Design: three-hoop tunnel
Ease of Setup: Extremely easy (5 mins)
Weight: 4.1 kg complete
Price Paid: ca USD $600
Superb quality of construction and flexibility of use. Can set up fly and inner together, or fly first, or inner alone (in warm stable weather--needs only two pegs). Easy to separate/ reassemble fly and inner for loadsharing or keeping the inner dry. Two vestibules, one normal (1 m2) and and one large (2 m2). Two double doors in inner, both with mesh for ventilation/ fabric for warmth. Sleeps three, or two in luxury. Excellent groundsheet. Only negative is that the vents in the fly could be even bigger. Highly recommended for two people cycling in all weathers and conditions except exposed high mountain.
Design: Three-season three-hoop tunnel with diagonal inner
Ease of Setup: Slightly difficult: first you have to identify the right orientation (wind, doors), then the diagonal inner tent takes a while to understand its form.
Weight: 3.5 (3.8 everything)
Price Paid: 500 EUR
I can only agree with Rog. Overall quality, materials, ease of setup are great. Weight is also great for a three-sleeper with such a big vestibule, something I won't miss (It rains? Get inside, fire your cooker, get some food, play football ;-).
With such a good tent, the "downs" are minor: the entry for the short hoop could be marked better, the aluminium elements could be shorter (thus more) for better stowage, the herrings are rather weak. And Macpac prices in Europe are absolutely NOT funny.
Nevertheless: I love it.
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