Best Bang for the Buck

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Wheeler Peak from Lake Tahoe, CA on Monday, December 28, 2015
I'm a very experience packer, camper. I have over 7 tents, each serving a primary purpose. From $99. Camping to $850. Base camps.
The Ajax 3 is Guarnteed for life under Marmots guarantee.
The tent floor is thicker and extremely more waterproof than other tents in this price range. Never had a tent so easy and fast to set up. Tent seemed very light out of the Box. Remind yourself that lighter tents are not better tents. They are lighter.
The Dac poles we're adequate and the fly seemed thicker,durable then others in this class. Large door openings. The interior space is very roomy and the length is longer than tents in this class and price range.
The Rubber clips on tent for pole attachment make set up extremely fast and easy. I thought at first they were cheap design. After realizing in extreme weather they would always be flexible to work with and would act as a dampening effect in high winds. Tent stakes are very stout and are a anadize orange color. Only 9 stakes I received. Would of been nice to have 12.
So for a Buck Fifty, you can't go wrong with this tent. My first impression was this I could take this Backpacking. But I bought it for just me for car camping. And if my wife joins me there is still plenty of room.
Cons of the tent are there is no foot print. But for around $45 there are other Marmot footprints that fit. For me I will use a $9 tarp. The other drawback are the vestibule area is smaller but not a deal breaker. Need extra tent stakes for guide lines Ect.
The Pumkin Orange color I actually like. I will be called a Pumkin by my friends but I'm a proud owner of my Pumkin and you should be too!
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