Jack Hare

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Jack Hare

Jack Hare wrote a review of on April 30, 2012

Truly three person
5 5

Took this up the Devil's Path, in the Catskills, NY, for a two day back packing trip. For the price, it's a great weight and a great tent. We comfortably fit three people inside - one tall, larger guy, a tall skinny guy and a short woman. Really, if you can fit three sleeping mats side by side in there, you'll be fine, and you can! The vestibules are good, though maybe a little small if you have really big packs - we fit three 65 L packs inside them okay. The colour is great, really blends well with the woods. It's a very quiet tent in the wind, and it's easy to get everything very tight to prevent condensation. We didn't have any issues with water collecting on the inside. My question below asks whether it might be a bit cold getting into winter as the inside tent is all mesh, but it dropped to about 20 F on our trip and we were fine. The stakes that come with it are pretty poor, but I got six MSR ground hogs and use the original stakes for guy lines. I like the gear loft and the pockets inside the tent, and there are plenty of loops on the fly for moving guy lines around. I did a lot of research before buying this tent, looking at ten or twelve three person tents, and I'm really glad I settled on this.

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Jack Hare

Jack Hare wrote a review of on April 30, 2012

4 5

It's great to have a footprint to extend the life of your tent, but this one doesn't seem to fit well. The actual materiel is the right size, but the metal rings for sticking the tent poles in seem to be too far out to be that useful. They are attached to elastic loops and extend further out than those on the fly or inner tent. Effectively the poles don't hold the ground sheet down, it's just the weight of the tent. Perhaps this is more useful when just doing a fly pitch. Still, it doesn't make the ground sheet useless, but I can't quite work out why it was designed like this, hence four stars.

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Jack Hare wrote a question about on April 11, 2012

Hey, just got this tent from backcountry and was putting it up in the yard. I realised the canopy was all mesh before I bought it, but now I've got it I'm wondering whether that might be an issue in colder weather. I was wondering what sort of temperatures people have been using this tent in, and whether I should get something with a more robust canopy for camping at the beginning or end of winter.

Also, the 'ultra durable' stakes are pretty terrible - I managed to bend one going through soft clay. Looks like I'm buying some after market ones!

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