Moss Tents Outlook
I've been using this tent for two years and love it.
Design: 3-4 SEASON
Ease of Setup: EASY
Weight: 7 LB.
Price Paid: $440
I've been using this tent for two years and love it. The quality of the materials and construction are top notch. I lived in the tent for three months in the Rockies and was exposed to all kinds of weather. Gale winds, pouring rain, hail, snow, you name it the Moss took it. I don't think the tent is full 4-season. Moss considers it a light 4-season tent, which suffices for what I need it for.
The only complaint I have is the size of the vestibule. It isn't quite large enough to put a pack in, but it will handle boots and other smaller gear. Even with the rainfly the ventilation in the tent is good. With the rainfly off, you get plenty of ventilation along with a nice view of the sky, thanks to the two long mesh panels running along the length of the tent (hence, OUTLOOK).
I also purchased the Moss Tentwing. The Tentwing definitely makes up for the loss of vestibule space and provides a place to relax if it's raining or some shade if the sun is beating down.
If you are looking for a more formidable 4 season tent I can recommend the Moss Stardome II. The hooped vestibule adds alot of gear storing room. But if you are looking for a lightweight, tough, and dependable tent look no further than the outlook.
Positives: - excellent quality, usual high standards…
Design: 3 season modified dome
Ease of Setup: moderate - full coverage sleeves require more time than clips
Weight: 6 lbs, 12 oz.
Price Paid: $400
- excellent quality, usual high standards for Moss with great waterproofing. Haven't been wet yet, although I have yet to experience an all day downpour in it.
- upper mesh allows more ventilation, views without fly
- door opens to side (most Moss tents open towards floor, which requires a little more care in keeping it clean.)
- floor plan is excellent for a solo tall hiker...I am 6'3" and sleep comfortably between the end points with room for the pack to spare.
- lightweight aluminum poles (7075) fold to a nice short length...easier to pack.
- storage bag is a bit oversized, making it much easier to pack.
- sleeved poles of varying length require a bit more setup time; they improved on this with the Triton by making the sleeves continuous and all poles the same length. (It would be nice if they made sleeves continuous on earlier models.)
- vestibule needs to be bigger if squeezing two inside.
- on the heavy side for solo hiking options.