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Texas/Arkansas/Oklahoma- looking forward to major Yellowstone and Grand Canyon trips in 2013/2014

Maggie's Passions

Hiking & Camping

Maggie's Bio

Archeological/Geological student


Maggiewrote a review of on November 13, 2012

5 5

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

I bought this tent to use for all my geology trips over the next few years while I am getting my bachelors degree. These trips will consist of multiple trips to Oklahoma/Arkansas during the fall and spring as well as a 10 day backpacking trip through the Colorado plateau (including the Grand Canyon) during early summer.
I have taken it on one overnight trip so far and it was great. It was mid-October and I went ahead put my rain flap on just in case there was any dew because of a close proximity to a lake. Others in my groups had issues with their tents and the rain flaps not keeping the condensation out but I stayed completely dry!
Others have mentioned that the stakes are cheap, however, I found that they worked just fine. But I only put one stake in the ground and I wish I had gone ahead and staked each side because if there is any wind you will feel it. But I didn't blow away and the wind (and movement of the tent) didn't wake me up. I slept quite well actually.
The instructions are a tad difficult to understand so make sure you set it up before leaving because it would be really frustrating to figure out if you were in the dark or exhausted from the day.

Responses to previous comments:
A 2 person tent generally means it will hold you and your stuff- thats it and this tent is no different than any other one on the market in that respect.
There is an interior mesh pocket on the ceiling.
The footprint isn't necessary, however, if I'm buying a tent for $135 I'd rather protect my investment by buying a $35 footprint than potentially buying another, now $180, tent because I messed up the floor.