Our Tent Review
Features Of The Black Diamond Beta Light
For those long distance hikers who enjoy exploring the unknown and who regularly use trekking poles to help with those long distance hikes and climbs the Black Diamond Beta Light shelter may be the perfect option providing you with a shelter against the elements while making use of those trekking poles instead to set up the shelter and reducing the added weight that tent poles add to your pack.
This 4 season shelter is lighter than most bivvy sacks while providing enough room for two.
- Weighs a mere 19 ounces making it one of the most lightweight shelters around
- Assembles easily using 2 trekking poles (not included) or by tying to trees
- Packs to a mere 4 By 6 inches
- 7 stake outs
- 1 door
- 34.7 square feet of space
- Optional bug netting
- Requires seam sealing
- Floorless shelter
Reviews For The Beta Light Shelter
Reviews for the Black Diamond Beta Light Shelter are excellent. While this shelter is designed for a small segment of those who enjoy camping it serves a real purpose for those who need to travel light.
Users accustomed to using this type of shelter rate this one 4 to 4.5 stars out of 5. Here is what they liked and didn’t like about this shelter.
Pros Of The Beta Light:
- Extremely lightweight
- Takes up limited space in your backpack
- Easy to set up
- Handles various types of weather well. One user wrote: “I have used this thing in winter, summer and in winds.” (backcountry review)
Cons Of The Beta Light:
There actually was little that users didn’t like about the Beta light. However, several reviewers did mention that they wished the seams came already sealed and that this shelter had bug netting built in.
However, considering this shelter is floorless even with bug netting you won’t be able to keep all the bugs out of your sleeping area.
While this shelter is not designed for those people who want to enjoy a relaxing weekend camping with family it is a great shelter for those who love backcountry excursions and need a lightweight shelter option that is easy to put up and take down.
According to reviews it is a sturdy 2 person shelter that will keep you dry in assorted weather conditions and saves weight by making use of your trekking poles for setting up. It is a great option for those true adventurers among us.