User Review: Moonstone Nada Tent
Design: Poled Bivy
Ease of Setup: Simple after some modifications
Weight: 2.? lbs.
Price Paid: $250
The Nada-Tent tried to compromise by giving you poles and a roomy feel but in a small sack. While the idea was great, the design has a few flaws. First it has a Gore-Tex upper and a coated nylon floor. While the floor is plently waterproof, the gore-tex sweats, as gore-tex does not seem to be the ideal bivy material as it is not breathable enough. This results in some condensation on the inside of the sack. The other minor problem is that it requires two poles to set it up, but instead of giving two poles moonstone provides seven non-shockcorded fiberglass poles. They are thinner than a pencil and easy to lose. I had these replaced with custom made shockcorded aluminum poles, these work much better and it only cost about $30. The last problem is that it only opens across the top, this wasn't a big deal until I tried to get into the North Face Soloist which is much easier, as you don't have to shimmy in. Anyway, it does have the nicest window set up of any bivy I have ever seen, and it is comfortable although a little small for a 6'3" person. Well, the long and the short of it is that it has been replaced in my closet by a Integral Designs South Col, so the moonstone is for sale for $100.
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