Hard to do better for the price

Reviewed by Rollie car camper from Kansas City on Saturday, July 12, 2014
This is a well-made, well-designed tent, particularly for someone who car camps and doesn't need a huge tent. You could use it for backpacking, but if you're trekking serious miles, you might want to haul something slight lighter.

Like all three-person tents, this is good really for two. Or two not-too-huge adults and a child.

It's got a couple of things going for it: It's easy to put up. It's sturdy in the weather. I used it at a festival recently with multiple nights of rain and high winds. Everything stayed bone dry. The double door/double vestibule system is great. You can get up to take a leak in the middle of the night without having to crawl over your significant other. Plus, there's good space for leaving muddy boots, raincoats, etc., outside your sleeping area and still protected from the rain.

This is a less expensive version of Marmot's Limelight. Get this one. You lose the footprint. (I'm not handy, but I made one easily for about $10 {Footprints should be slightly smaller than the bottom of your tent. Their purpose is to protect the tent from wear and tear.}) And you lose the storage loft (which might be mildly helpful, but it would take away headroom.

Finally, I love the all-mesh tent. Great ventilation in all configurations. Perfect to use without the fly on clear nights when all you need to keep out is the bugs and snakes.
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