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Nicholas B.

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Nicholas B.

Nicholas B.wrote a review of on February 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 165 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

Was looking for a lighter jacket than the Everest style jacket I've had for the last many years. This fit the bill and is way less heavy that what I've been dealing with. I usually go with Eddie Bauer for my down jackets and Patagonia for synthetic. I was very happy to branch out here. And for what I've tried in this range of weight and fill, this one has been my favorite. Mind you, I haven't tried any Montbell yet, so I can't fully compare across the board.
Either way, sleeve length is great. I almost wish the cuffs held a tiny bit tighter, but that won't really make a difference for what I'm doing. The hood is super cozy and definitely smaller than my Eddie Bauer Peak XV. Oh, and I like the wire thats in the hood. Helps keep that little brim up and out of my way.
Great sizing through the chest. Perfect torso length for me.

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Nicholas B.

Nicholas B.wrote a review of on June 27, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was a little wary after reading some reviews of this tent, but decided to go for it anyway. I was looking for something for easy family camping - backyard camping, car camping, camping in good weather. This tent is great for that. It's goes up pretty quickly and comes down quick too. I like how the poles are designed to just slide out of the clips.

cons: I'm not used to a tent this tall. The first couple times I set it up, I realized I forgot some clips and had to partially take things apart to redo it. The height also makes the fly more difficult to attach than it is on a smaller tent.

Also, I ordered the footprint to go with it. I'm not a fan of how the footprint is designed to cover the vestibule space as well. In one night of steady rain, we had a puddle in the tent from where it ran in an pooled in between the tent floor and the footprint. I guess that can be fixed with figuring out how to set it up better.

Overall, I love it as a nice and easy family tent. My main solo tent is a Sierra Designs. This is no S.D.!, but it is good for what I wanted out of it.

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