Excerpt: Most tents this affordable can’t be trusted to handle real weather—but the Midori earned our respect in stormy Tasmania. “The taut pitch kept the fabric from flapping,” reports one tester who slept contentedly through 25-mph gusts and rain showers that raked breezy Cape Pillar, on the Tasman Peninsula. With the low price and high protection, we expected the Midori to be either cramped or heavy.
This is a really nice 1-person freestanding tent,…
27 September 2010
Excerpt: This is a really nice 1-person freestanding tent, with all the trade-offs that that encompasses. I bought the 2009 EOS 1P after realizing that my 4.5lb 10-year-old 2-person tent was really no longer cutting it: I wasn't doing 2 person hikes anymore and it wasn't really keeping out the weather. Hoping for something bigger than a bivy but lighter than that, the EOS1P seemed like a good compromise. Compromise is the right word.
Great tent. I was hesitant about how much room I would…
2 July 2010
Excerpt: Great tent. I was hesitant about how much room I would have being taller than 6 feet. And then I bought the EOS 1person tent because the review video on youtube was great and was at the packed size and weight I was looking for. It's for sleeping in, not inviting guests in to play cards. The vestibule is big enough to keep your pack, shoes and odds and ends dry. I love the single pole construction, which makes it simple and a freestanding tent.
I bought a new EOS1P in anticipation of an upcoming…
29 May 2010
Excerpt: I bought a new EOS1P in anticipation of an upcoming motorcycle camping trip. I wanted lightweight, ease of set up, durability and more than 15 sq.ft. of interior space. It has a claimed 23 sq.ft. I read other reviews and figured I could live with the narrow ceiling. It is light with an easy set-up. Colorful too. What a disappointment though as an actual weatherproof shelter. The tent fly on the head and foot ends just lie on the tent body.
I bought a previous version of this tent. The new…
28 September 2009
Excerpt: I bought a previous version of this tent. The new one is for people shorter than 6ft. If you ever plan to deal with the customer service, do not buy Marmot Tents. I sent them mine about 6 months ago (my tent has a lifetime warranty). After 5 years and about 5 2-3 day hikes per year the seam tapes started to go off. After 2 months I called them to find out that they received the tent and would replace it.
I am a devoted devoted bivy user. Simple and lightweight.
16 August 2009
Excerpt: I am a devoted devoted bivy user. Simple and lightweight. This year I went to Philmont with my son's Scout Troop. They require you to sleep in a tent. Okay fine. I did some research and decided on the Marmot EOS 1P. I am a convert! Extremely easy to put and take down, lightweight at around 2.5 pounds, this is a keeper! Hubbed poles, micro mesh, storage pockets at the head, I loved it.
I purchased this tent from REI with the foot print…
26 March 2009
Excerpt: I purchased this tent from REI with the foot print $224 with 20% off. I have used it for everything from bicycle touring to ultra-light back packing and mountaineering. It is easy to set up and take down. It offers the use of just a mosquito shelter in hot regions. You can use just the fly and the foot print to make the lightest possible shelter at just over a pound. Great product as always from Marmot. What else would you expect?
I purchased this tent to use while backpacking here…
13 October 2008
Excerpt: I purchased this tent to use while backpacking here in Arizona during the spring and summer. I was drawn to this tent because of the size and for the fact that it only weighs 3lbs 3oz. Set up of this tent is very easy color coded poles make set up a breeze. I have just returned from a trip which put this tent to a pretty decent test. The first night of my trip at 5,616 ft I experienced winds around 40mph and temperatures dropped down to 25 degrees.