User Review: Noall Mountaineer II
Design: 4 season expedition dome
Ease of Setup: moderately easy
Weight: 7lbs. 6oz.
Price Paid: $479
I've used this bombproof tent for five years and can't say too many bad things about it. It's been used in the Andes of Argentina mostly, where the winds seem to be always strong....up to 100 mph. I bought it with extra heavy duty poles which makes it much stronger than necessary and which makes it a bit heavier, but with 2 - 3 climbers sharing the load, it's bearable. The colors are pleasant (yellow, turquoise and teal) and the detailing is very well thought out with two vestibules/vents, and two lower vents at the ends. Lots of strong guyline tieouts hold the whole setup tautly. I'm sure it will last for many years and I'd recommend it to anyone who is serious about high altitude mounataineering. Noall is a small family-run business, hard to find in comparison to the myriads of dealers who sell SD, NF, etc. tents, but well worth the investment.