Chinook Cylcone 3
Reviewers Paid: $205.00
If you need a 4-season, 3-man tent light enough for one to carry, consider this Canadian gem. The first time I used it was in a very windy ice storm. There was more than enough room for me, my son (9) and our collie. The tent was super-stable in the wind; once it was staked out, there wasn't even flapping of the fly. There was absolutely no loss of shape, even when completely coated with weight of 1/6" - 1/4" of ice. We woke with almost no condensation on the inside; very impressive.
The large front vestibule makes putting on boots in the rain/snow/cold easy and gives lots of extra storage space. The two doors of the front vestibule have a great feature -- lightweight foam stiffeners in the fly above the doors create an overhang that allows you to keep the doors slightly open even in heavy rain without leaking. The fly also has enough guy-line tie-outs to keep this thing up in a hurricane (although I do not suggest trying that). Comes with a gear-loft. One downside -- no footprint; I have made my own.
Design: free-standing modified dome
Ease of Setup: Easy for one; very easy for two.
Weight: 7 lbs 3 oz
Price Paid: $205