Gear Review

2 5

Blown Away

This seemed like a good idea with some pretty impressive features: very light but extremely roomy, side entry, using trekking poles for support and a front awning large enough to cook under in a rain! Unfortunately wind is a big factor. If you know were it is coming from it is tolerable, but the wind has a tendency to shift around. I made the mistake of orienting it such that the vertical front side ended up facing into a gale. It filled up like a spinnaker sail on an America's Cup yacht, pulling out most of the stakes and flinging my trekking poles yards away. I can't tell you how much fun it is to be sitting inside a flapping orange bag at 2 a.m. in a thunderstorm! I donated it to charity immediatley on my return.