Average Rating based on 4 reviews 3.500000 0 5
Reviewed by Mike from Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 2, 2017I am a Nordic ski patroller and one of our worst case scenarios is a skier lost or injured with no possibility of getting them out before dark. When we go out patrolling we always have to be prepared to deal with this situation. The struggle is finding an emergency shelter that will keep you alive yet won't weigh your pack down. The Propel is perfect for that. It is very light and can be put up with an avalanche probe and your ski poles. It will stop the wind, keep you warmer than a tarp and you will barely notice it in your pack. If you are heading out and there is a possibility that you may have to set up an emergency shelter, this is the tent you want to have. It packs really small and light and would easily fit two people in an emergency situation. I cut a foam pad to fit the interior and am ready to head out. I don't go out without it on patrol.
Reviewed by AZHIKER from Southwest on Friday, January 27, 2017Super light weight. No mesh, no extra pockets, nothing you don't need. one full length pole and two small auxiliary poles. Very low and aerodynamic, needs to be guyed-out.
Reviewed by 4-season Fly Fisherman from Front Range, Colorado on Thursday, December 8, 2016I purchased the BR Propel through STP, and had hoped that the other reviewers were mistaken on the tent's actual length and width. They were right, and I found this out as well by setting up the tent in my living room, and measuring the interior with the guy lines out and the supplied poles in place. The interior measures only 60 inches long (at the corners), 70 inches at the longest point, and barely 4 feet across at the shoulders. This would have been a great 4 season option for someone else, but at 6"0" I couldn't lay flat with a thermarest, which pushed out the bottom and head area of the mesh vestibule divider. I was impressed by the design, but found that removing the long, center pole was frustrating as well - the plastic ball at the end of the pole caused the pole to bind in the dorsal sleeve, and separate. I did like the vestibule/entry design and could have lived with the sidewall slope, but I can't attest to any in-field use, because it went back to STP the following week.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by AlaskaMatt from Anchorage on Monday, July 18, 2016I just received this and have only set it up in my house. The dimentions listed here and on the manufactures website are wrong. They list 84"x48" as the interior floor space. I measured it at only 70"x44". At 5"11" tall, my toes are pressing the foot of the tent and my head is pushing the door outward several inches. However, if you leave the door open and let your head hang into the vestibule area it has plenty of length. Probably the interior door would have to be left open to prevent condensation anyway.
The design is really cool. I set it up with my BCA SR3 300cm avalanche probe and my ski poles. Seems very sturdy. Quality seems good. I can already tell that this tent could have condensation problems. The vestibule door has a a zipper and also velcro so that it can be cracked open for ventilation.
It comes with really nice cord and tensioners for guy lines, a set of aluminum poles, and some stakes.
My impression is this is a winter only tent, best for one person. Possibly two smaller persons. It packs down very small and light without the poles. I am looking forward to trying it this winter.