User Review: Quest Preying Mantis
Design: 3 season
Ease of Setup: Simple (less than 5 min - practice at home 1st)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Price Paid: $300
Great freestanding tent for backpacking and cycle trips. Vestibule is about 1/2 the size of the tent again, but does not need to be staked out. Fly must be on at all times to give structure, however, it can be rolled back from the foot end all the way to the head at the vestibule. This makes it easy to unroll should it start raining in the night.
Lots of ventillation!! You can cook in the vestibule and store your packs as well. If you will use the tent on the west coast, you'll want to seam seal it. Not many seams to seal, so it only takes a few minutes. Wind? We were assaulted by very, very strong winds on an interior plateau in BC in the middle of the night and of course it broadsided us. The pegs we had used to stetch out the fly a bit were torn out, but other than that there was no flapping and the rain that came with it didn't even make it into the vestibule area. Comfortable inside, even if you are 6'5"!