Awkward but sturdy

Reviewed by Becky from Wisconsin on Thursday, June 30, 2016
The bent poles allow more useable space than a standard pole because the walls are more upright. The setup is pretty easy once you figure it out the first time. The webbing loops across the top are color-coded to the poles. The webbing on the fly shows you which corner it goes to. This is necessary because the tent is not symmetrical. One door is smaller and has a smaller vestibule. The good: It held up well in a strong, windy rainstorm even without the guy lines. There are no pre-cut guy lines, just one long, very cheap piece of nylon cord and a few very cheap plastic sliders. The door/fly combination is awkward. They only partially overlap, so getting a small, low cot in and out was a pain. Getting myself in and out usually resulted in a back full of dew. The fly flaps cannot be tied back/untied from within the tent unless your whole torso is hanging outside. Meanwhile, bugs and rain get in. The all-mesh top would allow good ventilation if you left the fly off, but ventilation is poor with it on due to the design of the fly. Other than the unnecessary guy lines, the tent seems well made. It is certainly light. Not too happy I bought it, but not unhappy enough to return it. (This is an update to an earlier review before I had camped in it. If there's an easy way to update past reviews, I haven't found it.)
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