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Retired my 35-year-old Gerry A frame for the Terramoto.
Reviewed several options currently available but Terramoto came closest to my ideal. Tent must have all three poles inserted into sleeves before pitching. Fly is innovative; has two top vents, one is adjustable from inside the tent. A squeeze for two, great for one and gear. Vestibule is small; would like bigger. Sleeps warm; surprisingly condensation is on the outside of the tent body. Weight is over 6 lbs. more like 6.5 or 6.75 lbs.
Had one defect upon arrival, end of one pole section was bent; called and got replacement free of charge from personal customer service. Turns out one section in each pole is bent on purpose to aid pitching and this section was out of place when they assembled it. Easy to change out, end cap just screws off. Optional footprint fits snugly underneath and can be made semi-integral with tent. You can even pick up tent and footprint for a good shake in the morning. Expect this summer to prove great air circulation, better than the old Gerry.
Design: 3 1/2 Season
Ease of Setup: Moderate
Weight: 6 1/2 lbs.
Price Paid: $260
This is a great tent, very well made and designed. I haven't had it out in the woods yet, but it was in my backyard with 20-30 mile winds and moderate to heavy rain off of Puget Sound. Not a drop of water came in all day, or the night I spent in it. The Terramoto has excellent ventilation also. At 31 Sq. ft it will be a bit cozy for two large people, but for me using it solo, it is perfect. I highly recommend this tent to anyone looking for a 3 1/2 to light 4 season tent that is rock solid, well designed and well made.
Design: 4 Season Ultra Light
Ease of Setup: Very easy set up
Weight: 6 lbs 8 oz packed weight
Price Paid: $249
This tent sets up quick. Was at Tuckerman Ravine, serious downpour, no problem. Would like to see how it handles heavy snow, only time will tell. A little tight for two big adults, but sleeping head to toe works well. Still want to see how long the new feather light poles stand up compared to eastons. This tent is light and packs away well. I'm heading off to Mt. Washington above tree line, hope it can handle the wind. We will see.
Design: 4 season convt
Ease of Setup: easy for 1
Price Paid: $150, 260 retail campmor rules
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