Peak 1 Apollo
Price Paid: $5
I got this tent at a secondhand store for $5, but the front curved pole is broken. Looking for a replacement.
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 5.8 lbs
Price Paid: $200
I've heard that this tent was a nightmare for some to own from other reviews. How the tent tore up on them.
I must disagree. I've had this tent for about a year now. I took it on quite a few trips and it held up great. It has incredible ventilation, because most of the walls are made of the see thru mesh. My wife has gone with me a few times also, and it is so romatic that we can stargaze with out the bother of mosquitos. The tent is well built. Another great feature is the vestibule in the front of the tent is huge. I have more than enough space to put my gear, shoes, food, and any thing else that I don't want to have in my tent with me. In addition to that with all the gear in there I still fit! I have not found any better deals for the money. On top of that it's better than some tents that cost much more.
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: very simple
Weight: under 6 pounds
Price Paid: $220 Canadian
I got this tent on sale because it is a '97 model.
The tent takes about four minutes to set up because it only has three poles and one in the huge vestibule. The fly has clips to secure it to the tent instead of hooks and loops. The tent itself is made almost entirely of Rip-Stop screen and the fly can be rolled back over most of the tent to let you sleep under the stars on clear nights and not get eaten alive by bugs. It also has alluminum poles. This tent is fantastic! You can see this tent on the "97 camping buyers guide." Even the bag it comes in has compression straps to help make it more compact.
Design: 3 season dome
Ease of Setup: easy to set up
Price Paid: $90
This tent sucks the big one! First time set up out in the White Mountains during a bad rain storm, and the damn thing immediately began to leak. Soon after, the poles gave way and the tent collapsed on me. Well, after reinforcing the guy lines and adding a nylon tarp over the fly the tent held through the night with minimal leakage. That morning I awoke in a puddle caused by leakage and condensation. Not to mention when I tried to exit the tent I got drenched from water pooling on the vestibule.
Other problem: one of the poles bent from the nights storm.
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