Gear Review

5 5

Truly three person

Took this up the Devil's Path, in the Catskills, NY, for a two day back packing trip. For the price, it's a great weight and a great tent. We comfortably fit three people inside - one tall, larger guy, a tall skinny guy and a short woman. Really, if you can fit three sleeping mats side by side in there, you'll be fine, and you can! The vestibules are good, though maybe a little small if you have really big packs - we fit three 65 L packs inside them okay. The colour is great, really blends well with the woods. It's a very quiet tent in the wind, and it's easy to get everything very tight to prevent condensation. We didn't have any issues with water collecting on the inside. My question below asks whether it might be a bit cold getting into winter as the inside tent is all mesh, but it dropped to about 20 F on our trip and we were fine. The stakes that come with it are pretty poor, but I got six MSR ground hogs and use the original stakes for guy lines. I like the gear loft and the pockets inside the tent, and there are plenty of loops on the fly for moving guy lines around. I did a lot of research before buying this tent, looking at ten or twelve three person tents, and I'm really glad I settled on this.

Truly three person