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Mega Light Tent

$289.95 USD


  • Mega Light Tent
  • Mega Light Tent


A roomy, 4-person floorless tarp shelter, the Mega Light sets the standard for lightweight and versatile tents.
Item# BD8005070000ALL1
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A roomy, 4-person floorless tarp shelter, the Mega Light sets the standard for lightweight and versatile tents. Learn More


The ultra versatile, floorless Mega Light Tent pulls duty for nearly anything you can dream up: from emergency tarp shelter to luxury glacier kitchen to an ultralight shelter for months-long thru-hikes.

  • Four-person capacity with single zippered opening
  • Rugged carbon fiber center pole
  • 30d SilNylon
  • Pole Link Converter™ for ski/trekking pole set-up
  • Optional floor and bug netting available
  • Requires seam sealing with McNett Sil-Net Sealer (not included)

Tech Specs

Season :   4
Capacity :   4
Doors :   1
Average Packed Weight :   1.27 kg (2 lb 13 oz)
Minimum Weight :   1.05 kg (2 lb 5 oz)
Dimensions :   218 x 218 x 145 cm (86 x 86 x 57 in)
Packed Size :   13 x 25 cm (5 x 10 in)
Outside Height :   170 cm (66 in)
Usable Height :   145 cm (57 in)
Usable Floor Space :   4.7 m² (50.7 sq ft)
Total Coverage :   7.2 m² (81 sq ft)

Recommended Use


Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Light Housing on the Market As if this thing needs a review, I'll go ahead and toss in my 2 cents. I am a guide in the Frank Church Wilderness in the summer and travel to some remote locations via my whitewater kayak much of the year. I have spent time in South America/ Asia/ NZ and few other places, always with a megalight in the bag. This is the most bombproof tent if assembled correctly and can find it's niche anywhere if you just have the know how. The Megalight is simple structure that has a few cons, but makes up for it in simplicity/ weight/ and set up time. Packing to slightly larger than a softball, the megalight fits just about anywhere. The material is waterproof in even the most torrential of precipitous downfall, even in Peru's rainy season when rivers are rising faster than you can ask for your mom. The key is bomb-proofing the anchor points using; stakes, rocks, dead-man anchors, roots, etc. The carbon-fiber pole is incredibly light and telescopes to compensate for uneven ground. On 9 day self support kayaking trips, when space is a seriously precious commodity, I ditch the pole altogether and substitute a kayaking paddle or I find a nice overhanging branch and use a small loop at the top of the tent to suspend the structure with some P-Chord. This increases the amount of space in the tent to chuck gear around without navigating around a center pole. On days with torrential down-poor, it's pointless to put the mega-light back into a dry bag. I pack it in front of the bulkhead where water can get into it. Not an issue though due to the fact that the fabric sluffs water as soon as that structure is erected, and with fingers crossed, the sun can pop out to dry the material out in a matter of minutes. Cons- BUGS!!! I HATE BUGS! Sand Fly's and Mosquitos are the worst. The mega-light out of the box will not stop them, however, with a little gumption, seam seal, and bug netting, one can create a low-profile skirt around the base of the structure to close the gap between the ground and tent, while maintaining breathability. BOOM BAM! Buzz OFF Buggy-Bugs! Also, if you like sleeping on rafts/dories/sweep boats/ or in the back of trucks, you can rig the mega-light up to fit over them. Hope this helps. If you throw this piece of gear in the bag, I promise you won't regret it. Cheers November 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Simply the best There is only one thing to say about the BD mids: they are the pinnacle of lightweight shelter design, bar none. Whether the mission calls for bikepacking, ski touring, wilderness packrafting, or backpacking with the kids, I never use any other shelter. May 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great 4-season emergency shelter I have been looking for an emergency shelter that will protect me and 2-4 others during SAR missions in the Colorado wilderness. Square tarps were light but hard to set up, and cuben pyramids were simple but pricey. I've seen this lightweight silnylon 'mid work well in the snow with optional snow anchors, and with some paracord and/or thin bungees you can leave the center pole behind to save even more weight. Don't forget to apply SilNet to the interior seams 48 hours before you go. December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Headed to Alaska? Want to keep your sanity and stoke level high on your next Alaska adventure while you ride out the storm? The Mega Light is mandatory glacier camping gear and provides you a deluxe kitchen as well as place to hang out sheltered from the elements that isn't your tent. Pack an Apollo lantern for late night card games or alpine start breakfast sessions! May 20, 2013
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