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Tough, yet light.
- Patented Tension Arch structural reinforcement ribbing stabilizes the tent without requiring more poles or adding significant weight
- Lightweight Conduit FR canopy provides waterproof protection and fights internal condensation
- Industry-leading DAC Featherlight poles save weight while increasing strength
- Integrated vestibule allows space for boots and other items near the door while preserving your livings space
- Two SVX windows let you check the weather without opening a zipper
- Five welded adjustable vents with mesh and zippers allow multiple ventilation options
- Welded zipper flaps but down on bulk while watertight door zipper keeps the elements out
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I am considering this tent, I'm going to...
I am considering this tent, I'm going to be doing a considerable amount of packing at Mount Ranier in early march through the end of April. Do you need a footprint for it, do you sell them? What kind of stake rig does it have, with it work with my Mountain Hardware snow anchors?
While you don't necessarily NEED a footprint for any tent, it is always a good recommendation to have something (Tyvek has been shown to work wonders, be more resilient than some manufactured footprints, and be exponentially lighter, if you can get your hands on some, just a suggestion) underneath the tent to protect the actual tent body from obstructions and obstacles that may reside or protrude where you decide to pitch for the evening. BC does in fact sell the official MH footprint for the tent, and at the time of this posting, it's even on sale! (http://www.backcountry.com/mountain-hardwear-ev-2-footprint?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6bW91bnRhaW4gaGFyZHdlYXIgZm9vdHByaW50czoxOjU6bW91bnRhaW4gaGFyZHdlYXIgZm9vdHByaW50cw) Now, regarding stakes, one commenter/reviewer on Outdoor Gear Lab actually states explicitly that one should "bring 4-6 snow tent stakes; the kind with holes you can bury like a dead man." He expounds by declaring that, "the tent stakes that come with the tent are fairly useless in the snow." If you want to check out his full review, I've included the link (http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/4-Season-Tent-Reviews/Mountain-Hardwear-EV2 .... his Username is "Papa Hari"), but I hope this helps, in any case. Good luck with Rainier, it's a beauty!
So I'm looking to use this tent in SE...
So I'm looking to use this tent in SE Alaska from late summer-early fall (above the tree line w/ minimal bugs) and also in Wyoming and North Dakota from early fall to winter. Is there any way to avoid getting cooked when the temps are around 40-50�F at night? I am really leaning towards this tent because of its pack-ability; I don't want to carry a huge pack for only one to three day excursions. I guess I'm just hoping that this tent is versatile enough for warmer weather.
This tent excels in cold and dry environments.
Getting cooked at night might not be your biggest issue. If you use this tent in SE Ak in the fall you will have condensation issues.
For the trips you are describing I would go for a light weight double wall tent.
lightweight and still extremely warm
Do you recommend storing wet snowy gear...
Do you recommend storing wet snowy gear inside the integrated "vestibule"? I like the idea of my boots being a little warmer in the morning, but not of having melted snow on the floor of my tent.
I think that would all depend on whether the "vestibule" has any sort of tub or low-walled vessel incorporated into it to catch the water that would invariably run off your boots (and other gear) from the snow melting. It is listed as being an alpine, winter camping-oriented tent, so perhaps it does have something of that sort.
Do you own the tent, or are you asking because you are considering purchase and you don't know the architecture and design of the interior?
In any case, unless you can get off most of the snow and ice from your boots and other gear before you bed down for the evening, you may find yourself waking up to a small puddle inside if you are not fastidious in removing the snow before climbing inside.
There is a zipper in the floor of the tent in the vestibule area. Any sort of snow or water accumulation that gets into the tent can be 'swept under the rug' so to speak and out of the tent without having to open the main door letting in any further snow flurries.
The tent has more than enough length to bring a bit of gear in and out of the elements even with two people.
More pluses than minuses.
I love Mountain Hardwear products. That being said, I also research the shit out things I am going to buy. This tent has some minuses, no arguing that. But for its purpose and what it is intended for it kicks ass. I needed a small light tent for sometimes just myself and when having one other person. There are a lot of cheaper options and there are more expensive options out there as well.
I believe the newest version is even better than the old. And it is why I didn't get one of the older models you see being discounted out there. If you are going to have your gear for a few seasons spend a little more and get the improvements Mtn Hardwear has made.
No, it's not a double wall tent and if you want all the bonuses of a double wall tent then get a double wall tent. Single wall tents are problematic with issues single wall tents have.
So if you are looking for a camping tent or a tent not intended to be used on the side of a snow covered mountain at high elevation, this is most likely not the tent for you. Not that you can't bitch and moan about how bad it is when you use it in conditions it wasn't intended for.
A pretty tent, but indeed a narrow fit!
It is a great looking tent. Would stand up to some mighty gales of wind I'm sure... however for weather warmer than -10 degrees with no wind, think twice.
I will be returning this tent for that reason, as well as the size. My girlfriend (5'7"), and me (6'4"), were too tight in the tent. Sleeping bags touching the walls. The length was great though.
If this tent is for one person, or two smaller people, and is just to be used on a summit attempt, it is a good choice.... but I sure wouldn't want to be caught in it for more than a night's sleep.
OddJob Size and Weight, Chuck Norris Strength
Versatile, bullet proof, light and extremely fast to set up, not much else I look for in a tent. The small footprint allows it to fit basically anywhere, the tradeoff is that you can't fit a hottub inside. The ventilation is good but not great (an accomplishment considering it's a single wall). The tent poles are strong enough to lance a charging grizzly yet light enough javeline a bald eagle but neither are recommended.
Do use this tent to kick the crap out of 14ers all year long. Do not use this tent mid-August in Moab or any other desert unless you are trying to melt something.
Can you tell a difference between the 2008...
Can you tell a difference between the 2008 and 2012 model? or are the changes transparent?
cherryhill. The canopy fabric changed on the 2012 version of the EV2 and 3 making both tents substantially lighter. We also updated the poles to DAC Featherlight NSL poles which helped with the weight as well. The EV 2 now comes in at a svelt 4Ibs 5oz where the old weight was around 5lbs 2oz. I hope this info helps!
Seems like a tighter more taut system on the new model. On the older model the clips didn't stay attached to the poles unless it was fully guyed out.