User Review: Mountain Hardwear Meridian 2
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $100
This is a lightweight tent at around 4 lbs. I have used it both for backpacking and bicycle touring. I would highly recommend it!.
- Has two doors with one on each side.
- The sides are covered in wind proof nylon(?) high enough to shield from cold air.
- The bathtub floor stays high off the ground.
- It's easy to setup in a matter of minutes and has clips instead of sleeve poles.
- The rainfly can be set up alone with the pole ends in grommets at the edges of each corner.
This tent sets up in minutes with the poles being shock-corded and having clip hooks along the top instead of pole sleeves. It will also set up without the tent beneath with just the rainfly and poles.
It's very stable in the wind and standing by itself. The aerodynamic shape of the rainfly makes the air flow over it well.
It holds up against the most powerful rainstorms and hold back snow well too.
It is covered on the main tent with a fine no-see-um netting and is very nice at night to view the stars as well as in the daytime to view the world.
It has about 3 feet of headroom and is long enough for the tall hikers. It more of a single person tent as its not as wide as most 2 person tents.
It has two meshed pockets on either side near the high end and one long one on the wide end also. And has two loops on the top ridge to hang lanterns, lights, etc.
It packs fairly small, rolling up small and tight. The poles and stakes pack well into their storage bag and the stakes are "T" shaped making them stronger against hard ground and stones beneath the surface of the ground.
The tent has held up well thru all kinds of weather and types of set-ups.
I have had the tent 2 years, bought in the spring of 2011.