Kev O

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Kev O

Kev O wrote a review of on March 6, 2011

Old Version
4 5

I've got the older 2005 version of this tent, which has pole sleeves, a little less mesh, and doesn't have a third pole for the fly.
I've used this tent in heavy rains, strong winds, and light snows and it's performed great. Sometimes I've found myself wishing for windows on the fly, but the double zipper on the fly door allows it to open from the top, sufficiently negating that issue. I did replace the stakes with some lighter & stronger ones. The stakes that come with the tent are cheap, heavy, and bend easily. The dual doors and vestibules was the selling point for me, and they've become a great asset. I usually keep my pack on one side, and use the other for entry/exit. And when sleeping 2, the double entries help for those late night nature calls so you don't have to climb over you tent mate. It even has just enough room for an inflatable 2 person mattress. I will, however, be retiring this tent to mostly solo duty, it's a awesome solo tent. It just provides no privacy when the rain fly isn't needed, so its not ideal for a couple when group camping, and there's little extra room once two bags are laid out. The tent sets up easily and quickly, and because of that I've purchased a larger tent (Alps Neptune 4) with the same basic design to fill in for my 2+ person car camping needs. I'll keep using this tent for adventures when the wife stays at home or gear needs to be kept on the lighter side.

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