One person set up!

Reviewed by Camping Obssessed from Phoenix on Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Would give it five stars, but I haven't actually used it yet -- just a test set up and take down in my front yard. Was looking for something that I can set up by myself, since I'm doing solo camping/kayaking. I was worried that with only three sides, this would be on the small side, but it actually felt larger than the square 9x11 Kelty shade structure I bought at the same time and compared side-by-side. This was super easy to set up (the rod sleeves were NOT color coded like the instructions said, but I figured it out and have labeled them myself for future reference). Just put together three rods, slide them in, and then put each pin in the grommet at the base. I was able to put this up by myself with minimal time and effort, and I'm 5'2", 105lbs. I think once staked, it will be very stable and wind resistant. LOVE that it already came with an extra side wall to block the sun or wind from one direction. I wish the fabric was a little bit thicker to keep out more sun, but it's not bad and the lighter fabric makes it easier to haul. After battling some other tents with plastic corner connectors that twist and come loose during one-woman set up, I think I'm in love with this tripod thing. I can't wait to try this next weekend.
  • Best Uses: Backyard, Beach, Car Camping
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Sturdy
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Comfort Driven
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