I have owned one of these tents for 10 years now and it is still in regular use. It is a good strong tent with a surprising amount of inside space.
- Very good in strong wind, plenty of room, two doors.
- My only complaint is when opening the outer door first thing in the morning water can drip into the inner tent
The previous review states there is little room in the two porches for cooking.
This can be overcome by zipping up the outer door and release the middle pole on that side, let it out to the fly sheet. Pull out the peg, and pull the inner tent on that side inwards. This will double the size of the porch which gives plenty of room for cooking in poor weather. Needless to say the pole should be put back in its place when finished.
At 4 kilos I think this tent is a little heavy for backpacking. As for the small pack size I gave up trying to get it into the original bag years ago. When wet it very difficult
It has stood up to some terrible weather over the years and has never let me down.
This is an excellent tent and very good quality.
At the time of writing (April 2012) this tent is still available on the internet for £67. This is a bagain, I am tempted to buy another one.
Design: three season
Ease of Setup: Very Easy - is free standing with only two poles in and rock-solid with three
Weight: 8.25 lbs 3.75 Kgs
Price Paid: £89 UK ($145 US)
Great tent for backpacking with a miniature 10 litre (625 cubic inch) packed size and 40cm (16 inch) pole length. Does seem to suffer from condensation, which is a slight problem as the fly door overhangs the inner tent door; this can give you a quick shower into the tent if you're not careful! Takes about 4 minutes to pitch which takes takes the hassle out of setting camp. The groundsheet is quite light so make a footprint for it out of something heavier.
I haven't had to yet, but pitching in the rain could be interesting because of the mesh panel roof; I think you could clip the fly sheet on first but this would be tricky and I haven't practised it yet. Storage under the fly is good and having two doors is great, but there is not really enough room to cook under the fly in the event of bad weather.
Overall, I think this is a great tent - Stable, comfortable, loads of useful storage, great features (gear loft etc.) and sensibly priced.
Design: 3 poles, freestanding geodesic
Ease of Setup: Very easy
Weight: 4 kg
Price Paid: 80 pound
Very sturdy, this tent really can stand up against strong winds, 3 poles, 4 pegs, geodesic, two entrances, good ventilation, inner tent pitches first. Continues sleeves with fabric inside the mesh, so that works smoothly.
A bit on the heavy side if you are hiking alone, but for cycling it is acceptable.
Good neutral colour, dark green, apart from some orange details. Lots of headroom.
Some images of this tent can be found here: http://colemanohio.weebly.com/
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