Quality Tent, But Heavy

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bama Hiker from Shiregrass of Alabama on Friday, November 4, 2016
Picked up this 2-person tent at a great STP price since I only have a 1 person tent. The quality, features and size are great; however it is heavier than I expected and the STP product techs didn't accurately list the weight on the Specifications tab. The elements that make this tent heavy are the fiberglass support poles and the steel tent stakes. I weighed the packed tent with accompanying ground sheet and it weighs 9.1 pounds (1.5 lbs. more than listed). So when the tent, rain cover, ground sheet, poles and stakes are split between two people - each will carry about 4.5 pounds in shelter weight. My solo tent (Alps Lynx-1) only weighs about 3.5 pounds complete. I'll try to save some weight by swapping out the steel stakes for lighter aluminum ones, and look for lighter used poles. So I give this tent 4 stars because of it's heavier weight.
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