- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought this tent at 50% on Steep and Cheap. I appreciate the light factor and the fact that the fabric is still heavy duty. When my 3 year old and I backpack with it, we have not had problems with condensation with the vents open, but when my wife was in it, it was totally snowing when we would bump up against the wall at 15 degrees.
Easy to set up. I can set it up alone in the pouring rain.
I like the extra space afforded by the lack of vestibule or built in vestibule (however you want to call it). However I don't know how to get around the cooking issue except if I was really on a snowy mountain maybe you could build a half wall to provide some shelter to cook with a door open...
It had a pinprick hole on the ceiling either from an errant spark (windy campfire) or it came with it, but I used some silicone to fill it and then tenacious tape over both sides. It has tolerated 1 rain storm in the Uintas. And one wind storm in Capital Reef Nat'l Park. And several boring trips with potential for weather.
It guys out nicely. So, I love taking it for high wind conditions. If you are a dope, like me and don't cinch out all the corners then it flaps and your wife will get cranky. But once your buddy has you cinch it up, nice and flapless.
Hard to say enough about the weight and sturdiness though. The hole in the floor works nicely to sweep debris out of the tent, but I worry about using it too much and compromising its waterproofness.
Stuff sack is too tight for me so I bought a bigger stuff sack to put it in.
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