EMS Sugar Shack 2
Design: Three-season free standing dome with rain fly
Ease of Setup: Very easy to set up
Weight: 6 lbs
Price Paid: $230
We took the Sugar Shack 2 camping in the desert (Nampa Valley, ID). During the night, there was a wind, rain, and dust storm the likes of which not even our Idaho native friends had ever seen. There were frequent gusts up to 50-60 mph with accompanying painful flying dirt and rock pellets.
But the Sugar Shack two withstood everything, remaining standing and dry in the morning. Other friends had various name-brand tents which ripped or blew away.
It sleeps two comfortably and the rain fly (which is key) creates two large vestibules convenient for storing almost everything. There are hooks inside for hanging things from the ceiling as well.
It's a free-standing tent that took me (and my wife) a total of five minutes to set up. The pre-connected X-frame quickly inserts into the four corners of the tent, and two crossbars provide additional support. The rain fly took an additional ten minutes including stake-pounding.
This tent is a good investment. If you're in for a light, easy to set up, and spacious two person tent that can withstand the elements, the Sugar Shack 2 is for you.