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Verified Buyer Reviewed by G Gordon Liddy from Minnesota on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
I originally wanted either the North Face Mountain 25 or the Montain Hardwear EV2. I went with this tent because I couldn't pass up the bargain price at Sierra Trading Post. After receiving it and setting it up, I'm glad I bought it and I'd probably go with this tent over the others even if priced the same.

The design engineering is smart with an intent to produce a product that could withstand hurricane winds or blizzards. There are six poles that operate together to create strength and rigidity. The floor material is 70-weight Danier rather than 40. Unlike other 4-season tents like the EV2, this tent has a screen door at both front and back entries (with a second nylon door using the usual multi zipper configuration). There are several zippered or velcroed vents with kickstands to maximize ventilation, so it can be used in warmer seasons as well.

My two complaints are:

It's a heavy tent. That's a necessary evil due to the use of thicker floor and wall material (so it's not really a drawback).
My biggest complaint is the unavailability of a footprint. This "Midgard" model is actually the Marmot Thor 2p. The Midgard is the name for tents marketed in Europe. Either Marmot no longer makes the footprint or all stores are sold out of them. This means I'll need to use heavier tarps.

I'm using this tent for late fall / early winter backcountry backpack camping along the Superior Hiki g Trail and in the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Minnesota
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