Review by: rcaret, 2003-09-25
This sturdy tent can be used year-round to hold two people; because of its roomy interior, it could also accommodate a large amount of gear. The tent is very solid with four primary poles and internal guy system for strength against wind and snow accumulation. Special tension materials add support to the canopy and vestibule, and increase the tent's load-bearing capacity. In addition, the same material fortuitously adds interior shelf space. All stress points are heavily reinforced. The taffeta rainfly is factory taped for greater waterproofing, and the canopy and rainfly include a plastic window for outside visibility. The floor is also factory taped and has a triple polyurethane coating for greater abrasion resistance and waterproofing; moreover, its seams are raised off the ground for greater watertight operation. An additional pole is used to support the brow of the vestibule; this increases vestibule volume and adds a welcome awning over the front door. There is also a rear vestibule space and a back door. (Two D-shaped doors permit easy entry and exit and have mesh windows with ripstop covers). Mesh pockets line the interior sidewall perimeter, and there are hanging web loops as well. The tent can also be pitched using the rainfly and poles (and a separately available footprint). Minimum weight includes tent, poles, and rainfly only. Tent includes stuff sack, pole sack, peg sack, V-pegs, seam grip, and internal guy lines. This tent will safely shelter two people with lots of gear in harsh conditions.