Moss Tents Titan GT
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $249.99
12 years of bombproof service for $250 was an absolute steal! Only hope to find something half as good with my next tent.
- Ventilation/heat retention
- Quick setup
- Moss is long gone
- Vestibule door (completely personal vendetta)
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 spot one on eBay or anywhere I will not hesitate on picking it up for the $5-600 people try to sell them for still.
Design: 3-4 season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: easy, three equal length poles.
Weight: about 10lbs, more with ground cloth, etc.
Price Paid: $300
I can't say enough positive things about this tent. I am also very upset that Moss is no longer making backpacking tents. I can't attest to the quality of the MSR versions replacing them. I only know that my Moss tent has been outstanding and it will be a sad day when I finally have to replace it. I have used it for three years in all types of conditions. From winter camping in sub-zero temps to desert camping, to extended backpacking trips, canoe camping, you name it, it's been there.
Many people would complain about the weight, it's around 10 lbs. but in my opinion, the extra weight is worth carrying when you know just how bombproof Moss tents are. It is tight as a drum when set up. I have the GT version with the big clips which make the set up very easy and with three equal length poles there is no confusion. The vestibule is huge and the big windows are great for taking in the view, they also close up when the temps really drop. There is ample space inside for two people with most of your gear, plus the vestibule has lots of space too. On numerous occasions travelling with other groups, my tent has always been the one to remain water tight in torential rains, still standing after gale-force wind, and not collapsed under the weight of a foot of snow. I even set it up in a low spot on a trail and woke up in the morning after it rained all night to find that the whole area was flooded with about three inches of water, but the tent never leaked!
I could go on, but you get the point. Moss tents are bomber and worth the money and extra carry weight. It's a shame you can't get them anymore. I wish I had bought a dozen when I had the chance.
Design: 3-4 season convertible tent
Ease of Setup: Slightly difficult
Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $399
Purchased this wonderful tent on sale, and I've had the pleasure of using it for over a year now. I love the zip open panels located in front of the tent that gives you an open unobstructed view, and when the weather turns nasty or you desire privacy just zip them up -- so simple, yet effictive!
Every detail from the stitching to the bomp proof fly is outstanding. It is a good idea to practice setting up at home prior to doing it in the field because the pole and clips on the tent can be tricky, but once you know where everything goes, it's easy. Due to the numerous mesh paneling I ran into no problems using this tent in the summer, it breathed well and caused no condensation. When used in winter it was great at shedding rain and blowing snow.
I use to bring a light 5lb. Kelty winfoil Ultralite when backpacking. Now I don't mind hauling this 8lb. home away from home because it's worth the suffering when you get so much comfort when inside!
Design: Three season
Ease of Setup: Not bad. Being a tight tent, pinning into the stake ends can be a difficult, BUT you'll have a super tight tent!
This is one amazing tent. I have several tents to choose from when I'm preparing for a trip, but this one usually ends up in my pack. Moss made the tightest tent in the industry. I have slept in 30 to 40 mph winds on top of Roan Mtn. and Carvers Gap and it's bomb proof. It is sturdy with no wind chatter. It's also a cozy shelter to hunker down in when you're getting pelted with rain. Knowing that Moss is out of the tent business, I take extra special care of it. (My Moss Titan utilizes sleeves instead of the clip version. I think this plays a key in why this tent pitches so tight.)
Design: Titan GT
Ease of Setup: Mr.Breuax I love you hope I spelled that right , prob not
Weight: 7 or 8 lbs I think
Price Paid: hefty-but worth it $400
I LOVE IT!
vestibule vestibule vestibule!!! very nice inside but the rounded corners created alot of unusable space. It sleeps 3 on spec but 2 very comfortably. not square enough to support 3 full length sleeping pads so it forces you to make sure your pad is curled up. anyone who has spent a night clearing snow from the outside of the tent knows that if your bag sits next to that cold snow with only a sheet of 70d between it and you, that's enough to bring you shiverin' out of the best of dreams. WAY COOL tent though.
probably on my top 5.
Design: three+ season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: easy, but not the easiest
Weight: 9-10 pounds
Price Paid: NA
This is a great tent. I've used it in everything from super-hot summer camping to heavy downpours and I've always been comfortable. Moss thought of everything; well designed gear loft, pockets, and the zip up/down mesh window covering are the best thing ever invented. This tent will last a LONG time. Thanks Moss.
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