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A bivy? No way!
- No-See-Um mesh body for maximum ventilation and insect protection
- Durable 68D polyester fly with 1500mm polyurethane coating for full weather protection
- 7075 Easton aluminum poles are tough and lightweight
- Easy-open one hand door pulls for quick in-and-out
- Vertical walls and open headroom for comfortable livability
- Tension-band over the doorway for for increased stability and structural integrity
- Spacious vestibule for your gear
- Lightweight 3lb 2oz trail weight
- Fast pitch option is 2lb 5oz
- Can be packed with fly attached for fast setup in rough weather
- Four side pockets and a gear loft for storage and easy access to essentials
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...well, the 2p version is good.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I ordered this one person version, but Backcountry posted me the 2p one and then this was out of stock. Anyway, the build quality on the 2p appears great and it is super-roomy for the weight. If I was within the US I'd exchange, but it is too hard from here. Also, I got a good 2p tent cheap! Thanks Backcountry.
Great solo tent
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Been using this tent for a while this summer. It's been through some pretty good wind-blown rain and come out totally dry inside. Fully guyed out, it's tight as a drum and rock solid in the wind. I've slept in it in temps down to 40 degrees with the fly fully sealed up and have had no condensation issues. This is so much better than even the best bivy in terms of condensation.
I'm 5'11 185 lbs and I find I can can get a 55L pack in the tent with me easily (under my knees), as well as plenty of room for extra clothes, book, light, wool hat etc in the wider end by my head (the top is wider). The only time I've had to use the vestibule was on a longer trip I took with a bigger pack. My Exped 'large/ long' mat fits with room to spare at the top and snug at the bottom.
Personally, I love the bright yellow color. Makes finding your camp much easier.
The only concern I have is that the walls of the tent do not come up at a 45 degree angle from the floor. Its more like the floor sort of bends upwards to become the wall. This cuts down on usable floor space unless you want to put a lot of stress on the seams. If your tent site is less than level at either end, the problem is magnified, and I worry that the uneven pressure at the corners when you lay on it and push the floor down/ out by the poles will eventually tear or weaken the bathtub floor. Still, it has not failed yet, so perhaps its OK.
All in all, a great choice, and at the price a bargain for the weight.
Awesome 1 Person Tent
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Easton Rimrock is a perfect one man tent! This tent is certainly not for people over 6' or people that are abnormally wide. I used this tent in a hellish downpour and it stayed dry. Even though this is not the lightest tent on the market, my packs base weight is still under 17lbs with the optional footprint.
A few things need to be said...
... about the Rimrock 1p. Backcountry has listed many things that simply do not exist on this tent. There isn't a second door, there isn't two vestibules (unless you count 2-3 inches 'space' on the back of tent), and no way could this comfortably sleep three adults. And there isn't four side pockets, nor gear loft.
But don't let this deter you from otherwise positive review! Because even with these discrepancies, the rimrock is a great bargain 1p tent. Sets up quick, has room for a weekend pack and boots in the front vestibule, and sleeps myself (6'2-3") with 3-4in of wiggle room on both ends, more if I'm laying diagonally. It does have gear loops inside the tent, and with a little jimmying you can hang wet clothes to dry albeit drying right beside you. It might - might - be able to sleep two fit adults with mummy-sized gear, but be prepared to spoon cause your packin' in tight. Upgrade to a 2p if your flying dual or like a portable office. It's cool to raise the door with trekking poles; you can zip the door many different ways to increase ventilation; and the fast pitch is possible with the footprint. The footprint will add about 6 more oz making the total weight 3lbs 8oz. However it does create a nice tent-free shelter, and it's never a bad idea to protect an investment.
Overall, not too shabby.