User Review: Peak 1 Cobra
Design: 3 season
Sleeps: 1 - 2
Ease of Setup: Easy
Price Paid: about $90
I had never owned a tent in this price range so I was a little skeptical. Fairly straightforward setup--one pole and 10 stakes. But, you have to get the stakes just right or the fly will come down and touch the tent.
Roomy enough for ONE person (the propaganda with the tent says two-person) and gear. There are two vestibules and two doors. I use one for entry/exit and the other as a "closet" I can reach by way of the other door. I'm 6' tall and don't feel cramped inside. There's a neat mesh bag nearly full width across the top that holds a light and asst. small items.
All-in-all, a good tent for light hiking, but I'll let you know more about how it stands up to weather later. Durability? Dunno yet, hadn't had it long enough. How can you say 'no' to a $90 tent?
For most trips, I'll still carry my Kelty.
Update: April 2, 2000
This is a follow up to my review earlier. I finally got this tent wet! It seemed for a while that if I carried the Cobra, we would get beautiful weather despite what the forecast called for. This time it rained bunches.
Well, it's got a nylon fly and that means when it gets wet it sags. It did. I had to leave the tent to answer nature's call, so I restaked the rainfly and it worked sooo much better.
All in all, I stayed pretty dry. It rained hard for several hours, along with thunder and lightning, but there were no major leaks. If you use this tent in the rain, or even if you just suspect it will rain, pull the fly TIGHT. Real tight!
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