Reviews and Problems with Mountain Hard Wear Helion 2
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I got this tent for half price, still think I paid…
16 July 2010
Summary: I got this tent for half price, still think I paid $50 too much. The floor is really cheesy, would have to get a footprint, that is not available, and if it were, it would put the tent around 4 1/2 pounds, and there are much better tents, in this range for much less money. Really dissapointed in Mountain Hardwear. GoLite and Big Agnes are much better. Like the others said, it is tiny, I am 6' even, and am touching my feet (too small to go at an angle).
It's important that you understand what this tent…
Jimmy Funkhouser, Trailspace.com
6 July 2010
Summary: It's important that you understand what this tent is. It is advertised as a 2-person tent, but it's really a large 1-person tent. I've used this when camping with my girlfriend, but she is TINY. Otherwise it's an excellent size for just one person. I recommend buying the footprint for the tent, but otherwise it's rain performance was excellent. I've used it in 4 downpours with ZERO issues. It packs small and is very light.
Well well, I was waiting and waiting for any review…
10 July 2008
Summary: Well well, I was waiting and waiting for any review on the Helion 2 and the first I see is a nice negative report. Well, I did my research and I bought one anyway. I was looking for a freestanding (nice for hot open sky nights and beaches and rocks) ultralight 1-person tent (big 1 person tents are often called 2 person tents, so there you go) with real weather proof construction, a large (read usable) vestibule, and a single large door. I found it.
Buyer beware! Purchasing the Helion 2 will most likely…
2 July 2008
Summary: Buyer beware! Purchasing the Helion 2 will most likely only make your retailer or Mountain Hardwear happy. Sound like harsh criticism? Read on. The Helion's advertised floor area is 28 square feet--a small two-person, but a doable size. I set up the tent and was shocked at how small it was--nowhere near the size of my other 28-ish square foot tents. I measured the actual floor, and calculated real floor area of roughly 19.7 square feet! That's strictly solo tent size!