Sierra Designs: Baku 2

Life is funny some times. I had bought this tent with the high hopes oh hiking with my wife. After searching all sorts of backpacking sites looking in camping stores. I finally settled on the Sierra Designs Baku2. I must say I’m impressed with it. It’s super light, cozy for two (smaller), many improvements over the old tent.

This tent wont break your back at a max weight of 5lb, its a single walled tent so it falls under the category of an ultralight hybrid. I set it up in the living room and for a new tent it only took 5 min to have up and ready.

My one recommendation is to purchase new tent pegs. the ones it comes with are cheap and frankly suck! I bought the V-Steaks they are strong, light and pack together nicely.

We meld the best aspects of single- and double-wall shelters, yielding our ultralight Baku series. Siliconized ends of the tent function as a single-wall shelter, staying weatherproof while being light. The double vestibules cover mesh doors, improving ventilation while providing plenty of area to store gear. In addition, two end vents increase ventilation across the tent, thwarting condensation, and keeping your cool. Tent Guard with Ultra Fresh extends the life of your Baku 2 by kicking mold/mildew to the curb booyah! Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine loved the Baku 2 so much they gave it an “Editors’ Choice” award, and we think you’ll dig it, too.


  • Trail Weight: 4 lbs 1oz
  • Packed Weight: 4 lbs 9 oz
  • Packed Size: 21.5″x 5″
  • Two Doors
  • Interior Area: 28 sq. ft.
  • Vestibule Area: 7 + 7 sq. ft.
  • Peak Height: 40″
  • Floor Material: 70D Taffeta Nylon, 1800mm
  • Body Material: 40D Nylon Rip Stop
  • Fly Material: 70D Nylon Rip Stop
  • 3 Poles
  • Swift Clips
  • Poles: DAC Featherlite NSL, 9.0mm

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