Sierra Designs has been making great, innovative products as of late, so when I had the chance to check out one of their 2016 tents, I couldn’t hesitate.
The Nightwatch 2 is a new take on a previous design, which I happened to like very much. What’s different is the new retractable rain fly. You can now roll back the fly into 3 different positions to allow sun to enter or a little star-gazing when the sky darkens. The gear closets, still conveniently located at the side of the tent, now double as exit and entry points when the weather is nice (fly retracted) and of course allow access to all of your stuff when it’s raining.
The large front door and awning (personal favorite) is still present, and the tent uses a hybrid single/double wall configuration to save weight. This paired with the added bonus of more mesh around the trouble spots for condensation.
Other new features include the new Night Glow, essentially an accessory that turns your headlamp into a soft diffused lamp that illuminates the entire tent. Made of feather light grade Polyester Taffeta, the accessory should be light weight, and easily attached to ceiling loops or other attachment points. It’s available in 2016 and retails for $14.95.
The nightwatch 2 is expected to launch Spring 2016, and retail for just $239.95 with a packed weight of 4 lbs 15oz.
For more information, check out SierraDesigns.com