This is a really nice 1-person freestanding tent,…
27 September 2010
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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
Summary: 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.
This tent has served me well. Being small and short,…
14 October 2007
Summary: This tent has served me well. Being small and short, I have found that this is a great little, light-weight tent; one of the easiest ever to assemble. The spoke pole system is fantastic. The fly provides enough space for my pack and boots. The screening allows for great ventilation without moisture accumulation inside the tent. Stayed dry in the rain. I would compare this tent to the Hubba...only difference is a little more headroom in the Hubba. Wouldn't want any other!
Finely constructed tent with enough floorspace for…
6 June 2006
Summary: Finely constructed tent with enough floorspace for one. Easy to pitch, but not enough guy out points to keep the fly from flapping in the wind. Nice entry with an ample vestibule. My big complaint is with the narrowness of the top of the tent. It may have a tall peak height, but you can't sit up without the mesh squeezing your head. I've had several one-man tents, and none of them are like this.
After wearing out my trusted, never-once-let-me-down…
4 May 2006
Summary: After wearing out my trusted, never-once-let-me-down Mountain Hardware Solitude, and many wet, uncomfortable nights spent inside my very packable, lightweight, and intelligently designed but all-too-single-wall Mountain Hardware Waypoint 1, I needed a tent that could handle the climate and conditions of the Northeast. I live in New York state and backpack and camp primarily in the Catskills and Adirondacks. And yeah, I know, single walls don’t belong in humid climates.