I like this tent

Reviewed by Opal from Denver on Saturday, August 8, 2015
I picked it up from UPS on my way out of town and took it out of the plastic bag it was shipped in just at dusk on the first night of a car camping trip. No matter, it was easy to set up. By the time I got the dogs fed, me fed, sleeping pad, bag and dog beds inside, it was dark. Ditto that routine for the next two nights of the trip, so I suppose it was inevitable that it took me until the third night to find the gear pocket on the side. I had found the gear loft, with it's "flashlight" hole the first night. That would have been very handy had I remembered a flashlight. But, it worked just fine with the iPad set on top of the loft too.

It wasn't till I got home that I figured out some of the other tent features. There are three side gear pockets, one has two slots. There are velcro wraps to hold the fly to the poles. I like that you can use either side of the tent as a door. The rain fly can be put on, the door openings on the fly rolled to the inside and fastened, the top half of the door unzipped to create a large screen window, and one can see outside on one or both sides. It would be very easy to reach from inside the tent to unfasten the fly if weather blew in during the night.

The size was perfect for me and the two dogs (one13 pounder and one 30 pounder). I'm almost 5'4" and I can lay inside with the tips of my toes and the tips of my fingers touching the two far walls. There was plenty of room for my carry-on roller bag, the two dog beds, and a little duffle bag.

I didn't experience any weather, but it seems that if a person used all of the possible stake options on the rainfly, it would be pretty water tight and wind proof. Buy extra stakes. Sierra carries them. You would want 12 if you maxed out the staking options available and it doesn't come with this many.

Overall, nice little tent for one person. It seems light enough for backpacking; but, I'll use it primarily for car camping. I've very pleased.
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