User Review: Quest Preying Mantis 4S
Design: 4-season elongate dome
Ease of Setup: medium
Weight: 8 lbs
Price Paid: ~$400?
I used this tent a lot in college. I've had it for probably 13 yrs although since I moved to Texas (9 yrs) it hasn't seen much use. I've never been totally in love with it, primarily because it's a bit of a chore to set up and you have to bring the fly along whether you want to or not.
That said, once it's set up the thing is killer. The vestibule rules the wasteland so to speak, and you're in there solid no matter what weather comes along. I had to take the fly back after my first trip because the underside totally burned in the sun. That was odd. Not the lightest tent on earth and I think some of the early poles might have bent as well.