MEC Nunatak 2P
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Ten years and still going strong, considering what it's been through—tree planting, outdoor multi-day raves, my sister's Bible camp one year where she left it under the sun for two weeks, which totally destroyed the fly. I know the Nunatak is tough, but no polypropylene should be left under the sun for even a day at most, but MEC has a replacement fly for $150, which is a really good deal, since most other tent manufacturers would want you to buy a new tent—great work, MEC!!!!
I love this tent. It's not getting out as much as it used to be but still I know I'll be keeping this tent for a long time to come. So if you're looking for a roomy two-person tent, with nice big vestibules, this just might be the tent for you. You cannot go wrong with it, or did I mention the number of times helicopters have landed next to it and the only thing that happened to it was two or three pegs coming off?
If anything can go through a few seasons of tree planting and survive, it's worth your money.
Design: 4-season dome
Ease of Setup: I can set this tent up in the dark by myself
Weight: not that heavy considering it's home for me for a while
Price Paid: $450 plus tax
Hard core tent, not light but can be split up for backpacking trips amongst the group. Not recommended for solo trips.
- Bomb proof
- Easy to vent
- Strong fabric and poles
Strong, durable, and great for two people with gear. Cross drafts are easy with the vestibule slightly open. I have used this at 6,000 feet (-25°C) for a week of skiing, hunting trips in the mountains, and also several three-week trips of fly-in canoeing near the Arctic Circle.
Currently my unit is over 20 years old and still being used with my family now and performs "as new."
I travel extensively in the backcountry (Rockies to Uranium City). This is my go-to tent for all seasons.
Source: bought it new
Have used this tent for SEVEN years, lots, in ALL conditions w/o problems or regrets! Many features, including bug screen OUTSIDE of door, where it should be, so hot weather venting doesn't let in bugs...
Winter manhauling partner has newer version in yellow/blue (mine blue/black) and raves about it. Roomy for two, three in a pinch; once slept three medium sized people AND my 120-lb Alaskan Malamute close, but comfortably!! Highly recommend.
These are my words three years ago...NOW 10 years...and I still swear by it!!! This winter produced first tearing around vestibule pole sleeve with ice tool..my fault...the tent is bomber.
Ease of Setup: Easy, excellant pole sleeves
Price Paid: $450 Cdn
Almost NO vestibule space, especially in the back. Not acceptable. Smallish door makes it tougher to get in and out of than others.
Excellent heat retention. Awesome actually. Great for very cold weather.
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Reviewers Paid: $450.00