User Review: EMS Pampero
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $40
It's a Bomber 4-season big vestibule tent!
- This tent rules for harsh weather conditions, with huge vestibule.
- Heavy and out of production (Bummer).
One other tent comes to mind when it comes to bigger vestibule, Quest Praying Mantis 4-S 4-season tent.
The Pampero is a more robust tent than the Quest. I own both and love them both.
It is easy to set up and can hold a lot of gear in the front and a pack in the back, the fly material is top notch and lots of guy outs to hold it steady.
I have been in some crazy weather with this tent and it never let me down, big front D door V door in the back both with zipper panels when things get cold and a top mesh roof with zip-up panel as well.
Why EMS discontinued this tent is a puzzle, just like all the other big hitters in the past. Moss comes to mind.
From my understanding this tent was designed by Charles Duval, one of Moss tents designers back when.
Everything is now mesh and light, not a bad thing but not good when things get out of hand and the temp drops with wind and rain and you didn't pack the extra weight in -0 degree bag.
Zip it up and light a candle it's going to get nuts.
The example I bought was used and neglected (put away damp), had mildew, but I was able to salvage the poor old boy and now it rocks.