Reviewers Paid: $129.00-$160.00
Very good tent!
Now this is my second review for this particular tent. I originally purchased it last winter while residing in Des Moines, Iowa, as a Christmas present to myself. I used this tent down at Walnut Woods State Park back in March of this year and at Maquoketa Caves State Park (in Jackson County Iowa) while on my way back to Ohio for a visit. Now I'm putting it to good use while employed here in the State of Wisconsin-Department of Natural Resources.
I'm truly impressed with this little backpacking tent thus far. Good ventilation thanks to the generous mesh panels built into the tent body. This tent is quick and very easy to pitch-under three minutes for me. It stakes out well and the rainfly stays taunt regardless how much it rains.
Currently I am living in my tent down in Mazomanie Wisconsin while I am employed at Devil's Lake State Park. The Cabela's XPG Deluxe tent is just as good as my ALPS tents. This XPG tent is an definite GREAT BUY!
I would recommend it to anyone!
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: very easy and quick thanks to the pole clips
Weight: 6lbs. 13ozs.
Price Paid: $160
I used this tent for the first time in the middle of a nor'easter. I purposely backpacked out during this storm to see if this tent would hold its seals. Let me tell you, after one full year of use, this tent is awesome! I've stayed dry every single night I've used it, have had zero problems with setup, and space is plentiful for two people (on the small side, of course). Two doors is also a huge asset!
I was concerned initially about ventilation, but the cross roof vents work like a charm. I've been through deserts in Arizona and Utah all the way to Pennsylvania and Connecticut downpours and some light snow in Maine without one problem. It's a camper's dream!
My only complaints are the weight (could be lighter than almost 7 lbs.) and the stakes. I upgraded before venturing out, which added some to the weight, but was glad that I did. It could get weighty when backpacking (I used it as a backpacker in Utah and it got heavy), but there are no complaints when car camping. I also definitely recommend the footprint as the floor could be a little stronger. Overall, this tent is phenomenal for the price I paid and use it's endured.
Design: 3.5 season (held well in light snow) 2-pole dome
Ease of Setup: Simple in the pouring rain, snow, and dead of night, all of which I've done
Weight: almost 7 pounds
Price Paid: $129