User Review: Terra Nova Super Quasar
Design: Geodesic dome
Ease of Setup: 15 minutes to peg out completely
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Bought it on the reports for durability found on the web. To start, I am really very very pleased with this tent; it's well designed and made, looks great and is good return on the money. I've now had 12 months experience in heat, frost and heavy rain -- frost is best!
The tent gives confidence; it'll stand very heavy weather. Inside is bright and easy to keep clean with good pockets and small loops for hanging led lights on. Zips are strong, but can snag quite easily on the fly sheet fabric. Easy to keep ventilated, which I've found essential to avoid condensation. Woke up in Glen Etive to find the inside coated in frost as I'd not had the zips down.
Problems ? It's a mountain tent designed without compromise for saving lives in bad weather - not the most convenient for overnight in the park. I'd like easier access and removeable door panels with a wider top opening. Rain does drip from the peak onto the internal door and into the tent if the zips are not precisely placed. Undoing the fly zips from the bottom often resultsin a wet back; opening from the top means crawling over the door on the grass.
Materials are good, but I have questions about the pole sleeves which are fragile and susceptable to tearing when inserting the poles. Poles are great, precise and colour coded.
Highly recommended for tough camping. i love mine.