Summary: My wife and I used this tent 2 nights while backpacking in the collegiate peaks wilderness area in Colorado in August. The weight and volume was not much of a problem, especially since its a 4 season tent. It seems durable and was roomy enough for the two of us. I am usually uncomfortably cold up there but with our down (-1C) sleeping bags and foam pads, we were warm and dry. Set up was relatively easy in breezy conditions with cold hands.
(I am using the upgraded 2010/2011 Fury without the…
11 July 2011
Summary: (I am using the upgraded 2010/2011 Fury without the pole sleeves and instead using the pole clips-—much better). NIGHT FALLS IN THE BLACK CAVE CAMPS It's a clear night sky with a bright moon overhead and such a night shows the immediate advantage of this tent over the Hilleberg tents I have used in that I'm supine on a pad inside a tent that DOES NOT need to be covered by the double wall of a fly.
Updated once again by MSR's design dept., who never…
25 March 2011
Summary: Updated once again by MSR's design dept., who never seem to find time to leave the desk and put one of their tents up. Originally a Moss design (along with a few others that MSR bought around 2004), this tent has gone from mid-weight to lightweight materials and the inner pole sleeving has been changed gradually, right up to the current 2011 clips-only model.
This tent is difficult to set up in ideal circumstances…
23 February 2009
Summary: This tent is difficult to set up in ideal circumstances (my living room) and one succeeds 2/3 times. On the mountain it is extremely difficult to set up and nearly killed my partner and I on a February ascent of Long's Peak. One has to pull the poles through sleeves and they get caught up with one another, bunching and not coming together. Otherwise it's a great tent, especially the vestibule. It is bombproof and looks cool.
I bought this tent just before Xmas day 2007, for…
21 July 2008
Summary: I bought this tent just before Xmas day 2007, for my climbing trip to Mount Whitney. On Xmas night we had an incredible windy night, like I've never had before. The tent stood perfectly (I had some snow pads for the vents, you can't trust the stakes that come with the tent in relatively soft snow).
For a four-season tent I can't see you doing much…
15 March 2006
Summary: For a four-season tent I can't see you doing much better than this one. I am in the SouthEast where humidity rules supreme, but in the winter time this tent got me through two inches of rain in one night. No leaks or condensation! After that it snowed on us and no worries. The tent stayed exceptionally warm inside, about 10 degrees warmer than outside the tent. I am not sure I would recommend this tent for warm weather, but it rules supreme in the winter.
Quite light tent well suited for long hiking. Though…
18 January 2005
Summary: Quite light tent well suited for long hiking. Though we usually prefer hiking in mountains we have had so far the chance to test it only in the area of Great Lakes. The tent can be set-up and taken down in 5-10 minutes. Four extandable poles are required and must be pushed through tunnels in the fly. This makes the set-up a bit more difficult but ensures a very good wind stability.