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Marmot Eos 1-Person 3-Season Tent

First off this tent is extremely light and has a very small stuff size, small enough to fit in most 40L packs. The first thing you will notice is the typical cheap stakes, so through those away and pick up some MSR ground hog stakes. The single pole design is amazingly simple and easy to set up, after that all you have to do is use the single clips to complete the set up. That’s it. Set up in less than 2 minutes. The rain fly is even more simple, just clip on to the 4 corners and your done. The inside Velcro straps are completely optional, but if you wanted to secure the rain fly completely that just takes a couple more seconds. The jingle free zippers are completely snag free and both the door and the vestibule can be opened from virtually any position. The vestibule is small but big enough to store your shoes or to cook. Both the door and the vestibule door can be secured to the side using a simple adjustable lock strap. Inside there are to installed gear lofts. The interior does not have much room, when sitting with my legs folded my head and shoulders do touch the top and the sides, but this is a minor inconvenience compared to the small stuff size. I am 6ft but did not fill cramped at all, of course a 2 person tent has more room, but for a 1 person tent it’s pretty roomy. My sleeping bag, sleeping mat and all my gear fit just fine including my pack. Holds up in a thunderstorm like a champ, had no problems with condensation or water leaking in at all. My only real complaint is that getting in and out is a little difficult, it seems like the door to vestibule design is a little off, makes me feel like I am in a tent made for a Hobit. Other than that This tent ranks high on my list of the best tents I have used. If your climbing big or far you need a light weight tent with a small stuff size for a good price without sacrificing quality this is the tent for you.