Not Well Made

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Desert Dave from Santa Barbara, CA on Monday, May 4, 2009
I bought the shelter for a car camping trip to Joshua Tree in early MAY. JT is notoriously windy, so I was skeptical. But it never got to JT. I set it up in the yard first. Not bad to set up alone. But the problems were: poles were fiberglass that would bend too much and break in wind; poles gave me microscopic fiberglass splinters (put gloves on after a while); pole end caps were not glued on and came off in pole sleeves when poles were removed; end finial came off of one pole; partly-open ring for pole end pin got jammed on finial and it took needle-nose pliers to get it off; and, worst of all, outside layer of fabric on two pole pockets split and frayed. This all happened in a 20-minute practice set-up. Good concept: bad execution
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction
  • Describe Yourself: Casual Adventurer
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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