User Review: Bibler I-Tent
Design: singlewall freestanding
Ease of Setup: easy
Price Paid: $670 CDN
Bought the Bibler I-Tent after having a North Face Northwind singlewall tent leak on me. I was dubious at first about buying another singlewall but was assured by Bibler’s ads that their tents were 100% waterproof. There appeared to be no other tents small enough and light enough that offered the 4-season usage that I was looking for
At first I was very impressed with the quality and thought everything was ok. After one rainy trip I suspected that the tent might leak (not condensation, that I did expect). Again last weekend I was out in 18 hours of heavy rain and the tent leaked badly, large pools of water in the corners.
I came home dried the tent and put it under the lawn sprinkler and it leaked again.
I have sent it back to the Mountain Equipment Coop in Vancouver, B.C., and I am waiting their decision.
I can’t really recommend Bibler. it is not the quality of tents that I expected. I am disappointed it failed me.