Anyone who is looking to accomplish long distance hikes, like the triple crown big three, need to have a nice and roomy tent. Preferably one which doesn't also break the bank and cost a large sum as it will be roughed up and abused over the months.
This is when I came across the 3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 tent, this tent is also known as a Flames Creed and Meir UL 2 Person Tent. It is very similar to or almost a clone of the Zpacks Duplex but made from a sil-nylon instead of from Dyneema.
This change in fabric brings the price down from nearly $600 for a ZPacks Duplex to under $200 for the 3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 tent. This makes it far more cost effective for people like me who need to build out a good pack but at a decent budget price.
Here’s a rundown of what we aim to provide in our 3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 tent review:
Sound good? Let’s get started!
Versatile, Ultralight Shelter - Finding a tent that is built for longer hikes is a difficult thing, finding one which also has a good price point is nearly impossible! The tent inner can be setup alone without the fly for when only good weather is expected to drastically drop the weight.
Works For Taller People - This may not pertain to many of you but I have friends who at 6' can't fund many options for tents, they were able to fit in this one without hitting the head and foot walls.
Setup Order For Rainy Days - This tent can be setup rainfly first so you can keep your tent itself dry as much as possible. Then you can setup the inner from within the dry space inside.
High Bathtub Floor - The bathtub reaches up pretty decently on this 3 season version of the tent, approximately 5" from my setups.
Already Seam Sealed and Reinforced - The tent has reinforced patches at the floor corners, tie down points & trekking pole insertion point in roof along with seam sealer down to the thread areas.
Trekking Pole Tent - This tent requires 2 trekking poles if you break a pole it will impact your tent setup (Zpacks Duplex poles have been reported as viable trekking pole replacements)
Groundsheet Investment - 20D floor while strong would probably be best suited with a groundsheet to better protect it from breaking down.
Tent Width Requires Good Camping Space - The relatively large size of the 3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 tent restricts where it can be pitched and requires good proper setup.
Looking at the features and benefits is great, but taking a look at what real-and-actual customers have to say about a product offers a deeper dive of insight.
Here we’ve curated reviews that reflect the 3F UL Gear Lanshan 2 Tent, providing feedback from product users and reviewers on independent review sites as well as on Amazon.
The Lanshan has built up a good reputation in the last few years, and it’s easy to see why. It’s generous with space and storage, and solid enough to breeze through typical 3-season conditions. It’s adaptable, and while the weight is nothing special, modders can undoubtedly push the limits on this.Read More
I love it. It might be a knock-off design but they've done a great job, especially considering the price. Unless you are over 6 feet tall, if you are considering it, stop faffing and just buy this tent. You'll have to spend a hell of a lot more to get anything better.Read More
I spent hours on YouTube looking at review after review before finally clicking “buy now”. I had no idea how long it would take to get, but my little package finally arrived nearly 3 weeks after I hit the buy button, but it was worth the wait (or weight!).Read More
Many customers reported how this tent exceeded all their expectations and that they only wish it came with a footprint included.
Others were very happy with the fact that this is one of the few options available for a person over 6' to purchase as most tents will not allow them to lay out straight and require curling up.
Many more were happy with the pre-setup with all lines run and a nice YouTube video with a 9 minute run through to set up their tent efficiently and with speed.
When you are wanting to take hiking seriously but have an actual budget there are very few quality options available for most people, like me and you, to purchase.
Watching YouTubers buy a new $600 tent every couple of months was a tad bit irritating as I didn't have that kind of disposable income, fortunately I read up on 3F UL Lanshan 2 reviews.
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