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5 5

Great tent!

I bought it to ease my girlfriend into summer backpacking (my usual tent is a tiny GoLite Trig). We got the 3-man version of the Emerald Mountain for the extra room and weren't sorry. There is plenty of room for 2 people, bags, pads, and packs if you want them. The vestibules are big enough to cook in and easily hold packs and wet boots. The walls are steep and the headroom generous.

We use it for car camping and weekend backpacking in all climates and seasons. We've had it flyless on balmy summer nights in Moab, blasted by serious wind storms on the rim of the Grand Canyon, and pitched in a freezing autumn rainstorm at treeline in the Rockies. It was especially great in the rain as we could pitch the fly and floor and use the space to make hot drinks and change into dry clothes before pitching the body inside it.

It packs a little heavy for two, but it parts out easily and sets up quickly. Highly recommended for short, comfortable backpacking trips, and fully a three season tent.