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Gear Review

4 5

lived up to my expectations

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

I got this for a family friend who is on quit a few river trips a year. He used this on his trip down the Salmon. Here is his feedback.
"I recently purchased this shelter for a trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. I was looking for a sturdy light weight shelter that could be put up and taken down with ease and quickness in mind. The Hoopster lived up to my expectations and overall I was very pleased with it?s performance.
Pros: Durable shelter with plenty of room. Versatile Structure - entry is easy and space is big enough for two people and all of their gear for a river trip. We also have two dogs, would easily suffice for the two of us and our two dogs. Very Stable - Handled wind and weather with no problems what so ever. Easy stowage and pack-ability for a shelter this size.
Cons: Takes some getting used to setting up. One person could set it up but is much easier with two. Stakes are a little weak sauce for the tent (surprised me considering the tents stability relies on the quality of staking it down). Would definitely recommend an upgrade to some sturdier stakes, for our use we definitely could of used some sand stakes."