User Review: Peak 1 Aries
Design: 3 season dome
Ease of Setup: a blindfolded chimp on nitrous oxide could set it up the first time.
Weight: 4lbs. 8oz.
Price Paid: $109
I know what you may be thinking: "Peak 1? One hundred and nine bucks? why not just buy a garbage bag?" But this tent has many features in common with some more expensive tents available. The poles are made of 7000-series aluminum and clip to the tent with the same type of clip that Sierra Designs uses.
It is not the most bombproof shelter available, but at only four and a half pounds, including the sturdy full rainfly, this is a great tent for anyone thinking of trying out backpacking in mild weather. I know it is somewhat resistant to heavy rain, since I have used it during a fairly violent thunderstorm and stayed dry as a bone while some girls in a Kelty Vortex were being soaked.