User Review: Sierra Designs Gamma
Source: bought it new
Excellent tent that I trust after tons of use, and lots of abuse. It'll keep me dry and covered and midge free, if not super warm (that's what the sleeping bag is for though).
- extremely waterproof
- bit of condensation
- windy means lots of noise
I've used this tent long term in both Canada and New Zealand as well as a bit in Scotland. It holds up excellently to all sorts of abuse, long term backpacking, use in the outback on rocks and sticks and around moose and bears.
It's a two person but very lightweight, strong materials. I've had it in 4-day soakers and not a drop inside. It does get a bit of condensation but if you leave the flaps to get air it's not too bad. I took it up to Alaska and found it hard to warm on my own though.
It's strong though and large with plenty of room for one or even snug with gear inside with two, or gear can lean up together outside under the vestibule.
I have had trouble with the wind whipping through and making me quite cold. Wish the nylon sides went up a bit higher. I've had it in sand and around those awful midges (black flies) and it's good. The poles are strong, bathtub style bottom means water doesn't leak in.
Noisy in a lot of wind as it flaps around, but you can peg it down more and use earplugs. So the only real con is the wind flows in right over me quite a bit.
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