Reviewed by topshot from Maine on Monday, March 11, 2013
This tent is very roomy and sets up easily. Two caveats: the Drifter 3 tent I rec'd from STP is not the newest version of this tent, but rather a discontinued version. The older version has a different attachment system for the poles and clips, but it is fine and for me personally the older version meant I got it at a much more attractive price. The other downside is the instructions are pictoral only (no English language instructions), and while we had no trouble setting up this tent in less than 10 minutes, there were certain parts that came with the tent whose functions were not obvious, and they were not listed on the parts list or labeled in any way. A quick email to Mountain Hardware clarified my questions (a short, extra piece of pole material that is not quite the same size as the poles turns out to be a pole splint in case of needed repair of a bent or broken pole; a loop that came with the footprint turns out to be for the pitchlight option, etc.). The only real downside to this tent that I can see is that it seems rather heavy for backpacking purposes, but I know we'll get a lot of use out of it in any case.