User Review: Sierra Designs Zolo 2
Design: Three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: ca. 5 pound (refer to webpage)
Price Paid: $170
Used this tent for a road trip through the USA for one month practically every night. From rain, heat and cold everything was there.
The first night we had a big thunderstorm, and where the zipper of the rainfly is attached it quickly dropped in through the mesh. We got very wet. The bottom held up. The whole tent got socked because we had to take it down. We were very disappointed.
The good news was that the tent dried very fast in the sun the next day.
The other problem was the condensation on the inside of the rainfly in hot weather. Even though we left the upper part of the zipper of the rainfly open on both sides, the rainfly was soaked inside in the morning. SD should have made vents on this tent, like you find them in other tents.
So much for the negative points, which are unfortunately overwhelming, so that I sent the tent back to SD, whose customer service was great. They will send me a new tent, that I can send than back to O2 gear shop, whose customer service wasn't that great, because I myself had to go via SD.
The good news: Well fabricated otherwise, light, super easy set up, very spacious inside and the atriums, inside pockets great, zippers without disturbing noise, good in wind, a very good tent for dry, moderate heat weather.
If SD can work on the big flaws of their tent, the idea and space is great. I will now wait to buy another tent, but am thinking of buying the North Face Minibus 23.