best tent for the weight and money.

Reviewed by Geologist from Alaska on Saturday, December 12, 2015
To preface I'm a field geologist and often live out in the bush for 4 to six week stints.

I have the older version of this tent, bought it in 2009. I have used it ~400 nights in rain, shine, snow, and -20. From the deserts, high mountains, and beaches of the west to the bush in Alaska. Best feature is the large vestibules which shed the rain well and can open up or be removed to keep cool in the summer. Contrary to many posts I have found it to do great in the rain so long as you stake it properly, be careful no to overstretch the fabric when staking however or you will break the waterproof film and cause leaks along the seams and corners where others are having their problems. As with most backpacking tents the floor is made of thin material so I use a small ground cloth under the tent when I know I'll be in rough terrain to prevent tears. An advantage to the all mess interior is that the condensation and frost acumulates mostly outside the sleeping area under the fly keeping your bag dryer. Not the best in really high winds. I've used a lot of tents in a lot of conditions and you honestly are not going to find a better tent for the money.
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