Customer Reviews Of:
Primus Shelter - 3-Person, 3-Season
Closeouts. Get lightweight protection from the elements with the Primus Shelter, featuring an open-sided design with a tuck-away mosquito net to keep the interior bug free, and floor pouches that can be filled to provide additional stability in windy storms.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Minam River Rat from Eastern Oregon on Monday, August 27, 2012The Primus shelter is nicely designed and well-made. I uae it whilw camping on river trips. I use it as a tent, not a beach shelter and like its openness, ease of erection, and light weight.
The poles are lightweght aluminum. I don't know how much snow they can take. The stakes are aluminum wire and don't have much holding ability although they can be backed-up by filling the attached sand pockets.
- Best Uses: Rafting backpacking
- Pros: Floor screened ventilati, Good 3season protection, Intuitive easy set up
Reviewed by Backpacking Dad from NC on Sunday, August 19, 2012I'm not sure how 3 adults could possibly use this shelter. It was just barely big enough for my 6 and 9 year old kids, if they overlapped their 3/4 length sleeping pads. It did keep them dry (from the top) through a red and purple rain storm but water easily came up through the floor. And with a completely open front, I can't imagine using it with nightime temps below 65 degrees.
Definitely not something to rely on except in mostly dry, warm weather.
- Best Uses: Shelter for one, Warm weather
- Cons: Tiny, Too small for 2 kids
- Pros: Fast to pitch, Lightweight