Ground Batu 3S/2P
Used this tent twice in low altitude and varied moist,…
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: three-season freestanding dome
Weight: 6 lbs.
Price Paid: $160
Used this tent twice in low altitude and varied moist, humid and 50-60 kph wind condition. This tent by far may have proven some of its capabilities.
Starting of with its price tag of $160-170, these are what you can't get in MSR or North Face tents: fully-seamed inner and outer tent with full coverage of waterproofing for the fly, ample space in and out (inside, two 5'9 tall may find it easy to sit up without squeezing your head in the ceiling, lots of storage pockets and loops for an improvised attic, and outside.. two full-size vestibules fits most packs and boots), DAC featherlite aluminum poles for superior strength and flexibilty, DAC clips made pitching an ease and finally enough mesh to keep condensation out.
The only gripe with this tent is the freaking stakes that was included, made of not-so-stainless-steel, damn! weighs as much as the poles itself, could've been lighter than 6 lbs without it. Overall, minor glitches left are some upgrades to make it better, but none the less.
At par with MSR Hubba2x, Sierra Lightning 2, The North Face Minibus 33, and the likes. If I got the juice for some North Face or MSR, I say this got more bang for the buck, and spend what's left for another equipment.