Exped Andromeda II

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Specs

Capacity 2 adults
Weight 7.6 lb / 3.55 kg (Minimum), 8.7 lb / 3.95 kg (Packaged)
Area 31.2 sq ft / 2.9 sq m (Floor), 33.1 sq ft / 3.08 sq m (Vestibule)
Packed size 16 in x 8 in / 42 cm x 20 cm
Setup time 3.5 minutes

Reviews

6

Great tent for space and weatherproof performance.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: +/-$400

Summary

Great tent for space and weatherproof performance.

Pros

  • Windproof
  • Rainproof
  • ROOMY
  • Excellent customer service
  • Tent body and fly go up together
  • Tunnel design set-up is quick.

Cons

  • Maybe heavy for backpacking.
  • Harder to dry out than a freestanding tent when wet.


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I really enjoy using my Andromeda tent. Especially if I know the weather is going to be poor. I have owned 4 tents prior to this and it is by far the most weatherproof tent I have owned in my 40+ years of camping. It has kept me dry in every storm I have used it in and helped keep me warm when it's cold.  

It is also the quietest tent I have used in windy conditions. The Andromeda is not a freestanding tent and as long as you have the space to set it up and a way to anchor it sets up fast and securely. If you are not familiar with anchoring in rocky or frozen conditions, it may take a while to figure out.

The space in both the tent and the vestibule are fantastic. This is especially true if you have to hold up for awhile. In either the tent or vestibule, I am able to sit comfortably in my Alite chair. Having the huge vestibule for bike panniers, packs, and wet clothes is a nice feature.

For me the biggest drawback to the tent is arranging a place to dry it out when I return from a wet outing. It is big and not able to support itself.

In response to the question about condensation: The ventilation is quite good. The rear window can be completely removed and there are two ridge vents. One side of the tent sits 3-4 inches off of the ground and in the summer I normally try to set that to the prevailing breeze to aid ventilation. Even in below freezing temps I am able to adjust venting to prevent moisture build up well.

G00SE MODERATOR

How does it do with internal condensation?


8 months ago
Ja. R.

Great snow camping pic.


8 months ago
B. Frost

nice pitch by the way...


7 months ago
-2

This is a minor (I believe) upgrade of the original…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Design: four-season non-freestanding hoop tent
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: excellent
Weight: around 8 pounds

This is a minor (I believe) upgrade of the original Andromeda. Please see my very favorable review of that tent.

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Exped's Andromeda II page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

If you're expecting some weather days the Exped Andromeda is the tent to bring. The massive vestibule (30 sq ft) lets you organize all of your gear and gives you room to shed layers before you enter the main tent. The canopy can be detached and pushed back for even more interior space. Poles slide into the pockets with ease, making set up quick and easy. At 35 sq ft, you'll be happy with the extra space.

- CampSaver.com

Free Shipping. Exped Andromeda II Tent DECENT FEATURES of the Exped Andromeda II Tent Extremely fast and easy set-up Exoskeleton designs (poles in fly) for superior strength PU coated ripstop polyester flies eliminate in.saggingin. in wet weather Inner tent stays dry during wet weather set-up and teardown High guying strength and aerodynamic surface (e.g. flat pole sleeves) Large (and in some cases HUGE) vestibules Unique Exped detailing throughout Tough 10,000 mm water column floors Tunnel style balances strength, volume and light weight Exoskeleton design, aerodynamic flat pole sleeves Very large pole supported side-entry vestibule, one door Mesh organizer mounted in vestibule The SPECS of the Exped Andromeda II Tent Capacity: 2 person Inner Tent Dimension: 88.6 x 51.2in. / 225 x 130 cm Interior Area: 31.2 square feet / 2.9 square meter Average Minimum Weight: (fly, canopy, poles): 7.5 lbs / 3.4 kg Average Packaged Weight: 8.5 lbs / 3.85 kg Vestibule Area: 30.2 square feet / 2.8 square meter Interior Peak Height: 39.4in. / 100 cm Packed Size: 416.5 x 7.9in. / 2 x 20 cm Rainfly: 40 D ripstop-polyester PU coated Factory seam taped Canopy: Ripstop polyester No-See-Um mosquito mesh Floor: 70D Taffeta nylon 10,000 mm water column Poles: DAC Featherlite NS L 9 mm TH72M

- Moosejaw

Strong and spacious, the Exped Andromeda II 2 Person Tent features Flat Sleeve Technology making it aerodynamic, supertight, and just about storm proof. A huge vestibule, large enough to hide a bike can comfortably sit 2 people and can be used alone when traveling light in favorable weather conditions. Ventilating windows keep the bugs out and minimize condensation, plus they let you enjoy the view. Durable, rugged and up for any adventure, the Andromeda II will protect you from the storm and let you sleep soundly, no matter the weather.

- Altrec Outdoors

Exped gave the Andromeda II Tent an absolutely massive vestibule with separate door to provide serious base camp versatility. Get in the vestibule with a shovel, dig a hole for your food, another for boot shells, and then make a platform for the stove. You'll appreciate it when you're waiting out a week-long Alaskan storm. Exped's modified single-wall design shaves weight to under the seven-pound mark, so this tent definitely makes the cut when you're loading gear on the ski plane.

- Backcountry.com