User Review: No Limits Blanca Peak
Price Paid: $60
I am all for lightening the load on your back, but I prefer my that my wallet remains weighted. At about a third of the price as other two-man back-packing tents, the No-Limits Blanca Peak is unrivaled. If you live in the Southwest, this brand can only be found at Academy Sports + Outdoors, beyond that, I have no clue how one would go about acquiring one.
I'll list the specs, since you won't be able to find them online, but my experience with the tent has left me with nothing but smiles. Recently we survived an unexpected thunderstorm that dumped horizontal rain on us the entire night without the tent folding over in the wind or getting us wet. The two vestibules kept our packs and boots dry while allowing enough ventilation to keep us comfortable.
Set-up and break-down was a breeze (about 5 minutes each) and I was able to keep the packed weight under 5lbs (it's only 5lbs 4oz to begin with).
It's as roomy as you would expect a two-man backpacker would be, but the 5'7" girlfriend and my 5'10" frame fit comfortably with our bags and pads, a change of clothes, and some other items inside.
It comes with a gear-loft which also has two pockets sewn in. Depending on the time of tear, we've had two sets of glasses, our headlams, cell-phones, gloves, and beanies up there. The four corners also have mesh pockets against the tent wall (not hanging) for storing more items out of the way.
Anyway, here are the basic specs:
Weight - 5lbs 4oz
Floor Dimensions - 83" x 55"
Floor Area - 31.65 Sq. Ft.
Peak Height - 43"
Poles - 2, aluminum