great bargain

Reviewed by ogg from Southern California on Sunday, May 4, 2014
This is a great tent for the price. It is not quite up the same quality standard as higher end manufacturers such as Sierra Designs; you get what you pay for obviously. The taffeta used for the inner tent walls and doors is kind of weird and seems heavy, more like bridesmaid dress material than typical outdoor fabric. I've found a few seams that are less than perfect, hence 4 instead of 5 starts. My tent endured three powerful thunderstorms in the Eastern Sierra and White Mountains (California) last July and stayed bone dry and held up surprisingly well to some pretty strong winds. Ferocious and unrelenting wind in the Arizona desert last May challenged the tent quite a bit but once I got the tent pitched taut and oriented properly, it stood fast, though not without some protest. Pitching a corner into the wind seems to be the best way to pitch the tent. There are other tents on the market with more complicated pole structures that will hold up to strong winds better than this tent, but I've found that it performs a bit better than expected. Staking out the vestibules is key. I'll probably pick up the 2 man version pretty soon.
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