Durable tent that won't leave you wet! Easy to set…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100
Durable tent that won't leave you wet! Easy to set up and should last for years. Low cost makes this tent a very viable option for weekenders, car campers, backyarders, and section hikers.
- Pole construction
- Velcro placement
I bought this tent in February and had the chance to take it through some tough weather conditions. We had a good snowstorm which started as rain then sleet then snow for about 6-8 inches all with high winds. The tent performed flawlessly in these conditions. No worries about weather.
This tent was a budget purchase and given that the biggest downside is the weight IMO. At just 4lbs it's not UL. But if you're not a UL hiker this isn't going to be an issue. And for the money it is a very solid choice. I think since it came to market earlier in the year it has gained popularity and has been out of stock a variety of times on Amazon.
The tent didn't come with instructions, but not a big deal. It so super simple to setup. It will only set up one way so that makes it easy.
The fly is heavy duty and took some punishing winds for several days straight and then rain, freezing rain and snow. No leaks and no issues. Snow did pile up on the sides and sheet on the fly, but I was able to tap it off, it was freezing rain first so that is to be expected. The fly has multiple guy out points and can ventilate very well.
The inner net gave me no issues other than some stranding from the sewing. Now it does peak high and narrow, much like a Nemo Hornet, so headroom is cramped for two. But for one it's fine. And if sleeping two has enough room for two 20" pads and some gear/pack.
The door opening functions fine even frozen and provides minimal coverage from rain and snow falling, again not a huge issue. There's no real vestibule to speak of, but the wings that flank the door provide some wind coverage if you're cooking in that area or want to stash boots. It's not quite large enough to stash a pack out of the weather. The door does have some velcro which I found a bit frustrating to deal with one-handed, again not a big issue.
Overall this tent I believe can serve many people and will do so for years. The durability of the tent is very high. No ground sheet needed. The cost or value for this tent is high as well. If you're an UL hiker this isn't the tent for you. If it's for a weekender, car camper, or the section hiker, I think you'll find this tent will not let you down.