Great tent with some issues
Reviewed by Campin'gal from California on Monday, June 5, 2017
Have had this tent for a couple of years now. We love it. We've camped all over CA, from the high Sierra to Death Valley to the North Coast. It's roomy, sets up easily, and has served us well. One kayak camping trip we had huge thunderstorms every day for a week, and we stayed dry. The issues? The poles hold the bend after awhile, but the tent still performs fine. In Death Valley, we had 40 mph winds that flattened most tents, this tent did well, but the fly did rip a small amount at one tie down point and just over the door where it goes over a pole. Marmot stands behind their products and is repairing it. We ended up just removing the fly and letting the wind roar through the mesh, and the tent barely moved. Of course, then we had zero privacy. We used a tarp to cover everything inside during the day, to minimize everything being covered in sand. The zipper pulls needed to be replaced after 2 years. As others have said, in wind, it's breezy inside, no matter how well you stake down the fly. My biggest issue with this tent is how the vestibule opens. To get out or to close it fully from inside, you have to crawl to the edge as it tapers to the ground to zip or unzip two zippers. If it's raining, the vestibule gets wet as the fly dumps water onto you and your gear. You can't help but have you head and shoulders push against the fly, which then lets water in. I've seen this tent with D doors in the vestibule, and that is a MUCH better design. Even with this major design flaw, I still love this tent.