Frying Pan SL3

Three season, free standing, superlight tents

The Frying Pan SL is a shelter versatile enough for backpacking, road-trip camping and all pitches in between. Two large "D" shaped doors with two vestibules make your entry and exit seamless while the steep walls give you plenty of elbow room for changing clothes or playing dominoes while you wait out a storm. Easy to pitch, with generous living space, this is a great option for someone wanting just one tent to do it all.
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Specs + Sizing

Trail Weight5lb 1oz / 2.30kg
Packed Weight6lb 4oz / 2.83kg
Packed Size7" x 18" / 18 x 46cm
Floor Area38 sq ft / 3.5m²
Head Height43" / 109cm
Vestibule Area 8 sq ft / 8 sq ft / 0.7m² / 0.7m²
Footprint Weight10oz / 283g
Number of Seasons3
Number of Doors2


Light enough for the backcountry,  strong enough for the front country

Strong structure with generous living space 

Features two doors and two vestibules with storm flaps on the vestibule zippers 

Quick Stash door keeper on tent body door makes stowing unzipped door quick and easy

Steep walls create more livable space and double doors allow for easy entry and exit

Large D shaped door 

Over-sized ceiling pocket provides ample storage space

One fly vent for increased air flow and reduced condensation

Ready to pitch; with pre-cut guy lines and tensioners attached to fly

Reflective guylines and webbing on tent corners

Easy grip zipper pulls

Multiple interior loops for use with gear lofts or for attaching other accessories

Construction + Materials

Fly is nylon rip-stop and floor is polyester taffeta

Fly has a 1200mm waterproof polyurethane coating

Floor has a 1500mm waterproof polyurethane coating

Tent body is breathable polyester and polyester mesh

All seams taped with waterproof, solvent-free polyurethane tape (No PVC or VOC's)

DAC Pressfit pole system 

Ultralight plastic clips attach tent body to pole frame 

3 interior mesh pockets & 8 lightweight aluminum hook stakes 

Footprint - included

Fast Fly setup not available

Fits the Wall, Large Wall, Triangle, Square gear lofts - sold separately


Here’s what other people think.

What’s in a Name?

Frying Pan Basin is the Mount Zirkel Wilderness at its wildest. About a third of the way to its destination of Red Dirt Pass, the Frying Pan Basin Trail dissolves into a labyrinth of game trails. There are no tread, cairns or axe blazes to guide you. One trail guide says, "Only persons with rock-solid map, compass and backcountry survival skills should attempt to venture to Red Dirt Pass via Frying Pan Basin Trail. This is true wilderness."