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ang3536346 wrote a review of on August 7, 2010

5 5

Used this tent for a month in Wyoming, Montana, Canada. Great in the rain. Great in strong wind. Spacious. Unbelievably light. We fit 8 panniers and 2 large dry-bags in the vestibules. I didn't re-seal the seams as I normally do and it was no problem, 14 straight hours of rain didn't leak anywhere.
I couldn't figure out the tensioning things for the fly so just stretched them out to full length when putting the stakes in. Oh, the stakes are good quality too.
I really hesitated spending this much money but am very glad I did.

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ang3536346 wrote a review of on August 7, 2010

5 5

Just got home from a month long self contained bike tour in Montana and Canada, and couldn't wait to provide a rating on the King Solomon. This bag is fabulous! Because we carried it on a bike, we might be a bit more flexible about the size than a backpacker, but you can't complain about the weight, basically the weight of two single 15 degree bags, maybe a tad more. One of us carried the sleeping bag and the other the tent. It's not just great to cuddle, it's great because you can move and spread out more, curl your legs up, encroach your legs into the other side territory. We experienced down to 37 degree temp and it was fine, but colder than that and I'd recommend sleeping in long underwear. I'm not sure it would be pleasant at 15 degrees, but suspect it would be fine at 30 or so if you just had long sleeves on or something. My husband stuffed his jacket in the pillow pocket, making it easy to find in the morning. We used thermarest pads which fit perfectly, but other campers told me that Big Agnes pads provide more cushioning, I'm unfamiliar with them. This bag is so well made and clever, the zipper doesn't stick, the top of the bag has scallops to come up around your neck for warmth, you can easily start the night with it unzipped and zip up when it turns colder, it's just the most comfortable sleeping bag I could imagine! We carried it in an ortlieb waterproof bag on the back rack of touring bikes, although it would have fit into a back pannier if we didn't have so much stuff with us.

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ang3536346 wrote a review of on January 11, 2010

3 5

I actually returned this. I had bought 2 to zip together and although the website gives the weight/dimensions, somehow when i actually saw/hefted them i thought 'ohmygoodness too heavy' . i intend to use them on bicycle tours (carrying everything.) These would be great for car camping, but too big/heavy for backpacking or self contained bike touring. But that said, they look warm and well constructed! I ended up buying down bags that are waaaay more expensive and don't quite look as warm.

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