dwop532802 wrote a review of Marmot Pulsar 2 Tent: 2-Person 3-Season on September 13, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As a generally frugal person, when it came to updating my tent, prices were a tough pill to swallow. I wanted something lightweight enough that I could carry for solo trips and large enough for two person trips.
This, and BC's awesome price match guarantee (got it over $100 off) lead me to the Pulsar. Used on a two person trip in Glacier National Park. Worked well. Gave amazing views of the stars without the fly, and actually had more space that I was expecting. I'm 6'2" 140 and my dad is 5'10" 200 and we fit nicely. Although I expect the vestibule space would have been on the tight side. And it was light enough to not even notice on a solo trip to the Holy Cross Wilderness and gave more than enough room to hang out during storms.
Held up to 2 solid days of rain in HCW, even with water getting in between the footprint (doh!) so I wouldn't hesitate to go without, I'm just generally cautious when it comes to my gear. Seems durable even with the thin material, and the reversed foot box did a good job with ventilation.
In summary, would recommend to people looking for a lightweight tent for 2p and solo use, especially if you can get the price match. Although it is slightly heaver than BA tents, its cheaper and the 40D material, to me, makes it seem like it will last for years to come.