Black Diamond Mirage
Source: received it as a personal gift
The Mirage is a compact 2-person tent that is sturdy in typhoon type wind and rain. Got this to replace my old leaky TNF Lunarlight tent as my go-to tent in bad tropical weather.
- packs small
- easy to setup, just watch the hubs
- weird fly material (gets sticky even with proper care)
Used this twice in stormy weather and neg temps, both in exposed campsites. it performed well on both occasions, wind shedding and rainproof like i expected. worthy of replacing my old reliable 17-year-old TNF Lunarlight.
Setup was a breeze with a hubbed pole. good ventilation with the mesh walls but i noticed a little condensation on the inside of the fly in the morning before summit assault, normal for me.
I like using a compact 2-person tent for myself and gear, maybe a 2nd person in an emergency, and this tent is just what i expected. floor area is ample for two midsize person, a bonus 10 sq/f. vestibule to store gear and cook in bad weather. also this tent packs small so you can bring a lot more of the good stuff :).
Construction and materials are a1 like other products from bd, my only gripe is that the fly got sticky like the laminate melted on the inner side of the sheet and stuck together like glue. upon e-mailing bd they sent me a new fly and thought it was new and improved, but to my dismay the same thing happened again, sad thing is that i havent even used the new fly yet. i just hope the folks at bd can replace it again with a new & improved fly.
Overall this tent is a strong 3-season tent for bad tropical weather. aside from the fly i'm really impressed.