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Jalan Jalan

rated 5 of 5 stars Great tent for solo backpacking. Solid construction and durability. Wow...I came across my first review I posted in 1999. I still have and love my Garuda Jalan Jalan. It's been solid for 22 years. It still remains for me the best investment in gear I've made. Its wear is minimal and I haven't had to reseal any seams since I first painstakingly sealed them 1994. Full review


rated 2 of 5 stars Very difficult to seam seal. It has leaked since the day I bought it. Re-sealed...still leaks. Anyone want to buy a used Kaja? Looks better than it works. Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Have used this tent in all types of conditions. Never had any trouble out of it. No condensation problems, vents good, is a real good one-man tent. However two can get by all right if all you do is sleep. Weather, rain, heat--never been an issue. Would recommend if it was still around. Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars I own many single wall tents (including Bibler, Integral Designs and other models from Garuda) but this tent is the most unique solo tent I ever seen!; great design, beautiful craftmanship, it even has a built in vestibule (7 sq ft), it offers 22 sq feet of living space, 2 poles (one can leave at home to save 3.5 oz). Although this tent is no longer in production (Dana Designs accquired Garuda in the late '90 and got rid of all of the single wall tents, including the Atman), but I really recommend… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Tested the tent overnight in White Mtns. Awoke to wind, rain and fog (45 degrees). No moisture in tent (condensation or other). Happily surprised. The biggest downfall with this tent is that you have to seal the seems yourself. It is not an easy task and it takes a bit of time. But if done correctly, the end result is a great tent at a reasonable price. Full review

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Garuda was purchased by Anthony Industries, the parent company of K2 Inc. which also owned Dana Designs. In 1997, Garuda became Garuda by Dana Design. K2 absorbed the Marmot brand in 2004 and in 2005 Marmot absorbed Dana Design and no longer uses the Dana Design brand name.


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