I was pretty skeptical of the tent, anything this light I assumed couldnt really be that durable. I generally use my Limelight when car camping, or a MSR Twin Sisters tarp for everything else, this was my first foray into a lightweight freestanding tent.
When we first set it up, I couldnt imagine 3 people fitting in this. I know it should be a cramped 3 as shaving weight is the most important feature on this tent but, there was no way. Then as we set it up, and took it down multiple times we learned how to make it a bit more spacious and realistic for three people. We had to stake out one corner in the front, then the other corner in the front had to be pulled pretty hard to stretch the floor out as much as possible, repeat on the other side. Also there are two little clips on the side of the tent, be sure to clip them to the fly. When you guy out the fly, it pulls the side of the body of the tent out providing some more space.
On our trip we saw this tent quite a bit. A few things I noticed. One person had set up this tent but, did not guy it out. If you do not guy out this tent, do not expect to stay dry if it rains. Guying out the tent is essential or the fly will lay on the body of the tent and water will drip right inside. The cords it comes with are awesome, easy to tighten and loosen. I tightened them as much as I could never had a tearing problem.
Another place I saw this tent and was impressed was half way up Rainier. If you guy it out properly, set up some snow walls, I am pretty confident the tent would hold up in some serious wind. It's not a 4 season tent so if its 60 mph winds on a glacier for a week probably not but, one or two nights, you could probably get away with depending on your perception of comfort.
The durability of the tent seems to be the big talking point. We used it more or less car camping. Its light, I know it would be great to split with 3 people backpacking but, car camping tests the durability of a tent better. We set this up and took it down at least 7 times. Slept without a ground tarp, and at Smith Rock's I was sure the sharp basalt would rip the floor but, did not. I did only use the tent for a 10 day trip so cant really speak on the durability over time. If I was going to continue to use this tent car camping I would definitely get a cheap blue tarp to put under it to help keep it from getting holes. I would say you should definitely be careful, no dogs inside without some type of fabric covering the floor, and be sure to check out the area. Something like a small tree could catch the tent and rip it if you just grabbed it and moved it for instance. Where my Limelight would not do that but, remember that tent weighs double this one.
The picture was taken by my climbing partner Jared. He had used the tent a bunch and wanted to see how tough it was for me to set it up alone. I was able to set it up alone but, made one mistake that I hope I can help you not make. When you set up the poles, you will realize one end is bigger than the other. Make sure the bigger end goes on the door side. It is possible to set up on your own though, just put one corner in the catch hole, then walk your hands to the opposite corner and stick that one in there as well, obviously a second person makes it a lot quicker!
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