High Peak Flight
Reviewers Paid: $89.99
I went ahead and purchased this tent from outdooroutlet.com…
Design: three-season freestanding dome
Ease of Setup: pretty easy-tent utilizes pole sleeves, not clips
Weight: 6lbs 5ozs
Price Paid: $89.99 US
I went ahead and purchased this tent from outdooroutlet.com in St. George Utah. Tent arrived about three (3) business days after placing the order. Thank you, outdooroutlet! :)
I got to use this tent last evening. Overall I like the tent. It's pretty roomy for a two-person model. The tent featureth two doors and stake-out vestibules. Howbeit the vestibules, in my opinion, are on the smallish side. Can be a wee bit larger. Had to squeeze through to get into the tent. Zipper needs to be "worked in"-sort of hard to operate. This tent reminds me of my ALPS Mountaineering Taurus Outfitter model to be quite honest. I would say High Peak's quality is not quite up to ALPS's standards. However the tent came with all the extras-guylines and gear loft. I don't care much for the aluminum stakes this particular tent came with though. They are so soft I can literally bend them with my little finger! Thank goodness I have plenty of extra stakes to replace these with!
I colour of the tent I really like. If you like grey this is your tent! Everything on the Flight is grey-from the rainfly to the tent body save it be for the oxford polyester floor. It is black. The rainfly is polyester diamond ripstop. It has two roof vents on top to aid in ventilation. I should say the tent allows plenty of breeze in due to the fact the entire sides of the tent body is black polyester mesh. Most refreshing on a hot day!
The two gold coloured aluminum poles appear to be of good quality. This tent keep me dry seeing storms rumbled through south-central Wisconsin all last night. No leakage whatsoever.
Overall I like this tent. A good buy for under $100 bucks!
Worth a look at!
Update: September 18, 2008
I'm really pleased with the performance of this tent. Holds up to wet weather quite well. We literally had a week and a half of rainy weather here in southern Wisconsin and the tent kept me dry and comfortable the entire time. This would include the rains that were associated with the remnants of Hurricane Gustav. Great little tent to say the least! Reminds me of the ALPS Taurus Outfitter to be quite honest.
Plenty of mesh built into the tent body, so condensation is never a problem. Good ventilation too.
Very good tent. I paid less than $100 (this included shipping cost) for the same. They are on sale at outdooroutlet.com. Worth a serious consideration if you are looking for a decent backpacking tent but refuse to pay the BIG name brand price!
Thanks for reading!