argp329651

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argp329651

argp329651 wrote a review of on March 1, 2013

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Hey Guys, I did'nt see any other reviews of this tent anywhere, but for being 4 season at this price, I couldn't pass it up. I have yet to take it into any snow, I only had some light rain, so if your looking for info on that, you may have to wait until I hit the northern part of the AT and update. What I can tell you is this
Pros:
-Good size vestibule
-very roomy interior
-plenty of places to put your gear (for low wall pockets, 4 small ceiling pockets, a hammock style gear loft, and an anchor to hang a line to dry gear inside or divide the tent in two)
-Great, great ventilation. Plenty of options for almost any situation you'll encounter outside. The ability to make your tent water tight from my sleeping bag was invaluable to say the least.
-Definitely great-tier poles. they are light, strong, and easy to assemble. What do you expect, its easton? Also, good but not perfect stakes.
-Bag is an ingenious design that really helps with portability, and water resistant to boot.
-Fly held up extremely well, no leakage or even a hint of claminess in the morning
-Front vestibule big enough to hold a pack and cook on the other side
-Back vestibule is a nice feature.
-Super easy set up. Took 15 min tops my first time, including fly and guy lines

Cons:
-annoying zippers
-Heavy (but not considering it is a 4 season) and a bit bulky, takes up a lot of pack space.
-Barely fits the "two person" category. The only reason I fit comfortably with a girl was because we are both small and... yeah probably shouldn't expand that.
As I said before, I do not yet know how it handles snow or extreme rain/wind, but I have full confidence it will do fine. I'm planning on thru hiking soon, but unless I can find a friend to come with and split the weight, I wont be taking this. Maybe when I do some northern trails I'll need it, but as of now I cant justify the weight.

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