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
My Moss is over 25 years old. It is in excellent condition. I have camped with 3 sons and a wife in it many times. I just pulled it out of storage today and it looks almost new. My sons grew up camping in this tent in the deep forest areas. My family has camped in this tent many times through hot weather, rain, and snow. When this tent was made , men and women took pride in what they produced, especially for Moss. I know four fully grown adults can sleep in it very comfortable. It was sold to me… Full review
Moss tents are the best ever made in my opinion. Used in Colorado and Montana. I now own three different Moss Tents, from the Solus 1-man to the Starlet and Big Dipper. These tents are the 'Rolls Royce' of tents. My 5 person family used the Big Dipper many, many times. We once had a very windy cold wet night although we were totally comfortable inside playing cards and games. Leaks are unheard of. We woke up with 4" of snow on the fly and didn't even realize it. They are bombproof and super durable. Full review
I love it. Can see the stars and moon at night. Since the windows can zip shut for privacy, the fly is not necessary, so the "star gazer" at the top of the tent is not covered up. Got it about '91. Used it car camping in Yosemite, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. With the fly off, it is a pleasure to look at the moon and the stars. I really like that the windows can zip up for privacy without having to use the fly which helps with ventilation. At 5'5" I can stand upright and it is roomy. Highly… 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.