Trekk Vega 2
Design: three-season free standing dome
Ease of Setup: fairly easy
Weight: 8lbs 6ozs
Price Paid: $149.99
Well my Vega tent finally came. I personally never heard of this brand name but I have seen it featured on the Outdoor Outlet.com Site, so I decided to give it a try. Tonight after work (and a good shower!) I decided to practice setting it up in the living room. It looks like a nice tent. Plenty of mesh on the tent body and doors so it appears like it would be comfortable in the warmer months of the year. The tent is constructed of ripstop polyester (rainfly and tent body, while the floor is nylon tafetta). It has aluminum poles. The fly is a pleasant beige color.
I should mention Trekk is owned by the Canadian Recreational Products (CRP).
Look for another review in the near future as I will be putting this tent to actual usage. Cheers! :)
Update: March 17, 2006
Well I finally got to set the tent up in the backyard to give it the test before taking it out onto the trail. The tent sets up quite easy. The day was very windy here in southern Wisconsin when I was pitching the tent and one of the ferrules on the main poles got bent. More my mistake than the material of the poles however. I can order another pole set through Canadian Recreational Products however. :)
Come this morning we got 3 inches of heavy wet snow dumped on us. Needless to say this tent has structured stability, thanks to the three aluminum poles. The one "ridge" pole crosses the two main poles. For a three season tent this tent really holds up well to snow. There is alot of mesh on the tent body but I observed the tent is not particularly cold. This tent appears to be well constructed with quality materials (plus it is NOT manufactured in Communist China as most tents are nowadays). There is ample space in the Vega 2 for two persons plus good headroom. I couldn't be more satisfied. :)