User Review: ALPS Mountaineering Taurus 2 AL
Design: three season free standing domw
Ease of Setup: easiest
Weight: 7.2 lbs
Price Paid: $150
This tent held up beautifully on a month long trip to Alaska in wind and weather. The full fly never even touched the inner tent. No sagging there. Even on the warmer nights it performed well -- no condensation problem ever. It's a perfect size for two people with the vestibules giving enough extra room to put on muddy boots or store them there away from the rain. The two doors are great, zippers did not snag once. It's heavier than other backpacking tents I have used, but still doable if you divide the load. It's great to have enough room to wait out a storm if necessary.
The only "complaint" I have about this tent is that the window in the fly (which is a feature I truly like) does not have a cover to pull down. I actually sewed on my own window shade made of super light plastic to get more privacy.
All around this tent is a winner. And at a great price, too.