User Review: Mountain Hardwear Waypoint 1
Design: three season non freestanding
Ease of Setup: fair
Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz
Price Paid: $155 (after 20% discount)
This tent is a one wall system that also acts as the rain fly. But it is not freestanding, so you have to hold it up with stakes, guy lines, one hoop support pole and a foot-long mystery post (that is just supposed to somehow freestand at the foot of the tent).
Problem is, above timber line in the Sierras the ground on which to set up is often filled with rock, so set up becomes difficult.
The worse problem, however, is that the tent does not vent well at all. Moisture condensed very heavily inside the tent both nights that I used it. Since the feet end of the tent is only held up by the "mystery post," whenever I moved in my sleep, the condensation transferred to my bag. The second morning, the bottom of my bag was covered in frost!
I like Mountain Hardwear and have enjoyed their products, but for my needs, this tent was a disappointment. It may be a tent that is great for lower elevations or different conditions.
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