Great for Tall Backpackers

Reviewed by Adabhael from Boston on Sunday, September 14, 2014
Excellent tent: dry in even epic storms, well-vented in the hot and humid, and quite light for the features and space. A steal at this price.

I have used for five years and many nights and miles with no complaints and much joy. The innovative pole arrangement (later copied by other brands) make the long walls dead vertical. The "bent leg" poles that make the first foot or so of end wall vertical are genius: this is a much roomier tent than the floor dimensions suggest and can seat four for a game of cards. It's not overly wide, but sleeps two comfortably, particularly if you sleep head-to-foot and use the two generous vestibules for boots and packs. Note the 88" length is great for tall backpackers like me (6'-2") to avoid touching the end walls. Like every Marmot tent I've seen it has great craftsmanship and is bombproof if well staked. Other tents may offer to shave a few ounces for similar area, but if you want a backpacking tent that still offers comfort and confidence you just found your shack.

A minor word of warning: if you intend to do the fast-n-lite pitch with footprint, fly and poles, the pole ends will rub around on the fly (there are no pockets or webbing sewn in) which could over time poke a hole. If I am bringing a tent it means I suspect bugs, so that has not been an issue for me, but if that is a feature you want, you have been warned.
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