User Review: Peak 1 Cobra
Design: one-pole (not free standing)
Ease of Setup: tricky
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Price Paid: $79
I got this tent as a gift when I first started backpacking a couple of years ago. It's been on quite a few trips, and has proven very durable.
My brother and I (both 6 feet) have shared it, but it's cozy. Now I only use it when I will be sleeping solo and don't want to carry the weight of my bigger tent.
The ceiling is very low at the feet, and it is pretty hard not to brush up against the rainfly, especially since it will stretch when wet. The foot of my sleeping bag is usually damp in the morning, even if it doesn't rain, because there is no ventilation, and condensation is a problem. There are a couple of things you can do to help this. Stake the tent out (tight) before you put the pole up. Guy up the foot of the rainfly using trekking poles or forked sticks. Vickie's suggestion of a second pole is a good one, but I'm a cheapskate.
I will continue to use this tent as a comfortable alternative to a bivy.
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