Nice Tent

Reviewed by BoJonJovi from Pueblo, Colorado on Thursday, October 6, 2011
My brother and I have had several tents in the past 35 years of camping and back country travel. This is a great car camping tent. We just got back from Utah and went through a deluge of rain and 30 mph winds. This tent performed like a champ.
We camped by a river one night and the mosquitoes wanted their pound of blood. We were able to put our two camp chairs in the tent and sit comfortably while we ate our supper mosquito free.
I was little apprehensive about getting the tent as the STP picture showed three sets of vertical poles; the tent actually only has two as pictured on other web sites. We almost did not make the purchase as we were aprehensive about the poles. The first time we set up, the poles were intimidating. We felt like we had an octopus in our hands. Once we realized one set of poles was the front of the tent and the other set was the back of the tent things went smoothly. We actually came to really like the pole system. It was quick, easy intuitive (after the first time) and the hook system really beat the tubing poles through cloth.
One night it was raining and we just could not find a camp spot. Finally we gave up and just set the tent up and started cooking. While my brother was waling he found a much better camp nearby. We took the tent down, moved the truck and gear and set the tent back up in twenty minutes; not bad for a complete breakdown, move, and set up.
I really liked the shear vertical sides. I could stand up and put my pants on in the morning without having my back in a tent wall.
In over three decades of backpacking and hikin in Colorado and the southwest, this tent is thumbs up. i would not want to strap to my back but for car camping it is great.
  • Best Uses: Car Camping
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easy set up, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
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