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Gear Review

4 5

Pretty solid tent

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I think this is a pretty bomber tent and if you find it on S&C you should definitely consider picking it up. Just make sure you think about whether you want one entrance or two. I go back and forth on if I prefer this design.

Pros:
1. I've had this tent in some nasty wind/rain storms and although it sounds scary from inside the tent, I always stay bone-dry. I'm super impressed with that.
2. Setup is super easy and the tent feels really sturdy to me.
3. There is some really nice storage on the inside of the tent. Big pockets above the door.

Cons:
1. Slightly Heavy - No doubt there are lighter tents out there, but if you're a big guy like me you probably won't notice the difference too much.
2. Vestibule Space - Sometimes I wish there was more vestibule space. We can fit both our backpacks there and leave our boots in the vestibule area, but getting out to take a pee in the middle of the night can be difficult if you need to step over your gear.
3. You will probably have to buy additional stakes for the loops on the bottom of the fly between the four corners of the tent. I find that if I don't stake that part of the fly intentionally away from the tent, water will collect on the footprint.
4. To me, this is not a 3-person tent. My girlfriend and I fill up the tent with our backpacks in the vestibule. I don't think you could comfortably fit more than 2 people and maybe 1-2 dogs.
5. Minor point here, but I really wish there was a loop in the middle of the tent ceiling so that I could hang my lamp there.

The selling point for this tent is its ability to repel rain and how sturdy it is. To me, that means a lot when camping-