Trek Tents Sixty Second Set-Up Dome
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At 9 pounds may not want to backpack w/this one but…
Design: 60 second set up dome tent
Ease of Setup: Very easy set up and take down
Weight: 9 pounds
Price Paid: $145 USD
At 9 pounds may not want to backpack w/this one but all other uses it is ideal. You would be hard pressed to sleep 2 w/gear unless your really good friends. You could do it if gear stayed in the vehicle. Holds up in the wind up to about 35mph but will distort during heavier wind. I have had it up during Santa Ana wind conditions (steady 45mph w/gust to 60mph) and it kept my gear safe but lays down at high wind speeds. This tent returns to original shape after the wind dies off. I have never broken a pole. Holds out rain well as long as there is nothing contacting the tent sides below the tent fly.
I have used one for over 10 years as a wildland fire fighter (fires (generally hot and dry sometimes cold), 21 days working the space shuttle recovery (cold) and 22 days assigned to Hurricane Katrina (hot and humid)). Average 40 nights/year on wildfires. Been in a few 2 day rains, numerous thunder and lightning storms stayed dry for the most part. Watch the low spots as with any tent naturally.
Pros: Erects rapidly and easily. Plenty of room inside for 1 w/gear. 2w/out gear. I’m only 5’8” and have plenty of knelling height. You won’t do jumping jacks in this tent. 60 second set up is real but then there is staking and tie down. Maybe 3 minutes if you hurry.
Cons: Tent fly is not large enough to cover the sides to the ground. Limited ventilation during the heat, other times ventilation is good. I do truly appreciate this tent in my line of work. I would recommend this tent.