Classic bomb-proof mountain tent. The Moss Star Dome II is a classic tent, but not seen in the mountains too often these days since Moss went out of business around the year 2000. You'd think it would be obsolete at this point, but it is a very practical design, roomy enough for two, long enough to accommodate 6' 4" adults, and with a roomy hooped vestibule that makes it very livable. I've used this tent at altitude in a variety of weather conditions, in severe wind and heavy precipitation, and… Full review
I've owned Moss tents for decades. They are sturdy, well designed, and built to last. If you have them= keep them! I'm doing my annual "clean out the gear" ritual and inspecting various camp items. This is the "Hobitat-2" set up for cleaning/inspection. I didn't insert the third pole because of problems with the sleeve fabric (see note below). I have two Moss tents I bought in the 1980s when working for an outdoor retailer. Both were made in the USA. One is a simple, 2-season, 2-person tent, with… Full review
I have owned this tent for about 35 years. Bought it a L.L. Bean. Always was there when needed. Good camp tent for canoe trips. This last trip to the St. Croix, I noted the fly was losing its water proofing. Still solid, poles good, no tears, but no longer waterproof. Any way to restore that? Wish I could get another! Full review
I was looking for a 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent and saw the Moss tents in REI. This was in 1984 and I recall there was a Star Gazer and its little brother the Starlet. I fell in love with its parabolic looks and quality of craftsmanship and the thought of looking up at night and seeing the stars. I purchased it and it was expensive for me, over $300, but as I assembled it, it had this Swiss watch quality, very well thought out and designed. I used it in the Sierra Nevada range and it was… Full review
12 years of bombproof service for $250 was an absolute steal! Only hope to find something half as good with my next tent. I bought my Titan GT (clip model) brand new from REI in 2001 and just noticed on my receipt it was rung up as a Starlet GT which was $250 at the time. This tent has been a bombproof champion for the last 12 years, through 40-50mph gusts, snow and pouring rain. I may be able to get a few more out of her and I will be sad when it comes time to replace her. If I get the chance and… Full review
Moss, Walrus, and Armadillo were manufactured by Edgeworks, which went out of business in 2001. In 2001, MSR acquired Edgeworks’ tent inventory and decided to honor tent warranty obligations for three years.
When Cascade Designs purchased MSR, it continued to honor MSR’s three-year warranty commitment; however, today, all warranty obligations for Moss, Walrus, and Armadillo brand tents have expired, and replacement parts for the same have been exhausted.