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Brian S.

Brian S.

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Brian S.

Brian S.wrote a review of on April 30, 2012

3 5

This tent was of a high quality. The set-up was fairly easy; my son and I had it up within 20 minutes on the first try. The main issue with the set-up is that you need to stake out the corners first. The directions don't say this and most "free-standing" tents don't require you to stake it out first. This is however, a very large tent. The tent is spacious except for ONE MAJOR FLAW; the divider in the tent is sewn into the floor. It isn't removable. You can't fold it back or roll it up. It is literally a 2 room tent. Unfortunately for me it was a deal breaker. It is on its way back. The door cuts out the flow of the tent and does not make it a versatile tent. The newer verison of this tent is a little smaller but the divider is removable, which is a big upgrade. A queen sized airbed fits perfectly in the back (large) room but not much else. This would be a great tent for 3-4 people on sleeping pads who want a separate room for gear or one body. Not ideal for a family.

I didn't set up the rain fly so I can't speak of its coverage and waterproof ability. But based on the quality of the rest of the tent and Sierra Designs repuatation it is probably solid. I was not impressed by the clips for the pole and the Jake's Foot. They seem very gimmicky and as the tag read "DAC toy" in describing the Jake's Foot.

I think I am going with the Marmot Capstone 6p or I may try the newer Sierra Designs Yahi Annex 6+2.