Exceptional tent - great design, lightweight, roomy, stable in the hard wind, waterproof, easy to set up and easy to use

Verified Buyer Reviewed by PA Jim from Olympic Peninsula, WA on Thursday, July 10, 2014
Great design, lightweight, roomy, stable in the hard wind of the ocean coast, waterproof even in a heavy hard blowing rain, and our packs out in the floorless vestibule stayed dry as well! Amazingly there was no wind in the tent during a storm even though the walls are made of mesh, and there was no noticeable condensation inside after that, only some slight dampness on the outside of a sleeping bag where it was pressed hard up against the lower fabric wall - a very well designed tent and rainfly indeed! The 2 full width gear lofts (one at either end) and the 8 corner pockets are great for keeping small gear easily accessible at night. Plenty of room for two and their boots and misc. gear; you could easily fit 3. After a forest critter chewed on our stuff out in the vestibule one night, we kept the packs inside with us after that; it makes things a bit more cozy but certainly do-able. 3 people and their packs could fit inside but only if they were well under 6' tall, but the vestibule is perfect for packs, even in a storm. The doors are easy enough to use; you just have to have the zippers at an easy to reach spot for quick entry and exit. I have an artificial knee and cannot kneel on it so I was concerned how well I'd do. Either laying on my back putting one leg out at a time, or doing a very low standing crouch - getting in and out was easy enough! Set up was easy; the instructions are clear and the design makes for an easy intuitive set up. By the second night one of us could set it up alone, but it is easier with two. At about 8 lbs. it was easy to carry and fit nicely in the compression straps on the side of my pack, or crosswise under the top flap.
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