Gear Review

5 5

Great Europe tent

I was looking for a spacious 2-person tent for Europe travel, so we could be ready for camping in some cases, but I wanted to be able to pack camping gear without having to pay for an extra bag. This tent is amazingly light, simple to set up, and extremely roomy and comfortable to live in, and is really the ticket.

The poles are amazing, carbon fiber and weigh almost nothing, and even the tent stakes are an impressive bit of ultra light engineering which you can't help but appreciate aesthetically.

It's supposed to be a 3 person tent, and it seems very large for 2 (not always the case in my experience with "3-man"), which is nice if you are really staying in it with clothing, etc for a while.) It has nice head room in the center, and feels very large inside. While we were unable to bring the puppy on this trip, it will be a perfect size for 2 humans plus dog in the states. I especially like that each person has an identical side door with a vestibule. This makes it nice for both easy in/out at night, and also for eating in the vestibule on rainy days.

We have experienced some serious all-night rain, and have stayed overall very dry, with just a couple instances of light misting when the rain has saturated all surfaces and continued to pound for over 48 hours. Which I'd say is pretty good. Staking out the 2 sides of the fly is very easy, and helps with the tent's water-repelling system because it pulls the fly tight and keeps it from contacting the tent surface.

I've lived in a lot of tents, and this is my current favorite.