Gear Review

5 5

Great customer service and product

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought the Vista tent a couple of years ago. I finally purchased the ground cloth a few weeks ago and immediately used it on a camp out. In fact, I didn't even bring the tent. Just used the ground cloth, poles, and rain fly. The ground cloth is color coded just like the rain fly and I clipped the two together in seconds. I slept great and seriously wonder if I'll ever take my tent out again, unless bugs are a major problem.

In addition, I noticed my rain fly had some mildew on it. Yes, I did the unforgivable and forgot to let it dry after the most recent outing. I called Black Diamond for some advice and they weren't too knowledgeable Then I called backcountry.com. The rep told me about the Nikwax system and even offered to send it free shipping since I had just ordered this ground cloth and a sleeping bag recently. Great service. Diffidently a big fan of the company.

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Used it on a winter camp out in snow and cold. It performed great. Not a winter season tent or ground cloth, but it did great anyway.