The North Face Nimbus
Design: Freestanding 3-pole modified dome
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: Just under 8lbs
Price Paid: $200 @ GI Joe's
Perfect. Much roomier than most 2-person tents with lots of space inside for storage and within the two large vestibules. Love the huge main door that brings the outside in, virtually the whole side of the tent. Completely sheer roof, when fly is rolled back or removed, is also wonderful. Quick release fly clips, color coded poles make setup easier, but you still have to thread the poles through. GREAT in the rain and wind. No condensation!!!, fantastic ventilation options. Best car camping tent we've had, though a bit heavier than we like for packing. Still for the price we paid (on sale from $299 down to 199), this tent can't be beat.
Design: 3 season dome
Ease of Setup: Very easily put together and taken down
Weight: approx 8 lbs.
Price Paid: $290
I recently spent nine weeks on Shackleford Banks, a barrier island off the coast of North Carolina. There were two out of five tents that didn't snap a pole or rip the entire summer, and my Northface Nimbus was one of them. It's a wonderful tent.
Design: Three season
Ease of Setup: three poles threaded, fairly easy to set up
Price Paid: $199 at Costco
Took this on Ride the Rockies twice. Nice fly that gives extra room in front of the spacious doors to stow your gear. Easily sleeps two. A bit heavy for backpacking.
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