I have the Hooped Outland version. The vestibule has a separate pole and is great. It is tight to get in/out of for me (6'2") but it is bomb proof and long enough that my bag does not press against the tent walls. I got the tent down to 5 lb 10 oz lbs with Ti stakes and no ground cloth. Great for high altitude backpacking. I have the Hooped Outland version. The vestibule has a separate pole and is great. It is tight to get in/out of for me (6'2"), but it is bomb proof and long enough that my sleeping… Full review
Beautiful, technically satisfying, sadly no longer made. Just wanted to include my review of this no-longer-obtainable tent so as to post pictures. Okay, also to reminisce a little. I bought this when my little Italian sportbike was still up and running and I'd just started the adventure of motorcycle camping. The tent I had at the time was a Eureka Bike-N-Hike. It had served me well, including several motorcycle trips, a car-camping trip one July from north of the Arctic Circle through Alaska,… Full review
Great, strong tent, has served me for 20 years. I bought this tent in 1995, and it has seen over 100 nights of use, backpacking with friends (it fits four adults easily), Scouts, etc. The vestibule is huge, the materials first class, holds up to strong winds no problem. Setup is OK once you get used to it, with color-coded pole sleeves. It vents well with two doors and lots of screen. Overall, just a classic tent I've never regretted purchasing. I use a bivy now for backpacking, but I'll keep this… Full review
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
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.