User Review: Marmot Swallow 2P
Design: 3+ season
Ease of Setup: Easy once you have practiced once and explored all of its features
Weight: 7 lbs
Price Paid: $200
I spent the night in my Swallow a couple of days ago for the first time since it arrived in the mail. I paid a closeout price for it, 2005 model, but it looks the same as a 2006.
The conditions for my trip... plenty of snow on the ground, and a heavy wet snow. The day high was 37, the low that night was 23. Setting it up is easy provided you have done an initial setup at home and played with all of its features. 3-pole design makes for a very sturdy structure, especially when the fly is on and the guy lines are staked.
This tent kept me and my dog cozy the entire night. I had the fly on because we had some light winds and a bit chilly. I opened one of the vents and had no moisture problems. The tent had room for all of my gear, my dog's bed, my dog, and my sleeping gear all spread out. The vestibule is very roomy. The entrances on both sides make getting in and out very easy.