Marmot Ajax 3

Reviewed by frankie from anywhere there are mountains on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Great 2 person tent (it would have to be a dire emergency to squeeze another person in there) for car camping or a walk-in site. Way too heavy for our backpacking style (ultra-lighters) but gives us a little more room for our large sleeping pads. Just spent 9 nights in Acadia NP in it (3 nights/days of rain) and not a drop inside:-) Very easy set-up. Got some heavy condensation on the inside of the fly due to our breathing and the weather but it never dripped inside....just rolled down the fly to the ground. We really liked how airy the tent is without the fly. A couple of minor issues we did not like but learned to live with. Does not come with a loft or ground cloth. We modified a loft from an old tent and used a piece of light weight tyvek for a ground cloth .The mesh storage pockets on the sides of the tent (used for head lamps/chap stick, keys etc). are on opposite ends of the tent making it inconvenient if you are sleeping head to head. Also, only one side of the vestibule can be tied back? Seems to be well made and we would purchase it again. It you are looking for a two person ultra-light tent then look no further than the Double Rainbow from Tarptent and save yourself about 4 lbs. We used this tent while hiking the entire Continental Divide Trail, JMT and the Everest 3-Passes Trek in Nepal..... and we are still using it!
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