User Review: Big Agnes Seedhouse 2
Design: Three season free standing.
Ease of Setup: EASY!
This tent is a great, all-around. I bought it on SteepAndCheap when I first got back into backpacking and hiking. I have used my Seedhouse 2 for three summers now. I have used it in every outdoor condition from sunny and dry, to light snow and ice.
Condensation is minimal, if at all. Even in driving rain I have managed to stay 95% dry. If you are not able to fully tie off the fly, some drops can manage to splash under and into the tent. I can comfortably fit one hiking companion and myself.
The vestibule is just right for one full pack. Fitting two is a little tricky. I have even managed to fit my fiance, my 90lb American Pitbull and myself in without too much discomfort.
A few features I enjoy are the loops on the inside ceiling for a shelf. The small window in the vestibule for warm, dry camp site inspections. And the "clip-in" design of the foot print and rain fly. Not to mention the simple one and a half pole design. I say "half" because, the miniature, single jointed pole that slips between the ceiling of the tent and the rain fly, keeping the fly taught, helping to shed water.
I'd recommend this tent to anyone, especially beginners as setup is so simple and the price is right. As always, try a few setups in your backyard during the day, and at night with a headlamp so you know youre way around when you actually get on the trail.
If I had to change anything, I would go back and spend the extra cash to get the SL and save a few Lbs for other items I may want. But overall, this is an easy 5/5!