Walrus Warp 2

12 reviews
5-star:   10
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

Reviews

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Quality...personified!!! I have 4 kids and 3 varieties…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: more than I thought...but worth every dime!!!

Summary

Quality...personified!!! I have 4 kids and 3 varieties of Walrus tents and they are all exceptional from every aspect!!! I researched for over many months on the best tents to stand up to borderline destruction under "kid" use and it seems that "Walrus" stood out in every aspect. I have had all threee of my "Walrus" tents now for well over 10 years...thanks for such a durable tent!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros

  • Easy setup
  • Durability
  • Light for the durability
  • "Bullet proof" storm-wise by all means
  • Stability

Cons

  • NONE

I have used the "Walrus" brand tents for my family for well over 15 years and they have stood the test of time time and time a again.  Thank you for protecting my family in some what I consider some very challenging storms!!!  

Zippers are "bullet" proof, not only for myself and my wife, but 4 kids...really, how many tent manufacturers will look at that for the durability test!!! Probably ...None!!! Please get back in business and pay attention to the original designers...they were on it and they knew how to design a tent that would last.  

Just came back from a 16-mile float trip with 3 of my 4 kids and they all said they remember the "Walrus" tents they had as kids...Nice!!! I did my research then and it is still paying off!!! Bring on the grandkids!!!!!!!!

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I bought the tent on Ebay after much research. The…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Four-season freestanding
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 7 pounds total for everything
Price Paid: $110

I bought the tent on Ebay after much research. The Warp 2 was made in 1997 but this tent was practically new. Setup was very easy once I understood how free standing tents work. (The last tent I had was 30 years ago - a canvas Sears cabin tent.) Weather was fine at the Kansas Clinton Lake, so I cannot comment on waterproof. The Diamonback nylon/poly looks and feels far superior to straight poly that's flimsy and clammy.

I am 6'5" and the tent's 40 sq ft was fine. The fabric and assembly workmanship is truly impressive. I made a footprint using a tarp and directions at http://groovyadventures.com/Backcountry_Advice/lightweight_tent_footprint.html

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I found this tent on ebay and am impressed with its…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: four-season freestanding dome
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Straight forward
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Price Paid: $91

I found this tent on ebay and am impressed with its many features. It's not the lightest tent out there but for a four-season tent, it seems reasonable. The two-door, two-window design provides many ventilation options. It has great floor space and headroom. The vestibule is ample for some gear and boots. It has an unusual pole configuration but it is not unwieldy. It goes up fairly quickly (though I have not set it up in adverse conditions). All in all, it seems like a well made, well designed tent. I am taking it on a winter outing soon so if it performs differently than I have described, I will update my review.

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I have used this tent under a number of circumstances;…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Freestanding dome
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: easy
Weight: 7.5
Price Paid: $200

I have used this tent under a number of circumstances; from gale force winds on top of the meanest mountians in the southeast, to the shorelines of the Pee-Dee river, and lakes around the area. This tent has kept me dry, and maintained its integrity every trip. Plus it has the room inside, and in the vestibule to handle most any trip planned. I have had no problems with it so far and I have had it for over five years. I can only imagine what the newer model has to offer. If you want a tent that has the strength and quality to handle a variety of conditions, and provide a confident home away from home, chose this tent. You will not be sorry.

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No one tent can do it all, but this is as close as…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 Season dome
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Very easy set up
Weight: 7.5
Price Paid: $220

No one tent can do it all, but this is as close as it gets. Wind, snow, rain, no problems. With two doors and two windows there's also no problems with ventilation or condensation build up. Plenty of room for two plus gear. It's bombproof and does it all, multi-week long treks, mountaineering, two-day adventure hikes. At around $220 dollars it outperforms many $400 models. I hope Walrus is able to continue putting out this kind of product at prices that are reasonable to us everyday kind of people!

Update: January 22, 2000

Shopped for almost one year looking for the most bang for my bucks. Very pleased with the Walrus Warp 2. Simply put it performs like a typical $400 tent for almost half the price. For a true mountain tent with generous room for two plus gear, the weight of 7.5 lbs is very acceptable. Wind, snow, rain, no problems. Walrus puts a lifetime guarantee on their poles.

This is the closest I've seen to a tent that can do it all. It has no problems in nasty weather. And when it's not so wild outside you have great vents with two doors and two windows! If you're looking for MAX performance for your $$ let me know if you've been able to beat this one. FYI, I got lucky and found it on sale for $199 through Campmor last year..

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As a tall 6'4" climber and backpacker I wanted a tent…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season
Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: Not as fast as the clip tents, but better than most with practice
Weight: 8 lbs. (let's be real)
Price Paid: $250

As a tall 6'4" climber and backpacker I wanted a tent that would be long enough for me and some gear, strong enough for serious winter use and not weigh 10 pounds. The Warp 2 met my criteria and has been a stellar companion. It withstood massif snowfall during a winter attempt of Mt. Rainier.

My only complaint is that the fly which doesn't let a drop of rain in, needs a vent up high to give moist air someplace to go. I ended up making my own, but Walrus has since made this improvement. This tent may take more than a moment to set up, but once up it is a safe place to be in a wild world.

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This is a great tent! It is very easy to set up and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season
Sleeps: 2 comfortably
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $175 (year old model)

This is a great tent! It is very easy to set up and take down. There is plenty of room for two adults and some gear (I'm 6' tall and there is room to stretch out). The fly does a great job of keeping you dry -- several thunderstorms/downpours in Florida and not a drop inside the tent (as is -- no seam sealer). Ventilation is good too. Even in the hot and humid Florida weather the tent provides enough ventilation to allow any breeze through to keep you cool enough to sleep comfortably. There are lots of ventilation options. Haven't tried it in cold weather yet. The vestibule areas are adequate for boots, stoves, etc. All in all, I really like this tent. It's by far the best buy in a small 4-season tent (I looked at a lot of 3+- and 4-season tents). Highly recommended.

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This tent has one of the most unique designs I have…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 Season
Sleeps: 2+ Gear
Ease of Setup: Very Easy
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $250

This tent has one of the most unique designs I have ever seen. The two lower windows allow for a light breeze to sweep through the tent, which makes for comfortable sleeping. The roomy vestibule is great for rainy days and it sets up and comes down in no time. The best tent for the price that I have seen!

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I just bought this tent and have set it up a bunch…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season, double wall
Sleeps: 2+
Ease of Setup: Pretty simple once you learn how
Weight: 7.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $250+ Uncle Sam

I just bought this tent and have set it up a bunch of times to get it down and it is really cool. It is very strong and the factory taped seams on the fly and tent body saved me some trouble. Since one of the poles is built, it can't be compressed too much, but it still packs pretty small. A killer deal compared $400-500 for TNF and other 4-season, 2-man tents. Overall an excellent choice.

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What can I say, I am very impressed with this tent.

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: Modified dome, 4 season and expedition ready
Sleeps: 2+
Ease of Setup: Does not require a diploma, a 2 year old could tackle this one!!
Weight: 7.25lbs
Price Paid: $250

What can I say, I am very impressed with this tent. I previously owned the Walrus Skyline tent and sent it back due to a few technical problems. I enjoyed that tent very much but now I was on the look for a new tent.

I kept an open mind and looked at many different tents and decided I would not spend over $500. I found that The North Face four-season tents were too stuffy and had a slight condensation problem, and I was turned off from Sierra Designs because they did not machine tape their flys. I liked Mountain Hardwear tents and actually considered a few but I was a little weary of their vestibules. Moss was way out of my league price wise, and all the 4-season Kelty tents were 10+ pounds, and I was also advised by my local outdoor store not to buy Kelty.

Everything was sending me back to Walrus. They machine tape their floors and flys, they have 7001 series alluminum poles which are guaranteed for life, they are very srong due to the rapid hub design, and they are a cinch to set up. Everything lead me to the Warp 2, which has a large pole-supported 12 sq. ft. vestiblule. Living space inside the tent is very adequate with four side pockets, a mesh gear loft, and enough room for a tight but almost comfortable 3 (yes, 3) people. There is well enough room for two.

This tent was the most versitile tent I could find. It ventilates well in the deserts of Arizona and strong enough for Denali (I actually talked to someone who was caught in a 3-day snowstorm in this tent on Mt. McKinley and was comfortable the whole time). The second night I used this tent I experienced a severe thunderstorm at Savage Gulf, Tenn. While my tent stayed perfectly dry a Kelty sitting right next to mine experienced water problems.

This tent can do it all, buy this tent and you will never have to buy another!!

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I made a slight alteration to the permanently installed…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season
Sleeps: 2+
Ease of Setup: Very easy from factory. Incredibly easy with minor alteration to ridge pole
Weight: 7.5 lbs
Price Paid: $250

I made a slight alteration to the permanently installed ridge pole, turning it into two seperate poles. The tent is now easier to set up and incredibly easy to take down (the permanently installed poles was giving problems). Totally bombproof.

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BUY THIS TENT! This tent is bomb-proof. Its ease of…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Design: 4 season
Sleeps: 2+
Ease of Setup: mucho easy
Weight: 7.25 pounds
Price Paid: $250

BUY THIS TENT! This tent is bomb-proof. Its ease of set up combined with its light price tag, versatility and room make this the best tent for anyone who is looking to buy just one tent for backpacking, mountaineering or trekking.

Walrus Warp 2

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$91.00 - $250.00

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