This is a fantastic tent. I live in Portland, Oregon,…
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: super easy to set-up, can be tricky to get the pegs out of the tent poles durinng brake down
Weight: 9 lb 9.5 oz
Price Paid: $110 including shipping
This is a fantastic tent. I live in Portland, Oregon, and in April I used this tent on a camping trip to the Oregon coast. I think we had almost every weather that involved water from the sky (freezing rain, rain, sleet, snow, and small hail) and the tent stayed completely dry.
There was also no problem with condensation (something I have always had a problem with in the past) which was amazing as there wasn't a lot of air movement. The vestibules make an excellent place to put your shoes.
I guess the most amazing thing about this tent is that the first night out on the 3 day camping trip some raccoons ripped into it (not the tent's fault just a dumb move by my boyfriend) and put a big hole in a corner of the tent body and floor and due to the fact that the rain fly is full coverage the tent still stayed super dry.
The one crappy thing about this tent is the stakes but you can pick up better ones at some other place. Also the size would be just fine for three people (I am 5'10" of average to muscular build and my boyfriend is 6' and we took up less than half of the floor space).
I am 6'2" and have recently been re-enlisted into…
Design: 3-4 Season Free Standing Dome with Full Rainfly, Vestibules and Window.
Ease of Setup: Very Easy!
Weight: 9.6 pounds total w/ Foot Print Included
Price Paid: $122 Including Shipping
I am 6'2" and have recently been re-enlisted into the Boy Scout Program as a scout leader. Time to gear-up after 25-years of non-scouting activities.
Was looking at the Eureka Pinnacle Pass 3XTA and this Horizon 3.
I chose the Horizon 3 for these reasons:
1) The rain fly covers the entire tent and still has vents at the top that pulls circulation from the bottom floor of the tent. The Eureka's rain fly does not cover the entire tent. Therefore the Horizon 3 is more like a 4-season tent.
2) The Horizon 3 rain fly has a window in it to allow light.
3) The Horizon 3 at $122 w/ shipping was significantly less than the Eureka Pinnacle Pass 3XTA.
4) The Horizon 3 included the Mess Dome Loft (for your gear) and a footprint with the tent for free.
5) The Horizon 3 does not have plastic clips that attach to the poles. These have broken on me with other tents before.
6) There is plenty of room for two people plus their packs. The two vestibules provide plenty of additional space for more gear.
The negatives of the Horizon are:
1) The entire tent, fly, mess loft and footprint weigh a total of 9-pound, 9.5 ounces.
2) The minimal weight is about .75-pounds heavier than the Eureka Pinnacle Pass 3XTA.
3) The interior height is a fews inches less than the Eureka. Still plenty tall though!
Overall, I am quite happy with my purchase. When I compare this tent to the many North Face, Kelty and REI tents, I feel like I have the majority of features for significantly less cost.