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FirstLight 2P Tent

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An alpine two-person tent, featuring a space-efficient design with NanoShield fabric for the weight minimalist.


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A compact two-person, four-season tent built for weight-conscious climbers, the Black Diamond FirstLight is based on the I-Tent’s expedition-specific design with steep walls and a simple floor shape to optimize living space and increase headroom. For durability, all seams are double sewn, and the stress points are reinforced. With two equal length DAC Featherlite poles that fit inside the tent with hook-and-loop wraps, it’s easy to set up—even from inside. For cross ventilation, both the small rear window and the door are covered with no-see-um mesh. The canopy is constructed with water resistant, breathable NanoShield fabric. For interior organization, the FirstLight has two interior mesh pockets.

  • Two-person design with single door entry and optional vestibule for gear storage
  • Two internal DAC Featherlite® poles
  • Two interior mesh pockets
  • Zippered mesh panels at rear and door for ventilation
  • Proprietary NanoShield™ single-wall fabric and 70D poly floor in Carbon color way
  • Sil-Net seam sealer required (one tube included, additional tubes sold separately)
  • Ground cloth available separately
  • Comes with repair tube for tent poles

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Series :   Superlight Series
Season :   4
Capacity :   2
Doors :   1
Average Packed Weight :   1545 g (3lb 6oz)
Minimum Weight :   1355 g (3 lb)
Dimensions :   208 x 122 x 106cm (82 x 48 x 42)
Area :   2.5 m2 (27.3 sq ft)
Packed Size :   15 x 23 cm (6 x 9")
FirstLight 2P Tent is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great weight to space ratio As a wildland firefighter I typically live in a tent for 4 to 6 months a year and this is my new go to home away from home!
Date published: 2020-06-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unmanageable condensation I needed a 4 season tent for a winter trip in the White Mountains of NH. Got mixed precip one night, and ended up wringing out 150 ml of condensation into my cookpot. No telling how much more got absorbed into my bag and clothing. Can only imagine how much worse it would have been with 2 people constantly brushing up against the walls. Even on nights without precipitation, the condensation was objectionable - not manageable, because my bag became more wet with each passing night. With mixed precip, it is pretty much a trip ending event. The fabric does breath, as evidenced by the BD logo icing up first. But, as the night goes on, the rest of the fabric becomes covered with condensation and the problem goes into runaway.
Date published: 2020-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Forever tent I have been using this tent it feels like forever, now on my 3rd one. ITs my thrown in th ebag option, wether the desert southwest, the scottish highlands of the french alps it's always with me,
Date published: 2020-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good choice Lightweight and reliable. It feels like a bit tight for two persons, but I guess that is the compromise for all the other benefits. Yes I would recommend the FirstLight P Tent!
Date published: 2019-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, strong, and lightweight. It would be very helpful if the "average packed weight" and "minimum weight" specs were broken into individual items which are included or not included in each one. Also, someone needs to correct the "2 lbs., 16 oz." weight reference. I thought my yellow version was 2 lbs., 13 oz. (?) but maybe my memory is tricking me. I've spent about 150 nights in this tent in the Sierra, sometimes in 60 mph winds. It's never let me down. I love this tent, but it probably wouldn't be the best choice for areas with high precipitation. Also, that newer lime green color is AWFUL, the original yellow was so much better.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost perfect As a long-time admirer of the Bibler I-tent, the Firstlight was a no-brainer for me. Love this tent. To the reviewer that commented on using it on Vancouver Island- yes, the coast will always be a difficult proposition for a single-wall tent; some my least comfortable/most clammy/cold/condensation-riddled nights have been spent up on Forbidden Plateau on the Island- in double-wall tents such as a Trango Assault. For the Rockies though (cold/dry) this tent is just about perfect (it should come factory seam-sealed though!). It’s useable on the coast, but I just know to lower my expectations somewhat.
Date published: 2019-10-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Condensation Special but Light. Bought and used this tent in some isolated west coast alpine on Vancouver Island. It produced so much condensation that I have to question the design materials. Based upon the older Bibler goretex these tents were bombproof and dry. This one rained on me in spite of my leaving the outside flap open and only the mosquito net closed (and the other vent open as well). Not too pleased. I think you have to splash out more and get the Fitzroy version. Luckily the weather was warm during the daytime and dryed everything out until the next night.
Date published: 2019-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tent, did the job Bought this tent a few weeks before heading to Wind River and Cirque of the Towers. Packs small and light, and was easy to set up and had plenty of room for two. Everything needed in a tent to keep my load light without giving up anything. Wish it came with the seams sealed, but I knew that going in and it wasn't that difficult or time consuming.
Date published: 2019-09-17
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