Reviewed by HAPPY CAMPER from PORTLAND, OR on Friday, October 2, 2009
This is a follow up review after using the tent a half dozen times over the last two months. Like others have reported, my poles also took a set but it has not impaired performance that I can tell. If they break I will send them back to Marmot for a replacement. Meanwhile I have a repair kit handy just in case. The second outing to Crater Lake was a true test. It started pouring down rain as soon as we reached the campsite. My wife and I had it set up in no time since it is so simple with no weird angles to figure out. Unknown to me at the time due to the hurried nature of our initial set up, our tent pad was situated in the lowest point of the campsite. After 2 hours of pouring rain we were in the middle of a huge 4 inch deep puddle. My wife was extremely worried that we would be in for a long cold and wet night. Not so. The tent was absolutely waterproof and no water penetrated. Our other outings included windy weekends at 5000 feet in the Badger Creek Wilderness and cold nights at Cape Outlook on the beach. The tent has performed well with no problems. Haven't had to use the guy lines yet since the tent is so stable in the wind with four stout poles. One other reviewer needed a suggestion for a footprint. I got the footprint for the Marmot Den which is the same tent as the Kronos, but a newer model with less netting. Same 8 x 8 size so the footprint is an exact fit.