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Gear Review

3 5

won't pitch taut

I took this on a two week kayaking trip in the Broughton Archipelago. We were there in mid June and had the campsites pretty much to ourselves so I was able to use the flattest best tent sites available. Every evening I would constantly readjust the stakes trying to get the fly to pitch taut around the door. I had read that other users had that problem and thought they were just "challenged" when it came to tent pitching. They were right, there is something about the cut of this tent that defies equal tension on the fly. It was dry in downpour conditions and had no measurable condensation and seemed to retain heat sufficiently on cold mornings and overall appears to be quality constructed but the fly is not SilNylon. At least not like any of the other SilNylon tarps and tent flys I own and so doesn't pack down as small as it might. I was looking to upgrade to a freestanding state of the art tent but am taking up on their satisfaction guarantee and returning it and will try a MSR HUBBA HUBBA

won't pitch taut