Reviews for MicroZoid
Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Review by: thetroutscout, 2006-02-19
I've been using mine consistantly the last two years. I'm 6'1" and if I were any bigger I may not fit well. This tent is very small but quickly makes up for it in weight and pack size. It isn't free standing but I have yet to be in a place where that has been a problem, ranging from above the timber line to the sand dunes. Its a little tricky getting into at first and even harder to dress in. The vestible isn't huge but I usually leave my pack under it's own cover. I've had it rain for three days straight and no sign of anything getting past the rainfly. You have to stake it and guy it out taut but it works. It vents well and I've never had any condensation problems. If a lightweight, small, solo tent is what you want then look no further. There's no luxury of extra space but this tent will keep you dry. When I'm going fast and light I always take my microzoid. My friends make fun of "the coffin" but when they see my tent packed down to 4" x 18" and 2.5lbs they stop laughing.
Review by: tattooed_climber, 2003-04-04
I must say, this is the coolest little tent around. I do alot of solo hikes and mountaineering projects in the summer and spring so this tent is aweome. It weighs about a Kg but I ended up paying 230$ Canadian for it (from MEC) but worth every penny. Had this in P*ss-pouring rain and I've had it in little snow conditions. Works great, but size is always a factor. I'm 6'1" and I just fit perfectly (my heels and head are both within 1/2 an inch of the ends of the tent. As well I can't sit up in it).
Well, in the name of Lightweight hiking/treking/Backpacking/mountaineering or whatever you may do, the size cut-downs will cut down in the weight you're humping over them mountains.
Now, a problem I thought when I first got this tent was where my pack will go (I own an Arc'Teryx Bora 95 tall, a big pack) but lucky it manages to fit under the Vestibule, with some room for my boots. Idealy, you probably don't want your pack leaning against the Vestibule roof (the fly) because the condensation will get your pack wet, but my Bora 95 can handle anything, so its not a worry for me, but if you have a crapy pack, make sure its small or bring a trap for it.
But overall, this tent is one of the best I've ever used. Down side, is if i go out in the mountains with a friend who doesn't have a tent....I have to rent one in this situation. MSR is a great brand, lucky for me and other Canadians, is that @ MEC you can rent Pretty much anything they sell there so its a great way to try out tents and other gear there.