nice backpacking tent, not that heavy!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by losteyes from florida! on Saturday, July 9, 2011
I wanted a lightweight tent. AT 4 LBS and some change it was a little more than some one man tents, but i wanted comfort an ease of setup! I usually hike alone, but my dog is always with me, so the room is nice! I was considering a one man tent, but why be cramped!?? The vistibule is setup in a way that if you were 2 people hiking, that you both have your own doors, not to disturb each other, and the vestibule covers a area on each side of the openings, so gear storage is very personal and very dry!! When i check my gear or leave for a bathroom break, I am NOT diturbing my hiking mate! I saw some one man tents that require more than 13 stakes to setup the vestibule!! I dont have time for that in Florida when rain is upon you within a blink of the eye!!! This tent is quick and easy for on the fly shelter! Also, if it's hot, leaving the vestibule off provides a nice airy mesh of bug protectant sleeping pleasure. The one man tents were coming in at 2 lbs and some change, yes you get lightweight, but you dont get something like this, for only a few pounds more for 2 people!!!!! So for a small amount of more weight, i considered this tent, the extra meant more comfort!!! Because for the 2 and 1/2 LBS more than other tents, I can live with better comfort and a easier design to setup! This thing puts up fast and beaks down fast! And is VERY wind and water PROOF!! I sealed it anyhow, mostly for UV protection, but this tent WILL keep you dry, and it's cost effective too!! I love this tent, and when I show it off to other THRU-HIKERS they love it too, 2 lbs more is worth the quality and design this tent has to offer!!! The design is awesome, and very futuristic looking, so you also will be the talk of the campgrounds!!! The vestibule looks like a duck foot! LIKE a web foot!!! No wonder this thing sheds water like a duck! You can tell the guy who designed this knows what he was doing, and with the right sleeping bag this tent can easily be a 4 season option in the south!!! Florida get's down to freezing temps. but this guy will do fine!! I have been searching for tents for months, and I feel like my purchese was well invested and researched, and field provin'! 5+ stars for sure!! This is from a person who does NOT use a tent 3 times a year!!! I have used this tent 3 times in the first week I got it! So I use gear ALOT, SO i demand the best!!!! THANKS!!
  • Best Uses: Backpacking, Backyard, Beach, Car Camping, Climbing, Mountaineering
  • Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide
  • Pros: Comfortable, Easy To Set Up, Fly Works Well, Sturdy, Waterproof, Windproof
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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