Gear Review

5 5

Great tent for the price

I just got back from using this tent in the Rockies. This guy got the job done. The first night there it rained non-stop and I was completely dry inside. The Spitfire is VERY light weight which was a huge plus when backpacking. This kind of sounds dumb, but probably my favorite thing about it is its ability to be packed back up. Most tents I've had in the past are a real chore to get back into their storage sack. This one has actually has room to spare. It doesn't come with a footprint, but you can buy one separately and still store it with the tent. My only complaint about it, is that there aren't a lot of things to hook to on the inside. When I go backpacking I like to be able to hang stuff up on the inside to dry / air out. I ended up taking some extra cord and making some loops off of the main cross support and letting it hang through one of the vents. All in all, a great tent for the price.

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Try loose stuffing your tent instead of folding and then rolling it up. Folding your tent and then rolling it the same way every day will create creases that can start to fail over time. Loose stuffing your tent eliminates this issue and is much quicker and easier.