Six Moon Designs Solo (e)
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American workmanship is as crappy as American warranty
In brief, I got a substandard one but the seller keep saying that it's ok.
It's easy to setup and need 6 pegs (with one 1.2m pole) to fix it onto the ground. Thereafter you will get huge space for your gear and good headroom for the 29oz. you've carried along. In foul weather the peak is good for storing wet gear (better warped) PLUS making a meal.
The ventilation is excellent and the fabric is flimsy so don't expect it to protect you in a storm. Should one expect to use it in heavy rain better have the seam sealed with silicone and beware of flooding possibility and the bath-tub wall is just a little bit above the ground. After all this is a minimalist tarptent so don't expect luxury comfort.
My sample got the problem that one side of the fly is larger then the other (links to photos include), so the side wall at the far corner is always dipping down. Has made complaint to Ron the seller but only received an instruction in how to set up the tent.
Design: tarp tent using 1 trek pole
Ease of Setup: within minutes
Weight: 29 oz.
Price Paid: $165
I have spent 60+ nights in this tent over the last two years. Overall I've been very happy with it. I love the weight and small amount of space it takes up in my pack. There's room inside the tent for me and my pack. Because it is so light (27oz) it may not be as durable as some tents. However I've not had any problem with mine.
The one con would be that when I keep both door flaps closed there tends to be a fair amount of condensation on the inside of the tent. I normally leave one flap up unless it's raining and then the condensation is minimal.
Design: Six Moon Design
Ease of Setup: Easy to setup. It's not freestanding though.
Price Paid: $275
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