User Review: Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $500
Weatherproof, bombproof, waterproof, windproof, two vestibules, many storage options, and adequate ventilation make this tent hard to top. What else could you ask for?
- Completely weatherproof
- Two vestibules
- Lots of pockets/storage options
- Adequate ventilation
There is a reason this is one of the most highly-rated and venerable tents on the market. It is bombproof, weatherproof, and very sturdy (five poles, clip design, fully-taped seams). I have not used it in "extreme" or mountaineering conditions but I have to believe from what I have seen that it is built to persevere (wind and steady rain were not a factor at all).
There are plenty of storage options with pockets that line both sides of the tent, two "shelves" in the ceiling, and two vestibules (one being larger than the other). Each entrance (two in total) actually has two doors, a mesh screen door and a "normal" nylon door, and the larger vestibule has a clear, plastic window. There is a vent in the ceiling (allowing winter cooking) and when it is opened (similar with the doors, there is a nylon "flap" and a mesh "flap"), a window in the fly is revealed which allows for stargazing.
My only issue, and I say this with the expectation that bombproof comes with an, albeit minor, concession, is the weight (around ten pounds with a footprint).
While all of these features are awesome on their own, don't forget about the Mountain Hardwear warranty and their stellar customer service.