This is an ultralight and innovative tent with just…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $366.73+20% off coupon and REI dividends
This is an ultralight and innovative tent with just a few drawbacks.
- Easy to set up
- More spacious then expected
- Single wall condensation
- Silnylon sags when wet
I've always used 3-4 season double wall tents while camping and backpacking or I'll throw a bivvy bag in my pack for light weight.
I own Sierra Designs down bags and love them. I replaced a 20-year-old North Face tent with a Convert 3 last year and was highly impressed. This last year I started getting knee pain and decided it's time to go lightweight.
Armed with an REI 20% off coupon, a clearance sale, and my annual dividends I couldn't pass up trying this tent.
I knew the drawbacks of silnylon (sags when wet) and singlewall tents (all will condensate) so that wasn't a problem to me.
At just over 2lbs I was saving 4.5lbs from my previous tent! YES!!!! I love the weight.
The tent has two bags, one for the tent body and one for the stakes/pole. Love this too!
wWith the knee problems I needed to use trekking poles. This tent requires them so it kind of works out.
Setup is a breeze. I didn't need instructions and did it in less than 3 minutes the second time around.
I was concerned my gear would get wet under the garage or that I would get wet from wind blown rain with the only windows at the feet and head. This hasn't been a problem on the three nights that I've slept with rain. I'm always paying attention to how I orient the tent.
Seams had to be sealed—easy and I always do this anyway. Stitching was very solid, reinforced where it should be.