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- Free standing two-pole system assembles easily with tent’s clips
- Urethane-coated polyester fly resists water and UV damage
- Urethane-coated floor and sealed fly and floor seams keep rain and snow out
- 2 Vestibules for ample gear storage
- Gear loft and internal mesh pockets allow you to store smaller gear off the floor
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Beat this thing up!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I used this tent for a winter ascent of Mt. Whitney. The mountain gave us every kind of weather except good weather and the tent surprisingly held up. We stayed at trail camp (12,000ft), 35-50 mph winds, freezing temps, rain, snow, hail, lightening and it did not fall or rip at all. Not to mention we stuffed the 2 person tent with 3 people plus winter gear. Picked this up on S&C and all in all I must say even when I watched the poles bend in ways poles shouldn't and thought we were going to have to abandon camp I couldn't help but think this was the best $80 I've spent!
Easy set up!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have the 4 person version of this tent and it is super easy to set up! I can easily set it up and take it down by myself. Also it is probably to heavy and big to back pack with but the 2 man might be a bit better. A great tent and usually able to find it at a good price!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Easy to assemble. Packs easy. A little to heavy to use for hiking.
In comparing this to the Aries 2 or Chaos...
In comparing this to the Aries 2 or Chaos 2 what are the advantages/disadvantages? The Aries and Chaos are mostly mesh walls which seems nice for warm weather, but potentially worse for colder temps. Will the using the fly make these differences negligible in colder temps?
Anyone used this winter time ??
Anyone used this winter time ??
Kinda wondering if potential snow will blow up under the oute cover ? not planing on stormy trips, but you never know when it comes to the wind in mountains.
Where is this tent made?
Where is this tent made?
This tent is made in China.
This tent is awesome!
I have had this tent for about three years now and have used it dozens of times in all sorts of conditions, day after day. Sure, in the middle of a downpour there might be a few drops of water that get through.... to be expected, but other than that this tent is a must! I can set it up by myself if I need to, but with two people it goes up in about 60 seconds flat. It is extremely durable, after all of my use i have had no problems..... The coldest night I have probably spent in this tent it was about 20 degrees and I thought it was as good as expected.... and you can't beat the price..... double thumbs up from me!
P.S. we even fit three people in it for a night once....
Does this have a footprint? I picked it...
Does this have a footprint? I picked it up off SaC and have been looking for the footprint for it. Haven't been able to find one.
As far as I can tell from their website, they don't make a footprint for it.
Curious having my question answered by a Bohanon, I'm a Bohannon.
Anyway, I just ordered an REI Cirque 2 ASL footprint. It's 2" shorter than this tent on both dimensions so I'm hoping this will fit. I'll report back once I've tested it out.
First night I used this tent it rained. The large vestibule kept my shoes and pack %100 dry. And, because it has two vestibules, my girlfriend's gear stayed just as dry. I especially like the velcro vents built into the fly. These keep the air moving whether you are drying your tent or just trying to keep it fresh. Overall, a great tent.
Best buy for the money
I got a version of this tent in 2004. Seven years, several storms, insane winds, and heavy snowfalls later, this tent is still going pretty strong. My poles are slightly bent from holding a foot of snow for a day before we got back to camp, but its all good (we also realized this was partially due to us forgetting to Velcro the poles to the fly)! Because of the pole design, this tent is not ideal for high speed wind abuse or snow as it has received from its time with me, but I cannot tell you how happy I have been with it. The zippers all work fine, nothing has broken, and there are no tears. My friend's Kelty tent has gone through about 3 years less of the exact same trips and abuse. The zipper on the only door broke, and he is tentless.
My lessons learned: 1. Remember the guide lines during storms, it needs the extra support to keep from turning into a taco. 2. Always buy a tent with two doors.
Any info on the manufacturer's warranty...
Any info on the manufacturer's warranty on this product?
I believe its 1 year but I recommend contacting ALPS Mountaineering directly @ 800.344.2577
Backcountry has an unlimited return policy, if that helps.
So far, so good
I also got this on SAC. It was a blind purchase, as I couldn't find any useful reviews. That said, I am happy that I made the plunge! The set up is a breeze, even for someone like myself who has relatively little experience backpacking. Assuming the occupants are of average size, there is PLENTY of room inside. Two LARGE guys who need their space may have issues , but I think most people will find it quite comfortable for two. The gear loft is great for keeping the small, important, fragile things (e.g. glasses, camera, etc.) up and out of harms way so you know where they are when you need them. Excellent ventilation when I've used it, no stuffy tent-air feeling in the morning. However, I should say that I have not yet used this tent in wet or damp conditions. I can't attest to it's efficacy in the rain or snow. Here's to hoping it's just as nice when wet! I have only one complaint, and that it was a tiny bit more compact when packed up. But I can't in good conscience let that affect my rating, as I wish for all gear to be a little more compact.
Overall, I am very happy with this purchase, particularly for what I paid. I would heartily recommend this tent to anyone looking for a cost effective option that will get the job done right.
Impressive for the price and weight
At first when it arrived, it felt like the material for the fly and the groundsheet of the tent were too thin. I thought, maybe a good deal is too much of a good deal. (Got it for 80 bucks off SAC)... but there is only one way to know... and that was by taking it out and hoping for a downpour. Who goes on a camping trip and hopes for rain? ... Especially a climbing trip?
Well, I didn't want it to rain that weekend, but it came down, anyway. HARD! It rained for over an hour in a serious downpour ... and the verdict? AMAZING. This tent held up. But not just that. The ground sheet was completely dry! Only one corner had a few drops... likely from contact with the fly. My friend and I didn't even have wet spots that usually form on the groundsheet underneath our sleeping pads!
The zippers run smooth, no catching! LOVE the gear loft! It's enough mesh to keep you cool and enough coverage that it isn't too breezy at night. Good sized vestibules for stashing a pack and your shoes.
Tent sets up super easy. Less than 5 minutes. Can set it really, really tight. Like a drum! Really nice plus - 4 guy lines with repair swatch patches!
Also, for a 2 person, it is VERY ROOMY! 2 sleeping pads and quite a bit of wiggle room. Double doors and double vestibules make for a happy pair.
AND finally, it only 5 lbs! So nice and light for the size of the tent you are packing! YAY!
I picked this baby up on SAC for cheap. It's a great tent that's super easy to assemble. Took it out this weekend and it ended up raining the whole time while I stayed as dry as a bone. Keep in mind though, as far as sizing goes, it's marketed as a two person but I think two dudes in here would be tight. It's probably best suited for one person or a guy and a girl.....
PS It has a nice little gear loft to stash you stuff up and out of the way.
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Set up in less than 10 minutes....