Walrus Arch Rival XV
Design: 3 Season 2 Hoop Tunnel
Ease of Setup: Simple
Weight: 4.5 lbs
Price Paid: $135 (Sale)
Very spacious, light, and affordable. Takes up little room in the pack and can be set up for storm conditions in about four minutes. I got caught in a ferocious storm on the banks of Lake Superior and the tent did fine (despite having several pounds of sand on it). Nothing even close to a leak. Vestibule isn't huge, but is large enough for boots and other small things. Two hoop tunnel design makes for an interesting set up if the wind is really blowing. I'm 6'4" and there is plenty of room. On the second day of the above mentioned storm, I was in the tent for 18 hours while blasting winds dumped sleet and sand on the tent. Never a problem.
Highly recommended, particularly for bigguns looking for a light solo tent with plenty of space.
Design: 3-Season, Non free-standing, Hoop
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 4.75 lbs.
Price Paid: $125
Request: Does anyone out there happen to have a copy of the Assembly-Care brochure, which came with the Walrus Arch Rival X-V? Mine got soaked and dissolved!
If so, could you please email me a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org? Also, does anyone know whether this tent has -- with the help of a couple of straps-with-buckles -- a "fly-only" set up option?
Design: 3 season tunnel
Ease of Setup: Easy and quick setup (maybe 3 mins?
Weight: 4.5 lbs.
Love this little tent! Owned this tent for MANY years now and it's still looks great! Roomy with many great features. Not free-standing but once fully staked with guy-outs this tent can handle seriously high winds.
Very water-tight as well. Stayed dry thru 3 days of solid rain in Arkansas. Maybe could be slightly better with condensation but very minor issue.
Vest. a little small but really light tent for its size. Too bad Walrus is gone ... many have copied this design.
Ease of Setup: very easy
Weight: 4lbs. 6oz.
Price Paid: $150
This has proved to be an excellent tent. It's my second Walrus and the quality of workmanship is excellent in both. Headroom is ample, very easy, and quick set-up and take down time. Great ventilation. Holds up extremely well in bad weather. I use this as a solo and wouldn't consider it with a partner, unless it was my wife or an emergency. Would have like a larger vestibule and a little easier entry and exit. All in all, a great tent.
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