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OK, so as some of you know I have been looking at getting or possibly making a new 3 person tent. Something in the 70" x 90" size. Well it just so happens....
So in the REI OUTLET they have a tent on sell that is just the right size! But I have never heard of this company and their is no reviews on the tent. So I was hopping to get some feed back on this and if you all though it was worth it or not.
So this is the tent: REI has it for $154.93
If you like a roomier tent, Velocity 3 is the answer. Still lightweight and compact enough for backpacking, the Velocity 3 and 4 shelter a lot of gear and bodies
in comfort. Extremely stable and surprisingly spacious due to the double ridge pole design.
- Front and back entrances with large vestibules and venting
- Lightweight and durable PowerLite® 7000 Aluminum poles
- Double added ridge pole to create more headroom
- Easy and fast to pitch quick-clip system
- Can be pitched freestanding or pegged out
- Fly only pitching possible
- High quality and lightweight PowerLite®7000, V-stake pegs
- Gear loft included
- Poles: Heavy duty 9.5mm PowerLite® 7000 main and ridge poles
- Fly: UV treated 210T Polyester rip-stop with 2000 mm watercoating
- Inner: Breathable Polyester 210T with no see-um mesh panels and windows
- Floor: 210T Polyester with 5000 mm watercoating.
- Average minimum weight: 6 lbs. 6 oz.
- Average packaged weight: 7 lbs. 2 oz.
- Floor dimensions: 91 x 71 inches
- Floor area: 44.8 square feet
- Vestibule: 12.12 + 12.12 square feet
- Peak height: 44 inches
Now I now this is not a 4 season tent or even really a three season tent, but my kids, or at least my daughter, only go's camping in the summer and really that is what I need the tent for. It's a little heavy, but not to bad, Min weight 6 lbs 6 oz, average weight 7 lbs 2 oz. I like the two doors and the vestibules on both sides. The three of us would sleep side by side with the gear at the bottom of the tent.
Here is the link to the REI page: Asolo Velocity 3 Tent - Special Buy
We currently are using a Kelly three person tent, same general style, but the rain fly sucks and their is only one door, and the vestibule is... what vestibule we can hardly fit the shoes in it! It works for summer but I would like something that will hold up to the rain better.
Any an all comments or opinions are VERY welcome!! Also I realize this is not a high-end tent, but it would only be a fair weather tent and probably used 4 or 5 times a year. Besides, with construction so slow... Well lets just say I won't be buying and great tents this year, unless I go the Ape way and find something on ebay or crags list. :)
EDIT: So I guess this company also makes boots, they seem to be fairly well liked, but not much on their other products. :(