Wild Country Quasar/Mountain
The best 2-door, free standing tent for four-season…
Design: free standing 4 seaon expedition dome
Sleeps: 2-3 in a bind
Ease of Setup: easy if you know the tent. a pain if your clueless and have never seen the thing. IE-set up in your livingroom before you go out in -degree weather and you really need to get indoor's
Price Paid: $450-500
The best 2-door, free standing tent for four-season camping and climbing. There are not many tents that take into consideration flat rock, 3" water running through camp, 40 mile an hour winds, enough room to keep all your stuff inside, and a place where you can eat and don't have to pee there too.
This thing has two doors, two small vestibules, four inside pockets (12 w/extra loft), full 3" sealed bath tub floor, roof that'll hold 3' of snow, and a color that even in a whiteout you'll be able to find the thing if you go out for mid-night stole.
The first test for this thing was three days atop of St. Mary's in the Bitterroots on a cold Montana November whiteout. We slept, cooked, ate, drank, and did all our bodily functions within the confines of the tent. GREAT test. It passed it with flying colors.
From the hard rock outcropping of the northern Cascades, where you wont find a pebble to spare to hold those non-free standing tents down, to the sub-zero ridges of Katahdin in March, the Quasar/Mountain is the perfect tent for mountain climbing to sea kayaking.
I guided two seasons in Montana and one in the San Juan Islands of Washington state, and this tent was with me all the way. I'd trust my life on it and I'm a Wilderness EMT with over 10 years in the backcountry.
All I can say is Wild Country, bring on another amzing shelter, but it better be a good one because it'll be hard to get me to get rid of this one!