User Review: Gossamer Gear The One
Design: three season
Ease of Setup: takes some getting used to.
Weight: 17 ounces
Price Paid: about $350 Canadian
I just finished a 625 miles section hike of the PCT from Saddle Junction (approx mile 178) to Mount Whitney, exit Whitney Portal from May 27 to June 25. "The One" was the only shelter I carried the whole way.
I set it up probably about 70% to 80% of the time. At first I found it a little fussy to set up, but as I got more familiar with it, I got into a routine that worked well for me.
Since most of this hike was in desert or pretty dry climate the tent didn't get tested real hard in rain. I got rained on one night and a few nights of drizzle. Not a drop of water inside. On some of those misty nights in the "June Gloom" I had some minor condensation issues but nothing that I couldn't wipe dry with a bandana or small microfibre towel.
I never did succeed in getting the backside as tight as I would like. I don't have high speed internet so haven't seen the video. Maybe that would help. (I'm waiting for the new one.)
At any rate, I always was glad that my whole shelter only weighed about a pound when I asked everyone else what they were carrying. In my opinion, lightness will cover a multitude of sins.
Only reason for not a full 5 star rating, tensioning the back and vent at the top. Great tent, Gossamer Gear! It is easily my favorite lightweight shelter and will definitely get used on my next go at the PCT.
Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan, Canada