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Moss Tents Olympic

rated 5.0 of 5 stars

Moss Tents is no longer in business, and the Olympic has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best four-season tents for 2023.

This Camden, Maine, original tent is roomy for two people even with a pack harbored inside overnight.


  • It looks great.
  • It’s a collectible.
  • It’s nearly indestructible when properly used.
  • It lasts decades and decades. Mine is now 26 years old.


  • It’s no longer manufactured.
  • Due to decomposition of the floor material, I had to replace the floor by former Moss Tent Co. employees at Tent Repair in Maine, who did a perfect job of it.

This tent is the best tent I’ve ever owned.

Source: bought it new

I've used my tent from the Adirondaks to Costa Rica and found it to be very reliable. A bit heavy compared to newer tents but 20 years of use makes it a good investment. I'm now shopping for another because my family has grown.

Sleeps: 2
Ease of Setup: very easy

Excellent year round. Can take a frost liner. Good vestibule - handy summer and winter. A nice tent for wind and snow. Well made for long term use. Wonderful at altitude and in very cold conditions. Vestibule is very useful.

Design: 4-season, freestanding, long dome
Sleeps: 3
Ease of Setup: Easy and quick
Weight: 3.5 kg
Price Paid: $600

An aethetically pleasing tent. It looks like a sculpture in addition to being a wonderful shelter. Reliable and strong with pleasing colors. I have used my tent in a myriad of conditions over many years. It's a classic!

Design: 4 season
Sleeps: 2-3
Ease of Setup: sets up with ease
Weight: about 7 lbs
Price Paid: about $500

I have had my Moss Olympic for 17 years. I have put it through hell over that time. Summer thunderstorms in Appalachia, winter snow, you name it.

Too bad they went out of business.

Price Paid: $600

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