Columbia Ice Crest
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: Fairly Easy
Price Paid: $162
First, a quick summary of pros and cons:
Pros: inexpensive, spacious, fairly easy to setup, lots of neat little features.
Cons: Easily leaks water on the sides (and bottom), very heavy.
This was my first tent ever bought, and the first time I went camping I made the mistake of not having a piece of tarp underneath the tent. Doubtlessly, when it started raining, I had puddles everywhere on the floor. I expected at least the floor to be waterproof on its own.
The next time it was raining (moderately hard), I had a tarp... but the tent started leaking on the sides, closer to the bottom, where it seems the fly wasn't covering some sections of the wall completely. So I had a wet tent again, though to a lesser degree than before.
In addition, this tent is no good for hiking or backpacking, since it weights in at a staggering 6.6kg.
Overall, I'm not satisfied with this product, and will be getting a much more reputable, if more expensive, tent soon.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
With two outside storage lockers and a deck-like entry way, the Columbia Ice Crest Sport 3-Person 3-Season Dome Tent has so many unique features, there is nothing like it. Perfect for a couple camping chairs to sit, the entry way has two side panels that have storage lockers in them, a floor mat to wipe your feet on or for storage, and is covered by the rain fly. Additional features of the Ice Crest Sport include a hanging gear loft, two pocket organizers, two hanging cup holders, skylight panels, and a carry bag with a handle. The Ice Crest Sport sleeps three people comfortably and has plenty of ventilation with the No See Um mesh and vortex like air flushing system. Inclement weather is no problem with Columbia's GoBe Dry rain protective system on the Ice Crest Sport. The system includes and tub floor, taped seams, moisture repelling polyester taffeta fabric, and a rain skirt that keeps the rain off the floor seams and stake loops.
The Columbia Ice Crest family dome tent offers you a feature-packed design that sleeps up to 3 people. It's equipped with a hanging gear loft, 2 pocket organizers, 2 storage lockers, 2 hanging cup holders, a removable door mat, and more. It's constructed with a rugged fiberglass frame, a nylon floor and a double-coated fly for extra protection from the elements.
- FogDog Sports