Excellent Tent

Reviewed by AJ from Boulder, CO on Wednesday, January 19, 2011
We have now used this tent on several car camping trips (although, I feel it is definitely light enough to be shared by three people backpacking; haven't taken it on a backpacking trip yet.) We usually have two people and a LOT of gear in it (lots of technical gear for canyoneering - wetsuits/ropes/etc); and it is very comfortable and roomy.

We've used it in very cold weather (6+ inches of snow) as well as in warm weather; and I couldn't be happier. It holds up well to the wind, even without the guylines tied. (We usually just stake the corners and two points on the fly. If it gets windier, we just stake the fly out more. Have never had it windy enough where we needed to tie the guylines (and we've camped in some pretty windy conditions.))

We've been in it for a full day of rain; and it worked out great. Didn't leak at all. (We do use a groundcloth; so it wasn't directly on the ground. Most moisture seep through comes from contact points; but we didn't get any seepage down the poles or anywhere.)

The vestibules aren't huge, but most tents aren't. It was enough to put two day-pack sized backpacks in the rear vestibule, and our shoes (4 pairs) in the front vestibule and keep them out of the elements.

We upgraded from a really cheap tent, and this thing is a dream. I've even bought a second one for when we eventually trash this one. (Desert conditions are hard on tents - sand in zippers, lots of sharp plants, etc.)

Note: for more money, you can definitely find a lighter, or maybe more specialized tent. However, I feel this is a great tent for the money, and will satisfy (and likely exceed) the needs of most folks.
  • Best Uses: Backpacking, Car Camping
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up, Lightweight, Sturdy, Windproof
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • What Is Your Gear Style: Minimalist
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