Great value in a user-friendly tent!

Reviewed by Rick from Mineral Springs, NC on Sunday, July 15, 2012
I haven't used a tent in decades, and I bought this one specifically to use for a 4-day motorcycle camping trip. Even after much online research, there was a lot I didn't understand about lightweight backpacking tents, but any reservations I had vanished after I set this tent up the first time!

I was concerned about the all-mesh construction, but after setup I understood how the rain fly, although a separate piece, is really integral to the tent and creates what looks and acts like a "conventional" tent but with better ventilation.

The setup was so easy I couldn't believe it. Even the rudimentary instructions printed on a tag attached to the carrying bag were enough. I had it set up in less than 15 minutes, and remember, I hadn't set up a tent in forever. I believe that I could do it in 5 minutes now that I'm familiar with it.

As some have said, I think this tent would be slightly cramped for two people if they have a lot of gear. I plan on using it strictly by myself, and in that case there is PLENTY of room for lots of gear including my removeable saddlebags, riding leathers and boots, and four days worth of clothing. However, with side-entry doors and good vestibule space on each side, it makes 2-person use easier than it would be if there were a single end door.

After my first setup and sleeping trial, which went well, I was able to take the tent down, roll it up, and easily get it back in the carrying bag. I was afraid it would be hard to get everything repacked, but my fears were unfounded. Easy!

Looking forward to my real trip in a few weeks, with no worries about my sleeping accomodations!
  • Best Uses: Backpacking, Backyard, Car Camping, Motorcycle Camping
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Lightweight
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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