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Offline Blackbear

Sierr Design tent fly
« on: January 17, 2011, 09:04:01 pm »
Anyone know where I can find a Fly for a Sierra Design Hercules AST two man three seasson tent?

Offline bogiesan

Re: Sierr Design tent fly
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 11:04:17 pm »
Have you tried Sierra Designs?
How old's the tent?

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Offline Blackbear

Re: Sierr Design tent fly
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2011, 03:06:03 pm »
Thanks, David. The tent is 5-7 years old. I have tried Sierra Design, etc etc. SD now longer makes tht tent.  I was hoping to find an old Fly or someone parting-out their old tent.  Blackbear

Offline staehpj1

Re: Sierr Design tent fly
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2011, 06:05:38 pm »
Thanks, David. The tent is 5-7 years old. I have tried Sierra Design, etc etc. SD now longer makes tht tent.  I was hoping to find an old Fly or someone parting-out their old tent.  Blackbear
A few possible options:
  • Try to find another identical tent on ebay.
  • Sew up a new fly.  (do you still have the old one for a pattern?)
  • Maybe find a more current model that has a similar enough fly and buy that fly.
  • Just shop for a new tent (that is what I would probably do).

EDIT:
Wait a minute!  I just googled that tent and it looks like a single wall tent.  If it is like the one I saw it never had a fly and isn't supposed to.  Is your's different or is it not just supposed to have a fly?

If I am correct I'd say use it as is, or sell it on eBay and replace it if you don't like single wall tents in general or this one in particular.  

BTW, single wall tents can be OK.  I am using one (MSR Fling) and like it pretty well.  I do have to wipe down the inner surfaces some mornings, but not most of the time if I am careful to ventilate the best I can.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2011, 06:11:56 pm by staehpj1 »

Offline Blackbear

Re: Sierr Design tent fly
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2011, 10:45:12 pm »
Thanks, Staehpj1, I have talked to people whoused that tent without a fly, although, Sierra Design did mak a fly for that model.  I really like that tent but am concerned about condensation.  That plus it weighs about nine pounds has led me to pick up a Cabelas backpacking tent with a fly at three pounds. I am planning a St. Louis to Greensboro, NC cycling trip in may and figured shedding the six pounds was a wise decision..  Blackbear