EMS Tristar

2 reviews
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I have owned a Tristar for over 5 years and for the…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $180

I have owned a Tristar for over 5 years and for the money it is a excellent tent. I also own a Mnt. Hardwear Skyledge 2.1  and Hammerhead 2 and the Tristar is my choice when there are 2 of us because it provides ample space and is easy to set up.

The Tristar will handle almost any weather including early fall snows and wind as long as it is staked out right.  While a little heavy the just over 7 lbs is easily shared with 2 people and worth the weight considering the 39 sq. ft. of floor space and 4 ft. peak you have.  

There are pockets front, rear and sides to stow loose items not to mention the 2 large vestibules.   


This tent has a lot of room for two people. Can fit…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: 3 Season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: A little tough
Weight: 6 lb. 14 oz.
Price Paid: $229

This tent has a lot of room for two people. Can fit some gear inside, which is good, because the two vestibules are kind of small (just barely big enough for a pack). The windows aren't much of a feature because of the angle they're at, but they are kind of neat. Seams look to be sealed well, although I haven't had it out in rain yet. I took it winter camping a few times in moderate winds. Had to guy it down, but the tent held up fairly well. Setting up the tent is a little tough because the poles are tight to get into the loops after they are through the sleeves. Overall, I'm impressed and happy with the tent and would recommend it to others.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

This three-season two-person tent is praised by the 2003 Backpacker Gear Guide for its spaciousness, double vestibule, ventilation, and "great night-sky view.". Two separate doors, each with its own vestibule, gives each camper a separate area. Continuous pole sleeve/clip system provides durability and air circulation; rain fly window lets light in when fly is on. Ferrule-less poles with an extraordinary strength-to-weight ratio for superior stability. No-see-um mesh roof panel for star gazing in dry weather. For groundcloth to fit the EMS Tristar, enter 210166429 into Search.


EMS Tristar


The Tristar has been discontinued.

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The EMS Tristar is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 12, 2006 at EMS.

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