Clip Flashlight offers 30 sq. ft. of interior space and 8.8 sq. ft. of vestibule space. While the Flashlight is less roomy, it is lighter weight, weighing in at an impressive 3 lb. 14 oz. compared to the Half Dome 2 Plus' 5 lbs. 7 oz.