User Review: MSR Zoid 1
Design: Hoop - two poles
Ease of Setup: Very quick, can do it with only 2 stakes
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Price Paid: $160
I bought an MSR Zoid 1 in early 2004, and after spending 10 nights in it so far -- from balmy to seriously stormy -- I can report that the MSR Zoid 1 is one sweet ultralight tent. I’m 6’2” and 180 pounds and I fit into it with a little room to spare. My head brushes the top of the tent when I sit up, but that’s no big deal. I’ll happily trade mussed up hair for the lightweight protection this tent gives.
Construction was excellent, ventilation is outstanding, rain protection is complete, the vestibule has plenty of room for my pack and boots, and the side entrance is easy to get in and out of. I gave away the needle stakes the tent comes with and substituted some titanium ones in their place (stronger and easier to grip), and I carry it in a stuffsack that’s about half the size of what it came with, but other than that I have no gripes. I’ll be using this tent for many years to come.