User Review: REI Roadster UL
Design: Three-season, not freestanding
Ease of Setup: Moderate at first, then easy
Weight: 3 lbs. 4 oz.
Price Paid: $112
This strange looking tent is one of the better one-person tents I have. It packs extremely small, is very light and is surprisingly roomy. The little sewn-in aluminum stays in the corners make the entire interior of the tent usable; many tents have pointy corners where you cannot put anything.
The tent is rather short (like me), and I suspect a tall person might find it too short in length. The peak height is good and sitting up is comfortable. Vestibule and entry/exit are OK. I do not like how the rain fly touches the tent body at the corners and does not extend very far past it, but I there have been no problems with condensation or rain.
Make sure you practice pitching this tent! The system of adjustable cords that REI uses is ingenious, but confusing at first. Once you figure it out, it is great because you don't just have one place to put the tent peg. If you hit a rock, just find a new place for the peg without moving the whole tent!
Only complaint is that this tent is not very taut in high winds. It will not blow down, but you will have a hard time sleeping with all the noise.
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