User Review: Mountain Hardwear Muir Trail
Design: 3-4 season, free-standing
Ease of Setup: Easy, less than 10 minutes
Weight: around 6 lbs.
Price Paid: $220
My wife and I live in Florida, so what to others might seem a "cool" night probably seems like a "cold" night to us. I was looking for a tent that would be highly-adjustable in response to the anticipated overnight temperature; but able to be sealed up pretty tight in the event the temperature dropped to or below freezing.
The Muir Trail seemed to be the only one we could find that met our criteria. I suppose the Sierra Designs Omega would be in the same genre; but it was heavier than the Muir Trail by about a pound, and the Muir Trail was really pushing the weight limit.
Anyway, we are delighted with the Muir Trail. If it's super chilly, you can seal off the door and the overhead vent, making it into a Winter tent; but if it's warm, you can open both and get pretty good ventilation, especially if you roll up the bottom end of the rainfly, to permit cross ventilation down the length of the tent. We have had no condensation problems under any conditions, and the tent is bomber in both rain and windy conditions.
There are a few of these tents still available, and I'd recommend you seriously consider grabbing one if you camp out in a wide range of temperature and humidity conditions.
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