Reviewed by Dan the Backpacker from Spokane, WA on Friday, June 27, 2014
I have never been disappointed with a Mountain Hardwear purchase and this was no exception. I own an REI Taj 3 (and love it) but purchased this tent because I needed a second one so I can take my wife and all 4 kids on a backpacking trip to the Jefferson Wilderness Area in the Willamette National Forest and the price was great. The instruction diagram is goofy, but the tent goes together easily and common sense will serve you well. I like the vents and the fact that the footprint is included. There is no gear loft, but the vestibules created by the rain fly compensate for it. The floor space is what you'd expect from a 3-man tent (tight for 3, plenty of room for 2). I will be taking it out this weekend for the first time so I can't attest to how it does in the field or in rain, but have no concerns based on the trial set-up we did at home. I do wish it came with straps on the carry bag to cinch it down to a tighter diameter (the REI Taj 3 does). Overall, pleased with the purchase. The overall pack size and weight is pretty good for this price point.