I bought this tent in the last year and a half. I…
22 November 2011
Summary: I bought this tent in the last year and a half. I live in Colombia, South America; it rains a lot here for days, and plenty of it. For this reason, I bought this tent. It is very spacious for two people. It has a large and comfortable vestibule, good ventilation, no condensation. I love the color but this is not important. It is a bit heavy but when you feel it is safe no matter the extra weight. I am very happy with the purchase I do not regret anything.
I previous owned a lot of tents. My favorite 2 person…
22 April 2006
Summary: I previous owned a lot of tents. My favorite 2 person was the Moss Stardome. The Thor is my replacement for the Stardome. Thor is heavier. Make no mistake this tent is built for gale force wind and heavy weather. Some features: -Lots of internal room. Tent is large enough for winter camping in comfort. Its an enjoyable tent to be in. 4 net wall pockets and one net pocket up near the ceiling. -Tent setup is very easy and intuitive.
I posted a review for this tent long ago but for some…
5 April 2006
Summary: I posted a review for this tent long ago but for some reason it did not make it here. I wanted to give you a true story about how strong this tent is. We had been on a fishing/hiking/camping trip in Alaska and caught in a snowstorm that left a foot of new snow on the ground by morning. During the night I used my wind gauge to measure a constant wind speed of 70 mph and gusts of 90 +. The Marmot tent while clearly buffed by the storm had no damage to it then next day.
Good tent, though bent poles and useless fastex clip…
25 January 2006
Summary: Good tent, though bent poles and useless fastex clip design present an Achilles heel. I used this on a major trip to Alaska. During a snowstorm, most of the poles snapped, demonstrating that weakness in design is not worth the tradeout in the miniscule space gained by the "elbow" pole system. I like the idea of having more room, I just don't think it's worth the tent failing -- mid trip!
I agree with the previous reviewer (Tom); this is…
27 February 2004
Summary: I agree with the previous reviewer (Tom); this is a really well designed and thought-out tent. I use this tent exclusively for winter, and it handles wind and snow very well, but most importantly, condensation is very minimal thanks to the great venting. Very roomy inside, and wondeful color. It also seems like one of the lightest 4-season tents out there (at least ones that are roomy enough and have a vestibule), and seems to pack up nice and small in the pack.
I love the clever design of this tent. While most…
21 February 2004
Summary: I love the clever design of this tent. While most reviews talk about the obvious (floor print size, weight, pole design, etc), few take the time to really use the tent and pick up on the details. So let me state the obvious...this is a fairly light (about 8lbs) 4 season tent. Which I plan to use 3 out of the 4 seasons (and it's not winter which I'm eliminating). It features 38 ft of living/sleeping space, which is plenty for 2 people.