I am trying to decide between the Fitzroy and the Mountain Hardwear EV 2. MH is lighter, with exterior poles and sealed at the factory. Any pros+cons between both to help me choose??
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Niloc - I had the same debate recently and decided to go with the Fitzroy for a couple reasons. The biggest one was that I'm 6'4 and it would be difficult, to say the least, to fit into the EV 2 and have a useable vestibule. The Fitzroy is bigger/roomier and perfect for 2 people for multiple nights. I also liked the vestibule that is removable to better suit the needs for whatever it is you're doing. I also think the internal poles are a plus - it makes setting it up in bad weather a little nicer than the external poles - but practice this at home a few times, it is different until you get the hang of it. As for the sealed seems, yes you have to do it yourself and than can be understandably frustrating - but in the end, an hour or so of work is worth the effort, IMHO. I've used both BD and MH tents and both are excellent quality!
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