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Lyn Greenhill

Lyn Greenhill

I live in California so I mostly do trips in this state

Lyn Greenhill's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Lyn Greenhill's Bio

I have been backpacking for 40+ years. I really like the current emphasis on lightweight equipment. I try to do some kind of hike or backpack trip once a month. My favorite places are Yosemite backcountry, Tahoe Rim Trail, and any Sierra location in between Yosemite and Tahoe.

Lyn Greenhill

Lyn Greenhillwrote a review of on August 29, 2016

5 5

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

Used this tent for 4 days in a campground. Nice to have footprint included with tent. Setup is easy - orient footprint (color coded corners), place tent on top of footprint, lay out poles, attach to grommets, clip tent onto poles, attach fly. With practice, maybe a couple of minutes once footprint is situated. Tent is freestanding so 2 people can easily move it around before staking corners. Lots of ventilation and internal storage pockets. Easy to pack up - put ends of fly into center, just fold fly, tent, and footprint in half twice, put poles and stakes in center, and roll up everything. Fits storage bag easy.

Only complaints - no drawstring on right hand fly zipper, so hard to open from that side, and they provide the guy lines for staking the fly but no stakes.

Overall, this is a well made, nicely constructed, easy to use basecamp tent.




Lyn Greenhill

Lyn Greenhillwrote a review of on August 13, 2008

5 5

I also purchased this bag for 3-season backpacking and I'm very pleased with the product. I have used it 6 times at different morning temperatures and the 40 degree rating is about right - if you're in a tent. I sleep reasonably warm, and when the temp was below 40 I got cold. Above 40, in a tent, I have been fine. Above 50 you will be unzipping it. I don't sleep in anything except a polypro shirt and underwear, liner socks, and a wool beanie, so if you add a layer of thermal underwear, you can decrease the minimum temp.

As SpriteMV says, the bag compresses very well. I can stuff it in the bottom compartment of my pack and still have room for my tent, footprint, and camp shoes. Try that with any other bag!

The zipper is a bit on the small side, certainly not a #10, so be careful when using it. There is a draw-string hood which works well.

Overall, if you want to shave a couple of pounds from your basic gear set for 3-season camping, the Atom is certainly the ticket.