the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this…
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: not very much, bought used
the giant tomato. that's what the red version of this tent looks like. lol.
after i got this tent, set it up once in the basement, to try and get a feel for how it work, and to make sure all parts were there. i bought the tent used. without reading the directions, it went up easy and then i took it back down and put it away for 2 months :-(
my first experience of using this tent was in mid-January, at a scout camp in south-east nebraska. no snow on the ground, but the ground was still frozen. air temp was 0-degrees the first nite with no wind. 24-degrees the second with a light breeze. on purpose i set the tent up in the dark, with my 12-year-old holding a headlamp. it took me less than 5 minutes to set the tent up. the external poles make it super simple.
i did not stake the tent down before setting up, due to a lack of wind, i didn't stake the tent down until night 2. the tent camp with 2 sets of stakes, one "V" shaped and another that look like big nails. because i wasn't thinking and used the "V" shaped pegs in frozen ground, 3 our of the 6 bent. i should have used the others - big dummy.
inside the tent plenty of room for me, a XL large thermarest and all of my gear. only the boots in a vestibule. if i wouldn't have been laying in the middle with my pack, i did have plenty of room for another person. lots of head room. plenty of room for 2 full size thermarests. there aren't very many people i like enough to share a very small space with, but i could have no prob. :-)
once zipped up, tight, no condensation except around the "air-hole" on my zipped up tight sleeping bag. nothing on interior walls or my feet or anywhere else. loved that.
first experience with this tent was awesome. i'll update my review when i have used it more.