User Review: Marmot Swallow 2P
Design: All-Season (Below tree line!)
Ease of Setup: 5 min. Very Fast and Easy!
Price Paid: $290
First trip: 2 Adults, 1 Child. Add 2 days of sheet rain and coastal winter winds (40+ Gusts) and normally we'd be soaked, but to our suprise we survived with only minor dampness in the interior (mainly from humidity and coming in damp..) Awesome ventilation.
Second trip: 2 Adults, 1 Child. (More gear, a bit cramped, but then ours is a 2 person tent) 4 days, avg 30 deg nights, 20 mph gusts, with some light rain, and due to the ability to CLOSE all venting we stayed nice and warm!
Wish it weighed 5lbs instead of almost 8! On the flip side, when you add up all the weight of wet/damp clothing and sleeping bags that often result from lessor tents leaking, and just being wet and cold, the extra weight is more than agreeable! Highly recommend! (Get the footprint for the tent! $30 it snaps right onto the bottom of the poles!) We want this one to last as long as possible!