High Peak Simex Sport
Reviewers Paid: $210.00
What I really liked about this tent is how compact it folds up which makes it ideal if like me you want a decent sized dome tent to take along on your motorcycling holiday. Folded and in its bag at 56cm long this really makes it the perfect length for strapping to the motorcycle.
I have owned many different tents and always seem to end up coming back to the dome style. It suits me as there is plenty of room an I can put m motorcycle gear on inside the tent which is a great plus...especially in adverse weather conditions. The tent is really well made and waterproof even in heavy deluges.
Mine is the Pro 3...I assume for three people, although it is the perfect size for two people travelling with a motorcycle...plenty of room for all your gear (apart from the motorcycle obviously) inside the tent which gets a rating in my book. This tent actually folds up smaller than a two man tent I have been using for years.
I was given the tent but quite honestly I was in the market for one at the time and would have quite likely settled on this model and purchased it had I seen it. All of the fittings are of decent quality and the tent is easy to erect once you get the hang of it. The fibreglass shock poles are not overly stressed which means it will be one heck of a storm before your poles shatter with this tent. The seams are all strong and well reinforced and there is plenty of ventilation which is great in hot climates such as the south of France in summer.
All in all a good tent that I would recommend.
Design: three season dome tent
Ease of Setup: Try at home first then should take about five to ten minutes in situ
Weight: Not quite sure but I would guess around 4 kilos
Price Paid: Free!!
I took this tent out on a pretty chilly, windy and wet four-night trip around Iceland. Really didn't have any problems with it at all. No leaks whatsoever, good ventilation, pretty sturdy little tent -- withheld some pretty strong gusts. I I also liked the tent design (you pitch the rainfly then hang tent inside from hooks) and the roomy vestibule.
I'm not a fan of fiber-glass poles, they make me nervous -- always waiting for the *one* to snap! But these were great.
The only downside to this tent: not enough space for three (not even two adults and a small child).
Not as easy to pitch as I'd like. Can be a little tricksy at first, but got a little easier each time. It's not that it's puzzling -- just takes longer to put together than I'd like. (About 12 minutes with two people.)
Still, I'm happy with tent. It seems remarkably well made and I feel confident I'll be using it for quite some time.
Design: Fraser 3 Tunnel trekker
Ease of Setup: easy w/ two
Price Paid: USD 210