I purchased this tent last year after spending several…
Design: $ Season Expedition 3 Hoop
Ease of Setup: Extremely easy//Extremely quick
Weight: 8 lbs
Price Paid: $300
I purchased this tent last year after spending several nights in a friend's tent while on a trip. I have owned several other style tents over the years (tarps, bivies, 4-season domes, and Eureka A-frames), but was impressed with this tent. It offers a floored vestibule that is the front of the tent, with a pee/cook hole built in to the floor (zips open). the tent is spacious, comes with tensioners and hammock, has factory taped seams and generally overall tight construction. I especially like the setup - you can leave the fly attached to the tent, push the 3 poles though from one side (the pole sleeves are closed on one end so you don't have to run around the tent to attach pins or rings to the pole ends) and have it standing in les than 2 minutes - It needs only 3 stakes to be funtctional - But I recommend fully staking the tent in high winds.
One problem I encountered was one of the tensioners was not sewn properly in the front of the tent and needed to be sewed - Instead of sending it back, I handily applied my awl and completed the task to my satisfaction.
If I had my druthers, knowing what I know know about the tent, I would buy it again. Although it is a little heavy for summer use, my wife loves it cuz of the roominess and there is plenty of space for a couple of rugrats or a dog (or 2) for company.
For winter use, the tent cannot be beat !!!
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