Moss Tents Titan
I spent a great deal of time researching my purchase…
Design: 3-4 season modified dome
Ease of Setup: moderate
Weight: 8' 12"
Price Paid: $500
I spent a great deal of time researching my purchase of a 3-4 season tent and finally decided on the Moss Titan. I haven't been disappointed with my choice.
If you're into appearances, the Titan is very sharp and distinctive. The Titan has excellent ventilation, thanks to the three very large mesh panels at the front of the tent, with a rear mesh window. It offers great views of the outdoors. They can be secured by zipping up the nylon back panels in case of high winds. The full coverage fly has a hooped vestibule that is large enough to sit up in. The construction is impeccable (as Moss is famous for). Setup isn't quite as easy as a clip design thanks to the all sleeve constrution, but not too bad once you practice a little.
The Titan isn't for everyone, though. At 8 3/4 pounds, it is very heavy for a 2 person tent (fitting three people in this thing would be quite cramped.) It is also expensive (as Moss is also famous for). I, for one, don't mind lugging around the additional weight for a good, reasonably spacious shelter. However, if weight is a real consideration for you, you might look elsewhere.
I've taken this tent through 2 severe thunderstorms, some freezing rain, and some buggy, humid summers. This tent handled all of those conditions very well. I was also considering the Mtn Hardwear Skyview2, which is heavier, has a bit more space (but harder to find enough space to pitch in a foliage-choked campsite), and does have a clip design. However, I would probably have made the same choice if I were to do it over again. The Titan is sturdier, better quality, and a great tent all around.
After being introduced to Moss tents when I rented…
Design: 4 season
Ease of Setup: Easy! Only 3 poles, equal length
Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. Packed
Price Paid: US$500
After being introduced to Moss tents when I rented one for a weekend last year, I decided I should certainly consider Moss for my next tent. Man, am I glad I did. The Titan is exactly what I was looking for. It has a very unique design, and features that you normally don't find in 4-season tents. The front of the tent features three mesh panels that provide a panoramic view. There is a back panel that open up as well, providing great air flow, making this tent absolutely great for summer. The Titan has a low profile and comes with a great rain fly with a hooped vestibule. Batten down the hatches and this tent is bomb-proof in high-wind winter storms as well. I've been through a number of conditions with this tent, and have always been very satsified with its performance.
A word about Moss: Moss hand makes all of their tents. Despite being bought by REI, they continue to be committed to the quality of their products. This has been clearly evident in the contact that I have had with Moss, and in the quality that is evident of my tent. I can't say enough good things.
This seems to be a good tent, have only used it twice…
Ease of Setup: Average set, easy for a sleeve design.
Price Paid: $500
This seems to be a good tent, have only used it twice so far. Took it on a fall trip, downpoured all night, did not get wet. Construction is very impressive, materials are top notch and once assembled, it is a very strong structure. I like the fact that you can also open it up and have excellent ventilation thru the many screen windows. So far I really like the tent, I choose it over the Mountain Hardwear Skyview II, hard choice but I believe I made a good one.
Bombproof, roomy, well ventilated, large hooped vestibule.
Design: 3.5/4 Season Convertible
Ease of Setup: Easy. Interchangeable poles into sleeves. Self-standing.
Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz.
Price Paid: $499 Suggested Retail
Bombproof, roomy, well ventilated, large hooped vestibule. A bit on the heavy side, but not for a convertible 3.75 season tent. I don't know that I'd take it to altitude where a four foot dump of snow was likely, but it'd probably handle the weather stress.
I roll back the fly and it feels like sleeping on a screened in porch. I've sat out extended bad weather in comfort. Thumbs up. Bought mine at discount from a shop that was having trouble moving their inventory $295.