Ferrino Wing 2
I was looking for backpacking tent, had it narrowed…
Design: 3 season/ultralight backpacking
Ease of Setup: very easy set-up
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Price Paid: $129
I was looking for backpacking tent, had it narrowed down to walrus arch rival and SD clipflashlight. By accident found myself in a small outdoor store and was talking tents, salesman showed me area 51, a few high end 4 season tents nothing of intrest. Then he showed me his list of available tents I saw the ferrino wing 2 and said what's this about? He said it's an inexpensive well made ultralight, Asked if I could look at it, we set it up and I was very impressed--poles were made of high tect derilium (aerospace stuff) inner tent was all net great venelation, two side pockets for storage lantern hook, triple sewn corners taped seams no seams on floor. Fly was made of aluminated polyester totally waterproof fit on fly was excellent, it streched completely over inner tent by about 2 inches so inner tent was safe from rain. Vestibule is 31" by 45" plenty of room for pack shoes stove, plenty of ventelation throughout. Why haven't I heard of this before was my question and at $129 it was a steal. First night out set up very easy room good for one two would be real tight though. Middle of nite the clouds let loose and the wind was'a howling looked around felt the floor all was dry and secure. Several times during the nite woken up by rain and wind I guess as long as tent is pitched tightly fly will stay taught and sag free, oh one side note pegs were light and cheap. I replaced them before I used the tent (9" spiral spikes). Since then tent has seen a lot of action both good weather and bad and has served me well, would highly recomend this tent but as a roomy 1 person tent not a 2 person tent unless roomy and you are intimate. Still have to ask why haven't I heard of ferrino tents before it seems to be the bargin of the century in tents.
ps. Tent bag has instructions sewn in and has built-in compression straps and handle as well as being waterproof.
what more could you ask for?