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Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Matthew C.

Matthew C.wrote a review of on May 8, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tent is a decent performer if you pick it up at discount. But for the full price, it's not worth it.

Pros- sets up easily and quickly. Simple and light for its price. Fair space inside for two, and even 2+ dog. Fair vestibules for gear. I love the color. I never tested it with rain.

Cons - the sidewalls sag inward and take away from the interior volume. Without taught sidewalls, the door zippers can be frustrating since their's no tension to zip against. You have to grab the sidewall, then shift that grab-point as the zipper makes it's way around the door loop. There are very few useful interior pockets for typical gear (map, book, TP, toothbrush, all the crap in your hiking pockets you'd like to just toss in tent pocket overnight) and no good pocket up high for stowing a headlamp as overhead light. The stuff sack ripped on my first use from typical stuff sack pressure. The cross-piece pole is awkward to connect to the pole loops.

Overall, this is a functional, cheap, get-out-there tent that does the basic job. But if you're looking for a tent you really want to use (even back-yard adventure nights), skip it and get a better designed model.