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Room to spare.
- PU coating on the floor and fly and fully taped seams keep the rain at bay
- Breathable mesh doors, walls, and fly vents fight condensation through the muggy morning hours and keep out bugs when used without a fly
- The 7000-series aluminum alloy Yunnan Poles stand up to abuse without weighing down your pack
- Simplified design features clear instructions on the stuff sack, and color-coded clips on the tent and poles ensure easy assembly
- Dual vestibules allow you and your partner your own space for boots and packs
- Reflective guy lines stabilize the tent in wind and remain visible during nighttime trips to the bush
- Detachable ceiling loft helps dry wet layers and can be removed to take advantage of the 43-inch-high headroom
- Mesh storage pockets keeps your headlamp handy
- Winner of Backpacker Gear Guide 2011 'Killer Deal' and Outdoor Magazine's 2011 'Killer Value' awards
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Love this tent
Picked this tent up from BC a while back and have taken it on a few trips. Being 6' 4" I need a longer tent, and this one fits that bill. I have had it out in thunderstorms and pouring rain in the Shining Rock Wilderness and hit has held up perfectly, no leaks and dry as a bone.
Highly recommend this tent. It is a slight bit heavy but to me it is worth it to have that extra space since I kind of need it.
Love the doors and all the mesh as well. Features are well done with the corner pockets and the overhead sling. Ventilation is nice as well.
Only thing I would change is to make the vestibule bigger, but that would probably add weight so its a trade off.
so far so good
This tent hasn't had the field test yet. So, all I can attest is that setting up the tent is easy and straightforward. I set it up in my backyard and slept in it for 3 nights consecutively. In the 3rd day morning I did see some water droplets collected on the inside. So just a bit skeptical on how it would hold in the snow. Apart from that, the tent looks roomy enough for 2 people. Setting up the rainfly was surprisingly easy. The buckles/clips made it easy. I didn't have to push it under the poles as in other tents. I live in seattle and hence invariably it rained in my 3rd night :) The rainfly held off the rain very well.
Morrison 2 set up
Easy to follow step by step instruction video!
In my opinion, a real champ!
Love the tent. The $$$ you would have to spend to get anything that is significantly better than this (read: lighter) is exponentially greater than seems reasonable to me. Sets up easily, packs down small, and at less than five pounds is a great tent for all but the most determined ultralight enthusiasts. Wish the vestibules were a bit bigger, but they work for keeping boots dry and can be used for cooking in the rain. And there are two of them! And have you seen how roomy it is?...
The bottom line for me is that spending another $100+ to save a pound isn't worth it. If I need to go light, I'll go really light and take a bivy or just a tarp. When I want or need a tent, this one works perfectly, seems quite durable, and if one person carries the tent body and the other person carries the poles/ fly/ stakes, it comes out to just over two pounds per... about the same as a 1 litre water bottle. For the price, that's not bad at all!
What "footprint" would anyone recommend...
What "footprint" would anyone recommend for this tent?
Mountainsmith makes one specifically for this tent, BC.com can special order it for you.
Mountainsmith Morrison Review
Great little tent... find out why in this video review.
pros, cons and a video
Here is a review from someone who writes for Backpacker Magazine
Pros: Price, roomy, good ventilation, easy set-up, double doors and vestibules
Cons: A bit heavy
By: Dan Nash
Check out his video on youtube! http://goo.gl/Bs9QY
Feature rich tent, well suited for 2
Here's a breakdown of the weight of each of the various components of the tent.
Tent Body - 38.05 oz
Poles - 17.90 oz
Rainfly - 23.85 oz
Stakes (10) - 3.90 oz
Stake bag - 0.35 oz
Gear loft - 0.90 oz
Pole bag - 0.55 oz
Stuff sack - 1.00 oz
If you pack up only the poles, rainfly, tent body and 6 stakes (minimum needed for tent and fly) with no sacks or loft, it will come in right at 5.13 lbs. A bit on the heavy side, but not bad for the price and size. For two people that can split the weight, this tent is right on the money. Given the price, two doors and vestibules, pockets in the corners and the way it handles wind, rain, and condensation it's a hell of a choice for a backpacking duo, be it couples or buddies. For a solo tent, it may be a bit too heavy and really it's probably bigger than you need unless you're a towering individual.
Set up the Morrison Tent near Golden, CO
Mountainsmith Morrison Tent
Look at how fast and easy it can be to put up the Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Tent......
The only thing edited on this video was the speed
Love this tent! Spent 3 nights in 2 different locations with this. I've had high winds and a little rain, but she's held up great. Packs a little smaller than your average 2-person tent. Bout average weight also, but WAY bigger. Great design. Great storage.
Thumbs up, way up
Haven't had a chance to backpack with it, but the carcamping was incredible. Loved the 2 FULL mesh walls. Most tents only have a lower section, but with this I could see the stars all night! Packs pretty small, and light. Probably the best freestanding tent I've ever bought. If you require a freestanding tent, this isn't for you as you could find a much lighter one. Tons of room for two with "vestibule" room on the outside as well. Perfect for the type of person who can sacrifice a slightly heavier pack for 5-star resort luxury!