User Review: Quest Preying Mantis 4S
Design: four season free standing with 28 guy points
Ease of Setup: one person in 4 minutes-with frame hubs attached to tent body
Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $400
I've been trekking and mountaineering for 35 years and the best tent i've had is the Quest Mantis. i've had the Mantis 4S, early version, for 11 years. It has functioned very well on every trek from an ascent on Denali where we had two days of blizzard conditions resulting in complete burial under four and a half feet of snow (the vestibule saved a lot of exposure serving several purposes) to Aconcagua where it withstood winds of approximately 100+ mph. Even in humid and stormy mid-western conditions, and below zero ski and snowshoe trekking, the ventilation is excellent. The fly, with its roll-up feature makes for great star gazing, weather permitting, and allows easy weatherproof access through the opposing vestibule doors. A great two man expedition quality tent that breaks down easily to share its eight pounds + weight with your treking partner. The Mantis also stores easily for bicycle touring by removing the frame hubs from the tent body and storing them separately, allowing greater compressibility of the tent body and fly.