User Review: REI Roadster UL
Design: Ultralight One Person Non-Freestanding
Ease of Setup: Set up took about 3 minutes (in pretty serious wind)
Weight: Just over 3lbs
Price Paid: $49
The first time I used this tent was in an early season solo trip in the Cascades (OR). I was hoping that a low snow year and week of nice weather was going to offer a pretty low key weekend. I set up camp in the late afternoon. The weather that evening turned to light snow and winds of 40-50mph (estimate) whipping across of the lake I was camped next to. The roadster took it like a champ. There was minimal flappage, and while the poles bent a little under the wind, they regained shape when the wind died down (the next morning).
All in all there was a good amount of space in the tent for one person. I was able to sit up and read, but not much else. But then again it's an ultralight one-person tent, so what can you expect (at least at that price point).
The only reason I don't rate this tent five stars is because it is not freestanding.
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