User Review: Mountain Hardwear Trango 2
Design: 4 season (modified dome)
Ease of Setup: easy -- did it without instructions the first time (guying out can be time consuming, but generally i have found it is unnessasary as long as the tent is staked out first)
Weight: 8-9 lbs. (approx.)
Price Paid: around $400
i have used the Trango 2 all over the United States and it has stood up to every weather condition i have ever faced. It has never leaked on me, although i did seem seal it before i ever took it out (just in case). I have used it on mountains in Colorado as well as wilderness areas throughout the west and in areas of West Virginia. It has been subjected to winds of nearly 60mph (in the sand dunes region of CO), it has been through mainy downpours, and has performed without fail every time (no rips, no leaks, always strong).
The tent is relativley heavy (by backpacking standards), but it is well worth the weight in foul weather. I once had a friend laugh at my Mountain Hardwear tent, thinking my heavy tent was overkill. Later that week his tent was blown apart in a storm while backpacking.
I would recommend this tent to anyone looking for a strong 4-season tent. It has enough size to accomodate 2-3 adults comfortably (although it works best with two people), and the vestibules are great for storing gear. Having two doors is a definite plus for ventilation, i used it in Kansas in the summer (wasn't any hotter than my 3-season tent). I must add that at $400 this tent is a bit of an investment, but i feel that it was well worth the price i paid