Brooks-Range Rocket Tent S2

Specs

Winter weight 1 pound, 10.9 ounces (763 grams)
Summer weight with all included tent poles 2 pounds, 9 ounces (1,162 grams)
Packed size 6 x 10 x 2 inches (15 x 25 x 5 centimeters)

Reviews

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In September 2009, I had the opportunity to take a…

The author of this review was a brand ambassador for Brooks-Range.

Design: four-season, high-mountain, assault tent
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Easy!
Weight: 1 lb 6 oz.
Price Paid: n/a

In September 2009, I had the opportunity to take a prototype of the Rocket Tent on an attempted traverse of a yet to be skied section of the Andes in Chile. The traverse was unsuccessful, but it wasn't because of the tent.

This tent is truly revolutionary. It is light, strong, and comfortable. Carry a four-season shelter, but not carrying additional poles is awesome. Using an avalanche probe, and ski poles makes for an incredibly strong structure. While the fabric is not breathable, the design of the tent allows for good air movement, and it was surprisingly dry inside.

This tent is certainly not designed for the weekend-the-lake camping trip. It is a high-mountain-moving-fast-going-far kind of tent.

The prototype was a little rough around the edges, but the primary features were fantastic. Now, I have a production model, and all of the rough edges have been smoothed out. It is now coming up on September 2010, and I will again be testing and reviewing the tent for a month of ski mountaineering in the Andes.

Please check out the on-going, detailed report at:

http://www.alpineambitions.com/Alpine_Ambitions/Rocket_Tent.html

Once, the report is complete, I will move the relevant information directly to this page.

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Brooks-Range Rocket Tent S2

Discontinued

The Rocket Tent S2 has been discontinued.

MSRP:
$650.00

The Brooks-Range Rocket Tent S2 is not available from the stores we monitor.

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