Gear Review

5 5

Great all-around tent

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A fairly simple, well-designed tent at a great price. It's pretty easy to set up, nice space inside for a backpacking tent, and it's very sturdy and waterproof. Definitely 3+ seasons. It's really well-made, and a good value, comes with footprint and gear loft (most brands make you buy those separately.)

My friend and I lived in it for 9 days while exploring Yellowstone and backpacking the Grand Teton Crest trail. We found it very comfy for 2 people. Having 2 doors is worth the extra couple of ounces, and the vestibules are fabulous - easy to get in and out even with all your gear under there. The tent breathes well, had minimal condensation, though in cold weather that little window does fog up. I've been through several storms in this tent, and very happy with it.

I've been guiding wilderness trips for more than a decade, and I highly recommend this tent for beginners through very experienced folks. It's not the lightest thing on the market, but when I want to go light I take a tarp instead. This is great for trips when the weather will be nasty, or I'm taking a less experienced friend and not going far, or for car camping.

Great all-around tent