Great tent for backpacking. Easy setup and holds up well in storms.
- mesh design
- rain fly does not reach the ground
I carried this tent on four different backpacking trips, easy setup and kept me dry during a very hard rain storm.Not the lightest tent I've owned but the extra room for one person is well worth it. On clear nights without the rain fly it's great looking at the stars and moon.
Design: three-season freestanding
Ease of Setup: 5 minutes, less when you're used to it
Weight: 5 lbs, 10 ounces
Price Paid: $190
The Titan is very airy and well-ventilated. It's a little on the heavy side for a two-person tent, mainly because of the fly, but it's well worth it. We used the tent during a summer storm (but still 90 degrees out) camped at a very windy beach. It stood up to fairly windy gusts...about 20 mph winds.
The tent is so great in that there are two doors so you don't have to climb over the other person, especially in such a small space. We considered getting the seedhouse and other lighter tents, but this tent, in this price range, had a whopping 92 inch length which was the only tent long enough for my 6 foot 2 hubby. I don't care if other tents say 84 inches, it does not fit a 6 foot 2 person. The width is a comfortable 54 inches, and because of that extra little pole that intersects the other 2 poles, the tent walls are very rigid, giving that extra little bit of headroom.
The vestibules are small, but enough to fit a daypack and your shoes. The fly doors were very efficient especially when the storm came in the middle of the night. I simply reached out and un-did the holdbacks, zipped that sucker up and we were dry and snug through the rest of the night. There are also little vents in the fly which allow air through for a minimal breeze. This wouldn't be sufficient airflow in the humid southeast summer, but during a cooling rainstorm, it was great and did a good job keeping the water out. I would fully recommend folding the fly doors back when you're unsure of the weather. But if it's gonna be a dry one, the ability to sleep without the fly on and looking up at the stars was the best feeling in the world.
A final little note...don't get dressed in this tent without closing the fly cause buddy, the whole world will be able to see your assets. Ha ha!
Price Paid: $110 Sierra Trading Post
Lots of room for two people and backpacks at feet or you can put them out in the vestibules. Great design.
I just love Marmot quality. Not the lightest tent, but very light considering the large fly and space. It came with nice tent pegs too.
I was going to buy the Aura, but it was twice the price with less room. I do not regret my decision.
Design: 3 Season Freestanding Dome
Ease of Setup: Easy
Price Paid: $119
I got a great deal on this tent and couldn't pass it up. This tent is essentially the same as the Marmot Earlylight 2p. It's a two pole, freestanding design using DAC aluminum poles.
It has the same dimensions and square footage as the Earlylight. Two doors and two vestibules. This tent's body is all mesh for great ventilation. The Earlylight has more nylon and less mesh. Also the Earlylight has a vent and a window in the fly. The Titan's fly does not. The fly is fully taped so seam sealing isn't necessary.
This is a three season tent but it is better suited to warmer climates or mild winters. Make no mistake, this is not a high alpine tent but it is a very capable shelter for the lower altitudes and wet weather.
The Titan does not come with a footprint or gear loft like the Earlylight does. However, I was able to find an Earlylight gear loft for $11 which fits in the Titan and I don't need the footprint. It also came with 10 aluminum tent stakes and guyline with adjusters. The included guyline is black in color and not reflective. The fly has four reflective guyline points for windy conditions. A stuff sack is included for the tent.
My wife and I will be using this tent for backpacking and we have ample room for the two of us. I'm 6 ft tall and my head and feet do not touch the insides of the tent. There is also room enough for both of us to sit up in the tent facing each other. I think this is a great tent for the price I paid and for what it will be used for. I gave it 4 stars because of the lack of a footprint and gear loft.
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