Steven's Passions

Hiking & Camping

slj100624563 wrote a review of on January 2, 2013

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I purchased this tent to replace a Big Agnes tent. I also ordered the footprint. I was disappointed that the footprint is really just a piece of tyvek like material that was bulky, white in color and had ties outs at the corners. It also was extremely noisy and heavy. The tent itself has good shape but had very little stability in wind. The product comes with eight stakes but there are ten tie out points. Thus the weight is really inaccurate in that to obtain stability you would need to add two stakes. Between the footprint issue and the stability issue, I did not find this to be a functional product for me. Add two stakes, make an appropriate footprint and then recalculate for a more accurate weight. I returned the tent under Backcountry's fabulous return policy.