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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo

2 reviews
5-star:   2
4-star:   0
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0
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It is light, easy to pitch, and very roomy- length,…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: list

Summary

It is light, easy to pitch, and very roomy- length, width and height.

Pros

  • Light
  • Easy
  • Roomy

Cons

  • Single wall condensation

I bought this tent because I was backpacking with kids and needed more room, but couldn't take any more weight. I'm 6'4" and when I first got it, was backpacking with an 8-year-old, a 12-year-old, and a 14-year-old. I slept in my tent, and they got this one. They set it up and slept on very rainy nights.

Last year I went with the (now) 14-year-old and 16-year-old (now 6') to the Gaspesie. We hiked for two weeks from in the Matane to Gros Morne on the SIA. It rained most of the days. I was in my hammock, except for a few nights when there was no good spot to hang it. The three of us slept in the Duo, dry but crowded side to side.

Length and height are also great! The tent was set up in a variety of places and ways, but always worked. It does condense inside, but also dries out quickly. NO buyers remorse!

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A very light and versatile tarp tent that is roomy…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $275

Summary

A very light and versatile tarp tent that is roomy for two, and keeps out bad weather and bugs.

Pros

  • VERY light and compact
  • very weatherproof
  • keeps out bugs
  • no condensation

Cons

  • none noticed yet

This tarptent is a winner. It has two doors, two vestibules, and lots of storage. It has a roomy floor and easily allows to people to sleep. It keeps out the rain and bugs perfectly. 

It is EXTREMELY light at 3lbs. This is with 6 stakes and the 2 optional poles for pitching. If you want, you can pitch with your hiking poles, and you don't need tent poles. This saves a few ounces more!

To set up is not difficult at all. Very straightforward, and I can do it by myself in the dark in several minutes.

I've been in this shelter in some very heavy rain. I stayed dry. My down sleeping bag stayed dry as well. So did my tent-mate and his bag. What's even better, is that tarptents don't get condensation problems like most other tents to.  So there's no dripping on you while you sleep.

If you like lightweight, but don't want to compromise on weather-proof-ness, then I strongly suggest this shelter.

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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo

reviewers paid:
$275.00

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