Solid and Warm

Reviewed by VA Hiker from Virginia on Monday, September 23, 2013
I actually borrowed one of these that was a few years older and really enjoyed the head room size and the fact that you can zip up all of the mesh parts of the tent from the inside. This feature is really helpful when it gets below 45 degrees outside. They call it a summer tent on their website, but it could really be classified as a 3.5 season. It is also a great summer tent as well because you can take all of the "windows" off from the inside and only have the mesh allowing plenty of airflow. I purchased a Light wedge and returned it due to the fact that it did not have the ability to fully zip the tent and cover the mesh from the inside. The weekend I borrowed the older version of the hammerhead, it rained pretty hard and was about 35 F outside. I was very dry and warm. This is the same tent, but just a few years newer. The tent is slightly heavier than a normal 2 person backpacking tent, but that is due to the warmth and feature mentioned above. It also has 3 bars to keep it sturdy in the wind as opposed to some other 2 person tents that are a bit lighter and only have 2 - the 3rd bar also increases the head room. It is well built and built to last. I ended up purchasing two of these tents and split up the family when we hike and camp, but it is worth it over a 8 person tent that is not nearly as warm, dry, or sturdy.
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