User Review: Marmot Swallow 2P
Design: 3 + season, freestanding
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 7 lb. 10. oz
Price Paid: $275
I have used this tent throughout the East Coast from the Florida Keys to the Adirondacks. To keep things short let me just say this is one great tent. If you are willing to spend the money my suggestion is to stop shopping around and buy this tent.
Pros: ease of setup, the most adjustable ventilation system I've ever seen in any tent (when the roof vents and the fly are adjusted properly - I've seen my tent stay bone dry on real cold nights where other tents get SOAKED), a rainfly thats more watertight than a frog's ass (I've been in 36 hours of straight DELUGE without a DROP of rain inside the tent), a fair sized vestibule (plus a second small one), plenty of storage pockets around the interior, pleasant color scheme to spend a rainy day inside, small windows on the rainfly, I use it as a four season tent with no problems.
Cons: weighs nearly 8 pounds packed which is a problem on solo backpacking trips, as with all tents - although rated as and can sleep 2 persons - is more comfortable as a very roomy one person (I'm 6'2" and prefer more space to move around) have seen the tent listed as high as $375 and a low as $275 so shop around a little bit.